The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Tuesday 20th October.


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Top events in London on Tue 20th Oct 2020


Online events / webinars

Join Librarian Ann Martin to learn about the history of Guildhall Library and to view some of the Library’s treasures.
10:30am to 11am
 
Online Open Day Event: History and Treasures of Guildhall Library
There are a surprising number of closed railway lines and stations in London. Join Stephen to explore some lost and forgotten railways.
3pm to 4pm
 
Passengers No More: lost and forgotten railways of London
This paper will present findings from a ‘bottom up’ LGBT archive study (funded by the Wellcome Trust).
5:15pm to 7pm
 
A Suitable Case for Treatment? Female homosexuality and psychiatry (1950s-1970s)
Join Stephen Fry for an evening of conversation as he explores establishing trust in science and how individuals can make rational and objective decisions with Nobel Prize-winning biologist and President of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan.
6pm to 7pm
 
 An evening with Stephen Fry and Venki Ramakrishnan
There are also general theories of algorithms, and those ideas are not messy at all; they are very beautiful, powerful and should be required reading for the internet age.
6pm to 7pm
 
An Introduction to Algorithms
How did the brevity of the telegram influenced Hemingway's writing style? How did a young chemist expose the use of Polaroid's cameras to create passbooks to track black citizens in apartheid South Af
7pm to 8:30pm
 
The alchemy of us
A visual tour of Stoke Newington’s past and a time when the New River ran along Church Street and detached mansions were a common sight.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
A Glimpse into Hackney Archives’ photos of Stoke Newington
Historian and architect Benedict O'Looney discusses landmark collaborations between architects, engineers & town planners in the twilight of Beaux Arts London.
7pm to :
 
The New Vauxhall, Southwark and Lambeth Bridges
Join Librarian Ann Martin to look at how the tale has been passed down generations of adults and children through books, ballads and pantomimes in Guildhall Library’s collections.
7pm to 7:30pm
 
Online Open Day Event: Whittington and His Cat

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Round and Around
Round and Around is an audio-visual project planned and produced to observe modern Korean history on multiple levels.
Round and Around
10am to 5:30pm
Trafalgar Square
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-09-27
2021-10-22
The Natural World
This exhibition is dedicated to approximately 40 rare and fascinating objects paying tribute to the wonders of the natural world.
The Natural World
10am to 5pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-09-22
2021-10-22
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
An exhibition examining the cultural, social and political effects of software on contemporary society, by US artist Ben Grosser.
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
1pm to 6pm
Poplar
Closes today
2021-09-09
2021-10-23
Windows of the Soul
Windows of the Soul is a grassroots art project, which seeks to communicate the perspectives of those living with visual impairment.
Windows of the Soul
12pm to 6pm
Euston
Closes today
2021-10-15
2021-10-23
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
Celebrating south London’s music scene, Music Curator Adem Holness highlights the relationship between Black British music and physical space.
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Closes tomorrow
2021-07-23
2021-10-24
Julian Opie
£7.70  
Pitzhanger presents a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature.
Julian Opie
10am to 5pm
Ealing
Closes tomorrow
2021-06-25
2021-10-24
MCM Comic Con
A three-day celebration of all things pop culture.
MCM Comic Con
All Day
Victoria Dock
Closes tomorrow
2021-10-22
2021-10-24
Nero - The man behind the myth
This exhibition explores the true story of Rome's fifth emperor informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have shaped his legacy.
Nero - The man behind the myth
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-27
2021-10-24
Paula Rego
£18  
The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date.
Paula Rego
10am to 5pm
Pimlico
Closes tomorrow
2021-07-07
2021-10-24
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closes tomorrow
2021-05-18
2021-10-24

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 20th October 2020

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
2020-10-20
2020-10-20

What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Tuesday 20th October 2020

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2020-10-20
2020-10-20
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Barbican
2020-10-20
2020-10-20
A walk through London’s magical history, from medieval witches and alchemists to tales of great illusionists past and present with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide... and magician.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Whitehall
2020-10-20
2020-10-20
A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
2020-10-20
2020-10-20