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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.


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.


Flotilla of hot air balloons over London on Sunday

One of those deeply frustrating moments where I know that something is apparently about to happen, but can't find out anything more than "it is happening".


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.


Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

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


Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

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


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.


Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

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


Abseilers installing art inside Westminster tube station

Last week as London slept, abseilers were seen working their way around the cavernous box that is the Westminster tube station.


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.


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.


Tours of the Government Art Collection announced

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


London’s weekly railway news #80

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


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.


Regular tours starting of the “Roman baths” at The Strand

Somerset House has long been running short tours of the building which can take you down underneath the main forecourt into the deadhouse -- but now they have added a new tour which offers a bit more.