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 4th Nov 2017
The Regent Street Motor Show is the largest free-to-view motor show in the UK.
10:30am to 4pm
A walk where you will be accompanied by an array of LED drummers, poi artists, jugglers and stilt walkers.
5:30pm to 8pm
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
2pm to 5pm
A transport fair - basically lots of transport books & collectables for sale.
10am to 4pm
What is behind recent controversies around wearing or not wearing the symbol? And how have the politics of the poppy evolved?
Starts at 3pm
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
The exhibition features examples of many well-known cartoon strips from newspapers and magazines from the past 100 years. (Closing soon Sun, 5th Nov)
A group show presenting new work by 30 emerging artists from the Masters in Fine Art (MFA) programme at Wimbledon College of Arts (Closing soon Sun, 5th Nov)
A pop-up arts and cultural hub featuring live programming and art from around the world, highlighting how drug policies impact and shape our communities. (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)
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Nov)
(Saturday, 4th Nov - 10am to 5:45pm)
More than 120 objects have been brought together in an exploration of how the often-overlooked product has helped create the modern world. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Nov)
This small display looks at a range of European prints and other objects from the Reformation (Closing soon Thu, 23rd Nov)
The exhibition features individual and collaborative artworks curated into themed
story boxes. (Closing soon Sat, 25th Nov)
This exhibition examines the British arrival in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated and the lessons learnt. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sat 4th Nov 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 4th Nov 2017
Explore the lost burial grounds of Southwark including a visit to the crypt of Guy's Hospital Chapel.
Discover the delightful, gardens of the City created from bomb sites of the Second World War.
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
|05:00pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Up river|
|06:00pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Down river|
|10:00pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Up river|
|10:45pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Down river|
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