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


Friday 28th February

Party like it’s 1999 and you’re dancing in a disused Underground station.
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 Covent Garden
Night on the Tiles
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

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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An exhibition about the modern model of dating -- online and smartphones.
event time 1pm to 9pm
 Brentford
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar
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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
2020-02-28
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A lit up garden display in Chiswick.
Lightopia
event time 5pm to 9pm
 Chiswick
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar
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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
2020-02-28
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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
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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 8:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Thu, 5th Mar
2020-02-28
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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
2020-02-28
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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
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Why do we play? How important is it for all of us, young or old? What does it mean to play well?
Play Well
event time 10am to 6pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 8th Mar
2020-02-28
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 28th 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
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Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
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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