What to do in London on Saturday, 27th Oct 2012

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London today.

Click for just the Free Events taking place today.

F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.


One-Off Events Happening Today Only
All DayClock Watching Weekend (Bloomsbury)
To mark the end of British Summer Time, the Foundling Museum is celebrating all things horological.
(Cost: Events are free with museum entry - £7.50)
10:30 AMThe London Ghost Conference (Liverpool Street)
B The London Ghost Conference is a day dedicated to talks covering many hauntings in the London.
(Cost: £20)
10:30 AMRainforest Roadshow (Barnes)
Meet an array of amazing rainforest minibeasts including snakes, giant millipedes and whip spiders, and find out more about them.
(Cost: £9.99 (access to entire site))
11:00 AMPaper cutting inspired by nature workshop (Fulham)
B Learn the art of paper cutting in this workshop for adults led by artist Claire Brewster whose work is inspired by the natural environment.
(Cost: £15)
11:00 AM50th birthday of the restored Old Operating Theatre (Southwark)
F Free entry to the Old Operating Theatre to mark the 50th anniversary of its discovery and restoration.
11:00 AMEat your heart out
F A chance to see inside the Pathology Museum - for a display of anatomically correct cakes
4:00 PMSimon Reeve in conversation (Barnes)
B Hear about some of Simon’s epic adventures filming his captivating BBC TV travel documentaries,
(Cost: £15)

More things to do in London this Month


Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
2:00 PMExplore Dulwich
B Our tour of Dulwich lasts around 3 hours and leads you on a gentle walking tour through an area rich in history and landmarks.
(Cost: £20)
7:30 PMHalloween Ghost Walk
B A ghostly, ghoulish guided walk through High Barnet and Monken Hadley, the second most haunted village in England.
(Cost: £7, under 12s £3)
8:00 PMSee the stars through the Hampstead Observatory Telescopes (Hampstead)
F London's only free working telescope observatory is open every Fri/Sat event during the winter months with volunteers to show off the night sky


Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F A history of Woodford - An Exhibition (South Woodford)
All DayExplore the rich and surprising history of Woodford in this special exhibition by Redbridge Museum.  (Ending Soon! Fri, 26th Oct)
Pop! Design Culture Fashion (Southwark)
11:00 AMPOP! will explore the impact of music, art and personality on the development of the fashion of the times. (Ending Soon! Fri, 26th Oct) (Cost: £7)
Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography (Covent Garden)
10:00 AM The exhibition is the largest of its kind and includes previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists. (Ending Soon! Sat, 27th Oct) (Cost: £13.50 (inc access to entire museum))
F Addressing the Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office (Ealing)
1:00 PMAn exhibition about America’s iconic 20th century design couple - Charles and Ray Eames. (Ending Soon! Sat, 3rd Nov)
F The Brewer’s Art: a history of brewing in chiswick (Chiswick)
12:00 PMThis exhibition will look at the history of brewing in chiswick, (Ends on Sun, 11th Nov)
F Akihisa Hirata: Tangling (Southwark)
12:00 PMOver a hundred study models and conceptual sketches will be presented on and within the structure, as well as an interview with the architect (Ends on Sat, 17th Nov)
F Dickens and Music (Camden)
All DayAn exhibition about Charles Dickens little known interest in music composition. (Ends on Thu, 20th Dec)
F Kathakali - An exhibition
10:00 AMThis exhibition explores the world of Kathakali, the male classical dance drama from Kerala, South India. (Ends on Sat, 22nd Dec)
F 100 Years of Street Architecture (Picadilly)
10:00 AMThis exhibition takes Piccadilly as its focus to explore how architects create memorable and compelling street architecture. (Ends on Sun, 27th Jan)

Location Map for Today's Events

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