London Events Happening in November 2014

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.


Tuesday, 25th Nov

12:00 PMTemple Church Christmas Fair 2014
F ​A host of fabulous stalls from glittering jewellery to scrumptious cheeses and delicious wines will answer all your Christmas gift dilemmas
2:00 PMLines on the map: international boundaries at National Archives (Richmond)
F The National Archives holds one of the largest and most important accumulations of these records in the world
6:00 PM The Landscapes of London: the City, the Country and the Suburbs 1660-1840
B A talk about the architecture and landscapes of these outlying areas in the 17th and 18th centuries.
(Cost: £5.95)
6:00 PMPenny Lecture | On Liberty by Shami Chakrabarti
F Shami Chakrabarti will be exploring why our rights and freedoms are indispensable
6:30 PMOne of Our Dinosaurs is Missing - on the Big Screen
F Classic film set in London put onto the big screen by the Grant Museum.
7:30 PMKate Adie...Fighting on the Home Front (Ham)
F Kate Adie


Wednesday, 26th Nov

10:30 AMThree 19th century artist travellers on the Nile (Dulwich)
B A talk about the artists who drew and painted ancient Egypt for an English audience.
(Cost: £12)
2:00 PMFreaks, fairies and theatre: playbills of 19th century London
F B This illustrated talk examines how the fascination with fairies extended into the freak shows of the period using the playbills held at LMA.
6:45 PMScience Museum Lates (South Kensington)
F Monthly late night adults only opening at the Science Museum.


Thursday, 27th Nov

7:00 PMKen Loach in Conversation (Poplar)
Ken Loach will deliver this year’s George Lansbury Memorial Lecture, reflecting on the relationship between film and politics
(Cost: £10)
7:15 PMLife on Taggs Island (Teddington)
F By Dave RavenAn insider’s view on life on this very special community quite literally in the middle of the River Thames
7:30 PMGothic Bookclub: The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Strawberry Hill House (Twickenham)
F Join us in the Gallery to discuss Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame; the story of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and how the lives of strangers are connected in an intricate web of love,
7:45 PMStevyn Colgan: Mr Green and Mr Gray cannot visit us today
B A talk about feuding gangs of scientists, film directors with less imagination than children, and the perils of concrete poo.
(Cost: £3)


Friday, 28th Nov

4:00 PMHampton Hill celebrates our 50th Christmas Parade at Hampton Hill High Sreet (Hampton)
F This year we have great plans for Friday 28th November
6:00 PMWorld's Collide: Fin de Siècle Fantasy Egypt
F B A Friday night mini-festival with a range of activities from talks to fortune telling to making 3-D postcards from 1890s Egypt.
6:45 PMFRIDAY LATE: Paint the Town Red (Covent Garden)
Come and party at a Friday Late devoted to celebrating all things bus.
(Cost: £10)
7:00 PMAndrew Gant: Christmas Carols at Kneller Hall (Whitton)
F Andrew Gant, composer and former choirmaster of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, tells the story of some of the most loved Christmas Carols


Saturday, 29th Nov

1:00 AMChristmas Fayre (Dartford)
F A sale of seasonal goods and gifts to raise funds for our children's and youth work
10:00 AMHistory Tours at ZSL London Zoo (Camden)
B 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))


Sunday, 30th Nov

11:00 AMNairn's London by Routemaster (Bow)
B A Routemaster bus tour followed by a gathering to mark the reissue of Nairn's London and celebrate the life and work of Ian Nairn.
(Cost: £30)
11:00 AMDickens in Barnet: a special Christmas walk (Arkley)
Dickens knew north London extremely well, and this walk explores his connections with High Barnet and Finchley,
(Cost: £8)
11:30 AMThe Friends of Dulwich College Christmas Fair (Dulwich)
With over 160 stalls, the annual Christmas Fair at the College has become a regular one-stop Christmas shopping day.
(Cost: £2.50 entry)