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
11:00 AMDay of the Dead (Southwark)
F Celebrate Mexico’s favourite festival, Day of the Dead, on South Bank. With art installations, family workshops and a mexican market.
6:30 PMHalloween at the Grant
B A special late opening and discover the Museum after-dark, enjoy a drink and uncover some ghoulish animal facts.
(Cost: £5)
6:30 PMSt Ethelburga's Hallowtide Fair (Barking)
B For 3 nights, Punchdrunk Enrichment transforms Eastbury Manor House into a fun and festive Hallowtide Fair.
(Cost: £7)
6:30 PMHalloween by Candlelight
Rooms evocatively lit with an array of candles will transport guests back into the gothic Victorian era at a Halloween opening.
(Cost: £15)
6:45 PMHalloween: Subterranean Scream (Covent Garden)
B Late night opening at the Transport Museum with a Halloween theme.
(Cost: £10)

More events in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
4:00 PMThe Jermyn Street Experience (St James)
B Walking tour of Jermyn Street with visits inside some of the famous tailors there.
(Cost: £15)

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
B Necropolis: London's Journey of the DEAD (Southwark)
5:00 PMA historical tour of ghosts and gore and underneath Waterloo Station (Ending Soon! Sat, 1st Nov) (Cost: £15)
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. (Ending Soon! Sun, 2nd Nov)
F South Acton Heritage (Acton)
11:00 AMAn exhibition based on the heritage of South Acton (Ending Soon! Sun, 9th 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. (Ending Soon! Tue, 11th Nov)
F From Beef Tea to Battleships: Personal Stories from the First World War
9:30 AMGuildhall Library examines the personal accounts and experiences of individuals, including 'Boy', who served on the first submarines (Ending Soon! Wed, 12th 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 After The Flash - Photography from the Atomic Archive
12:00 PMAn exhibition that looks at photography's role in constructing the public image of atomic energy and ‘the bomb’. (Ends on Sat, 20th 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 The 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms Remembered (Russell Square)
10:00 AMAn exhibition based on images and text from a notebook kept during the pogrom. (Ends on Tue, 23rd 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)
Ming 50 years that changed China (Russell Square)
All DayExhibition of china-ware from the famous Ming dynasty. (Ends on Mon, 5th Jan) (Cost: £16.50)
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)
B Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age (Barbican)
All DayExhibition by 18 photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us. (Ends on Sun, 11th Jan) (Cost: £12)
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination (Camden)
All DayDiscover the UK’s biggest ever Gothic exhibition. (Ends on Tue, 20th Jan) (Cost: £10)
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.