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


Thursday 19th March

 6:45am to 8:15am
 
 Barbican
Smithfield Market Early Morning Tour
A talk by Tom about his latest book on lost rivers.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
London’s lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide Volume 2 by Tom Bolton
Join Daisy Goodwin, writer of the highly popular ITV historical drama Victoria, in this talk that uses research from our archives to reveal the truth of their relationship.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
Victoria and Albert: myth and reality

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate.
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
event time 9am to 7pm
 Harley Street
 Ends on Fri, 20th Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
A selection from a gift of nine ‘manner posters’ displayed across Tokyo’s Seibu Railway network between 2016 and 2019.
Manners and Modernity: Ukiyo-e and etiquette on the Seibu Railway
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan’s urban future and rural traditions in WOW’s new digital art installation.
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade
event time 10am to 8pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
Japan House presents two installations by WOW looking at both the urban future and timelessness of rural Japan.
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade Digital art encounters with Japan
event time 10am to 8pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
Intrinsically bound to German identity and the upheaval that followed the First World War, Notgeld is a fascinating microcosm of public feeling in post-war Germany.
Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 29th Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
This exhibition tells the story of the print industry across the 20th century, focussing on the east London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Lightboxes + Lettering
event time 10am to 5pm
 Bow
 Ends on Sun, 29th Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
Discover the creative process behind designing for performance, from costume to set design
Staging Places: UK Design for Performance
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 29th Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
Glowing arches fill Granary Square at Kings Cross during the winter months.
Space Frames
event time 4pm to 10pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Tue, 31st Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.
The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
event time 10am to 5pm
 Farringdon
 Ends on Tue, 31st Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
Drawing inspiration from photographs, artist Niki Gibbs worked with Holloway Fire Station on Hornsey Road, Islington, to capture its four crews going about their routine daily work.
‘Mobilise! Mobilise!
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Tue, 31st Mar
2020-03-19
2020-03-19

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 19th March 2020

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-03-19
2020-03-19

Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2020-03-19
2020-03-19

City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 21st Mar at 06:15pm