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


Wednesday 12th February

Make your own medical romance cover, play surgical Top Trumps, join a mystery treasure hunt, and hear short talks on the often surprising history of emotions in surgical care.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 Harley Street
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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The little known story of one of the capital’s most intriguing cemeteries is revealed for the first time in this exhibition.
House of Life Exhibition
event time 9am to 8pm
 Willesden
 Ends on Sun, 16th Feb 2020
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An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.
24/7
event time 11am to 8pm
 Strand
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb 2020
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Discover how architects, artists and designers are responding today to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times.
Eco-Visionaries - Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb 2020
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The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars.
Moving to Mars
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb 2020
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This exhibition showcases often unseen and recently acquired items to tell the history of the Child family of bankers and their rise to fame and fortune.
Treasures of Osterley: Rise of Banking Family
event time 11am to 4pm
 Isleworth
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb 2020
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Explore the origins, philosophy and contemporary relevance of Buddhism, from its beginnings in India in the 6th century BC to having 1 billion followers worldwide today
Buddhism
event time 9:30am to 6pm
 Camden
 Ends on Tue, 25th Feb 2020
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This exhibition of theatre costumes visits each stage of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering.
event time 9:30am to 11pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Fri, 28th Feb 2020
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The infographics created by sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1900 were a remarkable development in data visualisation and a direct challenge to institutional racism.
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar 2020
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From Botticelli to Michelangelo, the exhibition reveals how Bomberg’s rebellious, youthful works drew inspiration from the paintings he most admired in the Gallery.
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar 2020
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Wednesday 12th February 2020

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
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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
2020-02-12
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City Highlights 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

 

Tower Bridge opening times