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

Free

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 6pm to 8pm)
A public question and answer session on the future of surveillance cameras in the UK  ()
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The Future of Surveillance Cameras in the UK

£10.08

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 6:30pm to 8:30pm)
Author Thomas Morris will discuss some stories from this eponymously titled book, focusing on the contribution of London hospitals in the period between 1800 and 1930.  ()
2018-02-21
2018-02-21

The Matter of the Heart - Thomas Morris

£15.00

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - Starts at 7pm)
This panel discussion, chaired by Jodie Ginsberg (Index on Censorship), will include contributions from experts from across the sector.  ()
2018-02-21
2018-02-21

Theatre Censorship: Still Alive and Kicking?

£5.00

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 6:30pm to 10pm)
Hear from LGBTQ+ personnel as they discuss their lives in the army.  ()
2018-02-21
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 LGBTQ+ experiences in the army

£7.00

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - Starts at 7pm)
From their medieval life as private royal hunting grounds to their modern incarnation as public spaces, Travis Elborough traces the extraordinary history of the capital’s parks.  ()
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Derek Morris aims to help family historians find records in Wapping, Whitechapel and Mile End.  ()
2018-02-21
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The History of Wapping, Whitechapel and Mile End in the 18th Century

Free

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 6pm to 7pm)
This lecture will consider trends and advances in these two diseases, and the chronic genetic lung disease cystic fibrosis.   ()
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Academics from the Department of International History at LSE will reassess the 1942 Beveridge Report in the light of German, American, and British planning for reconstruction after World War II.  ()
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Free
Jonathan Glancey examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the history of world architecture.  ()
2018-02-21
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Free

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 6:30pm to 8pm)
Join an expert panel as they dissect the triumphs and pitfalls of Trump’s first year in charge.  ()
2018-02-21
2018-02-21

Trump: How to understand an unconventional President

Free

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 2pm to 3pm)
This talk by City of London Guide Jill Finch aims to recreate that precinct with a Cathedral surrounded by buildings, a churchyard and even a prison  ()
2018-02-21
2018-02-21

The Mediaeval Precinct of St Paul’s Cathedral

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Exhibitions Open Today & Closing Soon

Free

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 10am to 5pm)
A temporary exhibition showcasing sculptures created by wounded, sick and injured service personnel and their families. (Closing soon Fri, 23rd Feb)

2018-02-21
Free

(Wednesday, 21st 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)

2018-02-21
£16

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 1pm to 6pm)
The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects. (Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb)

2018-02-21

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.

2018-02-21
£18

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 10am to 4:15pm)
A celebration of Thailand's vibrant plant life and culture at Kew's Orchids Festival.

2018-02-21

 Orchids Festival

Free

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 10am to 6pm)
A fashion and photography exhibition resulting from an unconventional research trip around the Czech Republic.

2018-02-21

Czechia Now!

Free

(Wednesday, 21st 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.

2018-02-21

Flying Trees and Sunken Squares

Free

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 10am to 5pm)
This exhibition explores the past, present and future of transport and streets in The City.

2018-02-21

City Streets: Transport for a changing Square Mile

£5

(Wednesday, 21st Feb - 10am to 4:30pm)
Dive into the unknown story of London’s lost canals created from the 1680s to the 1830s.

2018-02-21
£8

(Wednesday, 21st 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.

2018-02-21

Nature Morte

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Walking Tours of London

Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
2018-02-21
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.  ()
2018-02-21
 

Tower Bridge Opening Times

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