An alternative guide to what's on in London

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.

Free Event Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
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One-Off Events Happening Today Only

2:00 PMUlmus Londinium talks, with Thomas Pakenham and Dr Anne Anderson (Strand)
Free Event
Thomas Pakenham and artist and researcher Dr Anne Anderson will talk about London's elm tree heritage, and the wider importance of trees.

More Dates

Tomorrow 30th November December January


Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

10:00 AM Waterloo Lives: The Defence of Hougoumont Farm (Victoria)
A temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle of Waterloo was fought and won.  (Ending Soon! Sat, 28th Nov) (Cost: £5)
All Day 2015 World Press Photo Exhibition (Southwark)
Free Event
A display of award-winning photographs from around the world which capture the most powerful and moving images of the year. (Ending Soon! Sun, 29th Nov)
All Day The Barbican Exhibition: Building a Landmark (Barbican)
Free Event
Explore almost three decades of the estate’s construction from the mid-1950s to 1982. (Ending Soon! Sun, 29th Nov)
11:00 AM James Bond photography exhibition (Poplar)
Free Event
A collection of never before seen film stills that will give fans a behind the scenes peek at life on set of the world-renowned film series. (Ending Soon! Mon, 30th Nov)
All Day Sara Hannant’s Out of the Fire exhibition at Oxford House (Bethnal Green)
Free Event
A photographic installation re-enchants the power of fairy tales, as female characters from vintage Ladybird books are transformed through fire.  (Ending Soon! Mon, 30th Nov)
7:00 PM This is Nursing (Harley Street)
Free Event
Take a look back at the last 200 years in nursing, from concerned amateur to compassionate expert. (Ending Soon! Mon, 30th Nov)
All Day The Sinews of War: Arms and Armour from the Age of Agincourt (Marylebone High St)
Free Event
This special display brings together original weapons and armour dating from the time of the battle, (Ending Soon! Tue, 1st Dec)
All Day Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre on display
Free Event
Very rarely seen, Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre has gone on public display for the first time. (Ending Soon! Thu, 3rd Dec)
All Day Stables and Lucraft: Ulmus Londinium (Strand)
Free Event
This installation celebrates the Elm tree’s relationship with London’s historic built environment, crafts and biodiversity. (Ending Soon! Sat, 5th Dec)
8:00 PM Drawing in silver and gold Leonardo to Jasper Johns (Russell Square)
Explore the development of the artistic technique of metalpoint from the Renaissance to the present,  (Ending Soon! Sun, 6th Dec) (Cost: £8)


Regular Events on Today

(typically repeat each week)

11:00 AMWalking Tours of Bloomsbury
Free Event
Themed walking tour by volunteers around the Bloomsbury neighbourhood.
11:00 AMThe Derelict London Tour Of Bow Creek With Author Paul Talling (Bow)
Booking Required
This (approx) 3 hour walk covers the Lower River Lea from Bromley by Bow to Leamouth via Canning Town
(Cost: £12.10)
11:00 AMKeats In Hampstead Guided Walk (Hampstead)
Booking Required
Follow the story of Keats’s life in this walk around Hampstead village, with readings from his poetry and letters
(Cost: £10.00)
11:00 AMSoane Highlights Tour (Holborn)
Booking Required
Explore Soane’s unique house-museum with one of our expert guides on a Soane Highlights Tour.
(Cost: £10.00)
2:00 PMArchitecture Tours (Barbican)
Booking Required
Regular tours of the brutalist Barbican centre
(Cost: £10.50)