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
tbaCampaign to save Norton Folgate
F An exhibition criticizing plans to redevelop the historic Spitalfields area.
All DayReel Islington Film Festival 2015 (Holloway)
B Reel Islington Film Festival 2015 brings films on the theme of Urbanscapes: City Dreams to Holloway Road and the people of Islington,
(Cost: various)
tbaTropical Nursery behind-the-scenes tour (Richmond)
B Join a tour with our volunteer guides to discover fascinating and beautiful carnivorous plants, bromeliads, orchids and cacti.
(Cost: £10 (on top of admission to the main gardens))
1:00 AMThe Stones of Venice: foundations and future
F Venice has captivated artists and writers for hundreds of years, but in a city whose literal foundations are under threat from tourism, this discussion asks what is the value of heritage, is it worth
12:00 PMSteam train to pass through South London
F A note that a steam train will pass through South London on a loop -- something look out for on the sidelines.

More events in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
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 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 (Ending Soon! 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.  (Ending Soon! Sun, 8th Mar) (Cost: £15 (inc repeat visits for a year))
F 'Stations of the Cross' 2015 (Camden)
All DayAn exhibition of 20 artists representations of the Passion of Christ. (Ends on Tue, 17th Mar)
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 Cheam's Lost Buildings (Cheam)
2:00 PMDiscover the vanished buildings of Cheam through the borough’s art collection and photographs. (Ends on Sun, 3rd May)
Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album
All DayA rare display of Goya's private drawings never intended for public display. (Ends on Mon, 25th May) (Cost: £8.50)
Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860 (Pimlico)
3:00 PMThis is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography.  (Ends on Sun, 7th Jun) (Cost: £12)
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)
War Games from WWI (Notting Hill)
All DayWar Games throws light on the boxed pastimes that Britons played while their loved ones were fighting at the front. (Ends on Fri, 17th Jul) (Cost: £7.50)
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.