Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.
Top events in London on Thu 4th Apr 2019
This talk will be accompanied by a small display of material relating to Archbishop Laud from the Library’s collections.
6pm to 7:30pm
A talk about the stormy public debates surrounding the first Blackfriars Bridge, which opened in 1769.
6:30pm to 8pm
This lecture will track these radical quests and show how they could lead to positions like those of Baruch Spinoza or Thomas Hobbes: God may still exist but is almost wholly out of reach.
6pm to 7pm
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
A "lost" portrait of Charles Dickens, recently re-discovered after 174 years, will go on public display for one week.
Closing soon Sun, 7th Apr
Collectively these portraits and stories speak across continents and generations of an extraordinary post-war emigration of women who made a leap of faith for the love of an airman.
10am to 6pm
Closing soon Sun, 14th Apr
An exhibition that looks at how the world has tried (and often failed) to secure peace in the 20th century.
9am to 7pm
Closing soon Wed, 17th Apr
The Charles Dickens Museum explores the pivotal role of food in the author’s life and novels and give new insights into the experience of dining with Dickens.
10am to 5pm
Closing soon Sun, 21st Apr
This is the V&A Museum of Childhood’s first major exhibition to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture.
10am to 5:45pm
The exhibition showcases significant objects from Sheffield’s Guild of St George Ruskin Collection whilst also drawing on the collections of museums and galleries.
10am to 4:30pm
A display of paintings which depict landscapes, river views and street scenes in Tower Hamlets.
9am to 8pm
Closing soon Thu, 25th Apr
The exhibition is an exploration of how the proposed causes and cures are represented within the art collection of Bethlem Museum of the Mind.
10am to 5pm
Closing soon Fri, 26th Apr
From Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones to Perry, Latham and Pecchioli, join the dreamers where reality meets imagination.
10am to 5pm
City of London
Closing soon Sun, 28th Apr
This exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.
10am to 5:50pm
Closing soon Mon, 29th Apr
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 11th Apr at 10:15am