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


Sunday 25th Nov

A note, that after several failed attempts in the summer, a floatilla of hot air balloons may drift over London this morning.
 6am to :
 
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Hot air ballooons (may) fly over Central London
This running day commemorates 25 years since Finchley bus garage closed in November 1993 one of the many garages closed around that time.
 3pm to 4pm
 
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Vintage buses running between Moorgate and Finchley
Over 100 stands selling gifts and produce from British suppliers.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Chelsea
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Chelsea Physic Garden's Christmas Fair

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition.
Jameel Prize 5
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Nov
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Explore Michael Palin’s role in creating some of the most brilliant comedy of the 20th century through his own archive.
Michael Palin: Writer, Actor, Comedian
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Nov
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Marking 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, celebrate the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary.
Oceania
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Mon, 10th Dec
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An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU.
event time 11am to 6pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
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The exhibition reveals the ‘behind the scenes’ of a pioneer excavation and research project of one of the most complex societies of its time.
The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Dec
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A series of modern light installations will illuminate the 18th century gardens and architecture, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the Gardens in a different light, after dark.
event time 5:30pm to 10pm
 Chiswick
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
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Fans which reflect the troubadour style and a return to the chivalric principles of the past will be on display alongside fans commemorating Napoleon and the return of his ashes to France in 1840.
The Romantic Age: European Fans 1810-1840
event time 12pm to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
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This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour
event time Starts at 5pm
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sat, 5th Jan
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New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.
Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions
event time 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Jan
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Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Jan
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 25th November 2018

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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Hackney's oldest building will be open to the public. Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
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Walking tours of London on Sunday 25th November 2018

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
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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
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Tower Bridge opening times

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