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


Friday 15th May

In this talk, we explore the experiences of immigrant communities in England, drawing on records held in our collections.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
Aliens and strangers: migration to England in the Early Modern period

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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
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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
2020-05-15
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This exhibition brings together artworks that explore our relationships with trees and forests.
Among the Trees
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 17th May
2020-05-15
2020-05-15
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
2020-05-15
2020-05-15
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
2020-05-15
2020-05-15
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 7:30pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 17th May
2020-05-15
2020-05-15
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
2020-05-15
2020-05-15
The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years.
Aubrey Beardsley
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Mon, 25th May
2020-05-15
2020-05-15
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 10pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Mon, 25th May
2020-05-15
2020-05-15
This exhibition confirms Charles Keeping’s stature and contribution not just as a major picture-book artist but also as a revelatory illustrator of Dickens for the Folio Society.
Charles Keeping: Londoner & Illustrator
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Ends on Sun, 31st May
2020-05-15
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 15th May 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
2020-05-15
2020-05-15

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
2020-05-15
2020-05-15

St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

05:30pmSailing Barge HydrogenUp river
06:15pmSailing Barge HydrogenDown river
07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
08:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
08:45pmSailing Barge HydrogenUp river
09:30pmSailing Barge HydrogenDown river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river