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


Saturday 23rd November

The UK’s first Kimjang Festival is a celebration of the Korean fermented spicy dish.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 New Malden
Kimjang Festival
An vening of comedy that will explore the hidden stories in the Grant Museum of Zoology’s natural history collection.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
It’s All the Raj
Annual Swedish gifts themed christmas crafts fair held in the Swedish Church.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Marylebone
Swedish Church Christmas Fair
Experience the Nordic atmosphere at the traditional Scandinavian Christmas Market in Rotherhithe.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Rotherhithe
Scandinavian Christmas Market 2019
A new Christmas light scheme is due to be unveiled on King's Road.
 2pm to 9pm
 
 Sloane Square
Chelsea Christmas lights switch-on 2019
A candlelit tour to discover the secrets of London’s oldest church.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Barbican
A performance by Timberlina and Auntie Maureen which will bring to life some of the coded, intriguing and sometimes naughty personal ads found at The National Archives and Bishopsgate Institute.
 4pm to 5:30pm
 
 Kennington
Classified: A Performance of Queer Dating Ads
A special close-up look at the Transport Museum’s poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
Art and poster store tours
The London Fortean Society and friends return to the Haunted Landscape, a one-day symposium on the folklore, magic and monsters of the British Isles and beyond.
 10am to 5:30pm
 
 Holborn
Uncover the historical Bartholomew Fair, a notorious pleasure fair that ran in Smithfield from 1133 to 1855, through games, challenges and live performance.
 8pm to 11pm
 
 Barbican
The annual fair will host over 100 stands, showcasing independent suppliers within the surroundings of the Garden.
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 Chelsea

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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See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 23rd November 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-11-23
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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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2019-11-23

Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 23rd 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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23

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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23

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
2019-11-23
2019-11-23
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 7th Dec at 07:30am