Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.
Top events in London on Sun 7th Apr 2019
Free London Hat Walk
Expect to see lots of people in very fine hats promenading along the South Bank
2pm to 3:30pm
Occasional opening of the fairground organ museum.
11am to 5pm
The show is expected to attract around 100 visiting buses and coaches, old and new, from London and all over the UK.
10am to 5pm
Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
1pm to 5pm
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
11am to 5pm
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.
11am to 6pm
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.
11am to 4:30pm
From Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones to Perry, Latham and Pecchioli, join the dreamers where reality meets imagination.
12pm to 4pm
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
The exhibition features ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees.
10am to 5:30pm
Closing soon Tue, 30th Apr
Explore this surreal lost property office where you will uncover stories in the most unlikely places.
11am to 8pm
Closing soon Fri, 3rd May
Regular Events - Sunday 7th April 2019
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
12pm to 5pm
A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.
12:15pm to 3pm
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.
Starts at 1pm
Walking tours of London on Sunday 7th April 2019
Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
10:30am to 1pm
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 11th Apr at 10:15am