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
10:30 AMCarshalton Environmental Fair (Carshalton)
Over 150 stalls, children's activities, local craft, interactive demonstrations, farmers' market, music, etc
(Cost: £5)
7:30 PMThe Great Fire Of London, Prophesy And I (Southwark)
B Hear about the the events of the Great Fire: the sacking of the Dutch-held island Terschelling and its destruction;
(Cost: £8.80)

More events in London this Month

 

Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
11:00 AMKeats In Hampstead Guided Wallk (Hampstead)
B Follow the story of Keats's life in this walk around Hampstead village, with readings from his poetry and letters
(Cost: £10.00)
2:00 PMArt Deco in Bloomsbury Tour (Russell Square)
B Come explore Bloomsbury’s rich Art Deco heritage includes Charles Holden’s iconic Senate House,
(Cost: £8)

 

Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
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. (Ending Soon! 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.  (Ending Soon! 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, (Ending Soon! 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 (Ending Soon! 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. (Ending Soon! Sun, 6th Sep) (Cost: £16 (for whole museum, for a year))
F London's Dreadful Visitation: The Great Plague, 1665
9:30 AMGuildhall Library's exhibition takes you through plague material, from books to broadsides, which reveal more information about this devastating fire. (Ending Soon! Fri, 11th Sep)
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. (Ending Soon! Fri, 11th Sep)
Revelations: Experiments in Photography (South Kensington)
All DayAn exhibition about the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art. (Ending Soon! 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)
F Magna Carta original on display at UK's top court (Pimlico)
4:00 PMA chance to see Westminster Abbey's engrossment of the version of the Magna Carta sealed by Edward I in 1300 (Ends on Fri, 25th 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 Humanity after the Holocaust: The Jewish Relief Unit, 1943-1950 (Russell Square)
All DayThe exhibition focuses on post-war relief and rehabilitation work of the Jewish Relief Unit in Bergen-Belsen and elsewhere.  (Ends on Fri, 2nd Oct)
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)
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)
Alice in Cartoonland (Bloomsbury)
8:00 PMAlice in Cartoonland celebrates Alice’s many misadventures at the hands of cartoonists, caricaturists and satirists, animators and graphic artists. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov) (Cost: £7)
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 Guiding Lights: 500 years of Trinity House and safety at sea (Greenwich)
All DayAn exhibition that showcases centuries of work by the Corporation of Trinity House to help sailors navigate safely at sea, (Ends on Mon, 4th Jan)
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)