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
9:00 AM 50th Anniversary of Hornsey Library (Hornsey)
F Special events and tours to mark the library's half-centenary.
10:45 AMGuildhall Tour followed by watching the City Common Council (Bishopsgate)
B Tour of the City of London's historic Guildhall, followed by attending the Common Council.
(Cost: £7)
1:15 PMLunch Hour Lecture: Vermeer’s Camera and Tim’s Vermeer
F In 2001, Philip Steadman published a book, Vermeer’s Camera, about the Dutch painter’s use of the camera obscura – the predecessor of the photographic camera
2:00 PMStained Glass in the City
F B Discover the stained glass of the City of London in this illustrated talk by Alexandra Epps.
3:00 PMNight Watch to Nightclubs: Music on Leave in First World War London (Camden)
F B An exhibiton about how music was controlled during WW1 to maintain soldierly conduct.
4:00 PMAspirations for cities of the future: visions from London and Birmingham
F In this seminar for the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, Professor Helene Joffe presents a study that examined aspirations for cities of the future among those living in London and Birmingham
6:00 PMSecurity, terrorism and human rights – making London resilient
F Fresh from the terrorist outrage in Paris there are proposals by the British government to oblige universities to monitor subversives on campus along with a raft of other measures
6:30 PMOn Civil Disobedience
F When is it permissible to resort to civil disobedience? Do we sometimes have a moral duty to do so? Should we be punished for it? Kimberley Brownlee is Associate Professor of Legal and Moral Philos
6:30 PMKnowledge of the City Lecture: The Merchant Navy War Memorials
B Bryan Jones will present on some of the stories told by the memorial's names as well as discuss the creation of the memorial itself.
(Cost: £10)
6:30 PM'That Magic Lantern': Dickens and London (Southwark)
B In this talk Tony Williams will explore some of the ways in which this greatest writer of the city found his inspiration in the metropolis.
(Cost: £8 )
6:30 PMSex and Youth in Modern China (Harley Street)
B A talk about the more intimate aspects of Chinese culture defining the next generation.
(Cost: £8)

More events in London this Month

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F British Life Photography (St James)
8:00 PMExhibition of contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life. (Ending Soon! Sat, 7th Mar)
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.  (Ending Soon! Sun, 8th Mar) (Cost: £15 (inc repeat visits for a year))
F 'Stations of the Cross' 2015 (Camden)
All DayAn exhibition of 20 artists representations of the Passion of Christ. (Ending Soon! Tue, 17th Mar)
F Maps of Persia 1477–1925: A graphical journey through the history of Iran (Euston)
All DayAn exhibition of maps of Persia from the 15th century onwards. (Ends on Sat, 21st Mar)
Poster Parade - Women in Design (Covent Garden)
All DayPoster Parade looks at women in design and examines transport posters designed by women over the century. (Ends on Fri, 27th Mar) (Cost: £16 (for whole museum, 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)
F Aerofilms : Britain From Above (The Hyde)
All DayExhibition of photos of England taken from early aircraft. (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)
Sherlock Holmes (Barbican)
All DayAn exhibition devoted to the famous detective from books to silver and small screen adaptations. (Ends on Sun, 12th Apr) (Cost: £12.55)
Waterways on the Western Front (Islington)
10:00 AMExhibition about how the canals and waterways were used to supply allied armies during WW1. (Ends on Sun, 12th Apr) (Cost: £4.00)
F Fulham Palace through the Great War (Fulham)
12:30 PMThe exhibition tells the story of the Great War at the Palace, the role of the Bishop of London during the national crisis (Ends on Thu, 16th Apr)
F Cotton to Gold - Collections of the Industrial North West
All DayThe art collections of the Lancashire cotton magnates on display in the restored Temple Place. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)
120 Years of Tower Bridge (1894-2014)
All DayAn exhibition full of the many different ways artists have pictured London's most iconic bridge in its 120 year history. (Ends on Sun, 26th Apr) (Cost: Free)
Superman was a Foundling
All DayThrough mural and graphic work -- a visual exploration of fostering and adoption in popular culture. (Ends on Thu, 30th Apr) (Cost: £7.50 (for whole museum))
F English Freemasonry and the First World War (Aldwych)
10:00 AMAn exhibition about Freemasons during WW1, those fighting on the Western Front and elsewhere and on freemasons held as prisoners of war. (Ends on Fri, 15th May)
Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album
All DayA rare display of Goya's private drawings never intended for public display. (Ends on Mon, 25th May) (Cost: £8.50)
F Roman Signer: Slow Movement (Barbican)
All DayArt thing as a kayak navigates a 90-metre long gallery as if moving through a canal. (Ends on Sun, 31st May)
Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860 (Pimlico)
3:00 PMThis is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography.  (Ends on Sun, 7th Jun) (Cost: £12)
F The Development of Anaesthesia During the First World War (Regent Street)
10:00 AMAn exhibition that focuses on the development of anaesthesia during the First World War. (Ends on Tue, 30th Jun)
F A History of Friendship between the RAF and the Royal Air Force of Oman (The Hyde)
All DayAn exhibition about the history of cooperation between the two military forces. (Ends on Tue, 14th Jul)
War Games from WWI (Notting Hill)
All DayWar Games throws light on the boxed pastimes that Britons played while their loved ones were fighting at the front. (Ends on Fri, 17th Jul) (Cost: £7.50)
F Chemistry in the garden: paintings by Nina Krauzewicz (Camden)
9:00 AMDiscover the hidden healing depths of the Royal College of Physicians' remarkable medicinal garden. (Ends on Fri, 31st Jul)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year (South Kensington)
4:00 PMThe exhibition features more than 100 images exhibited on sleek back-lit photographic panels, creating a uniquely cinematic effect. (Ends on Sun, 30th Aug) (Cost: £12.60)
F Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus: A life of a Pioneering Aviator (The Hyde)
All DayAn exhibition about Sir Alan Cobham, a pioneering long distance aviator and technical innovator who became famous for his exploits. (Ends on Fri, 11th Sep)
F The Institute of Sexology (Camden)
All DayA candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts. (Ends on Sun, 20th Sep)
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)
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)
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 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)

Location Map for Today's Events

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