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


Top events in London Today

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four knights compete for honour and glory in the Grand Medieval Joust.
2022-08-13
10am to 5pm
 
Eltham
Legendary Joust at Eltham Palace
Eltham
See a giant floating glowing planet earth hovering in the middle of a church.
2022-08-13
11am to 9pm
 
Notting Hill
Luke Jerram's Gaia Indoors
Notting Hill
The Fitzrovia Fête welcomes you all to enjoy a line up of free performances, art workshops plus local stalls with arts & crafts, vintage kid clothes, food and more.
2022-08-13
12pm to 5pm
 
Tottenham Court Road
Fitzrovia Fête 2022
Tottenham Court Road
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the year.
2022-08-13
Starts at 11pm
 
Perseid meteor shower 2022

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

From Shakespeare to Shelley: How medicine influenced literature
This exhibition explores medical themes in literature, looking at those who've left the world of medicine behind to become some of our best-loved wordsmiths.
From Shakespeare to Shelley: How medicine influenced literature
9:30am to 5:30pm
Harley Street
Closing soon Fri, 12th August
2022-04-20
2022-08-12
An exhibition that explores the possibilities of traditional Korean paper, or hanji.
10am to 5:30pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Fri, 12th August
2022-06-10
2022-08-12
Lost London 2, a new show by Cranio
Cranio, one of the most important names in Brazilian Graffiti, will be returning to London for his solo show .
Lost London 2, a new show by Cranio
10am to 5pm
Closes today
2022-07-28
2022-08-13
Vision & Virtuosity by Tiffany
Over 400 objects from Tiffany’s archives go on display at the Saatchi Gallery.
Vision & Virtuosity by Tiffany
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Fri, 19th August
2022-06-10
2022-08-19
A Bouquet of Fans
The vast array of floral designs on show span the centuries dating back to the late 16th Century.
A Bouquet of Fans
11am to 5pm
Greenwich
Closing soon Sat, 20th August
2022-04-20
2022-08-20
Breaking the News
Explore five centuries of UK news through broadsheets, blogs and objects from our own collection and examine era-defining stories close-up.
Breaking the News
All Day
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 21st August
2022-04-22
2022-08-21
Summer Exhibition 2022
Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases art in all forms, from prints, painting, film and photography, to architectural works and sculpture.
Summer Exhibition 2022
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 21st August
2022-06-21
2022-08-21
True Crime: The Case of Philips Wouwerman
An exhibition based around the disputed claims that the Dutch painter Philips Wouwerman was a plagiarist.
True Crime: The Case of Philips Wouwerman
10am to 5pm
Dulwich
Closing soon Sun, 21st August
2022-04-23
2022-08-21
Visualising Victorian News
A display of infographics illustrating 19th-century news themes
Visualising Victorian News
9:30am to 6pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 21st August
2022-05-11
2022-08-21
 Superheroes, Orphans & Origins: 125 years in comics
Enter into the world of superheroes in this first major exhibition to explore the representation of foundlings, orphans, adoptees, and foster children in comics, graphic novels and sequential art from around the globe.
 Superheroes, Orphans & Origins: 125 years in comics
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Ends on Sun 28th August
2022-04-01
2022-08-28

Regular Events - today

Get a fascinating glimpse of everyday Roman life in Londinium at the Billingsgate Roman House and Baths – advance booking required. Saturdays between April to November only.
 11am to 2pm
 
 City of London
2022-08-13
2022-08-13

Roman London Revealed: Public Tours of Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2022-08-13
2022-08-13

Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Walking tours of London - today

A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 10am to 12pm
 
 Whitehall
2022-08-13
2022-08-13
Join Open City for a walking tour discovering the Strand
 Starts at 11am
 
 Strand
2022-08-13
2022-08-13
Join Open City for a walking tour discovering the extraordinary architecture of Westminster’s greatest cultural landmarks
 Starts at 11am
 
 Strand
2022-08-13
2022-08-13
A regular guided walk around the canals and heritage of Camden town.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2022-08-13
2022-08-13
A guided walk around the heart of Abbey Road looking out for Beatles memorabilia.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Camden
2022-08-13
2022-08-13
The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain...
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2022-08-13
2022-08-13
Bloody, Flaming, Poxy London. Plague, Fire & Revolution. The Black Death. Churchyards brimming with bodies. The harvest of Death. The zombie apocalypse – but for real.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Barbican
2022-08-13
2022-08-13
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
2022-08-13
2022-08-13
At night the ancient City is deserted. And eerie. Explore its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Barbican
2022-08-13
2022-08-13

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