Things to do in London today

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


Special Events in London Today

£16.00
Geoff Mulgan will reveal how collective intelligence can guide corporations, governments, universities, and societies to make the most of human brains and digital technologies.  ()
2018-02-20
2018-02-20

Big mind: How collective intelligence can change our world

£5.50

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - Starts at 7:45pm)
Join Haunt London for some strange tales from the London Underground. Sometimes scary, sometimes funny, London is full of stories.  ()
2018-02-20
2018-02-20
Free
This lecture looks at our changing understanding of ourselves, focussing on Charles Darwin’s theory of human origins and the religious, scientific and ethical questions raised.  ()
2018-02-20
2018-02-20
Free

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - 2pm to 3pm)
​Explore the development of design during the austerity of WWII and post-war Britain.  ()
2018-02-20
2018-02-20
Free

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - 6pm to 9pm)
This event has been organised to give young people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic an insight into the different roles within politics.  ()
2018-02-20
2018-02-20

Insight into political careers

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Exhibitions Open Today & Closing Soon

Free

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - 10am to 6pm)
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory.  (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

2018-02-20
£16

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - 4pm to 8pm)
The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects. (Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb)

2018-02-20

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Free
The nursing workforce is diverse, with healthcare workers representing a huge variety of backgrounds and experiences. This exhibition celebrates the contributions of some of the people whose work and lives have too often been overlooked.

2018-02-20
£18

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - 10am to 4:15pm)
A celebration of Thailand's vibrant plant life and culture at Kew's Orchids Festival.

2018-02-20

 Orchids Festival

Free

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - 10am to 6pm)
A fashion and photography exhibition resulting from an unconventional research trip around the Czech Republic.

2018-02-20

Czechia Now!

Free

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - All Day)
Explore the history behind the creation of the open spaces, gardens, and conservatory that are found across the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre.

2018-02-20

Flying Trees and Sunken Squares

Free
This exhibition explores the past, present and future of transport and streets in The City.

2018-02-20

City Streets: Transport for a changing Square Mile

£5

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - 10am to 4:30pm)
Dive into the unknown story of London’s lost canals created from the 1680s to the 1830s.

2018-02-20
£8

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - 10am to 5pm)
Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art.

2018-02-20

Nature Morte

Free

(Tuesday, 20th Feb - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition showcases an exquisite range of material, including Sanskrit, Persian and Tibetan manuscripts.

2018-02-20

Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine

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Regular Events

(usually repeat most weeks)

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
2018-02-20
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
2018-02-20
 

Walking Tours of London

Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.  ()
2018-02-20
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-02-20
 

Tower Bridge Opening Times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 24th Feb at 01:00pm