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


Top events in London on Fri 21st Feb 2020

Join Dr Peter Chasseaud as he discusses how maps and aerial photography were used in military operations in the First World War.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
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Mapping the First World War
This LGBTQ History Month, an exploration into London's evolving queer landscape through time.
 6:45pm to :
 
 Barbican
2020-02-21
2020-02-21
London's queer landscape

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.
24/7
event time 11am to 8pm
 Strand
 Closing soon 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
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-21
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-21
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-21
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-21
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
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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
 Closing soon Tue, 25th Feb
2020-02-21
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An Exhibition showcasing the works of Marc Almond, Sadie Lee, Jamie McLeod, Matthew Stradling and Caitlin Ricaud.
Show, Don't tell
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Fri, 28th Feb
2020-02-21
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An exhibition of provocative art by the street artist, SAKI&Bitches.
Everyone's Welcome - SAKI & Bitches
event time 11am to 6pm
 Stoke Newington
 Closes today
2020-02-21
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 21st 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
2020-02-21
2020-02-21

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
2020-02-21
2020-02-21

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
2020-02-21
2020-02-21

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