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

Step back in time to 1838 and enjoy a tour of Charles Dickens's London home with his own housemaid.
10am to 11am
 
Clerkenwell
The Housemaid's Christmas Tour
Hampton Court Palace courtyards will be transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland.
10am to 6pm
 
East Molesey
Festive Fayre
Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall on the first Sunday of the month.
10am to 5pm
 
Greenwich
Monthly cheap entry to the Painted Hall
Now in its fourth year, the annual craft fair is returning with a selection of artists, designers and makers.
10am to 5pm
 
Southwark
Beautiful & Useful Craft Fair 2021
Eel Pie Island, a private island on the Thames at Twickenham is having an open weekend to see the artists studios.
10:30am to 5pm
 
Twickenham
Broadcaster and author Aled Jones discusses his new children's book Bobby Dean Saves Christmas with the Dean of Southwark.
12:45pm to 1:30pm
 
Southwark
Bobby Dean Saves Christmas with Aled Jones

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Regarding Forests
Regarding Forests by artist Chrystel Lebas features large-scale photographs taken during her travels around the world.
Regarding Forests
11am to 4pm
Barbican
Closing soon Thu, 2nd December
2021-09-06
2021-12-02
Shutters
Free  
This is the first indoor shutter exhibition of its kind, featuring the works from 25 of London’s most respected graffiti writers.
Shutters
12pm to 7pm
Camden
Closing soon Thu, 2nd December
2021-11-05
2021-12-02
Awavena
£12  
Emmy award-winning Lynette Wallworth’s 360° VR experience connects you with an Amazonian people who are ascending from the edge of extinction.
Awavena
11am to 9:30pm
Barbican
Closing soon Sat, 4th December
2021-11-24
2021-12-04
Leon Kossoff - A Life in Painting
Comprising 58 works, this show will be the first posthumous and largest exhibition of Kossoff’s paintings in a commercial setting to date.
Leon Kossoff - A Life in Painting
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Closing soon Sat, 4th December
2021-09-30
2021-12-04
Catching the Light Two
This two-day exhibition features photographic prints taken between May and September 2020 by five members of the Catching the Light Photography Group.
Catching the Light Two
10am to 4pm
Winchmore Hill
Closes today
2021-12-04
2021-12-05
The exhibition will highlight exciting new work from a wide sphere of contemporary printmaking practice, ranging from traditional techniques to experimental processes.
10:30am to 6:30pm
Bow
Closes today
2021-11-26
2021-12-05
An exhibition of powerful visual art, music and writing by people in criminal justice settings, curated by artist Camille Walala and her sister Sarah Ihler-Meyer.
All Day
Southwark
Closes today
2021-10-29
2021-12-05
Liminal by ALO
Liminal features over 70 works created over the past three years by the London-based Italian artist ALO.
Liminal by ALO
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closes today
2021-11-03
2021-12-05
e 125th anniversary of Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors  and Gravers
Over 500 contemporary miniature paintings and sculptures will be on display, from figurative to new and innovative artwork, in a pocket-sized format.
e 125th anniversary of Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors  and Gravers
10am to 4pm
St James
Closes today
2021-11-25
2021-12-05
Gerhard Richter: Drawings, 1999 – 2021
The Southbank presents the most extensive exhibition of Gerhard Richter’s drawings ever shown in the UK.
Gerhard Richter: Drawings, 1999 – 2021
11am to 7pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 12th December
2021-09-09
2021-12-12

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
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
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
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
We take you to the places in and around Soho where Marx lived and worked, show you traces of the London he knew, and tell the extraordinary tale of this man who would change the world.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
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
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
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
2021-12-05
2021-12-05
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-12-05
2021-12-05

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