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

New 3-day vintage poster market, with leading specialist dealers.
2pm to 8pm
 
Peckham
Vintage Poster Market

Online events / webinars

In this webinar we hear from the City of London and other stakeholders about the City of London 2025 Vision.
10am to 11am
 
Join Professor Peter Gaunt as he analyses the experiences of those forced to travel during the English Civil Wars.
12pm to :
 
Fighting, Campaigning and Travelling in the English Civil War
Culinary legends meet contemporary chefs whose work they have inspired.
1:15pm to 2pm
 
In this talk Thomas Grant will trace how this courtroom, largely unchanged in 110 years, has witnessed the changing social and moral history of a nation.
2pm to 3pm
 
Court Number One, The Old Bailey
This lecture looks at Huguenots, their descendants, and their use of armorial bearings, (both with and without authority).
6pm to 8pm
 
Crosses and Crossings - Huguenot Heraldry

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Forest on Fire
The exhibition features a series of bronze-cast animal pelts and abstract, carved stone animal heads, supported by stone basins.
Forest on Fire
10am to 6pm
Regent Street
Ends on Closes tomorrow
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
Not Vital: Paintings
This exhibition features a selection of works never previously exhibited in the UK, many of which have never been seen by the public.
Not Vital: Paintings
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Ends on Closing soon Wed, 26th May
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
Sylvain Lefebvre - Sauvage
The French artist, Sylvain Lefebvre, invites us to save ourselves on a journey through the dreamlike oceans and untamed forests of his imagination.
Sylvain Lefebvre - Sauvage
10am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Ends on Sat 29th May
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
Antony Cairns | CTY_TYO3 TYO4
British artist Antony Cairns continues his exploration of the global metropolis in a new exhibition; his first UK solo exhibition for over four years.
Antony Cairns | CTY_TYO3 TYO4
10am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Ends on Fri 4th June
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way.
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
10am to 5:45pm
Mayfair
Ends on Sat 5th June
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
Rana Begum
Free  
This new collection of work reveals how Begum’s practice has diverged and evolved, setting her precise minimalism against a new exploration into the amorphous and uncontained.
Rana Begum
11am to 5pm
Bethnal Green
Ends on Sat 5th June
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
The Royal Society of Sculptors is showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace.
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
All Day
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 6th June
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
Paul Catherall | Sent From Coventry
Paul Catherall comes back to the gallery for this major exhibition celebrating the postwar architecture of Coventry and London.
Paul Catherall | Sent From Coventry
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Ends on Sun 6th June
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
2020 Travel Photographer of the Year
The winning images from the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards are on display in an outdoor exhibition.
2020 Travel Photographer of the Year
All Day
Kings Cross
Ends on Thu 10th June
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis.
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
12:30pm to 5:30pm
Clerkenwell
Ends on Sat 12th June
2021-05-14
2021-05-14

Walking tours of London - today

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-05-14
2021-05-14
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
2021-05-14
2021-05-14

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