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


Tuesday 16th June

In this lecture, Sir Richard Evans, Provost of Gresham College, discusses the different varieties of populism, asks why it has become such a prominent feature of contemporary political life, and considers how far it is a threat to liberal democracy.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
A revealing history of Islamic architecture’s influence on Europe’s cathedrals, palaces and public buildings.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2020-06-16
2020-06-16
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
2020-06-16
2020-06-16
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
2020-06-16
2020-06-16
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
2020-06-16
2020-06-16
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
2020-06-16
2020-06-16
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
2020-06-16
2020-06-16
A display celebrating Dub Reggae and its influence on the capital.
Dub London
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Fri, 31st Jul
2020-06-16
2020-06-16
To coincide with JMW Turner featuring on the new £20 note, find out about the variety of stock purchases made by Turner in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Painting a fortune: JMW Turner and the Bank of England
event time 10am to 5pm
 Ends on Fri, 31st Jul
2020-06-16
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 16th June 2020

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
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Walking tours of London on Tuesday 16th 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.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-06-16
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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!
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
2020-06-16
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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