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
7:00 PMKen Loach in Conversation (Poplar)
Ken Loach will deliver this year’s George Lansbury Memorial Lecture, reflecting on the relationship between film and politics
(Cost: £10)
7:15 PMLife on Taggs Island (Teddington)
F By Dave RavenAn insider’s view on life on this very special community quite literally in the middle of the River Thames
7:30 PMGothic Bookclub: The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Strawberry Hill House (Twickenham)
F Join us in the Gallery to discuss Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame; the story of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and how the lives of strangers are connected in an intricate web of love,
7:45 PMStevyn Colgan: Mr Green and Mr Gray cannot visit us today
B A talk about feuding gangs of scientists, film directors with less imagination than children, and the perils of concrete poo.
(Cost: £3)

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Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
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. (Ending Soon! 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)
Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games (Camden)
10:00 AMThis exhibition will explore his immigrant roots, his Jewish background and his contribution to British design. (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan) (Cost: £7.50)
F Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes (Bethnal Green)
All DayEach year, the Geffrye Museum’s eleven period living rooms are transformed with authentic festive decorations, music and greenery. (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan)
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 Philanthropy: a City Story
9:30 AMAn exhibition about the City of London's philanthropic giving. (Ends on Sat, 10th Jan)
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.