Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Things to do in London in May 2024

The ianVisits guide to May's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Tuesday 28th May

This talk and document viewing will tell the story of the growth and development of West London, using sections of John Rocque's 1746 map.
2024-05-28
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Clerkenwell
'Near Ten Miles Around' - John Rocque and the growth of West London
Clerkenwell
Alan Powers, co-author with the late Elain Harwood of a new book on Goldfinger, will explain some key works that are less well known.
2024-05-28
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Hampstead
Hampstead
A talk by Tom Baldwin and Marc Stears about their new book, England: Seven Myths That Changed a Country – and How to Set Them Straight.
2024-05-28
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Holborn
Holborn
Join physicist Kathryn Coldham for a captivating exploration of the CMS experiment at CERN.
2024-05-28
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Hanover Square
The CMS experiment at CERN
Hanover Square

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Wednesday 29th May

A backstage tour in one of Newham’s iconic Grade 2 listed building.
2024-05-29
Starts at 3pm
 
Stratford
Stratford

Online events / webinars

Join historian and author, Damien Lewis discussing his latest book, SAS Great Escapes 3.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
SAS Great Escapes  with Damien Lewis
This talk will demonstrate Carroll’s influence on the Surrealists, explore the remarkable mind of the author
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Lewis Carroll and Surrealism - Mark Richards

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Thursday 30th May

A note that the Silver Wind cruise ship will pass through Tower Bridge this morning.
2024-05-30
7:45am to 8am
 
Southwark
Southwark
This lecture considers the role of experts in contributing to public debate in a democracy, bringing Aristotle's work on rhetoric to bear on norms for expert communication and public debate.
2024-05-30
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Holborn
A double bill featuring the missing movie houses of the metropolis - east and west.
2024-05-30
7pm to 9pm
 
Clerkenwell
The Lost Cinemas of London
Clerkenwell
From bestselling author of A History of the World According to Sheep comes a deeply fascinating exploration of a fast-vanishing way of life as Coulthard chronicles the countryside through tools, toys, domestic objects and more.
2024-05-30
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Soho
A Brief History of the Countryside in 100 Objects By Sally Coulthard
Soho

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Friday 31st May

Science writer and broadcaster Jules Howard examines the mind-bending journey that eggs have been on, from the coastlines of the Cambrian Period and Carboniferous coal forests, to the end of the age of dinosaurs when live-birthing mammals began their modern rise to power.
2024-05-31
6pm to 7pm
 
Euston
Jules Howard on Eggs, Evolution & The Story of Life
Euston
A special Soane Late which will take a closer look at the Museum's current exhibition Fanciful Figures.
2024-05-31
Starts at 6pm
 
Holborn
Soane Late: Curating Fanciful Figures
Holborn
The Natural History Museum is hosting a special one-off evening to celebrate the opening of its new exhibition, Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre.
2024-05-31
6:30pm to 9:30pm
 
South Kensington
 Family Flight Night
South Kensington

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