Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and random miscellany happening around London.
Top things to do in London on Tue 24th Oct 2017
A virtual-reality design transforms the modern-day market into a 3D digital landscape inspired by its Roman history as London’s Forum.
A talk on a tour that saw Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe visit every railway station in the UK.
Join these award-winning architects in a talk about their practice and approach to designing buildings in cities.
In a UK-exclusive launch event for his new book, Tim Peake will be touching down at the Barbican Centre.
A talk about the changing fashions for the design of commercial cemeteries.
What are the barriers to achieving the benefits of this new technology and how can they be overcome?
A talk about the gay men who served during the two world wars, both on the battlefields and home front.
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
A showcase of projects which demonstrate lessons learnt in adapting and reconfiguring London’s terraces in an ever growing city. (Closing soon Wed, 25th Oct)
The exhibition explores a largely unknown and under-rated body of Dickens’s work that speaks plainly to social justice with energy and relevance—both then and now. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)
View rarely seen excavation photographs and discover the sites that were uncovered during the post-ware rebuilding of London. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)
An exhibition of animals that have been recreated using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)
(Tuesday, 24th Oct - 10am to 5pm)
Come face-to-face with a Roman skull uncovered during excavations in the Walbrook Stream. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Oct)
70 years of Concrete Quarterly explores the social and architectural history of concrete architecture and engineering over the past 70 years, (Closing soon Mon, 30th Oct)
Play the very best video games, computers and consoles from the past four decades. (Closing soon Tue, 31st Oct)
A historical journey that shows you some of the longest, deepest and most advanced tunnels in the world. (Closing soon Tue, 31st Oct)
Revealing the captivating, visceral power of blood to expose, shock and save lives, the exhibition highlights the scientific and symbolic nature of blood. (Closing soon Wed, 1st Nov)
The exhibition features examples of many well-known cartoon strips from newspapers and magazines from the past 100 years. (Closing soon Sun, 5th Nov)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Tue 24th Oct 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
Walking Tours of London on Tue 24th Oct 2017
Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Wed 25th Oct at 03:45am
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