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


Friday 31st January

Rory Lewis, winner of Portrait of Britain 2017-19, discusses his Soldiery project, a contemporary reflection of the modern British military.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
Soldiery: British Army portraits

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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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
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A major exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings.
Rembrandt's Light
event time 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Feb
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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
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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
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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
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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
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34 scenes from the bible in knitted figures from Creation to Resurrection
Knitted Bible Exhibition
event time 9am to 5pm
 Hampstead
 Closing soon Mon, 10th Feb
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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
 Closing soon Thu, 13th Feb
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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
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Feb
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 31st January 2020

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

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

Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
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St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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