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

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

Online events / webinars

How did Japan's 200-year lockdown under the Tokugawa government influence Hokusai's work?
6pm to 7pm
 
Edo-period Japan and its cultural connections
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
An illustrated talk exploring Rachel’s inspiration and techniques for her exquisite botanical bas reliefs, showcased in private collections and museums around the world.
6pm to 7pm
 
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

The Art of Banksy
The Art of Banksy holds the world’s largest collection of privately owned Banksy art.
The Art of Banksy
10am to 8pm
Soho
Closing soon Sun, 21st November
2021-05-20
2021-11-21
The Making of Rodin
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in his work.
The Making of Rodin
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 21st November
2021-07-18
2021-11-21
Elizabeth Blackadder: Favourite Flowers
This exhibition brings together a selection of watercolours, etchings and screenprints from throughout her life in the theme of growth
Elizabeth Blackadder: Favourite Flowers
10am to 5pm
Southwark
Closing soon Sun, 21st November
2021-10-19
2021-11-21
On Reflection: 700 years of Dante Alighieri
This project celebrates the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri.
On Reflection: 700 years of Dante Alighieri
1pm to 6pm
Camden
Closing soon Mon, 22nd November
2021-11-09
2021-11-22
The Artistic Legacy of Joseph Banks
This display of artworks and manuscripts explores the life and interests of Joseph Banks (1743-1820) through some of his extraordinary collections.
The Artistic Legacy of Joseph Banks
10am to 5:50pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Thu, 25th November
2021-05-17
2021-11-25
Northern Line inspired art exhibition
An exhibition of images created by East Finchley Open Artists that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.
Northern Line inspired art exhibition
1pm to 5pm
Highgate
Closing soon Thu, 25th November
2021-11-12
2021-11-25
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Discover where the real world and the Wizarding World intertwine.
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
10am to 5:50pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Thu, 25th November
2021-05-17
2021-11-25
Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation
This display reflects on the role of humour in debates around identity, empire and power over the past two hundred years.
Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Thu, 25th November
2021-05-17
2021-11-25
This exhibition will display works from throughout the artist’s career and explore how her admiration for William Hogarth has inspired elements of her work.
12pm to 4pm
Chiswick
Closing soon Fri, 26th November
2021-07-20
2021-11-26
The Thousand Year Kingdom
The Thousand Year Kingdom is the first solo museum exhibition in London of work by artist, writer and curator Cedar Lewisohn.
The Thousand Year Kingdom
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Sun, 28th November
2021-10-29
2021-11-28

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Thursday 18th November 2021

The Finnish Church will host a range of Nordic fare in their church over two weekends.
 2pm to 8pm
 
 Rotherhithe
2021-11-18
2021-11-18

Finnish Church's christmas fair

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
2021-11-18
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
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
A one-hour guided walk of London arts venues past, present and future, revealing secret spaces, secret histories and secret projects and lesser-known venues which faced particular struggles during the pandemic. Extracts of poetry inspired by interviews with arts professionals during lockdown will be performed during the walk.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Fitzrovia
2021-11-18
2021-11-18
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
2021-11-18
2021-11-18