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


Friday 14th February

Explore the orchid festival after dark in these evening events taking you into the world of Kew and Indonesia.
 Starts at 6:30pm
 
 Richmond
Orchids: After hours
Expect live music, DJs, drinks, film projections and exclusive access to parts of the house usually closed to the public.
 7pm to :
 
 Mayfair
Hendrix Flat Friday Late

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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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 9pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sat, 15th Feb
2020-02-14
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This exhibition showcases original archives from the collections which illustrate the prolific activism of the people of Tower Hamlets in the latter decades of the twentieth century.
Unite and Resist
event time 9am to 5pm
 Whitechapel
 Ends on Sat, 15th Feb
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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
2020-02-14
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The winning and commended entries of the third Architecture Drawing Prize will be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum.
The Architecture Drawing Prize
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Sun, 16th Feb
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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
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This small display considers the historical creation of single-use and repurposed objects and presents an artistic response to plastic waste washing up in Pacific islands.
Disposable? Rubbish and us
event time 10am to 8:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-14
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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 10pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-14
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See how fairies and elves have been imagined from the early Victorian period to the 1970s.
Fairies in Illustration
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-14
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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
2020-02-14
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 14th February 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
2020-02-14
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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
2020-02-14
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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
2020-02-14
2020-02-14

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