Events on Saturday, 27th Oct 2012 - What's on in London

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London 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
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
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 (Arkley)
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! Sat, 27th 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! Sat, 27th 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! Sun, 28th 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 (Ilford)
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.