What's on in London on Friday 17th November 2017

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 Fri 17th Nov 2017

Experience the Painted Hall after dark with live music, art and performance.
 7pm to 10pm

Painted Ladies: Friday Late at the Painted Hall

Changing demands from international visitors and a potential increase in domestic ‘staycations’ are forcing London’s hotel sector to respond to future-proof its supply.
 8:30am to 9:30am

London’s Hotel Sector: responding to change

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This small display looks at a range of European prints and other objects from the Reformation (Closing soon Thu, 23rd Nov)


The candle is lighted Martin Luther’s legacy in print


(Friday, 17th Nov - 8:30am to 5:30pm)
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)


Storybox: Tales of Absence, ‘What ifs’ and Salvation


(Friday, 17th Nov - 10am to 6pm)
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)


 Afghanistan: Reflections on Helmand


(Friday, 17th Nov - 11am to 4pm)
See drawings from Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)


Visualising the Water-Babies

Oxford House Nexus is a photographic exhibition exploring relationships between Oxford House and its community across time. (Closing soon Wed, 29th Nov)


Oxford House Nexus, An exhibition by Sarah-Jane Field, Keith Greenough and John Umney


(Friday, 17th Nov - 9:30am to 5pm)
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)


WRNS Untold Stories: The Women’s Royal Naval Service at Greenwich


(Friday, 17th Nov - 10am to 9:30pm)
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)


Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

A display of paintings, drawings and models by the likes of Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Julia Barfield and Patty Hopkins. (Closing soon Sat, 9th Dec)


Exhibitions opening soon


Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 30th Nov at 06:30pm

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