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
All DayBook tickets for Trooping the Colour
F B The annual Trooping the Colour ceremony occurs in June at Horse Guards Parade, but you can apply for tickets now.
All DayIntroduction to Coppicing (Bow)
B An all-day course to learn the art of woodland coppicing.
(Cost: £20)
2:30 PM575 Wandsworth Road: An extraordinary home at Twickenham Library (Twickenham)
F 575 Wandsworth Road: An extraordinary home and an intriguing work of artMaria Devaney of the National Trust will talk about one of the Trust’s recent acquisitions, 575

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Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
2:00 PMA Marylebone Meander (via its pubs) (Camden)
B Join City of Westminster Guide Joanna Moncrieff on a walk around Marylebone including stops at 2 relatively hidden pubs.
(Cost: £10)
8:00 PMWeekly open nights at the Hampstead Observatory (Hampstead)
F 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.

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F 100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914 (Picadilly)
All DayThis exhibition showcases the extraordinary and often surprising variety of the last hundred years of British architecture. (Ending Soon! Sun, 1st Feb)
F Rethinking the Urban Landscape
All DayRethinking the Urban Landscape argues the case to commit investment to 'green infrastructure' in the early stages of city and regeneration planning. (Ending Soon! Tue, 10th Feb)
F Landscape Photographer of the Year photography exhibition (Southwark)
All DayDozens of images of the winners and commended entries from this year's competition are being exhibited (Ends on Sat, 28th Feb)
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))
F Maps of Persia 1477–1925: A graphical journey through the history of Iran (Euston)
All DayAn exhibition of maps of Persia from the 15th century onwards. (Ends on Sat, 21st Mar)
Poster Parade - Women in Design (Covent Garden)
All DayPoster Parade looks at women in design and examines transport posters designed by women over the century. (Ends on Fri, 27th Mar) (Cost: £16 (for whole museum, for a year))
F Front line nurses: British nurses of the First World War (Harley Street)
9:00 AMOn 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)
F Aerofilms : Britain From Above (The Hyde)
All DayExhibition of photos of England taken from early aircraft. (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)
Sherlock Holmes (Barbican)
All DayAn exhibition devoted to the famous detective from books to silver and small screen adaptations. (Ends on Sun, 12th Apr) (Cost: £12.55)
Waterways on the Western Front (Islington)
10:00 AMExhibition about how the canals and waterways were used to supply allied armies during WW1. (Ends on Sun, 12th Apr) (Cost: £4.00)
F Cotton to Gold - Collections of the Industrial North West
All DayThe art collections of the Lancashire cotton magnates on display in the restored Temple Place. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)
Superman was a Foundling
All DayThrough mural and graphic work -- a visual exploration of fostering and adoption in popular culture. (Ends on Thu, 30th Apr) (Cost: £7.50 (for whole museum))
F A History of Friendship between the RAF and the Royal Air Force of Oman (The Hyde)
All DayAn exhibition about the history of cooperation between the two military forces. (Ends on Tue, 14th Jul)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year (South Kensington)
4:00 PMThe exhibition features more than 100 images exhibited on sleek back-lit photographic panels, creating a uniquely cinematic effect. (Ends on Sun, 30th Aug) (Cost: £12.60)
F Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus: A life of a Pioneering Aviator (The Hyde)
All DayAn exhibition about Sir Alan Cobham, a pioneering long distance aviator and technical innovator who became famous for his exploits. (Ends on Fri, 11th Sep)
F The Institute of Sexology (Camden)
All DayA candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts. (Ends on Sun, 20th Sep)
F BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55 (Pimlico)
All DayThis display highlights how this office project became the test-bed of ideas for the group’s design. (Ends on Sun, 4th Oct)
F War Music: Notes from the First World War (Camden)
All DayAn exhibition of the music culture that dominated during WW1 (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)
F 'Poor man's picture gallery': Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography (Pimlico)
All DayThis display brings twelve of Tate’s Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite works face to face with a rare collection of their three-dimensional doubles. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)
F Churchill's Scientists (South Kensington)
All DayExhibition about how Churchill’s fascination with science led to the scientific achievements that helped Britain win the Second World War. (Ends on Tue, 1st Mar)

Location Map for Today's Events

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