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


Thursday 31st October

How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation.
 6:15pm to 7:30pm
 
 Euston
The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor and Power in the Age of Automation
An evening of ghost stories and the supernatural at Charles Dickens home.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
Dickens After Dark: A Halloween Special
This engaging history reveals what was really at stake in the overthrow of Catholic culture and the reshaping of the English Church.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation
Join historian and curator Dr Peter Johnston as he launches his new book, the authorised history of the British military's time in Germany.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Chelsea
British Forces in Germany, 1945-2019
Occasional open week where tours are offered of a former Archbishop's palace.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Croydon
Tours of Croydon Old Palace

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An exhibition of paintings of the Cathedral mascot cat - Doorkins Magnificat
Doorkins Magnificat - Paintings by Celia Pike
event time 8am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Thu, 31st Oct
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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
 Closing soon 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
 Closing soon Sat, 2nd Nov
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Nov
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The display offers food for thought for art lovers, artists and art historians alike – and celebrates the joy of looking and the possibilities of the imagination.
John Christian - Collecting the last Romantics
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Tue, 12th Nov
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This exhibition highlights Sakubei’s importance in documenting the lives of miners, the folk traditions of northern Kyushu and Japan's industrial heritage.
Yamamoto Sakubei & the Rich Seams of Japan’s Coal Mining History
event time 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Fri, 15th Nov
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See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.
Heath Robinson Watercolours
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Nov
2019-10-31
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An exhibition of new paintings by contemporary artist, Naomi Frears, that depicts a variety of enigmatic human forms.
Naomi Frears
event time 11am to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Sat, 30th Nov
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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 10am to 5pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Dec
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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
 Closing soon Mon, 2nd Dec
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 31st 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 Wed 6th Nov at 05:30pm