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


Tuesday 14th May

Jonathan Bate will track Keats to Hampstead and tell of the extraordinary circle of writers – opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, essayist Charles Lamb, master-critic William Hazlitt – who wrote for The London Magazine.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
Professor Wilks will discuss the argument that ‘superintelligent’ AI may turn against us, as Hawking and Bostrom have warned.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
2019-05-14
2019-05-14

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The exhibition features twenty-four critically acclaimed projects that have pushed design boundaries through their exploration of the opportunities and challenges of timber structures.
Forest of Fabrication
event time 10am to 6pm
 Euston
 Ends on Fri, 17th May
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years.
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 19th May
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
This exhibition displays a selection of Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, revolutionary landscapes, images of the leader and intricate papercuts all of which were collected in China during the 1970s.
Cultural Revolution - State graphics in China from the 1960s to the 1970s
event time 10am to 5pm
 Walthamstow
 Ends on Sun, 26th May
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
A major exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers.
Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr
event time 10am to 7pm
 Soho
 Ends on Mon, 27th May
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
The first ever exhibition outside of Norway of Harald Sohlberg, one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art.
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
event time 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Ends on Sun, 2nd Jun
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
Women were inspired to serve their country by Florence Nightingale's work. But in 1918, as WW1 approached its end, nothing could have prepared them for what was to come - the deadly Spanish Flu.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 16th Jun
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
Jews, Money, Myth explores the role of money in Jewish life and its often vexed place in relations between Jews and non-Jews, from the time of Jesus to the 21st century.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 7th Jul
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
From 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, and the six directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the fashion house.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 14th Jul
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
Explore how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections.
Imaginary Cities
event time 9:30am to 8pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 14th Jul
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
An exhibition featuring 100 illustrations and celebrates one of the world’s greatest cities – London – revealing some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present.
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
event time 10am to 6pm
 Covent Garden
 Ends on Sun, 14th Jul
2019-05-14
2019-05-14

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 14th May 2019

A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to 1:45pm
 
 Strand
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-05-14
2019-05-14
 

Tower Bridge opening times

06:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river