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


Monday 27th January

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Jack Fairweather tells the true story of a Polish resistance fighter, who infiltrated Auschwitz and drew the world’s attention to its atrocities.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Chelsea
The Volunteer
A talk about "wordless books" - such as Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 City of London
 Telling Stories with Pictures
Toby Green discusses his groundbreaking history, A Fistful of Shells, in conversation with Zeinab Badawi.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 St James
A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution
This panel discussion will focus on assessing the likely impacts of any Brexit outcome on the UK economy, across sectors and regions.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An exhibition of paintings by Alison Chaplin of the ever-changing landscape of Epping Forest.
‘I loved the song which Nature sung’ - London’s Epping Forest
event time 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Wed, 29th Jan
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2020-01-27
On the centenary of the Bauhaus school, one of the most famous and influential design schools in modern history, this exhibition looks afresh at the birth of Modernism in Britain.
Beyond Bauhaus - Modernism in Britain 1933 to 1966
event time 10am to 5pm
 Regent Street
 Closing soon Sat, 1st Feb
2020-01-27
2020-01-27
This exhibition tells the hidden story of fire hazards, how they have changed, and the efforts that have been invested in preventing and treating injuries.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sat, 1st Feb
2020-01-27
2020-01-27
Experience Blake’s visionary art in his largest show in a generation​.
William Blake
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Feb
2020-01-27
2020-01-27
Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel.
Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-01-27
2020-01-27
This exhibition uses paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia to illustrate the surprising histories of London’s Royal Parks.
Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-01-27
2020-01-27
These photographs, often taken by monks and housed within monasteries, depict day-to-day life for both the monastic and lay communities.
Sacred Laos in Photographs: The Monks’ Gaze
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-01-27
2020-01-27
This display of winning entries from the latest Army Film and Photographic Competition gives a unique insight into life in the British Army.
Army Film and Photographic Competition: 2020 winners
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Thu, 13th Feb
2020-01-27
2020-01-27
In a cold room, specially created for the exhibition, slices taken from Antarctic ice cores appear to float on a solid ice floor.
Wayne Binitie: Ice Floor
event time 9am to 6pm
 Tottenham Court Road
 Ends on Fri, 14th Feb
2020-01-27
2020-01-27
Explore the underbelly of our digital world in this exhibition revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence.
Trevor Paglen - From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly'
event time 11am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sat, 15th Feb
2020-01-27
2020-01-27

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on tomorrow

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
2020-01-27
2020-01-27

London's Burning Walking Tour

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and learn how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!")
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
2020-01-27
2020-01-27

Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 9th Mar at 06:30pm