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


Sunday 21st Jul

Watch a tall tower built in Guildhall Yard on Saturday, and demolished on Sunday
 11:30am to 2pm
 
 City of London
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The People's Tower
Annual show that was more country fair and is now a general music and beer fest.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Herne Hill
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A range of events at Crystal Palace, which includes tours of the Victorian subway.
 11am to 2pm
 
 Upper Norwood
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Crystal Palace Subway tours
Chance to go up on a roof in the center of London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Soho North
2019-07-21
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Open Rooftops: Carnaby Roof
A chahar-bagh (four-part) garden delineated by a central fountain, and channels of water, on the roof opposite the V&A Museum.
 3pm to 5:30pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Open Rooftops: Ismaili Centre
A weekend of events at "Europe's largest Japanese food hall" to mark it's 1st birthday.
 11:30am to 9pm
 
 Shepherds Bush
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Ichiba's 1st Birthday Festival
Each open day will be individual to the station, but there will be a fire engine on display for everyone to have a good look at, and may be even get in!
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-07-21
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Shadwell fire station open day
Go up to the 14th floor, where they have an outdoor running track.
 1pm to 5pm
 
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Open Rooftops: White Collar Factory
Annual open day including catacomb tours. Get there early as the catacomb tours (£5) tend to sell out very quickly.
 11am to 5pm
 
 West Brompton
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Annual Open Day at Brompton Cemetery
Watch the Italian church's annual procession, and buy typical Italian products from different gastronomic stands.
 3:30pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-07-21
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Annual open weekend to show off the excavated remains of a Roman bathhouse.
 11am to 4pm
 
 St Mary Cray
2019-07-21
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Annual open weekend of a Roman Bathhouse
Open day to visit the garden overlooking Bank in the City of London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
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Open Rooftops: Coq d'Argent Restaurant & Bar
Monthly tours of the City of London Cemetery & Crematorium
 Starts at 10am
 
 Manor Park
2019-07-21
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Cemetery heritage walks
The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise.
 Starts at 12pm
 
 Euston
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Retro games fair
Open day at one of the largest surviving historic estates in Surrey.
 1pm to 5pm
 
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Titsey Place Gardens Open Day
An opportunity to have a look at the buildings and engines, to take in the exhibition and learn something of the Victorian sewer system.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Crossness Engines open day

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Discover this pioneering, subversive artist as the British Museum lifts the veil on his life and works in the largest show of his prints in the UK for 45 years.
Edvard Munch: love and angst
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closes tomorrow
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
BEYOND THE ROAD merges the worlds of visual arts, music and film and offers visitors a chance to leave behind their modern day lives and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sound.
Beyond the road
event time 10am to 6pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Wed, 24th Jul
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
This exhibition tells the story of how Robert and Ellen Paul really created cinema here in Haringey.
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Tottenham
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Jul
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
A selection of Turner’s illustrations for Sir Walter Scott’s poetry and prose, part of the house’s permanent collection.
event time 12pm to 4pm
 Twickenham
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Jul
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition
event time 10am to 4:30pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Comprising 65 prints and drawings, this exhibition highlights Rembrandt’s technical and creative ingenuity on paper.
Rembrandt: Thinking on paper
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
In this, the first major museum display of artists’ postcards, discover both the politics and playfulness of this unique collection of 300 postcards.
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
An exhibition of kaleidoscopic sculptures, installations and video works informed by scientific processes and natural phenomena such as heat, cold, magnetism and light.
Hicham Berrada: Dreamscapes
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 18th Aug
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
This display focuses on the rarely seen archives of queer venues and social networks collated by University College London’s Urban Laboratory.
Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today
event time 11am to 6pm
 Whitechapel
 Ends on Sun, 25th Aug
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
This exhibition explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea.
Raw Materials: Plastics
event time 10am to 5pm
 Bow
 Ends on Sun, 25th Aug
2019-07-21
2019-07-21

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 21st July 2019

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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Hidden under a road bridge can be found the remains of a medieval monastery.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Wimbledon
2019-07-21
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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
 
 Barbican
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Sunday 21st July 2019

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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City Highlights Guided Walk

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2019-07-21
2019-07-21

London's Burning Walking Tour

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
 

Tower Bridge opening times

04:45amMotor Vessel Silver WindDown river
02:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
03:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
07:30amSailing Barge ArdwinaUp river
12:00pmSailing Barge ArdwinaDown river