The ianVisits guide to cheap and free things to do in London on Thursday 18th November.


Top events in London on Thu 18th Nov 2021

Historian C.J. Schuler will speak about his new book, revealing how it built and fuelled medieval London, the ownership disputes that divided it, and how the expanding metropolis eventually engulfed most of the landscape.
6pm to :
 
Southwark
Ever wondered how the history of policing is collected, curated and cared for? Curious about what’s involved in developing a brand-new museum?
6:30pm to :
 
Covent Garden
Tom Chivers follows hidden pathways, explores lost islands and uncovers the geological mysteries that burst up through the pavement and bubble to the surface of our streets.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Southwark

Online events / webinars

These monthly talks explore the story of the clock tower from its beginnings, to the most complex conservation project in its history.
6pm to 7pm
 
Elizabeth Tower: from construction to conservation
Web Foundation co-founders Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Rosemary Leith open a discussion to rethink how our digital world is shaped.
6pm to 7:15pm
 
 Working towards a web built for everyone, by everyone
The story of fruit cultivation is a story of our desires, our lasting imprint on the natural world. Join us and writer Bernd Brunner for this natural history talk.
6pm to 7pm
 
Taming Fruit - From Fruit Forests and Oases to Orchards
This talk will celebrate Coade’s life and achievements and also examine how she became Britain’s first nationally successful female businesswoman.
6:30pm to :
 
Celebrating Mrs Eleanor Coade – a 200th anniversary

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

No Time To Die – Behind the Scenes
An exhibition of 25 photos taken during the filming of the latest James Bond movie.
No Time To Die – Behind the Scenes
11am to 6pm
Mayfair
Closing soon Fri, 15th October
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
Treasures of the RSM
This exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the history of medicine and the growth of the medical and scientific professions.
Treasures of the RSM
9:30am to 6pm
Harley Street
Closing soon Fri, 15th October
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
Wizardry in Wood 2021
Wizardry in Wood 2021 presents beautiful and amazing works demonstrating their makers’ mastery of the art and craft of woodturning.
Wizardry in Wood 2021
10am to 4pm
Mayfair
Closing soon Sat, 16th October
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
Hugo Rittson-Thomas: Wildflowers For The Queen
This exhibition shows photographs from fine-art photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas' new book Wildflowers For The Queen
Hugo Rittson-Thomas: Wildflowers For The Queen
10am to 5pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
IKONA | Wise Women
Contemporary multimedia portrait series showcasing mighty women including cultural activists, journalists, creatives and filmmakers will go on display this October at Hoxton Arches.
IKONA | Wise Women
10am to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closes today
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City
This exhibition explores the characters, events, places and personal tales of triumph and tragedy that inspired and shaped the novel that made Charles Dickens a household name across the world.
More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closes today
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Bringing together over 200 objects from collections across Europe and America, this exhibition shows how Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) blazed a new path for the development of abstraction.
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
The Charlie Phillips Archive
Starting over 50 years ago, this great photographer has been documenting life in the west London communities of Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill.
The Charlie Phillips Archive
12pm to 8pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
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
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
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
2021-11-18
2021-11-18

Exhibitions opening soon


What's on in London

Walking tours of London on Thursday 18th November 2021

Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-11-18
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A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
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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
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