Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.
Top things to do in London on Sat 2nd Dec 2017
Homes and businesses decorate a window, leave their blinds open and create a fabulous trail for everyone to enjoy.
5pm to 8pm
There will be a steam train running along part of the North London line during the morning.
9:30am to 11:30am
Three experts who specialize in the language, literature and material culture of war discuss life in the trenches and on the Home Front.
2pm to 4pm
A note that a steam train, pulled by the Class 4-6-2 no 35028 Clan Line will be chugging around south London.
12:20pm to 4pm
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
2pm to 5pm
Want to know more about the interwoven history of Southbank Centre’s architecture and culture?
12pm to 4pm
Come and see amazing models of cars, cranes, trains and lots more, all built from Meccano.
10:30am to 5pm
Celebrating 50 Years of British Cave Exploration & Cave Science at Home and Abroad.
10am to 5pm
Join the Institute of Imagination for a festive celebration of tinkering and making.
10am to 4pm
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Events in December
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
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)
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)
Artifacts and photos from the discovery of the wreak of The London, a ship that sank in 1665 off Southend. (Closing soon Mon, 11th Dec)
This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged over the centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)
Focussing on London through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this exhibition traces the impact of the Reformation on culture and society. (Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec)
This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world. (Closing soon Sat, 16th Dec)
A free exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date. (Closing soon Fri, 22nd Dec)
Alan’s exhibition features paintings that were executed directly in front of his subjects, usually at the beginning or at the end of the day. (Closing soon Wed, 27th Dec)
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’. (Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sat 2nd Dec 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 2nd Dec 2017
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
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.
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.