Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

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Help support the ianVisits website
Help support the ianVisits website

Help support the ianVisits website

For a bit over a decade, ianVisits has been providing news and information about what's happening in London.

Nov
27
2020
Help support IanVisits website
Help support IanVisits website

Help support IanVisits website

The IanVisits website has been running now for just over a decade, initially as a personal blog, later adding the events listings guide to the offbeat and geeky events in London.

Oct
27
2018
Illness and Surgery
Illness and Surgery

Illness and Surgery

Last August I was a bit ill, just a bad cold I thought. Then a few weeks later, a second one. Then I couldn't walk.

Mar
04
2018
More tickets released for RAF Northolt Open Day
More tickets released for RAF Northolt Open Day

More tickets released for RAF Northolt Open Day

RAF Northolt is 100 years old, and will be hosting a centenary open day on 13th June, with a flying display, static aircraft, stalls and many other activities and demonstrations.

Jun
02
2015
Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news
Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

The 100th edition -- my weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...

May
29
2015
Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news
Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...

May
15
2015
Airworthy Spitfire to be put up for sale
Airworthy Spitfire to be put up for sale

Airworthy Spitfire to be put up for sale

If you're feeling flush, there's a rare chance to buy a fully working Spitfire plane later this summer, although with a price estimate of £1.5-£2.5 million.

Apr
28
2015
Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news
Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...

Mar
19
2015
Announcing the single blend coffee cafe
Announcing the single blend coffee cafe

Announcing the single blend coffee cafe

London is to get a new one-product cafe shortly, joining the growing trend typified by the owl cafe, the porridge cafe, the cat cafe, the pancake cafe, or the cereal cafe.

Feb
27
2015

Huge model of London to be replaced

If you haven't been to the Building Centre to have a look at their huge scale model of London, you might want to get along sharpish, as it is about to be replaced.

Jan
24
2015
Tours of the Government Art Collection announced
Tours of the Government Art Collection announced

Tours of the Government Art Collection announced

Dates for new lunchtime tours of the Government Art Collection storage facility have been announced.

Jan
16
2015
London’s weekly railway news #80
London’s weekly railway news #80

London’s weekly railway news #80

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...

Dec
19
2014
Give the gift of Museum Membership this Xmas
Give the gift of Museum Membership this Xmas

Give the gift of Museum Membership this Xmas

If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round - rather than socks and fragrances… give them a membership pack for a London museum they like to visit.

Nov
28
2014
Ten years of living with HIV
Ten years of living with HIV

Ten years of living with HIV

A decade ago I nearly died. Rushed to hospital seriously ill, and given just a 1-in-3 chance of surviving to the following week. I had HIV, and it nearly killed me.

Oct
30
2014
London’s weekly railway news #63
London’s weekly railway news #63

London’s weekly railway news #63

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...

Aug
22
2014
A new camera at last
A new camera at last

A new camera at last

About 10 years ago I bought a brand new camera. Quite a good one for the time, and although it had wider usage, the motivation was a specific event that I wanted to photograph with something decent.

Aug
17
2014
A birthday and a demographic shift
A birthday and a demographic shift

A birthday and a demographic shift

I marked an anniversary of my birth recently, and moved into an entirely new demographic box.

Aug
08
2014
Clothes shopping
Clothes shopping

Clothes shopping

I am not much for shopping for clothes, not because I am the sort who is comfortable looking scruffy, but because it is such a chore, and deliberately designed to be so by the fashion retailers.

Aug
02
2014
Open Day Tours of the Eurotunnel terminal
Open Day Tours of the Eurotunnel terminal

Open Day Tours of the Eurotunnel terminal

A day trip to Folkestone? To look around a train terminal? Sounds good!

Jul
26
2014
Backwards posters to appear on the Underground
Backwards posters to appear on the Underground

Backwards posters to appear on the Underground

As part of the WW1 commemorations, a new art work is to go on display across the London Underground -- a backwards poster.

Jul
24
2014
Inside the post-war marvel of Stockwell Bus Garage
Inside the post-war marvel of Stockwell Bus Garage

Inside the post-war marvel of Stockwell Bus Garage

Hidden away from casual glance on a side street behind Stockwell tube station sits one of the great post-war marvels of architecture.

Jun
21
2014
I have a new mobile phone
I have a new mobile phone

I have a new mobile phone

I didn't want a new mobile phone, but the old one was finally screaming in agony when I tried to use it and so it had to be prepared for the knackers yard and put out for rendering down to make more glue.

Jun
10
2014
Bank tube station upgrade — consultation opens
Bank tube station upgrade — consultation opens

Bank tube station upgrade — consultation opens

The last of three public consultations is opening for comment about the plans to upgrade the Bank tube station complex.

May
31
2014
An embarrassing request
An embarrassing request

An embarrassing request

Well, this is damn embarrassing frankly. Those who know me know I have been engaged in an increasingly frantic search for a job before my money ran out.

May
07
2014