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


Thursday 17th Oct

For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
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Join the Tales of the City author for an evening of his favourite tales on his first ever UK tour, in conversation with Neil Gaiman.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Southwark
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 An Evening with Armistead Maupin
Hear about London's celebrity detectives and gangsters, and find out what happened to a rowdy group of builders drinking on a rooftop in 1806.
 6:30pm to :
 
 City of London
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Archives Tour - London Collections
Dr Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans living in Tudor England.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
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Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories
Peter Clarke gives this talk based on his experience in the City of London Police and IRA during the 1970s to 1990s.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
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How the IRA Campaign changed Policing in the City and the Rest of the World

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

A huge glowing moon will hang from the roof of the church for a week.
event time Starts at 12am
 Euston
 Ends on Sat, 19th Oct
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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
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
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
2019-10-17
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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
 Ends on Tue, 22nd Oct
2019-10-17
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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
 Ends on Fri, 25th Oct
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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
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work.
Helene Schjerfbeck
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 27th Oct
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2019-10-17
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
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
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
Under Ground London
event time 9:30am to 4:45pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Thu, 31st Oct
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Grayson Perry presents new work including pots, sculpture, large-scale prints, a tapestry and a carpet.
Grayson Perry: Super Rich Interior Decoration
event time 10am to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 Ends on Sat, 2nd Nov
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 17th 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.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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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!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 31st Dec at 11:30pm