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


Thursday 11th June

The talk will show what it was like to live by, work on the canal and work in the industries that lined the waterway running through Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Hackney
'People’s History of the East End Canal’ talk by Carolyn Clark
In this lecture Dr Paddy Bullard, editor of The Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Satire, asks what we can learn from the triumphs and failures of an older generation of satirists for our own fractious age.
 7pm to :
 
 Holborn
In this juicy talk, Annie Gray covers Churchill's favourite cook, Georgina Landemare, her times, and the food she cooked.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
Serving Winston: Georgina Landemare, Churchill's longest-serving cook

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition is a unique opportunity to view the Ordupgaard Collection’s treasure trove of Impressionist works, from Monet and Degas, to pre-Impressionist artists like Corot and Courbet.
Gauguin and the Impressionists
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 14th Jun
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See original artwork created by Henny Beaumont for the Legal Action Group's (LAG) children's book, 'Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court'.
Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court
event time 9:30am to 4:30pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Tue, 16th Jun
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The exhibition explores Victorian London from the 1830s until the turn of the twentieth century, focusing on Dickens’s child characters.
Childhood in Dickensian London
event time 9am to 8:45pm
 Euston
 Ends on Sat, 20th Jun
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The UK’s first public exhibition dedicated solely to gay cultural icon Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen) on the centenary of his birth.
Tom of Finland: Love and Liberation
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 21st Jun
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A multidisciplinary exhibition combining the architecture of windows, photography, manga, craft and technology.
 Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan
event time 10am to 8pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 28th Jun
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The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years.
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 28th Jun
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Explore 500 years of love letters in this intimate exhibition.
With Love: Letters of Love, Loss and Longing
event time Starts at 9am
 Richmond
 Ends on Sun, 5th Jul
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This exhibition transports you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been capturing and shaping the electronic music landscape.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 26th Jul
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The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, this epic cycle of new work will explore an imagined ancient myth.
Toyin Ojih Odutola - A Countervailing Theory
event time All Day
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 26th Jul
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A display celebrating Dub Reggae and its influence on the capital.
Dub London
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Fri, 31st Jul
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 11th June 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
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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
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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 Thu 18th Jun at 10:00pm