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


Monday 24th February

Eat bacon on the day before Shrove Tuesday.
 All Day
 
 Celebrate Collop Monday
A series of lectures exploring the imaginative conservation and reuse of historic buildings
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Clerkenwell

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2020-02-24
2020-02-24
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
2020-02-24
2020-02-24
An exhibition about the modern model of dating -- online and smartphones.
event time 1pm to 9pm
 Brentford
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar
2020-02-24
2020-02-24
A family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature
 Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar
2020-02-24
2020-02-24
A lit up garden display in Chiswick.
Lightopia
event time 5pm to 9pm
 Chiswick
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar
2020-02-24
2020-02-24
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
2020-02-24
2020-02-24
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
2020-02-24
2020-02-24
From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this exhibition.
Troy myth and reality
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Thu, 5th Mar
2020-02-24
2020-02-24
This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Ends on Sat, 7th Mar
2020-02-24
2020-02-24
The orchid festival is back, celebrating the magnificent biodiversity of Indonesia, the land of 17,000 islands.
Orchids
event time 10am to 4:15pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Sun, 8th Mar
2020-02-24
2020-02-24

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Monday 24th February 2020

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
2020-02-24
2020-02-24

London's Burning Walking Tour

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
2020-02-24
2020-02-24

Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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