Things to do in London today

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

Free

(Thursday, 26th Apr - Starts at 10am)
Moor Park Mansion is a Grade I listed Palladian mansion set within over 300 hundred acres in Hertfordshire.  ()
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Occasional Tours of Moor Park Mansion

Free

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 6:30pm to 6:50pm)
A note that there will be some sort of military aircraft flypast over Hendon.  ()
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£12.00

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 7:15pm to 8:30pm)
Discover two sides of Chinese food and cooking practices in this double-bill.   ()
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£15.00

(Thursday, 26th Apr - Starts at 7pm)
A talk by Iain Sinclair in a modernist building.  ()
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£7.50

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 3pm to 4pm)
This is your chance to see our restoration project up close. We’re offering a handful of unique guided tours that provide a glimpse of the hidden interiors of Fulham Palace that are not normally open to visitors.  ()
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Hidden Spaces – Hard Hat Tours

£8.13

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 6pm to 8pm)
Join historian Rebecca Rideal as she unravels one of the most important events in British history – the regicide of Charles I.  ()
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To Kill a King

In this talk, Claire Eustance, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich, will share the stories of some of the men who went to great lengths to support the campaign.  ()
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Suffragettes in trousers: Male support for women’s suffrage in Britain

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Exhibitions Open Today & Closing Soon

The wilds of the southernmost tip of South America are explored in a new exhibition from seven international professional travel and nature photographers. (Closing soon Fri, 27th Apr)

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Free

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 9am to 6pm)
The exhibition explores the ideas and skills that go into great underground structures and looks to a future where smart subterranean construction can contribute ever greater benefits. (Closing soon Sat, 28th Apr)

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Welcome to the underworld

£9

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 10am to 5pm)
This exhibition of new and recent work by artist Louise Weir, takes visitors on an investigative journey of memory, identity and loss informed by Charles Dickens’s classic novel, Great Expectations. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Apr)

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Painter of London life Ed Gray exhibits his paintings of everyday London life. (Closing soon Mon, 30th Apr)

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 The Passing Show: Adoration Paintings of London by Ed Gray

Free

(Thursday, 26th Apr - All Day)
A journey behind the scenes encountering collections, installations, audiovisual content and live performances that reveal the stories of Southbank Centre's 1960s buildings. (Closing soon Tue, 1st May)

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Free

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 11am to 5pm)
This is a selection from the photographic project tracing the route of the new Elizabeth Line across central London, recording people and places encountered along the way. (Closing soon Fri, 4th May)

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An Elizabethan Progress

Free

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 12pm to 6pm)
A collection of rare and sought after artworks from some of the most exciting British artists in the contemporary art world. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

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TYPE

£19.70

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots. (Closing soon Mon, 7th May)

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Impressionists in London

£11

(Thursday, 26th Apr - All Day)
This exhibition shows the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.

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Charles II: Art & Power

Free

(Thursday, 26th Apr - 10am to 6pm)
American-born artist Nancy Fouts is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a characteristically playful and provocative humour.

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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.  ()
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Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
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Tower Bridge Opening Times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 28th Apr at 06:30pm