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 Wed 8th Nov 2017
A notice that the emergency services will be conducting two exercises between Lambeth Bridge and Millbank Pier.
9:25am to 9:50am
A talk about how the relationship between Number 10 and the Security Services evolved, using records from The National Archives’ collection.
6:30pm to 8pm
There were two revolutions in Russia in 1917, hear about the second one.
Starts at 7pm
City of London
A lecture about the overthrow of the idea of London as a "New Troy" and its origins as Roman.
2pm to 3pm
City of London
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
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)
(Wednesday, 8th 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)
Shining a light on stem cell and bone marrow donation from Black, Asian, ethnic minorities and those with mixed heritage. (Closing soon Fri, 24th 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)
This exhibition looks at the early pioneers of Roman London archaeology and the discovery of Roman London over three centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 1st Dec)
Explore the history of the Wrens in Greenwich. New interviews and research offer a rare female perspective into the fascinating history of the Old Royal Naval College. (Closing soon Sun, 3rd Dec)
This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house. (Closing soon Tue, 5th Dec)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Wed 8th Nov 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
Walking Tours of London on Wed 8th Nov 2017
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.
Tower Bridge opening times
|07:30pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Up river|
|08:30pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Down river|
|11:30pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Up river|
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