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


Thursday 21st November

Annual Swedish gifts themed christmas crafts fair held in the Swedish Church.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Marylebone
Swedish Church Christmas Fair
In this debate philosophers will be picking at diversity's complexities and difficulties. What are the different forms of diversity? Why do they matter?
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Euston
What’s the Point of Diversity?
A candlelit tour to discover the secrets of London’s oldest church.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Barbican
Below the pavements, out of sight, a network of secret rivers pulses beneath the capital's busy pavements.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Covent Garden
In the nineteenth century the prospect of being poisoned was a very real fear, and the poisoner has frequently been denounced as the worst kind of criminal.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
The Victorian Fear of Poison Murder
To mark the Holborn Viaduct’s 150th birthday, Lester Hillman will explore the political, engineering, transport, commercial, literary and human dramas of this infrastructure masterpiece.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Farringdon
Holborn Viaduct at 150
A screening of Ghost in the Shell as part of an autumn series of films on Fictional Architecture, celebrating cinematic constructions which fly in the face of the normal rules of architecture.
 6pm to 9:30pm
 
 Regent Street
The Social - Fictional Architecture in Film: Ghost in the Shell
Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. These objects tell her about London and its lost ways of life.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames - A Talk by Lara Maiklem
A panel discuss the history of the BBC's iconic recording studios, and the share tales of working and recording there. Maida Vale Studios inspired music after the talk.
 7:30pm to 10pm
 
 Paddington
The History of Maida Vale Studios Talk

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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See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.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
2019-11-21
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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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21
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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21
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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21
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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21
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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21
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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21
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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21
A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles.
African Textiles - Karun Thakar Collection
event time 10:30am to 8pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 14th Dec
2019-11-21
2019-11-21
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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 21st November 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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21

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
2019-11-21
2019-11-21

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 Sat 7th Dec at 07:30am