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

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More events in London this Month

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F Garibaldi in London (Aldwych)
10:00 AMThis exhibition explores Garibaldi’s extraordinary impact on mid Victorian society. (Ending Soon! Fri, 29th Aug)
F Stories of Friendship - The Human Spirit in Wartime 1943-1945 (Paddington)
10:00 AMAn exhibition of photographs looking at interactions between British soldiers and the Italian civilian population. (Ending Soon! Fri, 29th Aug)
F The Art of Warhorse, featuring Rae Smith (St James)
11:00 AMA display of the art work used to design the stage sets for the famous play. (Ending Soon! Sat, 30th Aug)
As Large as Life Quentin Blake (Bexley)
10:00 AMAn exhibition of art works created for hospitals designed to have a therapeutic effect on their residents. (Ending Soon! Sun, 31st Aug) (Cost: £8 (for admission to entire building))
F Roof Garden on top of John Lewis (New Oxford Street)
10:00 AMThe roof of John Lewis on Oxford Street has been converted into a public garden. (Ending Soon! Sun, 31st Aug)
F The Cornershop (Bethnal Green)
10:00 AMA derelict shop has been filled with over 4,000 handmade felt versions of familiar grocery items (Ending Soon! Sun, 31st Aug)
B Summer Opening at Clarence House
All DayThe official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall is open to the public for the summer. (Ending Soon! Sun, 31st Aug) (Cost: £9.50)
F Blooming Marvellous (North Finchley)
10:00 AMThis life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. (Ending Soon! Thu, 4th Sep)
F Whisper of the Stars: Traditional Life in Arctic Siberia (Forest Hill)
All DayPhotography exhibition showing life in the far north of the planet. (Ending Soon! Sun, 7th Sep)
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants (South Kensington)
All DayFossils, skeletons and huge models tower above you in a mighty display of tusks and trunks. (Ending Soon! Sun, 7th Sep) (Cost: £10)
F The House in the Sky - Artists Imagine New Utopias (Southwark)
7:00 PMDrawings by 10 artists on the topic of the changing landscapes of cities. (Ending Soon! Sun, 7th Sep)
F Wotsit All About - James Ostrer (Hanover Square)
11:00 AMPhotographic display of works by the artist where he has covered people in confectionery and deserts. (Ending Soon! Thu, 11th Sep)
Sensational Butterflies (South Kensington)
All DayCelebrate the arrival of spring with wriggly caterpillars, beautiful butterflies and majestic moths in the return of this outdoor butterfly hou (Ends on Sun, 14th Sep) (Cost: £5.50)
F Dream, Draw, Work (Picadilly)
10:00 AMThis exhibition explores the materials, draughtsmanship and design practices of Shaw and his small but brilliant staff. (Ends on Sun, 14th Sep)
Digital Revolution (Barbican)
All DayAn immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and videogames (Ends on Sun, 14th Sep) (Cost: £13.50)
F War Story: Supplying Frontline Afghanistan (Southwark)
All DayThis new display features brand new material including photographs and film recently collected on a series of expeditions to Afghanistan. (Ends on Sun, 21st Sep)
F Exhibition: What did you do in the War? (Orpington)
10:00 AMExhibition looking at the impact of the First World War on local life and on Bromley's role in caring for casualties.  (Ends on Fri, 26th Sep)
F Hans Hillmann: Films & Poster Exhibition
10:00 AMExhibition of work by one of Germany's most important modernist graphic artists. (Ends on Sat, 27th Sep)
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story (South Kensington)
All DayThis major exhibition showcases more than 200 specimens, objects and life-size models.  (Ends on Sun, 28th Sep) (Cost: £9)
F Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One (Euston)
11:30 AMAn exhibition about the often overlooked fact that 1.5 million soldiers fighting in WW1 came from the Indian sub-continent. (Ends on Sun, 28th Sep)
F Ray Davies: The Kinks, Konk and Kin (Tottenham)
1:00 PMCelebrating the fifty year career of Ray Davies as a songwriter, from The Kinks to his extensive work as a solo artist. (Ends on Sun, 28th Sep)
F The Kaiser’s Jewish Soldiers: Loyalty, Identity, Betrayal (Russell Square)
10:00 AMAn exhibition about the 100,000 Jews who fought for Germany during WW1. (Ends on Wed, 8th Oct)
The First Georgians (Whitehall)
10:00 AMAn art exhibition that explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II. (Ends on Sun, 12th Oct) (Cost: £9.75)
F Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour (Camden)
All DayEnduring War examines how people coped with life during the war: from moments of patriotic fervour to periods of anxious inactivity, shock and despair (Ends on Sun, 12th Oct)
Never Again! World War I in Cartoon and Comic Art (Bloomsbury)
All DayThe exhibition will include political and joke cartoons, comic postcards and cigarette cards, trench publications by serving soldiers, books, comics. (Ends on Sun, 19th Oct) (Cost: £7)
F London’s iconic bridges celebrated in new art exhibition (Poplar)
All DayAm exhibition of rarely seen contemporary and historical artworks featuring London's bridges. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Nov)
F Fields of Battle Exhibition (Whitehall)
All DayAn open-air exhibition which captures the eerie peace and beauty of First World War battlefields as they appear today. (Ends on Tue, 11th Nov)
F From Beef Tea to Battleships: Personal Stories from the First World War
9:30 AMGuildhall Library examines the personal accounts and experiences of individuals, including 'Boy', who served on the first submarines (Ends on Wed, 12th Nov)
A City Observed - Signs from Dickens London
All DayAn 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))
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)
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)
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))

Location Map for Today's Events

Note: only lists venues with fixed locations - not guided walks unless a start point is known.