Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.
Top events in London on Fri 8th Nov 2019
Andrew Richards tells the story of the First World War chaplain who first suggested a memorial to those fallen servicemen and women with no known grave.
11:30am to :
xplore Hogarth: Place and Progress after normal opening hours, accompanied with a Gin & Tonic.
Starts at 6pm
£8.00 The Imitation Game + Q&A
An evening dedicated to Alan Turing, code-breaker and father of modern computing.
6:30pm to 10pm
Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
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.
10am to 8:30pm
Closing soon Tue, 12th Nov
This exhibition highlights Sakubei’s importance in documenting the lives of miners, the folk traditions of northern Kyushu and Japan's industrial heritage.
9:30am to 5:30pm
Closing soon Fri, 15th Nov
See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.
11am to 4pm
Closing soon Sun, 24th Nov
An exhibition of new paintings by contemporary artist, Naomi Frears, that depicts a variety of enigmatic human forms.
11am to 6pm
Closing soon Sat, 30th Nov
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.
10am to 5pm
City of London
Closing soon Sun, 1st Dec
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.
10am to 6pm
Closing soon Mon, 2nd Dec
Antony Gormley takes over the Main Galleries with a series of works that test the scale and light of the RA’s architecture.
10am to 10pm
Closing soon Tue, 3rd Dec
This is an exhibition of the life and leadership of a great Australian and one of the most remarkable and highly decorated womens’ leaders of the First World War, Dame Maud McCarthy.
9am to 4pm
Closing soon Fri, 6th Dec
A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles.
10:30am to 5pm
Closing soon Sat, 14th Dec
The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors.
9am to 7pm
Closing soon Fri, 20th Dec
Walking tours of London on Friday 8th November 2019
Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
11am to 12:45pm
City of London
Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
2pm to 3:30pm
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 11th Nov at 10:20am