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 DayLittle Germany, Stratford and East London 1914 (Stratford)
F An exhibition about the Germans living in Stratford who were imprisoned during WW1.
12:00 PMBarnet Police Station Open Day (Arkley)
F Family day at the local police station with displays from the various emergency services.
6:30 PMWar, Women and Song (Camden)
B Expect drama, music and comedy as actors bring to life the experience of those who toured to theatres of war,
(Cost: £5)
8:15 PMFilm - Flash Gordon (Russell Square)
B Gordon's Alive -- and at the British Museum.
(Cost: £15)
8:30 PMGaumont Comes Home (Camberwell)
F A free outdoor screening of rare Edwardian films on the site of the original Gaumont film studios in Camberwell.

More events in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
9:15 AMGuided 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.
(Cost: £15)
11:00 AMThe day the lights went out in Europe (Pimlico)
B A World War I commemorative walk around central Westminster with a City of Westminster Guide in conjuntion with the Royal British Legion.
(Cost: £11.25)
11:00 AMCity Walk: Re-moved, Re-used, and Re-cycled
B A guided walk to see places, buildings, and monuments that have had previous lives either as something else, or somewhere else.
(Cost: £10)
11:00 AMThe Prefab Museum (Catford)
F A museum housed in a prefab home on one of the last remaining prefab estates in the UK that chronicles the history of the estate.
3:00 PMBarbican Architecture Tours (Barbican)
B Through this walking tour of the external high walks and inside the Barbican Centre itself, we will reveal the history of the site.
(Cost: £10.50)

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
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)
F Merton Priory is 900 years old (Wimbledon)
2:30 PMAn exhibition about the history of the long-lost Merton Prior, the remains of which now lie under a main road. (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)
F The centenary of film in Elstree and Borehamwood (Elstree)
10:00 AMDuring the Summer of 2014 an additional exhibition will commemorate 100 years of local film and TV. (Ending Soon! Sat, 13th 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 The Prefab Museum (Catford)
11:00 AMAhead of the demolition of the estate to replace it with modern buildings, a museum of the history of post-war prefab homes has been set up. (Ends on Sat, 27th 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)
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.