Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and other random miscellany events happening around London.
Special Events in London on Tue 24th Jan 2017
This talk offers a light-hearted exploration of contemporary attitudes towards the Royal Navy and the British sailor, using the postcard artwork of Donald McGill; the “King of the Saucy Seaside Postcard”.
The cabaret-style night for all those who love museums is back for more museum-y fun!
An evening of audio cinema as we explore the sounds of ponds with Helen Greaves (UCL Geography) and sound artist Action Pyramid.
A talk about one of the top comedians of the 20th century, Max Wall.
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major will be talking about the history of the Victorian music halls.
A panel discussion about whether campus campaigns against The Sun, Daily Mail and Express are justified
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
A hypnotic light display based on Islamic geometry in the main foyer of the Barbican. (Closing soon Wed, 25th Jan)
The Canary Wharf estate is being lit up throughout January by a lighting display comprising angels, glowing graffiti and floating poetry. (Closing soon Fri, 27th Jan)
A rare display of the British Museum’s collection of shadow theatre puppets from Southeast Asia. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Jan)
The artwork used for the print elements in the Harry Potter movies displayed by the original artists.
This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers.
This exhibition looks at the popular seasonal pastime of ice skating which, in London, dates back to at least the 12th century.
An art and light installation made from materials recycled from a 2015 sculpture.
Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times
This exhibition raises important questions about historical examples of forced migration and Britain’s response in the past.
An exhibition of Soho's seedy adult art and film by the street artist, Shuby.
Regular Events on Tue 24th Jan 2017
(typically repeat most weeks)
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London.
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus.
Walking Tours of London on Tue 24th Jan 2017
Stephen Turner, the artist who occupied an egg-shaped wooden vessel for three years, opens his first exhibition about the project.
London's waking nightmare of murder... He came silently out of the midnight shadows of August 31, 1888.
Tower Bridge Opening Times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Fri 9th Jun at 03:30pm
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