Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


Saturday 20th Oct

A monthly classic car show/meet just behind Waterloo Station.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Waterloo Classics
Explore the collection of publications, ephemera and artefacts that form part of the UK Leather Archive at this free ‘drop in’ display.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
	Display – UK Leather Archive
Skills of the Huguenots Day celebrates contemporary interpretations of these talents so whatever you are interested in, drop in and participate.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Whitechapel
2018-10-20
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A debate about the culture and history of tattooing.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Picadilly
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
Inked: the history of indigenous tattooing
Step into Roman London’s military fort, located under the Museum, and learn about the Roman foundations, their discovery, excavation and preservation.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Barbican
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
Roman fort gate tours
The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life traces the history of this cultural tradition and explores how it has shaped the identity of the place through the centuries.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Whitechapel
2018-10-20
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This unique document is in private hands and speaker Kate Wigley from the School of Textiles, offers a rare opportunity to discover more about this previously undiscovered gem.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Whitechapel
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
A display of Meccano and old cars at the Victorian steam pumping station.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Feltham
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
The Marvels of Meccano 2018

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

A selection of rare items drawn directly from the collection at Swedenborg House.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Bloomsbury
 Closing soon Sat, 20th Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
This exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art,
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Sun, 21st Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
Revisit 1948 and explore how the Windrush story is much more than the dawn of British multiculturalism it has come to represent.
event time All Day
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 21st Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
With walls and fences being constructed everywhere, this striking photographic exhibition provides a broad historical and geographical perspective revealing the ephemeral nature of barriers to human movement.
KEEP OUT! Barriers and Boundaries Ancient and Modern
event time 10am to 4pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Thu, 25th Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
The Redfern Gallery is hosting a retrospective of works by Paul Feiler (1918-2013), in honour of the artist’s centenary year.
event time 11am to 2pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Sat, 27th Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
The exhibition presents an illustration of how craftsmanship and small industry are embedded in tradition, embrace the new, and adapt in a changing society.
event time 10am to 8pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
An award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
A major exhibition about the burial and funeral rites of Roman London.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Poplar
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
Extreme training. Secret missions. Total dedication. Explore the hidden world of the Special Forces.
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
Uncover the mathematics behind De Morgan’s exquisite work.
event time 9am to 5pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Oct
2018-10-20
2018-10-20

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 20th October 2018

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
A guided walk around the old Parish of St Pancras, the edge of London where old and new collide, to meet the old and new gods that have sprung up, and the outsiders who have disrupted time, and space, and the way we see the world.
 2pm to 6:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2018-10-20
2018-10-20

Walking tours of London on Saturday 20th October 2018

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Hampstead
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Moorgate
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
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.
 tba
 
 Barbican
2018-10-20
2018-10-20
 

Tower Bridge opening times

09:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
10:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river