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


Saturday 22nd February

This day of talks will look at different aspects of how the Victorians amused themselves.
 All Day
 
 Southwark
Stories of Victorian Entertainment - Day of Talks
£20.00 Japan Now
With the eyes of the world on Tokyo 2020, Japan Now returns for its finale, exploring the big issues with writers, translators, filmmakers and artists. A keynote day of talks.
 9am to 6pm
 
 Camden

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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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.
24/7
event time 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
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 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Tue, 25th Feb
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
An exhibition of provocative art by the street artist, SAKI&Bitches.
Everyone's Welcome - SAKI & Bitches
event time 11am to 6pm
 Stoke Newington
 Closing soon Sat, 29th Feb
2020-02-22
2020-02-22

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 22nd February 2020

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
Step behind the scenes and see the Barbican Theatre from a new perspective on these 60 minute Backstage Tour
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
2020-02-22
2020-02-22

Barbican - Backstage Tours

Walking tours of London on Saturday 22nd 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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22

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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22

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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22
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
2020-02-22
2020-02-22

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