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


Saturday 16th May

A tour along the Piccadilly line looking at Charles Holden's tube stations.
 10:30am to :
 
 South Tottenham
Piccadilly Line- Turnpike Lane to Cockfosters
Annual open day with tours of the cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt - not usually open - guidance on family history, local stalls and food.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Peckham
Nunhead Cemetery Open Day
Monthly tour of the former Inland Revenue offices, now a artists workshop.
 Starts at 1:15pm
 
 Strand
Somerset House Studios Tours

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 6pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Sat, 16th May
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years.
Aubrey Beardsley
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Mon, 25th May
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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
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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
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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
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 16th May 2020

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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Step behind the scenes and see the Barbican Theatre from a new perspective on these 60 minute Backstage Tour
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
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Barbican - Backstage Tours

Walking tours of London on Saturday 16th May 2020

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Fri 31st Jul at 11:15am