Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.
|Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)|
|10:00 AM||History Tours at ZSL London Zoo (Camden)|
|Visitors to ZSL London Zoo are invited to take a step back in time and embark on a historical tour of the world’s oldest scientific Zoo.
(Cost: From £21.59 (includes entry to London Zoo))
|10:30 AM||SELMEC Meccano Show 2014 (Eltham)|
|Discover three halls packed with working Meccano models of trains, planes, cranes, fairground rides and much more,
|2:00 PM||The ins and outs of a lock keeper (Olympic Park)|
|Join former lock keeper Jeremy Batch to learn more about the daily life as a keeper of the canals and waterways.|
|10:00 AM||Open Day at a railway nature reserve (Finsbury Park)|
|Usually closed nature reserve next to a railway line in Harringay, is open for the day.|
|12:00 PM||The October Plenty (Southwark)|
|October Plenty is an Autumn harvest celebration held annually in Southwark.|
|12:00 PM||Apple Day at Borough Market (Southwark)|
|Borough will bring together the biggest ever collection of the nation’s favourite fruit in the exhibition of 1000 apples.|
|2:30 PM||Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell (Camden)|
|Musician Brian May shows off his collection of victorian 3D images.
|6:00 PM||Voyages from the Past|
|Maritime genealogist, Simon Wills, launches his latest book by exploring three and a half centuries of passenger travel by sea.
|6:30 PM||Clifford Paterson Lecture: Communicating with light (St James)|
|Professor Bayvel will describe the challenges and limits of communicating with light|
|7:00 PM||In conversation with Anthony Horowitz (Barbican)|
|Join BAFTA-winning writer Anthony Horowitz O.B.E as he talks about his newly released book, Moriarty.
|2:00 PM||Inventions that didn't change the world: a history of Victorian curiosities (Richmond)|
|The talk will look at the world of lesser-known Victorian inventions and the historical context which gave rise to them.|
|6:15 PM||The Science of Magic: Why Magic Works|
|In this talk we will explore some of the principles used by magicians to distort your perception.|
|5:30 PM||The dark net: inside the digital underworld (South Kensington)|
|Jamie Bartlett will explore dark internet subcultures, hidden encrypted websites and the people behind them.|
|6:45 PM||Science Museum Lates (South Kensington)|
|Monthly late night adults only opening at the Science Museum.|
|7:00 PM||Beer Street|
|Sample the virtues of porter, IPA and stout while hearing the story of England’s most popular and convivial alcoholic drink.
|11:00 AM||Day of the Dead (Southwark)|
|Celebrate Mexico’s favourite festival, Day of the Dead, on South Bank. With art installations, family workshops and a mexican market.|
|6:30 PM||Halloween at the Grant|
|A special late opening and discover the Museum after-dark, enjoy a drink and uncover some ghoulish animal facts.
|6:30 PM||St Ethelburga's Hallowtide Fair (Barking)|
|For 3 nights, Punchdrunk Enrichment transforms Eastbury Manor House into a fun and festive Hallowtide Fair.
|6:30 PM||Halloween by Candlelight|
|Rooms evocatively lit with an array of candles will transport guests back into the gothic Victorian era at a Halloween opening.
|6:45 PM||Halloween: Subterranean Scream (Covent Garden)|
|Late night opening at the Transport Museum with a Halloween theme.