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 Tue 5th Dec 2017
The wondrous heritage of the tree, examples of records of ancient mulberry trees in the London area and their stories.
A lecture on the making of Wilkins Terrace, the latest project to complete within UCL’s Transforming programme.
A late night adults only evening at the new Postal Museum.
James Thornhill’s artistic success brought fame and fortune in his lifetime, but his professional career began in the relatively humble surroundings. The final of this year's Autumn Lecture Series.
Dr Juliette Desplat will talk about this turning point in the political running of the war in the Middle East.
Come in from the cold and breathe in a festive evening celebrating the invisible gases that flow around us, fill our lungs, can knock us off our feet and will determine the future of our climate.
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
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
An exhibition that provides a glimpse of the challenges and joys of theatrical life since the days of Elizabeth I. ( )
Closing soon Thu, 7th 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 Tue 5th Dec 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
Walking Tours of London on Tue 5th Dec 2017
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
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 7th Dec at 06:45pm
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