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

You may see up to 50 hot air balloons flying over Central London at sunrise this morning.
6am to 10am
 
CANCELLED - Hot air balloons to fly over central London
See the victorian steam pumping engine in action.
11am to 5pm
 
South Tottenham
Over 60 traders, bringing, 20th Century furniture, salvaged French homeware, vintage clothes, curiosities & collectables, kitschenalia, reclaimed industrial fixtures / electricals / lighting, and unexpected oddities.
11am to 6pm
 
Peckham
Peckham Salvage Yard
Bird friendly colour filled town garden with interesting nooks and crannies - and a model railway.
11am to 4pm
 
Barkingside
Visit a garden - Ashurst Drive (Barkingside)
Wildlife pond surrounded by bamboo & rodgersia, opens out to spectacularly colourful deep herbaceous beds.
1:30pm to 5:30pm
 
Golders Green
Visit a garden - Willifield Way (Golders Green)
New Chamomile lawn and newly finished Arabic style watercourse, complete a 10 year development of this Plantsman's hillside paradise garden.
2pm to 6pm
 
Cricklewood
Visit a garden - Tanfield Avenue (Neasden)
Come and see the transformation of the two-acre garden (with rose garden, woodland walk, 2 ponds and walled garden) with a glass of wine and the sound of a live band.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Dulwich
Sunset Soiree at Bell House gardens

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Rafael Trelles: AXIS MUNDI
This first solo exhibition of new works by Rafael Trelles, explores the notion of the Axis Mundi, a mythic tree that represents a portal between this and other worlds.
Rafael Trelles: AXIS MUNDI
12:30pm to 5:30pm
Clerkenwell
Closing soon Sat, 24th July
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Igshaan Adams: Kicking Dust
The South African artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK takes inspiration from indigenous dance.
Igshaan Adams: Kicking Dust
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Matthew Barney: Redoubt
See the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the UK in over a decade, featuring the UK premiere of a ‘breathtakingly beautiful’ new feature-length film.
Matthew Barney: Redoubt
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Misterioso - Cheng Cheng Yi
For this occasion, the artist presents a new series of 6 acrylics on canvas inspired by the latest trends in the contemporary Asian avant-garde.
Misterioso - Cheng Cheng Yi
10:30am to 6:30pm
Paddington
Closing soon Fri, 30th July
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Vinca Petersen: Raves and Riots
An exhibition of diaristic photographs drawn from a period spanning 1990-2004, documenting the artist’s experiences as part of the free party and traveller community.
Vinca Petersen: Raves and Riots
11am to 6pm
Fitzrovia
Closing soon Fri, 30th July
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Adam Dant – The Return of London
A collection of limited edition prints and original drawings including maps that salute London’s Theatres, Lost Rivers and bustling London Squares.
Adam Dant – The Return of London
12pm to 5pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Sat, 31st July
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Gods Own Junkyard takeover
Lights, neon and a great deal of action will come in to play at the Victorian covered market.
Gods Own Junkyard takeover
All Day
Aldwych
Closing soon Sat, 31st July
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Hackney in the 1980s
This exhibition brings 1980s Hackney to life through photographs found in the basement of the Rio Cinema, Dalston.
Hackney in the 1980s
9:30am to 5:30pm
Hackney
Closing soon Sat, 31st July
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Neon lights filling Leadenhall Market
The richly decorated Victorian Leadenhall Market has been filled with neon lighting from Gods Own Junkyard.
Neon lights filling Leadenhall Market
All Day
Richmond
Closing soon Sat, 31st July
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Prunella Clough and Alan Reynolds
This show brings together two of the most important figures in twentieth-century British painting, exploring between them, figuration, abstraction, cubism, ‘concrete’ art, and collage.
Prunella Clough and Alan Reynolds
10am to 5pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Sat, 31st July
2021-07-25
2021-07-25

Regular Events - today

Weekly guided tours run by the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery of London's first great garden cemetery which has more notable monuments and residents than any other.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 North Kensington
2021-07-25
2021-07-25

Tours of Kensal Green Cemetery

Walking tours of London - today

A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Volunteer-led walks through a 21 acre memorial landscape steeped in social history from the Victorian Jewish community through to the present day.
 11am to 12:15pm
 
 Willesden
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
A new guided walk larded with street theatre, songs and pub stops, exploring the rich history of one of London’s most colourful quarters.
 11:30am to 5pm
 
 Aldwych
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
A guided walk around Westminster ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2021-07-25
2021-07-25
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-07-25
2021-07-25

What's on in London