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


Friday 31st July

Part of the Earth: Urgent Histories Eco-Festival this talk and document viewing will look at the complex environmental story of the growth of London.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
A Monster Soup?

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

A display celebrating Dub Reggae and its influence on the capital.
Dub London
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Fri, 31st Jul
2020-07-31
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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
2020-07-31
2020-07-31
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
2020-07-31
2020-07-31
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 8:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 9th Aug
2020-07-31
2020-07-31
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 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Thu, 20th Aug
2020-07-31
2020-07-31
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
2020-07-31
2020-07-31
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
2020-07-31
2020-07-31
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
2020-07-31
2020-07-31
The first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark.
Michael Clark
event time All Day
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 30th Aug
2020-07-31
2020-07-31
This immersive experience charts their music, lyrics, creative process and influence as one of the most iconic pop bands of the modern age.
ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition
event time All Day
 Greenwich
 Ends on Mon, 31st Aug
2020-07-31
2020-07-31

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 31st July 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
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2020-07-31

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
2020-07-31
2020-07-31

St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

11:15amMotor Vessel HamburgUp river
10:45pmMotor Vessel HamburgDown river