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


Saturday 27th Jul

Dr Jackie Hall is offering a tour of the Cathedral, using recent research undertaken by her as Southwark Cathedral Archaeologist as her starting point.
 1pm to 2:30pm
 
 Southwark
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An Archaeological Tour of Southwark Cathedral with Jackie Hall
A special close-up look at the Transport Museum’s poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-07-27
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Art and poster store tours
See historic vehicles and engineering collections, an array of signs and maps, as well as unusual and unexpected items from London’s rich transport past.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
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2019-07-27
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 Ends on Sun, 28th Jul
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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
2019-07-27
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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
2019-07-27
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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
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
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
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.
Manga
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Mon, 26th Aug
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More than 50 Lego models will be on show, from individual pieces, to awe-inspiring dioramas and mosaics.
Lego Brick Wonders
event time 3pm to 4pm
 Forest Hill
 Ends on Tue, 27th Aug
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write
Writing: Making Your Mark
event time 9:30am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Tue, 27th Aug
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
This display showcases examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her famous illustrations that came later.
Beatrix Potter's Art: 'drawn with design'
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Thu, 29th Aug
2019-07-27
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See an epic 20 feet panorama depicting the lost Houses of Parliament on display.
Panorama: London's lost view
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 1st Sep
2019-07-27
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 27th July 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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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
2019-07-27
2019-07-27

Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 27th July 2019

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sun 4th Aug at 12:30pm