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


Sunday 29th September

London’s very own festival of Japanese culture.
 10am to 8pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Expect hundreds of canoeists, paddle boarders and rowers to fill the Thames today.
 All Day
 
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Regatta London
A weekend of fermented fruitiness as Canopy Market celebrates all things cider
 11am to 6pm
 
 Kings Cross
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Ciderfest x Canopy Market
An annual Pearly Kings and Queens harvest festival held in the Guildhall yard.
 12:30pm to :
 
 City of London
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Costermongers harvest festival
Today, Freemen of the City of London will exercise their ancient right to drive sheep across London Bridge.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Sheep drive across London Bridge
The Thames Barrier is closed for a full test once per year for a full day -- and a convenient day to visit.
 All Day
 
 Woolwich
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Annual Closure of the Thames Barrier
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Monthly open day at a site of an important railway wildlife reserve.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
A special event to mark the closure of the Epping to Ongar line by London Underground 25 years ago, on 30 September 1994.
 All Day
 
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
25 Years In The Making
This is your chance to discover the latest board games, card games, roleplaying games, miniatures, wargames, and much more.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wood Green
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Tabletop Gaming Live
Three special screenings of James Bond movies and talks in one day
 All Day
 
 Southwark
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
James Bond Day
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum

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

Events in September | Events in October | Events in November | Events in December

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Bringing together seven of his rare works, six of which have never been seen in the UK, this exhibition explores how Bermejo drew inspiration from Netherlandish painting.
Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Curated by Florence Evans, Foragers of the Foreshore is the most expansive exhibition on Mudlarking that has ever taken place
event time 11am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Through more than 80 paintings and prints, this exhibition reveals Vallotton’s body of work, including portraits, landscapes and satirical prints.
Félix Vallotton - Painter of Disquiet
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
This exhibition looks at how modern board games, educational toys, gambling and role-playing games reflect, inform and shape our understanding of economics and money.
Playing with Money: currency and games
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
On display are 10 of the photographs taken by Capa during the assault on Omaha Beach, alongside personal accounts and objects related to Allied soldiers who landed that fateful day.
Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Fantasy and folly take centre stage in a spellbinding exhibition of more than 80 fans, on display for the first time in the UK...
The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection
event time 12pm to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
See remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs.
Expeditions and Endeavours
event time 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Tue, 1st Oct
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
The design of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion is made by arranging slates to create a single canopy roof that appears to emerge from the ground of the surrounding Park.
Serpentine Pavilion 2019 by Junya Ishigami
event time 10am to 6pm
 Paddington
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Oct
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
The Ship of Tolerance is dedicated to connecting children from different cultures and identities and giving them voice through the universal language of art.
The Ship of Tolerance
event time All Day
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Oct
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
This exhibition explores Freud’s enduring fascination with Egypt evident both in his writings and in his collection of antiquities.
Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt
event time 12pm to 5pm
 Hampstead
 Ends on Sun, 13th Oct
2019-09-29
2019-09-29

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 29th September 2019

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Hidden under a road bridge can be found the remains of a medieval monastery.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Wimbledon
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
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
2019-09-29
2019-09-29

Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Sunday 29th September 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
2019-09-29
2019-09-29

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
2019-09-29
2019-09-29

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
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 30th Sep at 12:00pm