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


Saturday 15th February

Join a guide to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse.
 2:15pm to 3:45pm
 
 Clerkenwell
Charterhouse Architecture Tour
A documentary film which recounts the lives of passengers travelling on the longest rail route in the world - the Trans-Siberian Railway.
 3pm to 5pm
 
 Bloomsbury
Doker Filmfest. Third-class Travel

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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
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Feb
2020-02-15
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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
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Feb
2020-02-15
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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 10am to 5pm
 Willesden
 Closing soon Sun, 16th Feb
2020-02-15
2020-02-15
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
 Closing soon Sun, 16th Feb
2020-02-15
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An exhibition about the making of Chinatown - find out about the construction and history of the iconic Leicester Square neighbourhood.
The Making of Chinatown
event time 10am to 5pm
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Feb
2020-02-15
2020-02-15
An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.
24/7
event time 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-15
2020-02-15
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 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-15
2020-02-15
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
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-15
2020-02-15
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
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-15
2020-02-15
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars.
Moving to Mars
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-15
2020-02-15

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 15th February 2020

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2020-02-15
2020-02-15
Step behind the scenes and see the Barbican Theatre from a new perspective on these 60 minute Backstage Tour
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
2020-02-15
2020-02-15

Barbican - Backstage Tours

Walking tours of London on Saturday 15th February 2020

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
2020-02-15
2020-02-15

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
2020-02-15
2020-02-15

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
2020-02-15
2020-02-15
For LGBT History Month this February, UK Parliament celebrates the Queer History of the UK Parliament with a collection of specially curated tours at the Palace of Westminster for members of the public.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Whitehall
2020-02-15
2020-02-15

Pride at Parliament tours for LGBT History Month

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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