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


Saturday 16th November

Come along to two days of activities exploring the sounds of the Horniman Museum and Gardens and our impact on the environment.
 10:30am to 7pm
 
 Forest Hill
Sounds From the Gardens
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
The legendary Amnesty Book Sale clearance edition returns. Thousand of quality books at bargain prices.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Greenwich
Blackheath and Greenwich Amnesty Book Sale
These two walks, morning and afternoon, will visit some 40 of the City of London's historic medieval, Wren and Georgian churches and church towers, to raise money for the Friends of the City Churches' Melba Coombs Memorial Fund.
 All Day
 
City Churches Marathon Walk

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.
Heath Robinson Watercolours
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Nov
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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
2019-11-16
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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
2019-11-16
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An illuminated trail winds round the ornamental lake and through the historic arboretum of Syon House, ending at the spectacular Great Conservatory.
Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland
event time 5pm to 9pm
 Brentford
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Dec
2019-11-16
2019-11-16
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
2019-11-16
2019-11-16
Antony Gormley takes over the Main Galleries with a series of works that test the scale and light of the RA’s architecture.
Antony Gormley
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Tue, 3rd Dec
2019-11-16
2019-11-16
Emerging artist Hugo Brazão presents a new immersive installation at the Embassy of Brazil in November exploring themes of misdirection and disorientation.
event time 10am to 6pm
 St James
 Closing soon Wed, 11th Dec
2019-11-16
2019-11-16
A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles.
African Textiles - Karun Thakar Collection
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 14th Dec
2019-11-16
2019-11-16
The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors.
The Power of Influence: William Beveridge as public intellectual and LSE Director
event time 11am to 6pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 20th Dec
2019-11-16
2019-11-16
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
 Closing soon Sat, 21st Dec
2019-11-16
2019-11-16

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 16th November 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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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
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 16th November 2019

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-11-16
2019-11-16

London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-11-16
2019-11-16

Roman London Walking Tour

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-11-16
2019-11-16
 

Tower Bridge opening times

07:30amMaintenance LiftUp river
08:00amMaintenance LiftDown river
07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
08:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river