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

(Monday, 19th Feb - 6pm to 8:30pm)
Technology is moving faster than it has ever done before. Since the days of Alan Turing we’ve seen computers go from the size of a room to something that can fit easily in our pockets.  ()
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£12.00

(Monday, 19th Feb - Starts at 7pm)
Video games: a series of talks exploring the relationship between video games, history and culture.  ()
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Video games: women in digital worlds

£12.00

(Monday, 19th Feb - 6:30pm to 8pm)
Architect and engineer Carlo Ratti will discuss how the layers of networks and digital information that blanket urban space are radically transforming the ways in which we understand and design cities.  ()
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Do you live in a senseable city?

A lecture by Mark Laity, one of NATO's foremost experts and thinkers on communications and a former BBC Defence Correspondent.   ()
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Storytelling and Politics: How History, Myths and Narratives Drive Our Decisions

£15.00
Historian Peter H Wilson, University of Oxford, examines the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), Europe’s most destructive conflict prior to the two world wars in the 20th century.   ()
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£18.00

(Monday, 19th Feb - 7pm to 8:45pm)
Join actor Jenny Agutter, writer and creator Heidi Thomas, and executive producer Dame Pippa Harris for a discussion of how the societal changes of the era can be portrayed on screen - and how these themes still resonate today.  ()
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Call the Midwife and the Changing Face of Feminism

£2.50

(Monday, 19th Feb - Starts at 6pm)
The Peckham Coal Line Community Project committee share their experience of 'Growing a new urban park'.   ()
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£6.00

(Monday, 19th Feb - Starts at 6:30pm)
Sci-Fi Sessions is a monthly event showcasing the most mind-expanding, thought-provoking, and imaginative science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing.  ()
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Sara Chiesura, Lead Curator of East Asian Collections, introduces items from the Library’s Chinese collection and discusses how they are stored, shared and preserved for future generations.  ()
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Bones to Bytes: Curating the Chinese Collections at the Library

Free

(Monday, 19th Feb - 8pm to 9pm)
For the younger generations considering their future career options, are the technological advances transforming the way we work something to be afraid of or excited by?  ()
2018-02-19
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Exhibitions Open Today & Closing Soon

Free

(Monday, 19th Feb - 10am to 6pm)
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory.  (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

2018-02-19
£11.50

(Monday, 19th Feb - 10am to 5:50pm)
More than 100 specimens from the Museum's collection will be on display together for the first time, (Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb)

2018-02-19

Whales: Beneath the surface

Free
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.

2018-02-19
£18

(Monday, 19th Feb - 10am to 4:15pm)
A celebration of Thailand's vibrant plant life and culture at Kew's Orchids Festival.

2018-02-19

 Orchids Festival

Free

(Monday, 19th Feb - 10am to 6pm)
A fashion and photography exhibition resulting from an unconventional research trip around the Czech Republic.

2018-02-19

Czechia Now!

Free

(Monday, 19th Feb - All Day)
Explore the history behind the creation of the open spaces, gardens, and conservatory that are found across the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre.

2018-02-19

Flying Trees and Sunken Squares

Free
This exhibition explores the past, present and future of transport and streets in The City.

2018-02-19

City Streets: Transport for a changing Square Mile

Take a journey through the remarkable history of Indian innovation and discovery.

2018-02-19

Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation

£8

(Monday, 19th Feb - 10am to 5pm)
Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art.

2018-02-19

Nature Morte

£15

(Monday, 19th Feb - 10am to 5:30pm)
This exhibition includes objects of belief from societies around the world and through time.

2018-02-19

Living with gods peoples, places and worlds beyond

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Regular Events

(usually repeat most weeks)

Hear how a Victorian sailors' pub went from music hall to Methodist Mission and was forgotten before becoming the venue it is today.
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Walking Tours of London

Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-02-19
 

Tower Bridge Opening Times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 24th Feb at 01:00pm