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 Sat 28th Oct 2017
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
A free community open day of free maker activities for people of all ages
At this free marketplace discover the more surprising side of London’s medical history. Handle objects from centuries past and join workshops from suturing to spoken word poetry.
Workshops and demos, including honey tasting, honey spinning, seed bomb, wax candle making workshops.
Guided tours of the London Transport museum's archive of posters and artwork.
Late night opening at St Paul's, with photos allowed, and the 1st ever display of William Tyndale's New Testament.
All-day conference on tunnels and subterranean structures.
In Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park’s most atmospheric guided tour, join Cemetery Club on a lamp-lit tour to celebrate the lives of the quarter of a million people buried here.
Discover working models all built from Meccano, and invent and build your own models for the chance to win a prize!
An exhibition of Acorn / BBC / RISC OS computers and software, with both classic and modern developments.
Watch museums stand-up and hear the weirdest and wildest medical stories as we show off the lighter side of medical history.
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
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)
(Saturday, 28th 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)
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)
AntikBar will be exhibiting a few of their original vintage Soviet posters on their feature wall. (Closing soon Tue, 7th Nov)
An exploration of melancholia in European art and culture. (Closing soon Fri, 10th Nov)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sat 28th Oct 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Walking Tours of London on Sat 28th Oct 2017
This circular-ish walk will be funny, irreverent, and informative and will wonder what ghosts are what ghost stories say about who we are and how we think about the world.
Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
Tower Bridge opening times
|06:45pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Up river|
|08:00pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Down river|
|10:45pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Up river|
|11:45pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Down river|
|01:00pm||Sailing Barge Kitty||Up river|
|01:45pm||Sailing Barge Kitty||Down river|
|06:15pm||Sailing Barge Kitty||Up river|
|07:00pm||Sailing Barge Kitty||Down river|
|07:30am||Maintenance Lift||Up river|
|08:00am||Maintenance Lift||Down river|
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