What's on in London today

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


Top events in London Today

Occasional open weekend at the recently restored Toynbee Hall to see the exhibition about its history and activity.
 11am to 3pm
 
 Whitechapel
2018-12-16
2018-12-16

Open weekend at Toynbee Hall

Watch loads of pantomime horses racing around the streets of Greenwich.
 11am to :
 
 Greenwich
2018-12-16
2018-12-16

The London Pantomime Horse Race

Wade in a wild river and experience a different perspective of London history and urban wildlife.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Deptford
2018-12-16
2018-12-16

Low Tide Walk along Deptford Creek

Come and view a church full of Christmas trees.
 11:30am to 4pm
 
 Hounslow
2018-12-16
2018-12-16

Christmas Tree Festival

A talk about why in the age of the internet, where information should be more accessible than ever, we remain so poorly informed.
 3pm to 4:30pm
 
 Holborn
2018-12-16
2018-12-16

Thinking on Sunday: The Perils of Perception - Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as the gardens at Eltham Palace are transformed into an illuminated world.

Enchanted Eltham

 4:30pm to 9pm
 Eltham
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
A series of modern light installations will illuminate the 18th century gardens and architecture, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the Gardens in a different light, after dark.
 5:30pm to 10pm
 Chiswick
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
Fans which reflect the troubadour style and a return to the chivalric principles of the past will be on display alongside fans commemorating Napoleon and the return of his ashes to France in 1840.

The Romantic Age: European Fans 1810-1840

 12pm to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town.
 6pm to 9pm
 Ends on Wed, 2nd Jan 2019
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour
 Starts at 5pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Sat, 5th Jan 2019
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions

 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.
 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more.

Francis Upritchard Wetwang Slack

 11am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
Leave daylight behind and put your senses to the test in this illuminating exhibition.
 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
The exhibition explores the man, his life and his unprecedented contribution to the nation’s cultural heritage.

Sir Richard Wallace: The Collector

 10am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-16
2018-12-16

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - today

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
2018-12-16
2018-12-16
 

Tower Bridge opening times

12:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
01:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
05:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
06:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river