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 DayHyper Japan
A three-day show displaying Japanese food and culture.
(Cost: tba)
10:00 AMStar Wars Charity Convention
Come and meet actors from the first six Star Wars movies.
(Cost: £5)
12:00 PMGreat Welling Charity Beer Festival
Over 30 real ales and ciders, mainly locally produced, live music all weekend, food, games.
(Cost: £3 for the commemorative glass.)
2:00 PMThe Lion's Roar (Picadilly)
B A walking tour around the Green Park and Hyde Park Corner war memorials, especial the commonwealth monuments,
(Cost: £10)
5:00 PMWalking Tours: Occult London (Bloomsbury)
B London’s secret occult history comes alive as you traipse the cobblestone streets of the West End,
(Cost: £10)

More events in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
9:15 AMGuided Tours of Parliament (Westminster)
The guided tour takes about 75 minutes and includes the Commons and Lords Chambers, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall.
(Cost: £15)
11:00 AMThe day the lights went out in Europe (Westminster)
B A World War I commemorative walk around central Westminster with a City of Westminster Guide in conjuntion with the Royal British Legion.
(Cost: £11.25)
11:00 AMBethnal Green Walk with Old Maps
B Walk with old maps round the East End once populated by Costermongers, French Polishers and Silk Weavers.
(Cost: £10)
3:00 PMBarbican Architecture Tours (Barbican)
B Through this walking tour of the external high walks and inside the Barbican Centre itself, we will reveal the history of the site.
(Cost: £10.50)

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F Encountering the Uncharted and Back (Kew)
11:00 AMAn exhibition about three 18th and 19th century explorers who lived in Richmond. (Ending Soon! Sat, 26th Jul)
F SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe - Modern Ruins 1:220 (Finsbury Park)
11:00 AMAn exhibition of models (?) and or photos (?) about abandoned Mexican railways. (Ending Soon! Sun, 27th Jul)
F 120 Years of Tower Bridge (Cheapside, City of London)
12:00 PMAn exhibition full of the many different ways artists have pictured London's most iconic bridge in its 120 year history.  (Ending Soon! Mon, 28th Jul)
B Science Museum Live: The Energy Show (South Kensington)
tbaMethane bubbles are set alight to make fireballs, liquid nitrogen freezes flowers, hydrogen balloons explode and rockets are fired into the audience. (Ending Soon! Sun, 3rd Aug) (Cost: various)
F Vivat! Vivat! My England! (South Kensington)
12:00 PMDisplay of photographs by legendary John Hedgecoe, and includes the most reproduced photo in history. (Ending Soon! Tue, 5th Aug)
F John Dolan - John and George (Whitechapel)
12:00 PMA second exhibition by a Shoreditch street artist (the sort who sits on streets, not the sort that paints walls). (Ends on Sun, 17th Aug)
Comics Unmasked (Camden)
All DayThis exhibition traces the British comics tradition back through classic 1970s titles including 2000AD, Action and Misty to 19th-century illustrations (Ends on Tue, 19th Aug) (Cost: £9.50)
F Work and Play Behind the Iron Curtain
11:00 AMA display of over fifty key objects featuring the quirky, colourful and often charming design style that emerged from the 1950s in the Soviet Union. (Ends on Sun, 24th Aug)
F Stories of Friendship - The Human Spirit in Wartime 1943-1945 (Bayswater)
10:00 AMAn exhibition of photographs looking at interactions between British soldiers and the Italian civilian population. (Ends on Fri, 29th Aug)
As Large as Life Quentin Blake (Bexley, Kent)
10:00 AMAn exhibition of art works created for hospitals designed to have a therapeutic effect on their residents. (Ends on Sun, 31st Aug) (Cost: £8 (for admission to entire building))
F Roof Garden on top of John Lewis
10:00 AMThe roof of John Lewis on Oxford Street has been converted into a public garden. (Ends on Sun, 31st Aug)
F Merton Priory is 900 years old (Wimbledon)
2:30 PMAn exhibition about the history of the long-lost Merton Prior, the remains of which now lie under a main road. (Ends on Sun, 31st Aug)
F Whisper of the Stars: Traditional Life in Arctic Siberia (Forest Hill)
All DayPhotography exhibition showing life in the far north of the planet. (Ends on Sun, 7th Sep)
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants (South Kensington)
All DayFossils, skeletons and huge models tower above you in a mighty display of tusks and trunks. (Ends on Sun, 7th Sep) (Cost: £10)
F The House in the Sky - Artists Imagine New Utopias (Southwark)
7:00 PMDrawings by 10 artists on the topic of the changing landscapes of cities. (Ends on Sun, 7th Sep)
F The centenary of film in Elstree and Borehamwood
10:00 AMDuring the Summer of 2014 an additional exhibition will commemorate 100 years of local film and TV. (Ends on Sat, 13th Sep)
Sensational Butterflies (South Kensington)
All DayCelebrate the arrival of spring with wriggly caterpillars, beautiful butterflies and majestic moths in the return of this outdoor butterfly hou (Ends on Sun, 14th Sep) (Cost: £5.50)
F Dream, Draw, Work (Picadilly)
10:00 AMThis exhibition explores the materials, draughtsmanship and design practices of Shaw and his small but brilliant staff. (Ends on Sun, 14th Sep)
Digital Revolution (Barbican)
All DayAn immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and videogames (Ends on Sun, 14th Sep) (Cost: £13.50)
F The Prefab Museum (Catford)
11:00 AMAhead of the demolition of the estate to replace it with modern buildings, a museum of the history of post-war prefab homes has been set up. (Ends on 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.  (Ends on 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. (Ends on Sun, 28th Sep)
The First Georgians (Westminster)
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)
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 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)
Longitude Punk'd (Greenwich)
All DayThe steampunks are taking over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan) (Cost: £7)
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))

Location Map for Today's Events

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