Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London today.
|Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)|
|All Day||Clock 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 AM||The London Ghost Conference|
|The London Ghost Conference is a day dedicated to talks covering many hauntings in the London.
|10:30 AM||Rainforest 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 AM||Paper cutting inspired by nature workshop (Fulham)|
|Learn the art of paper cutting in this workshop for adults led by artist Claire Brewster whose work is inspired by the natural environment.
|11:00 AM||50th birthday of the restored Old Operating Theatre (Southwark)|
|Free entry to the Old Operating Theatre to mark the 50th anniversary of its discovery and restoration.|
|11:00 AM||Eat your heart out|
|A chance to see inside the Pathology Museum - for a display of anatomically correct cakes|
|4:00 PM||Simon Reeve in conversation (Barnes)|
|Hear about some of Simon’s epic adventures filming his captivating BBC TV travel documentaries,
|2:00 PM||Explore Dulwich|
|Our tour of Dulwich lasts around 3 hours and leads you on a gentle walking tour through an area rich in history and landmarks.
|7:30 PM||Halloween Ghost Walk (Arkley)|
|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 PM||See the stars through the Hampstead Observatory Telescopes (Hampstead)|
|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|
|A history of Woodford - An Exhibition (South Woodford)|
|All Day||Explore 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 AM||POP! 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))|
|Addressing the Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office (Ealing)|
|1:00 PM||An exhibition about America’s iconic 20th century design couple - Charles and Ray Eames. (Ending Soon! Sat, 3rd Nov)|
|The Brewer’s Art: a history of brewing in chiswick (Chiswick)|
|12:00 PM||This exhibition will look at the history of brewing in chiswick, (Ends on Sun, 11th Nov)|
|Akihisa Hirata: Tangling (Southwark)|
|12:00 PM||Over 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)|
|Dickens and Music (Camden)|
|All Day||An exhibition about Charles Dickens little known interest in music composition. (Ends on Thu, 20th Dec)|
|Kathakali - An exhibition (Ilford)|
|10:00 AM||This exhibition explores the world of Kathakali, the male classical dance drama from Kerala, South India. (Ends on Sat, 22nd Dec)|
|100 Years of Street Architecture (Picadilly)|
|10:00 AM||This 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.