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
All Day Gasholders 'Recording the end of an era' (Camden)
B An all-day conference about the historic gas holders that once dominated the skyline of industrial cities.
(Cost: £50)
1:00 PMFermat's Theorems (Barbican)
F A talk about the famous seventeenth century mathematician Pierre de Fermat.
2:00 PMGallery on the Street
F B A talk on the wealth of modern and contemporary public art to be found on the historic streets of the City of London.
6:30 PMTaking South London’s Pulse: Southwark and the Medical Officers of Health (Southwark)
F A talk about the history of Southwark's medical officers of health, and their modern counterparts.
6:30 PMTom Holland On Asian Lions (Camden)
B ZSL conservation scientists and keepers team up with leading writers to talk about the animals in ZSL London Zoo.
(Cost: £12)
7:00 PMIn Conversation: Noel Gibson's East London (1967-75) (Bow)
B Join curator Gary Haines and Carolynda MacDonald, niece of artist Noel Gibson for an informal conversation on the life and work of Noel.
(Cost: £4.89)
7:00 PMTube Upgrades and Train Control (Hammersmith)
F B A talk by the ngineering Director, Capital Programmes for London Underground.
7:30 PMTom Phillips, Illuminated Tweets (Southwark)
F B Opening of the library's exhibition of Tom Phillips' ever-changing creation, A Humument.
7:30 PMSynaesthesia Cocktails
B How can you tell what you’re drinking? Can you taste colour?
(Cost: £16.55)

More events in London this Month

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F Graphic Design in China 2003-13 Exhibition (Harley Street)
10:00 AMThe works on display reflect the relationship between modern design, culture, commerce and daily life. (Ending Soon! Sat, 20th Sep)
F War Story: Supplying Frontline Afghanistan (Southwark)
All DayThis new display features brand new material including photographs and film recently collected on a series of expeditions to Afghanistan. (Ending Soon! Sun, 21st Sep)
F Exhibition: What did you do in the War? (Orpington)
10:00 AMExhibition looking at the impact of the First World War on local life and on Bromley's role in caring for casualties.  (Ending Soon! Fri, 26th Sep)
F Hans Hillmann: Films & Poster Exhibition
10:00 AMExhibition of work by one of Germany's most important modernist graphic artists. (Ending Soon! Sat, 27th Sep)
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story (South Kensington)
All DayThis major exhibition showcases more than 200 specimens, objects and life-size models.  (Ending Soon! Sun, 28th Sep) (Cost: £9)
F Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One (Euston)
11:30 AMAn exhibition about the often overlooked fact that 1.5 million soldiers fighting in WW1 came from the Indian sub-continent. (Ending Soon! Sun, 28th Sep)
F Florentijn Hofman Commission (South Lambeth)
All DayA new work of art by the man responsible for the giant floating yellow duck (Ending Soon! Tue, 30th Sep)
F Shipshape and Erith Fashion: A History of Erith Yacht Club (Erith)
10:00 AMAn exhibition showing a range of historical images and archival documents illustrating the history of Erith Yacht Club from 1900 to the present day.  (Ending Soon! Tue, 30th Sep)
F Rivers of the World Retrospective 2006 - 2014 (Southwark)
9:00 AMThis exhibition features work from Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Cape Town, and many others. (Ends on Fri, 3rd Oct)
F The Kaiser’s Jewish Soldiers: Loyalty, Identity, Betrayal (Russell Square)
10:00 AMAn exhibition about the 100,000 Jews who fought for Germany during WW1. (Ends on Wed, 8th Oct)
The First Georgians (Whitehall)
10:00 AMAn art exhibition that explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II. (Ends on Sun, 12th Oct) (Cost: £9.75)
F Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour (Camden)
All DayEnduring War examines how people coped with life during the war: from moments of patriotic fervour to periods of anxious inactivity, shock and despair (Ends on Sun, 12th Oct)
Never Again! World War I in Cartoon and Comic Art (Bloomsbury)
All DayThe exhibition will include political and joke cartoons, comic postcards and cigarette cards, trench publications by serving soldiers, books, comics. (Ends on Sun, 19th Oct) (Cost: £7)
F Emergency! London 1914
9:30 AMThis exhibition will explore changes to the city and the lives of Londoners as the country went to war. (Ends on Thu, 30th Oct)
F London’s iconic bridges celebrated in new art exhibition (Poplar)
All DayAm exhibition of rarely seen contemporary and historical artworks featuring London's bridges. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Nov)
F Fields of Battle Exhibition (Whitehall)
All DayAn open-air exhibition which captures the eerie peace and beauty of First World War battlefields as they appear today. (Ends on Tue, 11th Nov)
A City Observed - Signs from Dickens London
All DayAn exhibition that explores the impact that hand crafted Victorian Shop signs had on the writings of Charles Dickens. (Ends on Sat, 15th Nov) (Cost: £8 (for whole museum entry))
F Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith (Regent Street)
All DayNew exhibition and retrospective of Edwin Smith - one of Britain’s foremost 20th century photographers. (Ends on Sat, 6th Dec)
F Exhibition: Waste (Tottenham)
1:00 PMA series of fine wood-cut prints exploring our local municipal waste heritage by dramatist-turned-visual artist Elisabeth Bond. (Ends on Sun, 21st Dec)
F Fanshawe women of the English Civil War (Becontree Heath)
10:00 AMPortraits and stories of women such as Lady Ann Fanshawe, who left a memoir describing the dramatic times of the Civil War. (Ends on Sat, 3rd Jan)
Longitude Punk'd (Greenwich)
All DayThe steampunks are taking over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan) (Cost: £7)
Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games (Camden)
10:00 AMThis exhibition will explore his immigrant roots, his Jewish background and his contribution to British design. (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan) (Cost: £7.50)
F Enfield at War: 1914-1918 (Enfield Town)
All DayThis exhibition will look at how the war affected the residents of Enfield - both in the trenches and on the home front.  (Ends on Sun, 11th Jan)
Goodbye Piccadilly: From the Home Front to the Western Front (Covent Garden)
All DayDiscover the impact on London life and the surprising role London’s bus drivers and their buses played on the Western Front.  (Ends on Sun, 8th Mar) (Cost: £15 (inc repeat visits for a year))
F Front line nurses: British nurses of the First World War (Harley Street)
9:00 AMOn the centenary of the First World War, this exhibition commemorates the professional nurses who worked, served and died between 1914 and 1918. (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

Location Map for Today's Events

Note: only lists venues with fixed locations - not guided walks unless a start point is known.