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


Sunday 26th July

A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
Open days usually feature the restored engines in operation, a light railway trip, and walks around the Victorian buildings.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
Open day and steaming at the Crossness pumping station
Open day at the restored Victorian steam powered pumping station, with the machine running regularly throughout the day.
 11am to 5pm
 
 South Tottenham
Victorian steam engine - steaming day
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
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
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
A display celebrating Dub Reggae and its influence on the capital.
Dub London
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Fri, 31st Jul
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
From ‘honey dew’ drinking parties to Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, discover Beatrix Potter’s response to the world of fairies and fairytales.
Beatrix Potter's Fairyland
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Mon, 3rd Aug
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
For the first time in over 40 years, the British Museum is showing a major display of its collection of French prints, one of the best collections of its kind in the world.
French Impressions: Prints from Manet to Cézanne
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 9th Aug
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
This display explores some of the festivals across Britain from the Handel Commemoration in 1784 to the Crystal Palace concerts of the late nineteenth century,
Music Festivals in Georgian Britain
event time 11am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Thu, 20th Aug
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
From bodily autonomy and the right to education, to self-expression and protest, this new exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK today has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights.
Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Aug
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
See a collection of pilgrim badges that illustrate the extraordinary life of Thomas Becket.
Becket2020
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Mon, 24th Aug
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
On display will be fossil skeletons as well as full-size models and animatronics that bring the Permian back to life.
 Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Ends on Tue, 25th Aug
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
The first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark.
Michael Clark
event time All Day
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 30th Aug
2020-07-26
2020-07-26

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Sunday 26th July 2020

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-07-26
2020-07-26

City Highlights Guided Walk

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2020-07-26
2020-07-26

London's Burning Walking Tour

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2020-07-26
2020-07-26
 

Tower Bridge opening times

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