London Events Happening in November 2015

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

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


Friday, 27th Nov

2:00 PMClerkenwell: Not Just a Watering Hole (Clerkenwell)
A gin and beer themed walk around Clerkenwell with a Clerkenwell and Islington Guide.
(Cost: £12)
4:00 PMLaunch of the 50 Years a Borough exhibition (Becontree Heath)
B See some of the famous etched glass from Pesci’s fish and chip shop, as well as other wonderful objects from the ‘Borough’s Attic!’
(Cost: Free)
6:00 PMDeath and Memory in Sir John Soane’s Museum (Holborn)
B In this talk Acting Director Helen Dorey will explore the Soane as a shrine in which death and memory are woven together.
(Cost: £10)


Saturday, 28th Nov

2:00 PMUlmus Londinium talks, with Thomas Pakenham and Dr Anne Anderson (Strand)
F Thomas Pakenham and artist and researcher Dr Anne Anderson will talk about London's elm tree heritage, and the wider importance of trees.


Sunday, 29th Nov

11:00 AMSteam train to pass through West London
F A note that a steam train will pass through West London and can be watched from the sidelines.
11:00 AMStorm Clouds Over the Countryside: What Future for Rural England? (Holborn)
Talk and discussion led by John Iles and Neil Sinden.
(Cost: £3)
11:30 AMThe Friends of Dulwich College Christmas Fair (Dulwich)
With a huge variety of gift ideas from over 150 stalls, the annual Christmas Fair at the College has become a regular one-stop Christmas shopping day.
(Cost: £2.50)
2:00 PMTours of Hornsey Town Hall (Hornsey)
B Guided tours of the 1930s modernist town hall, currently being converted into an arts centre.
(Cost: £5.50)


Monday, 30th Nov

6:00 PMChange by Design report launch: Euston's contested sites
B Launch of a report into the impact of HS2 on the Euston area.
(Cost: Free)
6:30 PMThe Future of the Professions: how technology will transform the work of human experts (Holborn)
B In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, we will neither need nor want doctors, accountants, consultants, and many other professions, to work as they did in the 20th century.
(Cost: Free)
6:30 PMSecrets of staying sharp in older age (Camden)
B Ian Deary will describe an amazing longitudinal research project, the Disconnected Mind, which is helping to find the answers.
(Cost: £8.00)
7:00 PMLondon is Drinking (Holborn)
Celebration and discussion of London and it’s drinking history and culture; from the taverns to the gin craze, to craft brewing and beyond.
(Cost: £9)
7:30 PMNina Conti: In Your Face (Soho)
B With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery.
(Cost: From £23.50)