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


Tuesday 12th May

In this lecture, Alan Dein will share audio and documents from his research and will discuss how Bradshaw’s sculpture inspired other bronze versions of Marx’s head around the world.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Highgate
The Marx Memorial Lecture.The Plot for Karl Marx

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The New Stone Age exhibition will celebrate the sustainability, practicality and inherent beauty of stone.
The New Stone Age
event time 9am to 6pm
 Euston
 Ends on Fri, 15th May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12
This exhibition, in the Weston Room at the Maughan Library, marks the 75th anniversary of VE day and the liberation of the Nazi death and concentration camps.
The long hard road: 75th anniversary of the liberation of occupied Europe.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Sat, 16th May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12
An ambitious and wide-spanning survey of the origins of surrealist art in Britain, and the first to trace its roots back to 1620 through supporting archive material.
British Surrealism
event time 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Ends on Sun, 17th May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12
An exhibition of superb images reproduced from the British Library’s collection of Japanese pattern books.
Exquisite Patterns: Japanese Textile Design
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 17th May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12
Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.
Masculinities - Liberation through Photography
event time 10am to 4pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 17th May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12
This exhibition explores the ways in which, from the eighteenth century to the present day, our perception of the hero or heroine has evolved.
Heroic Figures
event time 11am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 24th May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12
The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years.
Aubrey Beardsley
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Mon, 25th May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12
This is the first monographic exhibition of Spilliaert’s work in the UK and will showcase some 90 works on paper.
Spilliaert
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Mon, 25th May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12
Featuring over 35 paintings and drawings from collections across the world, the exhibition spans Maes’s whole career, spent in Dordrecht and Amsterdam.
Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Ends on Sun, 31st May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12
See original drafts of Wordsworth’s verse, his notebooks, correspondence and more.
William Wordsworth
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 31st May
2020-05-12
2020-05-12

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Regular Events - Tuesday 12th May 2020

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
2020-05-12
2020-05-12

Walking tours of London on Tuesday 12th May 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.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-05-12
2020-05-12

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!
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
2020-05-12
2020-05-12

City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

05:00pmMotor Vessel HamburgDown river
06:45pmMotor Vessel Silver WindUp river