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

Waterloo Uncovered present this unique exhibition offering the first chance to see a brand new and highly accurate diorama of the Battle of Waterloo.
10am to 5pm
 
Chelsea
Waterloo Remodelled
This event will focus upon mathematics as expressed in different languages and cultures.
4pm to 7pm
 
Barbican
Numbers in Different Languages and Cultures
Belinda Kirk talks about her new book Adventure Revolution.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Soho
Adventure Revolution by Belinda Kirk

Online events / webinars

This walk introduces you to many aspects of this fascinating district
11am to 12:30pm
 
Walk: Bloomsbury - Groups, Squares & Triangles
This lecture looks briefly at the history of sculpture, from classical Greek marble carvings and cast bronze works, and its development until the present day
2pm to 3pm
 
Antony Gormley and The New Face of Tradition
Join us for this event with actor David Harewood in conversation with mental health workers Simon Arday and Kojo Bonsu.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Maybe I Don't Belong Here: An audience with David Harewood
Join archivist Katharine Carter online to explore the vintage fashion collection within the M&S Company Archive.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
High Street, High Style: Vintage Fashion from the M&S Company Archive
In this talk, Kew Palace Manager Rachel Mackay will separate the man from the myth, exploring objects and spaces within the Palace that reveal the humanity behind George’s story.
7pm to 7:30pm
 
Join Professor Carolyne Larrington on an exploration of the strange folkloric world of animal transformations
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Animal Transformations: Selkies, Werewolves and Witch-Hares

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Round and Around
Round and Around is an audio-visual project planned and produced to observe modern Korean history on multiple levels.
Round and Around
10am to 5:30pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-09-27
2021-10-22
The Natural World
This exhibition is dedicated to approximately 40 rare and fascinating objects paying tribute to the wonders of the natural world.
The Natural World
10am to 5pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-09-22
2021-10-22
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
An exhibition examining the cultural, social and political effects of software on contemporary society, by US artist Ben Grosser.
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
1pm to 6pm
Poplar
Closing soon Sat, 23rd October
2021-09-09
2021-10-23
Windows of the Soul
Windows of the Soul is a grassroots art project, which seeks to communicate the perspectives of those living with visual impairment.
Windows of the Soul
12pm to 6pm
Euston
Closing soon Sat, 23rd October
2021-10-15
2021-10-23
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
Celebrating south London’s music scene, Music Curator Adem Holness highlights the relationship between Black British music and physical space.
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-07-23
2021-10-24
Julian Opie
£7.70  
Pitzhanger presents a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature.
Julian Opie
10am to 5pm
Ealing
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-06-25
2021-10-24
MCM Comic Con
A three-day celebration of all things pop culture.
MCM Comic Con
All Day
Victoria Dock
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-10-22
2021-10-24
Nero - The man behind the myth
This exhibition explores the true story of Rome's fifth emperor informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have shaped his legacy.
Nero - The man behind the myth
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-05-27
2021-10-24
Paula Rego
£18  
The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date.
Paula Rego
10am to 5pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-07-07
2021-10-24
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-05-18
2021-10-24

Walking tours of London - today

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-10-20
2021-10-20
A unique walking tour through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-10-20
2021-10-20

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