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
A new series of free morning talks on Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower will be held monthly.
Colleen Murphy tracks the groovy story of evolution of the record player, from Edison’s phonograph and Berliner’s Gramophone through to the portable Dansette and the weird and wonderful world audiophile high-end turntables.
Part of a series of talks exploring technology and our urban futures in partnership with DLA Piper and the Guardian.
Elizabeth’s Rival, written by British historian Nicola Tallis, is the first ever biography of the extraordinary Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester.
The lecture will review the content and context of the Beveridge Report and explain why it is of enduring importance.
Where is welfare now coming from? What can anthropological research bring to debates about a new social contract for the 21st century?
Find out more about the important role that the code-breakers at Bletchley Park played in breaking enemy codes and ciphers during the Second World War.
So, is it possible to combine science with literary and cultural history to understand sleep better?
This panel session debatea what Beveridge 2.0 would involve for work and how work could change in the future, to provoke a broader discussion on what is happening with work today.
This panel discusses how ageing could come to dominate the giant issue of health and social care, and potentially all areas of the welfare state.
Things to do in London today |
What's on tomorrow |
Things to do in London this weekend
Events in February |
Events in March |
Events in April |
Events in May
Exhibitions Open Today & Closing Soon
A temporary exhibition showcasing sculptures created by wounded, sick and injured service personnel and their families. ( )
Closing soon Fri, 23rd Feb
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory. ( )
Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb
An exhibition dedicated to Cornwall’s most magical Museum. ( )
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.
Dive into the unknown story of London’s lost canals created from the 1680s to the 1830s.
Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art.
Exhibitions opening soon
Walking Tours of London
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.
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
Tower Bridge Opening Times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 24th Feb at 01:00pm