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


Sunday 30th Dec

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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30

New Year Steam-Up

Love it or hate it, the concrete landscape of Europe’s largest art centre has been dividing opinion for generations.
 5pm to :
 
 Southwark
2018-12-30
2018-12-30

Southbank Architecture Tour

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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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
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

 12pm to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 30th Dec
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
Featuring 20 artists and spanning a period of roughly 50 years, the exhibition includes innovative, minimalist sculpture from the 1960s as well as recent works that extend the legacy of 'optical' minimalism in different ways.

Space Shifters

 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-30
2018-12-30

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 30th December 2018

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
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
2018-12-30
2018-12-30

Walking tours of London on Sunday 30th December 2018

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2018-12-30
2018-12-30
 

Tower Bridge opening times

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