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||Monthly weekend opening at the Bentley Priory Museum (Stanmore)|
|The Museum tells the story of the mansion house, as it was used as the Headquarters for Fighter Command during WW2.
|2:00 PM||The Great War Walk in Whitehall - Christmas Truce (Aldwych)|
|This Blue Badge Guide led walk outlines the causes behind this conflict, takes you to some of the buildings that played a role.
|2:15 PM||Tour of The Charterhouse|
|Guided tour around the walled enclave next to Barbican by one of the resident Brothers.|
|9:15 AM||Guided Tours of Parliament (Whitehall)|
|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.
|8:00 PM||Weekly open nights at the Hampstead Observatory (Hampstead)|
|This is a small observatory which is one of the few, if not the only, observatory in London to provide for public viewing of the night sky.|
|After The Flash - Photography from the Atomic Archive|
|12:00 PM||An exhibition that looks at photography's role in constructing the public image of atomic energy and ‘the bomb’. (Ending Soon! Sat, 20th Dec)|
|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. (Ending Soon! Sun, 21st Dec)|
|Fanshawe women of the English Civil War (Becontree Heath)|
|10:00 AM||Portraits and stories of women such as Lady Ann Fanshawe, who left a memoir describing the dramatic times of the Civil War. (Ending Soon! Sat, 3rd Jan)|
|Longitude Punk'd (Greenwich)|
|All Day||The steampunks are taking over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (Ends on Sun, 4th Jan) (Cost: £7)|
|Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes (Bethnal Green)|
|All Day||Each 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 Day||Exhibition of china-ware from the famous Ming dynasty. (Ends on Mon, 5th Jan) (Cost: £16.50)|
|Philanthropy: a City Story|
|9:30 AM||An exhibition about the City of London's philanthropic giving. (Ends on Sat, 10th Jan)|
|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))|
|Front line nurses: British nurses of the First World War (Harley Street)|
|9:00 AM||On 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.