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
2:30 PMThe Digital Dinosaur (South Kensington)
F The Museum's newly unveiled Stegosaurus may have died 150 million years ago, but its fossilised skeleton can still tell us lots of things - from how it might have behaved, to the secrets of the specie
6:00 PMTerra Rara: the Elementary Unknown Sea
F This is the story of the rare earths, of why they were so hard to discover and why they are so important in our world.
6:00 PMContrasting liberal nationalisms in Scotland and Quebec
F What explains the differing characters of nationalisms? Drawing on research undertaken for his recent book Liberal Nationalisms, the substantive focus of James Kennedy’s presentation is on the emerg
6:30 PMLife in a Jar: childhood experience of the Holocaust (Camden)
Children were especially vulnerable during the Holocaust as the German government enacted its strategy of racial purity
(Cost: £8.00)
6:30 PMThe Organised Mind: thinking straight in the age of information overload
F The information age is drowning us in a deluge of data, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate facts from pseudo-facts, objective from biased sources, and at the same time, we’re all
6:30 PMCounting the Costs of the Housing Crisis
B A panel debate considers the effects and implications of the UK’s housing crisis.
(Cost: £12)
6:30 PMIn it Together: Labour’s new relationship with business (Whitehall)
F B This event will discuss what a fruitful relationship between an incoming Labour government and business should look like.
6:45 PMThe Lonely City: adventures in the art of being alone (Camden)
Venture with Olivia Laing into the lonely city, exploring urban loneliness by way of the work and lives of some of America's greatest artists, among them Edward H
(Cost: £5.00)

More events in London this Month


Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F Walter Newton | 20 GOTO 10 (Tottenham Court Road)
All Day20 GOTO 10 is an exhibition of Walter’s pixel-based illustrations and animations from 2012 to present.  (Ending Soon! Fri, 30th Jan)
F 100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914 (Picadilly)
All DayThis exhibition showcases the extraordinary and often surprising variety of the last hundred years of British architecture. (Ending Soon! Sun, 1st Feb)
F Rethinking the Urban Landscape
All DayRethinking the Urban Landscape argues the case to commit investment to 'green infrastructure' in the early stages of city and regeneration planning. (Ends on Tue, 10th Feb)
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 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)
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)
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 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)
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.