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


Sunday 23rd August

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
How did Nightingale and her friends such as Dickens and Lovelace influence each other?
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Southwark
Florence Nightingale and Inspiring Friendships

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2020-08-23
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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
2020-08-23
2020-08-23
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
2020-08-23
2020-08-23
The first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark.
Michael Clark
event time All Day
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 30th Aug
2020-08-23
2020-08-23
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
2020-08-23
2020-08-23
A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar.
Andy Warhol
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 6th Sep
2020-08-23
2020-08-23
An ambitious group exhibition that brings together 14 international visual artists who work with sound as their primary medium.
Reverb: Sound into Art
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 6th Sep
2020-08-23
2020-08-23
In her bicentenary year the Museum is celebrating the life and legacy of the lesser known aspects of Nightingale’s life with this exciting new exhibition
event time 10am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Wed, 16th Sep
2020-08-23
2020-08-23
In this major exhibition, we trace her trajectory from child prodigy to one of Britain’s most sought-after painters.
Angelica Kauffman
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 20th Sep
2020-08-23
2020-08-23
Lifting the lid on the untold story of illustration in the criminal justice system over the last 200 years.
Forensic Art: Illustrating Justice
event time 11am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 20th Sep
2020-08-23
2020-08-23

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Sunday 23rd August 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
2020-08-23
2020-08-23

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
2020-08-23
2020-08-23

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
2020-08-23
2020-08-23
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 31st Aug at 12:30pm