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
6:00 PMA Green and Pleasant Land? (Holborn)
F There are many environmental initiatives and legislation affecting the British countryside: protection of scenic and habitat areas, safeguards for particular species, restrictions on developm
7:00 PMThe Time Machine (1960) (Greenwich)
B A screening of the classic sci-fi movie in a Planetarium
(Cost: £8)

More events in London this Month

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
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. (Ending Soon! Fri, 15th May)
F The Barbican Exhibition: Chamberlin, Powell & Bon Architects (Barbican)
All DayThe first display in a series exploring the architecture and design of the Barbican. (Ending Soon! Sun, 17th May)
F Blackguards in Bonnets (Camden)
10:00 AMThis exhibition looks at many of the people involved in the women’s suffrage movement. (Ending Soon! Thu, 21st May)
Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album (Strand)
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 Forensics: The Anatomy Of Crime (Camden)
All DayAn exhibition that explores the history, science and art of forensic medicine. (Ends on Sun, 21st Jun)
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)
Defining beauty the body in ancient Greek art (Russell Square)
All DayExperience the brilliance and diversity of ancient Greek art in this major exhibition focusing on the human body. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jul) (Cost: £16.50)
Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian London (Bethnal Green)
2:00 PMThis exhibition tells the story of this 'other' London, exploring the places the poor inhabited. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jul) (Cost: £5)
F A History of Friendship between the RAF and the Royal Air Force of Oman (Colindale)
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)
B Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - About the Exhibition (South Kensington)
All DayThe first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Aug) (Cost: £17.60)
F Penny Black 175
All DayTo celebrate its 175th anniversary, this exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Penny Black and its phenomenal social impact. (Ends on Fri, 7th Aug)
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)
Fashion on the Ration (Southwark)
All DayThis exhibition looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain. (Ends on Mon, 31st Aug) (Cost: £10)
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. (Ends on Fri, 11th Sep)
Revelations: Experiments in Photography (South Kensington)
All DayAn exhibition about the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art. (Ends on 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 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)
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 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)
Plantastic (Forest Hill)
All Day Explore the wonderful world of plants on a massive scale.  (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov) (Cost: £6.50)
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 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)