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 Day Community Haystacks (Leyton)
B earn the traditional skill of scything in two-hour workshops.
(Cost: £5)
1:00 PMGunnersbury Triangle Summer Open Day and 30th Anniversary Party (Chiswick)
B Join the fun as Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve celebrates 30 years since it opened it's gates to the public for the very first time.
(Cost: Free)
2:00 PMGuided tours of the Albert Memorial (South Kensington)
The guided tour of the Albert Memorial gives you exclusive access inside the memorial railings,
(Cost: £7)
2:30 PMGo inside the private gardens within Regent's Park (Camden)
Occasional open day at the private gardens within Regent's Park.
(Cost: £4.50)

More events in London this Month

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
B Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - About the Exhibition (South Kensington)
All DayThe first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe. (Ending Soon! Sun, 2nd Aug) (Cost: £17.60)
F Penny Black 175
All DayTo celebrate its 175th anniversary, this exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Penny Black and its phenomenal social impact. (Ending Soon! Fri, 7th Aug)
F The Brutalist Playground (Regent Street)
10:00 AMThis exhibition explores post-war design for play through an exploration of the original playgrounds in Brutalist housing estates. (Ending Soon! Sun, 16th Aug)
Beneath the Surface (Strand)
All DayAn exhibition of some 200 works reflects the Embankment Galleries’ riverfront location in one of London’s most ancient quarters. (Ends on Mon, 24th Aug) (Cost: £6)
F Ben Rivers: The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (Shepherds Bush)
2:00 PMThis multi-projection film installation is set amongst the spaces used by the BBC to construct scenery and props for television drama since 1960. (Ends on Sun, 30th Aug)
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)
Fashion on the Ration (Southwark)
All DayThis exhibition looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain. (Ends on Mon, 31st Aug) (Cost: £10)
Summer Opening of Clarence House (Whitehall)
All DayFor a limited time in the summer, the official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales is open to the public.  (Ends on Mon, 31st Aug) (Cost: £9.80)
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy (Camden)
7:00 PMExplore centuries of dramatic history, from King John, medieval battles, revolution, wars, empire and the struggle for the right to vote, (Ends on Tue, 1st Sep) (Cost: £12)
B The Power of Poison (Whitechapel)
All DayDiscover the alluring, seductive and terrifying role of poison and how it affects our everyday lives through nature, myth, medicine and healing (Ends on Sun, 6th Sep) (Cost: £13)
The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces (Covent Garden)
All DayAn exhibition of 100 illustrations that capture a variety of aspects of London’s unique character and qualities. (Ends on Sun, 6th Sep) (Cost: £16 (for whole museum, for a year))
F Sir Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus: A life of a Pioneering Aviator (Colindale)
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)
Revelations: Experiments in Photography (South Kensington)
All DayAn exhibition about the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art. (Ends on Sun, 13th Sep) (Cost: £8)
F The Institute of Sexology (Camden)
All DayA candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts. (Ends on Sun, 20th Sep)
Ladybird by Design
10:00 AMAn exhibition of over 120 original illustrations from Ladybird Books (Ends on Sun, 27th Sep) (Cost: £7.70)
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)
Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden (Whitehall)
All DayPainting Paradise: The Art of the Garden will explore the changing character of the garden in art from the 16th to the early 20th century. (Ends on Sun, 11th Oct) (Cost: £10)
Plantastic (Forest Hill)
All Day Explore the wonderful world of plants on a massive scale.  (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov) (Cost: £6.50)
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 Soldiers and Suffragettes (Poplar)
10:00 AMAn exhibition about the UK’s first female press photographer, and her work in the 1910s. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)
F The Alice Look (Bethnal Green)
All DayThe display shows how Alice in Wonderland has been adopted and adapted across the world in all walks of life, (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)
Waterloo Lives: The Defence of Hougoumont Farm (Victoria)
10:00 AMA temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle of Waterloo was fought and won.  (Ends on Sat, 28th Nov) (Cost: £5)
F The Barbican Exhibition: Building a Landmark (Barbican)
All DayExplore almost three decades of the estate’s construction from the mid-1950s to 1982. (Ends on Sun, 29th Nov)
F Hello from Hampstead! Discovering A History Through Postcards (Hampstead)
12:00 PMAn exhibition examining the history of postcards in Britain, with particular focus on the depiction of Hampstead and local landmarks (Ends on Sun, 13th Dec)
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)