Things to do in London today
Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.
One-Off Events Happening Today
Free Power and Pragmatism
In this lecture, Sir Malcolm will give a lively account of his years in government and opposition, detailing his involvement in some of recent history’s most important events. ( Holborn )
Author Andrew Robinson introduces the Indus civilisation that flourished for half a millennium from about 2600 to 1900 BC ( Russell Square )
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
Free Being Punk
A small display that encapsulates the personal processes of being a Punk in the late 1970s. (Ending Soon Thu, 28th Jul)
A major exhibition revealing the fascinating life, times and lost library of Queen Elizabeth I’s most famous ‘conjurer’. (Ending Soon Fri, 29th Jul)
Free Project Morrinho
Discover a miniature model favela in the Horniman Gardens, created by Project Morrinho. (Ending Soon Thu, 4th Aug)
A display of art work inspired by the zoological exhibits at the Grant Museum (Ending Soon Sat, 6th Aug)
£8 Power UP!
This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event features the very best video games and consoles from the past 40 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Aug)
Two revolving arms narrowly evade each other in a huge mobile of light and sound in constant motion. (Ends on Wed, 10th Aug)
This exhibition tells Sicily’s fascinating stories – from the arrival of the Greeks to the extraordinary period of enlightenment under Norman rule. (Ends on Sun, 14th Aug)
Discover a little-known chapter of Indian history through the largest surviving example of an Assamese devotional textile. (Ends on Mon, 15th Aug)
An exhibition of art inspired by the master film maker (Ends on Wed, 24th Aug)
This summer exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of a petition to Parliament signed by 1,499 women calling for women's suffrage. (Ends on Sat, 27th Aug)
Regular Events on Today
(typically repeat each week)
Visit Carshalton Water Tower to see for yourself this impressive building with the 18th century sunken bath.
Hear how a Victorian sailors' pub went from music hall to Methodist Mission and was forgotten before becoming the venue it is today ( Whitechapel )
Walking Tours of London
We poke around in forgotten corners of 'the real London' just over the river. We make some extraordinary 'finds'.
£10 Hidden London
This walk is the distillation of a brilliant guide's many years' experience probing the hidden places and forgotten nooks of the city.
In this walk we slip into the hidden wonders of the City of London to uncover some of it's best hidden secrets as we walk thousand-year-old streets, uncover tantalising relics of the ancient city of L