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


Saturday 12th Oct

Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-10-12
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Discover how Edward Johnston, the man behind London Underground’s typeface and the iconic roundel, changed passenger journeys forever.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-10-12
2019-10-12
Johnston Journeys tour

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2019-10-12
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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
2019-10-12
2019-10-12
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
2019-10-12
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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
2019-10-12
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Explore the ancient and modern contexts of one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie Museum: an ancient model of a ship-cart excavated from a tomb at the site of Gurob.
From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Ends on Sat, 26th Oct
2019-10-12
2019-10-12
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired.
Secret Rivers
event time 10am to 6pm
 Poplar
 Ends on Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-12
2019-10-12
Under Ground London explores our relationship with the subterranean capital, exploring hundreds of years of documents, images and plans to tell the story of the underground city
Monthly opening of
event time 9:30am to 4:45pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Thu, 31st Oct
2019-10-12
2019-10-12
This exhibition presents a global picture of Dickens, exploring the impact of his travels on his life and his writing, and it examines how Dickens has gone on to shape the lives of people around the globe.
Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Sun, 3rd Nov
2019-10-12
2019-10-12
This exhibition traces the history of the Thameslink route from 1866 through to the recent £7bn modernisation programme which has transformed the route and untangled the tracks.
Untangling the Tracks
event time 10am to 6pm
 Covent Garden
 Ends on Mon, 2nd Dec
2019-10-12
2019-10-12
To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour.
The Moon
event time 10am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 5th Jan 2020
2019-10-12
2019-10-12

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 12th October 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
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 12th October 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
2019-10-12
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Tower Bridge opening times

07:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river