What to do in London on Tuesday, 30th 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
10:00 AMGo Batty for Bats (Kensington)
B Learn about these nocturnal creatures and make a cosy bat box for one of the many different species that live in London.
(Cost: £15)
6:00 PMLast Tuesdays (Regents Park)
Monthly open evening at the HQ of the UK's architecture group with talks and tours throughout the evening.
(Cost: Free)
6:00 PMThe Great Pox (Barbican)
F A talk about the history of 'the pox' from its arrival in Europe in the 15th century.
7:00 PMThe Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon (South Kensington)
B At this event, Jonathan Glancey will chair a discussion concerning the themes surrounding the publication of this new book.
(Cost: £9)

More things to do in London this Month


Regular Events on Today (typically repeat each week)
2:00 PMTour of Mansion House
Weekly tours of the splendour of the home of the Lord Mayor of London
(Cost: £6 (concessions £4))
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)


Temporary Exhibitions Open Today
F ILUZJON - The Polish Poster Movie Show
9:00 AMIluzjon is an exhibition that showcases the very best of Polish film and theatre posters from the 1960s and 1970s (Ending Soon! Tue, 30th Oct)
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, (Ending Soon! 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 Museum and Gardens of the Royal College of Physicians (Camden)
9:00 AMVisit our Museum, Medicinal Garden and free exhibition ‘Curious anatomys: an extraordinary story of dissection and discovery’. (Ends on Mon, 31st Dec)
F Giving our Past a Future: The Work of The World Monuments Fund, Britain (Holborn)
10:00 AMAn exhibition of a selection of completed and ongoing projects by the The World Monuments Fund (Ends on Sat, 26th Jan)
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.