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


Wednesday 20th November

Want to become the modern day Dickens, but need a little help? Come along to this event exploring how story-generating computer programmes could be the answer.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Tottenham Court Road
Our Mutual Friend the Machine
In 1204, in the face of a French invasion, King John of England was obliged to abandon his lands in northern France.
 Starts at 6:30pm
 
 St James
This talk takes place at the Four Quarters bar, where visitors can enjoy playing a combination of classic arcade and console games.
 7:30pm to 8pm
 
 Olympic Park
Playing in the darkness: video games and the dystopian imagination
£15.00 Bowie's Books
Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life. John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 St James
Bowie's Books
This talk will separate science fiction from science fact and elucidate what we know about these mysterious objects, and how they have shaped, and continue to shape, our Universe.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
This lecture will look at how this prejudice grew out of the persecution of Protestants in the 1550s, at the idealistic historian who crystallised it, and at the political crises, real and invented.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2019-11-20
2019-11-20
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 10am to 5pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Dec
2019-11-20
2019-11-20
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
2019-11-20
2019-11-20
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
 Closing soon Mon, 2nd Dec
2019-11-20
2019-11-20
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
2019-11-20
2019-11-20
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.
The
event time 9am to 4pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon Fri, 6th Dec
2019-11-20
2019-11-20
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
2019-11-20
2019-11-20
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
2019-11-20
2019-11-20
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 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 20th Dec
2019-11-20
2019-11-20
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
 Closing soon Sat, 21st Dec
2019-11-20
2019-11-20

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Wednesday 20th November 2019

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-11-20
2019-11-20

Roman London Walking Tour

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
2019-11-20
2019-11-20

City Highlights Guided Walk

 

Tower Bridge opening times

06:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
09:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
10:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river