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


Sunday 20th Oct

An opportunity to have a look at the buildings and engines, to take in the exhibition and learn something of the Victorian sewer system.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
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Crossness Engines open day

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2019-10-20
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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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Explore a magical forest, travel across the sea in Max’s private boat and take part in a wild rumpus in a family-friendly exhibition
 Where the Wild Things Are: The Art of Maurice Sendak
event time 10am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 10th Nov
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
This exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries.
Architecture of London
event time 12pm to 4pm
 City of London
 Ends on Sun, 1st Dec
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface.
Driverless: Who is in control?
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sat, 21st Dec
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto.
event time 2pm to 4pm
 Ends on Sun, 22nd Dec
2019-10-20
2019-10-20

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 20th October 2019

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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Hidden under a road bridge can be found the remains of a medieval monastery.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Wimbledon
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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
2019-10-20
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Sunday 20th October 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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20

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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20

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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
 

Tower Bridge opening times

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