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
6:30 PMThe Reanimators: Galvanism, Frankenstein and the Spark of Being
B A talk about the discovery of electricity in animals, and how that affected popular literature.
(Cost: £8.60)

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Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
6:30 PMPoets, Prose and Paperbacks (Picadilly)
B A walk discovering literary connections in Mayfair with a City of Westminster Guide.
(Cost: £10)

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F Other Portraits (Islington)
11:00 AMAn exhibition of portraits and self-portraits by 22 of some of the most important and celebrated photographers in the twentieth century. (Ending Soon! Sat, 25th Oct)
F Emergency! London 1914
9:30 AMThis exhibition will explore changes to the city and the lives of Londoners as the country went to war. (Ending Soon! Thu, 30th Oct)
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. (Ending Soon! 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 Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith (Regent Street)
All DayNew exhibition and retrospective of Edwin Smith - one of Britain’s foremost 20th century photographers. (Ends on Sat, 6th Dec)
F After The Flash - Photography from the Atomic Archive
12:00 PMAn exhibition that looks at photography's role in constructing the public image of atomic energy and ‘the bomb’. (Ends on Sat, 20th Dec)
F Exhibition: Waste (Tottenham)
1:00 PMA series of fine wood-cut prints exploring our local municipal waste heritage by dramatist-turned-visual artist Elisabeth Bond. (Ends on Sun, 21st Dec)
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)
Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games (Camden)
10:00 AMThis 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 DayExhibition of china-ware from the famous Ming dynasty. (Ends on Mon, 5th Jan) (Cost: £16.50)
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)
B Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age (Barbican)
All DayExhibition 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 DayDiscover 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 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 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)

Location Map for Today's Events

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