Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.
|Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)|
|10:00 AM||Open Day at a railway nature reserve (Finsbury Park)|
|Usually closed nature reserve next to a railway line in Harringay, is open for the day.|
|12:00 PM||The October Plenty (Southwark)|
|October Plenty is an Autumn harvest celebration held annually in Southwark.|
|12:00 PM||Apple Day at Borough Market (Southwark)|
|Borough will bring together the biggest ever collection of the nation’s favourite fruit in the exhibition of 1000 apples.|
|2:30 PM||Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell (Camden)|
|Musician Brian May shows off his collection of victorian 3D images.
|11:00 AM||The day the lights went out in Europe (Pimlico)|
|A World War I commemorative walk around central Westminster with a City of Westminster Guide in conjuntion with the Royal British Legion.
|3:00 PM||Barbican Architecture Tours (Barbican)|
|Through this walking tour of the external high walks and inside the Barbican Centre itself, we will reveal the history of the site.
|London’s iconic bridges celebrated in new art exhibition (Poplar)|
|All Day||Am exhibition of rarely seen contemporary and historical artworks featuring London's bridges. (Ending Soon! Sun, 2nd Nov)|
|Fields of Battle Exhibition (Whitehall)|
|All Day||An open-air exhibition which captures the eerie peace and beauty of First World War battlefields as they appear today. (Ends on Tue, 11th Nov)|
|A City Observed - Signs from Dickens London|
|All Day||An exhibition that explores the impact that hand crafted Victorian Shop signs had on the writings of Charles Dickens. (Ends on Sat, 15th Nov) (Cost: £8 (for whole museum entry))|
|Exhibition: Waste (Tottenham)|
|1:00 PM||A series of fine wood-cut prints exploring our local municipal waste heritage by dramatist-turned-visual artist Elisabeth Bond. (Ends on Sun, 21st Dec)|
|Longitude Punk'd (Greenwich)|
|All Day||The 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 AM||This exhibition will explore his immigrant roots, his Jewish background and his contribution to British design. (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan) (Cost: £7.50)|
|Ming 50 years that changed China (Russell Square)|
|All Day||Exhibition of china-ware from the famous Ming dynasty. (Ends on Mon, 5th Jan) (Cost: £16.50)|
|Enfield at War: 1914-1918 (Enfield Town)|
|All Day||This 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)|
|Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age (Barbican)|
|All Day||Exhibition 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 Day||Discover 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 Day||Discover 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.