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


Saturday 29th Dec

Top up your seasonal cheer at this day-long event with London’s best drag kings and queens.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Winter's a DRAG

All available engines will be in steam, including unlimited rides on the Waterworks Railway and the chance to see the Victorian Shand Mason steam fire engine in action.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brentford
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New Year Steam-Up

Take a tour of Parliament over the Christmas holidays.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
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Christmas Tours of the Houses of Parliament

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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.
 5:30pm to 10pm
 Chiswick
 Ends on 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

 11am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 30th Dec
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Drawing on the resources of the National Jazz Archive the exhibition includes photos, posters, journals, video and memorabilia.

Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future

 9:30am to 4pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Mon, 31st Dec
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24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town.
 6pm to 9pm
 Ends on Wed, 2nd Jan 2019
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This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour
 Starts at 5pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Sat, 5th Jan 2019
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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

 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.
 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more.

Francis Upritchard Wetwang Slack

 11am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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Leave daylight behind and put your senses to the test in this illuminating exhibition.
 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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The exhibition explores the man, his life and his unprecedented contribution to the nation’s cultural heritage.

Sir Richard Wallace: The Collector

 10am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 29th December 2018

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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Walking tours of London on Saturday 29th December 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
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 3rd Jan at 01:30pm