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
Technology is moving faster than it has ever done before. Since the days of Alan Turing we’ve seen computers go from the size of a room to something that can fit easily in our pockets.
Video games: a series of talks exploring the relationship between video games, history and culture.
Architect and engineer Carlo Ratti will discuss how the layers of networks and digital information that blanket urban space are radically transforming the ways in which we understand and design cities.
A lecture by Mark Laity, one of NATO's foremost experts and thinkers on communications and a former BBC Defence Correspondent.
Historian Peter H Wilson, University of Oxford, examines the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), Europe’s most destructive conflict prior to the two world wars in the 20th century.
Join actor Jenny Agutter, writer and creator Heidi Thomas, and executive producer Dame Pippa Harris for a discussion of how the societal changes of the era can be portrayed on screen - and how these themes still resonate today.
The Peckham Coal Line Community Project committee share their experience of 'Growing a new urban park'.
Sci-Fi Sessions is a monthly event showcasing the most mind-expanding, thought-provoking, and imaginative science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing.
Sara Chiesura, Lead Curator of East Asian Collections, introduces items from the Library’s Chinese collection and discusses how they are stored, shared and preserved for future generations.
For the younger generations considering their future career options, are the technological advances transforming the way we work something to be afraid of or excited by?
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Exhibitions Open Today & Closing Soon
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory. ( )
Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb
More than 100 specimens from the Museum's collection will be on display together for the first time, ( )
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.
Take a journey through the remarkable history of Indian innovation and discovery.
Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art.
This exhibition includes objects of belief from societies around the world and through time.
Exhibitions opening soon
(usually repeat most weeks)
Hear how a Victorian sailors' pub went from music hall to Methodist Mission and was forgotten before becoming the venue it is today.
Walking Tours of London
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
Tower Bridge Opening Times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 24th Feb at 01:00pm