Welcome to the ianVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


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This lecture will explore Napoleon‘s life through his interactions with the natural world and a series of gardens that were important to him during the rise and fall of his power.
1pm to 2pm
 
Napoleon: Shadows & Gardens
Should there be a legal duty on the state to be more transparent in sudden and unexpected death cases?
6pm to 7pm
 
Should The State Be More Candid About Sudden Death?
Join Alison Weir on Zoom for a magisterial history of the queens of Medieval England - including the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Queens of the Crusades - An Online Talk by Alison Weir
Geoffrey Hollis will talk about the 1951 Battersea Pleasure Gardens – ‘Art and Elegance in Abundance’.
6:30pm to :
 
Festival of Britain 70th Anniversary: Battersea
Join a panel of experts to discuss the recent exciting findings from the LHCb experiment at CERN.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
A new force of nature at the LHC?
A talk about the creation of Laurence Bradshaw’s Karl Marx memorial in Highgate Cemetery.
7pm to :
 
The Marx Memorial Lecture: The Plot For Karl Marx

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Forest on Fire
The exhibition features a series of bronze-cast animal pelts and abstract, carved stone animal heads, supported by stone basins.
Forest on Fire
10am to 6pm
Regent Street
Ends on Closing soon Sat, 15th May
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
Not Vital: Paintings
This exhibition features a selection of works never previously exhibited in the UK, many of which have never been seen by the public.
Not Vital: Paintings
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Ends on Wed 26th May
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
Sylvain Lefebvre - Sauvage
The French artist, Sylvain Lefebvre, invites us to save ourselves on a journey through the dreamlike oceans and untamed forests of his imagination.
Sylvain Lefebvre - Sauvage
10am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Ends on Sat 29th May
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
Antony Cairns | CTY_TYO3 TYO4
British artist Antony Cairns continues his exploration of the global metropolis in a new exhibition; his first UK solo exhibition for over four years.
Antony Cairns | CTY_TYO3 TYO4
10am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Ends on Fri 4th June
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way.
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
10am to 5:45pm
Mayfair
Ends on Sat 5th June
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
The Royal Society of Sculptors is showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace.
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
All Day
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 6th June
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis.
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
12:30pm to 5:30pm
Clerkenwell
Ends on Sat 12th June
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
The Silk Road: A Living History
An open-air exhibition documenting the overland journey photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer undertook in 2019 following the historic trade route.
The Silk Road: A Living History
All Day
Kings Cross
Ends on Wed 16th June
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
Crossorelle Roof Garden
An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes.
Crossorelle Roof Garden
All Day
Poplar
Ends on Sat 19th June
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
Wild Life: Francis Bacon and Peter Beard
Works from the period of the two artists’ friendship will be shown side by side for the first time, along with unseen materials from Beard’s archives including letters and photographs.
Wild Life: Francis Bacon and Peter Beard
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Ends on Fri 16th July
2021-05-06
2021-05-06

Walking tours of London - today

Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-05-06
2021-05-06
A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-05-06
2021-05-06

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