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
A public question and answer session on the future of surveillance cameras in the UK
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.
This panel discussion, chaired by Jodie Ginsberg (Index on Censorship), will include contributions from experts from across the sector.
Hear from LGBTQ+ personnel as they discuss their lives in the army.
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.
City of London)
Derek Morris aims to help family historians find records in Wapping, Whitechapel and Mile End.
This lecture will consider trends and advances in these two diseases, and the chronic genetic lung disease cystic fibrosis.
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.
Jonathan Glancey examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the history of world architecture.
Join an expert panel as they dissect the triumphs and pitfalls of Trump’s first year in charge.
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
City of London)
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Exhibitions Open Today & Closing Soon
A temporary exhibition showcasing sculptures created by wounded, sick and injured service personnel and their families. ( )
Closing soon Fri, 23rd Feb
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory. ( )
Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb
The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects. ( )
Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb
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.
A celebration of Thailand's vibrant plant life and culture at Kew's Orchids Festival.
A fashion and photography exhibition resulting from an unconventional research trip around the Czech Republic.
Explore the history behind the creation of the open spaces, gardens, and conservatory that are found across the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre.
This exhibition explores the past, present and future of transport and streets in The City.
Dive into the unknown story of London’s lost canals created from the 1680s to the 1830s.
Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art.
Exhibitions opening soon
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.
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.
Tower Bridge Opening Times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 24th Feb at 01:00pm