Things to do in London today

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


One-Off Events Happening Today

Experts and practitioners actively engaged with the development of new forms of money, ranging from cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin to time-based and local currencies, will discuss topics including the cashless society, digital money, and the prospects for reform. ( )
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Preview screening of a documentary examining the lives of everyday people in modern China to tell a story about a global issue that affects us all.
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This talk explores what this archaeologist did during the war and what was happening in his beloved Egypt. ( )
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This workshop will look at conventional currency design, and reveal some truths about the pieces of paper that we carry in our pockets but perhaps don’t pay as much attention to as we should ( )
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Using Flinders Petrie as our main point of connection, you’ll be introduced to the links between archaeology and the intelligence services during WWI.
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This interactive talk explores what this archaeologist did during the war and what was happening in his beloved Egypt.
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Flood proof cities, cleaner drinking water and outer solar system oceans. Imperial Fringe returns to quench your thirst for scientific discovery ( )
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Hear explorer, entomologist, zoologist and broadcaster George McGavin recount tales of his remarkable expeditions. ( )
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Enjoy activities that include a science fiction quiz, gaming sessions, and planetarium shows to visit both fictional and factual alien worlds. ( )
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free  
Gaze into a giant glowing two-part heart created using cutting-edge technology and traditional craft methods. (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Sep)

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Visit the palace, see the 19 state rooms and an exhibition about the Queen's wardrobe. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Oct)

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Scottish Artists brings together paintings, drawings and miniatures collected by monarchs from George III to Queen Victoria. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Oct)

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Explore the third Barbican Exhibition which traces the controversial design of the residential development, (Ends on Sun, 16th Oct)

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A public photography project, art installation and exhibition.  (Ends on Sun, 30th Oct)

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An exhibition marking the bicentenary of the opening of the first section of the Regent's canal from Paddington to Camden Town (Ends on Mon, 31st Oct)

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An exhibition of iconic photographs documenting sparkling moments in the life of Freddie Mercury. (Ends on Sat, 5th Nov)

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Follow a 565-million-year journey and discover how the intertwined history of colour and vision has shaped the natural world. (Ends on Sun, 6th Nov)

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This small display celebrates the traditions associated with love, courtship and marriage in Iran and neighbouring regions. (Ends on Sun, 20th Nov)

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An exhibition from the London Fire Brigade museum in a temporary display while the main museum is closed. (Ends on Fri, 25th Nov)

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Regular Events on Today

(typically repeat each week)

Tour highlights include banners, posters and ceramics tracing the history of the labour movement from the 19th century to the present day,  ( )
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A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus. ( )
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Walking Tours of London

Follow in the footsteps of the pioneers at the forefront of healthcare improvements and female emancipation ( )
In this walk we have a pleasant stroll along the delightful riverside at Hammersmith passing the pub where the words of Rule Britannia were written and going on to hear about the man who sent up the  ( )