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


Monday 30th Sep

From cottage gardens to formal gardens, kitchen gardens to water gardens, Kathryn Bradley-Hole, one of Britain's foremost garden writers, will take us on a horticultural tour de force of English gardens.
 7pm to 8:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
Professor Vicky Pope will discuss the challenges of climate modelling and reduction of emissions; Dr Damien Short will talk about why we need to legislate against Ecocide; and Professor Geoffrey Beattie will discuss the psychology that stops us from taking action.
 5:30pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
Dr Simon Elliott will explain how this industry came to be, how the quarries were operated, how the stone was transported, and what became of the industry.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
From Ragstone To Riches, Dr Simon Elliot.

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

See remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs.
Expeditions and Endeavours
event time 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Tue, 1st Oct
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
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
 Ends on Sun, 6th Oct
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
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
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will display the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years.
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Whitehall
 Ends on Sun, 13th Oct
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
This exhibition includes never-before-seen materials from the BFI National Archive and the Monty Python Archive.
Monty Python Explodes!
event time All Day
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 13th Oct
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
This exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon, and features many of her original prints from the 1920s and 1930s.
Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon
event time 10am to 5pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Tue, 15th Oct
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War.
The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Tue, 15th Oct
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC).
 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Sun, 20th Oct
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 20th Oct
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
event time 10am to 7pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Tue, 22nd Oct
2019-09-30
2019-09-30

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Monday 30th September 2019

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.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
2019-09-30
2019-09-30

London's Burning Walking Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

06:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river