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


Top events in London on Tue 15th Oct 2019

In this talk Stephen Wilkins will discuss the astrophysical origins of the chemical elements, almost all of which have an origin ranging from the big bang to exploding white dwarfs and the merger of neutron stars.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Picadilly
2019-10-15
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Origins of the Periodic Table
Prof. Andrea Pieroni discusses the ethnobotany of wild foods and their role in the Mediterranean diet.
 5pm to 6pm
 
 Richmond
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
Shifting geographies of ethnobotany: How Iraqi is the Mediterranean Diet?
In his talk, Chris Wilkinson will explore the principles though which engineering excellence combines with innovative architecture to create exciting buildings.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
Dyson Design Series: Chris Wilkinson on Innovation in Architecture and Engineering
An evening of rarely screened archive film and discussion, celebrating London’s most beloved and iconic LGBTQ+ venues, many long gone.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
Queer Erasure? London’s LGBTQ+ Nightlife on Film
Who is protecting London's historic buildings; the Mayor, London boroughs, government ministers, MPs or the voluntary movement?
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
SAVE Annual Lecture with Simon Jenkins
Panel debate on the politics, philosophy, and poetry of home, exploring the fundamental connection between home and human well-being.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-10-15
2019-10-15

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 Closing soon Tue, 15th Oct
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
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 Starts at 10am
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Tue, 15th Oct
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
This exhibition explores, through archives and photographs, life in the borough in the late 1960’s.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Farringdon
 Closes tomorrow
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
A huge glowing moon will hang from the roof of the church for a week.
event time Starts at 12am
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 19th Oct
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
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
 Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
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
 Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
This exhibition celebrates music hall and variety entertainment throughout a time when Islington was London’s undisputed ‘Parish of Pleasure’!
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Tue, 22nd Oct
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish.
David Low - Censored
event time 10:30am to 5:30pm
 Putney
 Closing soon Fri, 25th Oct
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
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
 Closing soon Sat, 26th Oct
2019-10-15
2019-10-15
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
event time 11am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-15
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 15th October 2019

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-10-15
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Walking tours of London on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-15
2019-10-15

Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-15
2019-10-15

City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

04:00pmMarine Tugboat (MTS) SD SharkUp river
04:00pmMarine Tugboat (MTS) SD SealUp river
04:00pmVesselUp river
04:45pmMarine Tugboat (MTS) SD SharkDown river
04:45pmMarine Tugboat (MTS) SD SealDown river