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


Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Top events in London Today

An all-day beer festival raising money for the Lord Mayor's Appeal.
12:30pm to 9pm
 
City of London
City Beerfest 2022
A monthly late opening of the restored Roman temple found near Bank in the City of London in the 1950s, and recently restored to its original subterranean location.
5pm to 8pm
 
City of London
Monthly late opening at the London Mithraeum
An after-hours opening of the Royal College of Physicians museum.
5:30pm to 8pm
 
Camden
Museum Late July - Selfless
On the first Thursday of the month, Holborn's Novelty Automation has a bar in the store for their late-night opening.
6pm to 9pm
 
Holborn
Monthly bar night at Novelty Automation
A publication day celebration of love, loss and cabaret with Jill Nalder, actress and author whose real-life story and lifelong friendship with Russell T. Davies inspired the Channel 4 hit It's A Sin.
6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
Euston

Online events / webinars

Prof. Beth Okamura will talk about the challenges in understanding parasite diversity, life history, distribution, and evolution.
6pm to 7:15pm
 

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

SID: Superman Is Dead
An exhibition by the photographer of the Sex Pistols on tour.
SID: Superman Is Dead
12pm to 7pm
Soho
Closing soon Sun, 10th July
2022-06-23
2022-07-10
Summer Science Exhibition 2022
Discover the science behind chocolate, explore how can llamas help us fight viruses and much more cutting-edge research at the Royal Society’s 2022 Summer Science Exhibition.
Summer Science Exhibition 2022
10am to 4:30pm
St James
Closing soon Sun, 10th July
2022-07-06
2022-07-10
“A MODERNIST GEM”: The Battle for Leigham Court Sheltered Housing Scheme
This exhibition documents the 'three - year battle', in which a group of diverse elders joined forces with community activists and architectural mavericks, in an attempt to prevent demolition and restore their "Modernist Gem".
“A MODERNIST GEM”: The Battle for Leigham Court Sheltered Housing Scheme
9am to 10pm
Brixton
Closing soon Tue, 12th July
2022-06-24
2022-07-12
The Art of Literature: Loan and Selling
An exhibition that unites works of art with the novels, poetry, drama and stories which have inspired them, and which they, in turn, have inspired.
The Art of Literature: Loan and Selling
9am to 8pm
St James
Closing soon Thu, 14th July
2022-06-20
2022-07-14
The world of Stonehenge
Informed by recent archaeological and scientific discoveries, this exhibition offers new insight on one of the world’s great wonders, bringing the true story of Stonehenge into sharper focus than ever before.
The world of Stonehenge
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 17th July
2022-02-17
2022-07-17
Time Lords to Top of the Pops
A Celebration of BBC Television made at Riverside Studios
Time Lords to Top of the Pops
All Day
Hammersmith
Ends on Sun 24th July
2022-04-21
2022-07-24
Harp and Crown
This special display explores the history of Irish regiments and their soldiers.
Harp and Crown
10am to 5:30pm
Chelsea
Ends on Sun 31st July
2022-06-21
2022-07-31
Jubilation: 200 Years of Royal Souvenirs
Visit the museum to see the temporary displays that will feature Royal themed products and packaging from the past 200 years.
Jubilation: 200 Years of Royal Souvenirs
10am to 6pm
Notting Hill
Ends on Sun 31st July
2022-04-12
2022-07-31
Mary Gillick modelling The Queen's portrait
An exhibition centring around Mary Gillick’s portrait of Elizabeth II for the first ever coin featuring The Queen, designed 70 years ago in 1952 and issued in 1953.
Mary Gillick modelling The Queen's portrait
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Ends on Sun 31st July
2022-06-02
2022-07-31
Raphael
£24  
One of the first-ever exhibitions to explore Raphael's complete career.
Raphael
10am to 6pm
Trafalgar Square
Ends on Sun 31st July
2022-04-09
2022-07-31

Regular Events - today

Monthly open day at one of the largest medieval barns to survive - on the edge of London.
 11am to 4pm
 
 West Drayton
2022-07-07
2022-07-07

Regular open day at Harmondsworth Barn

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
2022-07-07
2022-07-07
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2022-07-07
2022-07-07
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2022-07-07
2022-07-07
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
2022-07-07
2022-07-07

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