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


Wednesday 15th May

Join Paul Mason, discussing his new book, Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being with New Statesman deputy editor, George Eaton
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Tottenham Court Road
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
Paul Mason in conversation with George Eaton
In this talk, Dr Alison Bancroft will uncover the links between avant garde thinking in art, and the fashion from Christian Dior.
 1pm to 1:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
Join Judith Grant to learn about the early life of Alexandra Feodorovna and the influences that contributed to her role leading to the destruction of Imperial Russia.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
The Early Life of Alexandra Feodorovna, Last Empress of Russia

Things to do in London today | What to do in London tomorrow | What's on this weekend

Events in October | Events in November | Events in December | Events in January

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Photography display exploring past and present Thamesmead through archival images from the RIBA Collections and contemporary photographs by artist Nina Manandhar.
Thamesmead: A Town for the 21st Century
event time 10am to 5pm
 Regent Street
 Closing soon Thu, 16th May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
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
 Closing soon Fri, 17th May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
Rembrandt’s legendary painting will be the centerpiece of an exhibition of self-portraits that will also include works by Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, and Pablo Picasso
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
event time 10am to 6pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Sat, 18th May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
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
 Closing soon Sun, 19th May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design.
A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
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
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
A major exhibition exploring the role of drawing in contemporary architectural practice through the work of one of Britain’s leading architects and architectural draughtsmen​.
Eric Parry: Drawing
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
Spanning thousands of years, this takes a closer look at five objects that explore the relationship between food, power and control.
Feeding history: the politics of food
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
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
 Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15
The exhibition highlights selected maps illustrating the topographical history of Islington from 16th-century rural village to an urban Victorian district.
Historic maps and plans of Islington (1553-1894)
event time 9:30am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Fri, 31st May
2019-05-15
2019-05-15

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Tower Bridge opening times

12:15pmMotor Vessel Silver WindUp river