London Events Listings Guide


Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.


F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.

 

One-Off Events Happening Today Only
10:00 AMWikipedia Science Conference (Camden)
B In partnership with the Wellcome Trust, Wikimedia UK are hosting a two-day conference, around the intersection of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects and Wikimedia (Wikip
(Cost: £29)
12:00 PMMonthly openings at Lambeth Palace Garden (Southwark)
Lambeth Palace Garden will be open on the first Wednesday of the month between March and October,
(Cost: £4)

More events in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
11:00 AMCamden Street Art Tours (Camden)
B Explore one of Camden's many colourful sides on a two-hour walking tour.
(Cost: £15)
11:00 AMMagna Carta and the City
F Follow the story of 'bad' King John through the streets of the City of London.
2:00 PMHistoric Richmond Guided Walk at Richmond Old Town Hall (Richmond)
An introduction to the town's rich history, from the ancient Green with its fine examples of 18th century houses and remains of a Royal Palace, to the elegant riverside and its historic Georg
(Cost: £3)
2:00 PMHistoric Richmond Guided Walk at Richmond Train and Tube Station (Richmond)
An introduction to the town’s rich history, from the ancient Green with its fine examples of 18th century houses and remains of a Tudor Royal Palace, to the elegant riverside and its histor
(Cost: £3)
6:00 PMLGBTQ History Club. Streetlife London from Chaucer to Banksy (Clerkenwell)
B ​LMA Artist in Residence Nick Field will lead a practical creative writing workshop exploring LGBTQ history in London as part of the Streetlife London project
(Cost: Free - booking essential)
6:30 PMThe Beauty of Bourbon with Buffalo Trace at TwoRuba (Southwark)
B A tutored tasting of American Bourbon whiskey.
(Cost: £20)

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
B The Power of Poison (Whitechapel)
All DayDiscover the alluring, seductive and terrifying role of poison and how it affects our everyday lives through nature, myth, medicine and healing (Ending Soon! Sun, 6th Sep) (Cost: £13)
The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces (Covent Garden)
All DayAn exhibition of 100 illustrations that capture a variety of aspects of London’s unique character and qualities. (Ending Soon! Sun, 6th Sep) (Cost: £16 (for whole museum, for a year))
F London's Dreadful Visitation: The Great Plague, 1665
9:30 AMGuildhall Library's exhibition takes you through plague material, from books to broadsides, which reveal more information about this devastating fire. (Ending Soon! Fri, 11th Sep)
F Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus: A life of a Pioneering Aviator (Colindale)
All DayAn exhibition about Sir Alan Cobham, a pioneering long distance aviator and technical innovator who became famous for his exploits. (Ending Soon! Fri, 11th Sep)
Revelations: Experiments in Photography (South Kensington)
All DayAn exhibition about the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art. (Ending Soon! Sun, 13th Sep) (Cost: £8)
F The Institute of Sexology (Camden)
All DayA candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts. (Ends on Sun, 20th Sep)
F Magna Carta original on display at UK's top court (Pimlico)
4:00 PMA chance to see Westminster Abbey's engrossment of the version of the Magna Carta sealed by Edward I in 1300 (Ends on Fri, 25th Sep)
F Missionaries & Idols in Polynesia (Euston)
All DayAn exhibition documenting the London Missionary Society from 1792 to 1825 showing its formation to its initial ‘success’ in Polynesia. (Ends on Sat, 26th Sep)
Ladybird by Design
10:00 AMAn exhibition of over 120 original illustrations from Ladybird Books (Ends on Sun, 27th Sep) (Cost: £7.70)
F Humanity after the Holocaust: The Jewish Relief Unit, 1943-1950 (Russell Square)
All DayThe exhibition focuses on post-war relief and rehabilitation work of the Jewish Relief Unit in Bergen-Belsen and elsewhere.  (Ends on Fri, 2nd Oct)
F BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55 (Pimlico)
All DayThis display highlights how this office project became the test-bed of ideas for the group’s design. (Ends on Sun, 4th Oct)
Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden (Whitehall)
All DayPainting Paradise: The Art of the Garden will explore the changing character of the garden in art from the 16th to the early 20th century. (Ends on Sun, 11th Oct) (Cost: £10)
F War Music: Notes from the First World War (Camden)
All DayAn exhibition of the music culture that dominated during WW1 (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)
Alice in Cartoonland (Bloomsbury)
8:00 PMAlice in Cartoonland celebrates Alice’s many misadventures at the hands of cartoonists, caricaturists and satirists, animators and graphic artists. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov) (Cost: £7)
Plantastic (Forest Hill)
All Day Explore the wonderful world of plants on a massive scale.  (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov) (Cost: £6.50)
F 'Poor man's picture gallery': Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography (Pimlico)
All DayThis display brings twelve of Tate’s Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite works face to face with a rare collection of their three-dimensional doubles. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)
F Soldiers and Suffragettes (Poplar)
10:00 AMAn exhibition about the UK’s first female press photographer, and her work in the 1910s. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)
F The Alice Look (Bethnal Green)
All DayThe display shows how Alice in Wonderland has been adopted and adapted across the world in all walks of life, (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)
Waterloo Lives: The Defence of Hougoumont Farm (Victoria)
10:00 AMA temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle of Waterloo was fought and won.  (Ends on Sat, 28th Nov) (Cost: £5)
F The Barbican Exhibition: Building a Landmark (Barbican)
All DayExplore almost three decades of the estate’s construction from the mid-1950s to 1982. (Ends on Sun, 29th Nov)
F The Sinews of War: Arms and Armour from the Age of Agincourt (Marylebone High St)
All DayThis special display brings together original weapons and armour dating from the time of the battle, (Ends on Tue, 1st Dec)
F Hello from Hampstead! Discovering A History Through Postcards (Hampstead)
12:00 PMAn exhibition examining the history of postcards in Britain, with particular focus on the depiction of Hampstead and local landmarks (Ends on Sun, 13th Dec)
F Power and beauty: seals, charters and the story of identity (Camden)
10:00 AMAn exhibition of around 40 objects showing Royal power, including the never previously exhibited great seal of King John (Ends on Wed, 23rd Dec)
F Guiding Lights: 500 years of Trinity House and safety at sea (Greenwich)
All DayAn exhibition that showcases centuries of work by the Corporation of Trinity House to help sailors navigate safely at sea, (Ends on Mon, 4th Jan)
F Churchill's Scientists (South Kensington)
All DayExhibition about how Churchill’s fascination with science led to the scientific achievements that helped Britain win the Second World War. (Ends on Tue, 1st Mar)