Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.
Top events in London on Thu 31st May 2018
£10.00 Making Oscar Wilde
Hear the previously untold, newly researched story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America from Oxford University's Michèle Mendelssohn, as she reveals his adventures on both sides of the pond.
7:15pm to 8:30pm
A lecture exploring the rich visual history of London’s street name plates
6:30pm to 8:30pm
City of London
£26.79 Rum Tasting Evening
A rum tasting event aboard Francis Drake's ship, The Golden Hinde. Chance to explore rums at this historical venue.
A talk on the origins and evolution of plastics over the first 100 years, from ivory substitute to the Tupperware Burp
7pm to 10pm
The London Metropolitan Archives team will introduce you to some of the wonderful collections which tell the amazing stories of women and power in the capital
10:30am to 4pm
As part of London History Day, we are opening the doors to The National Archives’ repositories and offering you the chance to go behind the scenes.
10am to 11am
Find out more about this family and the collections in this talk by Judy Aitken, curator.
7pm to 8:30pm
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of this momentous battle and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War.
10am to 6pm
Closing soon Thu, 31st May
Photographs have been selected to illustrate the impact, diversity and quality of work by AOP members since 1968.
Closing soon Fri, 1st Jun
The works are inspired by their exploration of both the content of the papyrus stories and the conservation and collections care of papyrus materials in museums.
1pm to 5pm
Closing soon Sat, 2nd Jun
A typography based exhibition featuring new works from 6 artists who have a long connection with letters in various forms and colours.
8am to 5pm
Closing soon Sat, 9th Jun
A photo-story by award-winning photographer Jim Grover that captures the lives of the first generation of Caribbean migrants here in South London
10am to 6pm
Closing soon Sun, 10th Jun
This group exhibition brings together artworks by seven international artists that address how our world might look and feel in the future.
11am to 9pm
Closing soon Mon, 11th Jun
What would the past have been like in the Middle Ages if the future had happened before?
10am to 5pm
Closing soon Sat, 16th Jun
First London exhibition devoted to the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) and his photography in Asia.
10:30am to 8pm
Closing soon Sat, 23rd Jun
Work by photographer Jill Furmanovsky, looking at the past and present of the iconic studios.
9:30am to 7:30pm
Closing soon Wed, 27th Jun
A display of the last remaining parts of the Whitechapel fatberg.
10am to 6pm
Closing soon Sun, 1st Jul
Walking tours of London on Thursday 31st May 2018
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
2pm to 4pm
A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 25th Sep at 07:15pm