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

6:00 PMChange by Design report launch: Euston's contested sites
Booking Required
Launch of a report into the impact of HS2 on the Euston area.
(Cost: Free)
6:30 PMThe Future of the Professions: how technology will transform the work of human experts (Holborn)
Booking Required
In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, we will neither need nor want doctors, accountants, consultants, and many other professions, to work as they did in the 20th century.
(Cost: Free)
6:30 PMSecrets of staying sharp in older age (Camden)
Booking Required
Ian Deary will describe an amazing longitudinal research project, the Disconnected Mind, which is helping to find the answers.
(Cost: £8.00)
7:00 PMLondon is Drinking (Holborn)
Celebration and discussion of London and it’s drinking history and culture; from the taverns to the gin craze, to craft brewing and beyond.
(Cost: £9)
7:30 PMNina Conti: In Your Face (Soho)
Booking Required
With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery.
(Cost: From £23.50)

More Dates

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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)
1:00 PM Glass Delusions (Euston)
Free Event
The exhibition centres on the use of glass as a material, its cultural significance and a psychological phenomenon of humans believing they are glass. (Ends on Sat, 19th Dec)
10:00 AM Power and beauty: seals, charters and the story of identity (Camden)
Free Event
An exhibition of around 40 objects showing Royal power, including the never previously exhibited great seal of King John (Ends on Wed, 23rd Dec)
5:00 PM Christmas at Kew 2015 (Richmond)
Booking Required
The one-mile sparkling path winds its way through the world-famous botanic gardens in a magical after-dark experienc (Ends on Sat, 2nd Jan) (Cost: £16)


Regular Events on Today

(typically repeat each week)

10:45 AMDarkest Victorian London
We poke around in forgotten corners of 'the real London' just over the river. We make some extraordinary 'finds'.
(Cost: £10)
11:00 AMHidden London
This walk is the distillation of a brilliant guide's many years' experience probing the hidden places and forgotten nooks of the city.
(Cost: £10)
6:00 PMGuided tours of Wiltons Music Hall (Whitechapel)
Booking Required
Hear how a Victorian sailors' pub went from music hall to Methodist Mission and was forgotten before becoming the venue it is today
(Cost: £6)