What's on in London on Friday 5th May 2017

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 Fri 5th May 2017


(Friday, 5th May - 12pm to 3pm)
Monthly opening of the private gardens within Lambeth Palace in the heart of London.  ()

Monthly opening of Lambeth Palace's gardens

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon


(Friday, 5th May - 11am to 6pm)
Explore the work of designer and artist Josef Frank (1885-1967) in the first-ever UK exhibition of his textiles.


Josef Frank: Patterns–Furniture–Painting

This exhibition explores the way artists and photographers responded to the bombing of London during WW2.


Perspectives of Destruction: Images of London, 1940-44


(Friday, 5th May - 11am to 5pm)
A sumptuous display of over 70 fans decorated with biblical subjects.


Biblical Fans


(Friday, 5th May - Starts at 12am)
One of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century returns to Tate Britain for his most comprehensive exhibition yet.


David Hockney


(Friday, 5th May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition explores Moscow as it was imagined by a bold new generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and early 1930s.


(Friday, 5th May - 10am to 9pm)
Learn about the artistic relationship between two great Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo, from the 1510s through to the 1540s.


Michelangelo & Sebastiano

This exhibition presents a renewed examination of two iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London.


Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square


(Friday, 5th May - 10am to 4pm)
A display about the work of doctors who gave anaesthesia and pain relief to the wounded during the Battle of the Somme


The Price of a Mile


(Friday, 5th May - 10am to 5pm)
This new exhibition explores the personal stories of those who fought during WW1 and the families they left behind.


Echoes Across the Century

Collector of rarities, debunker of myths, inspiration to writers and doctors alike, conjuror of words, owner of a live ostrich and expert witness at a witch trial.


A cabinet of rarities': the curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne


Regular Events on Fri 5th May 2017

(typically repeat most weeks)

Visit the site of Bartholomew Fair, for over 700 years a byword for misbehaviour and debauchery,

Walking Tours of London on Fri 5th May 2017

Visit the site of Bartholomew Fair, for over 700 years a byword for misbehaviour and debauchery,
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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