What's on in London today

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


Top events in London Today

Be the first to see our brand new museum, temporary exhibition gallery and restored period rooms which open today!
 10:30am to 5pm
 
 Fulham
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
Fulham Palace unveiled
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
 10:45am to 1pm
 
 Rickmansworth
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
Monthly open day at the Dacres Wood nature reserve
A special close-up look at the Transport Museum’s poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
Art and poster store tours
See historic vehicles and engineering collections, an array of signs and maps, as well as unusual and unexpected items from London’s rich transport past.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
Monthly Depot Discovery tours
Flower and champagne expert Nick Barber describes and demonstrates how to make this seasonal treat.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Tottenham
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
See and buy from a display of more than 200 cacti and succulent plants
 10am to 5pm
 
 Enfield
2019-05-25
2019-05-25

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Around 50 shops and offices will be decorated for one week with floral displays.
Belgravia in Bloom - The Language of Flowers
event time All Day
 Closes today
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design.
A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closes tomorrow
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
This exhibition displays a selection of Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, revolutionary landscapes, images of the leader and intricate papercuts all of which were collected in China during the 1970s.
Cultural Revolution - State graphics in China from the 1960s to the 1970s
event time 10am to 5pm
 Walthamstow
 Closes tomorrow
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
A major exhibition exploring the role of drawing in contemporary architectural practice through the work of one of Britain’s leading architects and architectural draughtsmen​.
Eric Parry: Drawing
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Closes tomorrow
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
Spanning thousands of years, this takes a closer look at five objects that explore the relationship between food, power and control.
Feeding history: the politics of food
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
A major exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers.
Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr
event time 10am to 7pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant on display spaning the period from 1952 – 1977
 Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran – Mary Quant
event time 11am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Jun
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
The first ever exhibition outside of Norway of Harald Sohlberg, one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art.
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
event time 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Jun
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
The first solo UK exhibition by Myfanwy MacLeod, in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG, Vancouver).
Canada Gallery Myfanwy MacLeod – Neighbours
event time 11am to 5:45pm
 St James
 Closing soon Sat, 8th Jun
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
A timely photography exhibition chronicling the lives of Robin Hood Gardens residents in the estate’s last years before demolition.
Lived Brutalism: Portraits at Robin Hood Gardens
event time 11am to 6pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon Sat, 8th Jun
2019-05-25
2019-05-25

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - today

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-05-25
2019-05-25
A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
2019-05-25
2019-05-25

Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been taken back to its original condition.
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 Bethnal Green
2019-05-25
2019-05-25

Geffrye Museum's Alms House tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

09:45amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
10:15amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
02:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
02:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
06:15pmSailing Barge WillUp river
07:00pmSailing Barge WillDown river