Things to do in London today

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.


One-Off Events Happening Today

A chance to catch a ferry across the Thames in central London. ( )
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Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon. ( )
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

See a number of short films in a derelict building. (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Dec)

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An eclectic exhibition of recent photos on the theme of 'Money and Power' offering a fresh contemporary perspective within the City. (Ending Soon Tue, 6th Dec)

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Am exhibition focusing on Merchant Navy VCs from the First World War. (Ending Soon Mon, 12th Dec)

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The exhibition focuses on the local area and on display is one of the original, hand-coloured ‘poverty maps’ of Holborn. (Ending Soon Sat, 17th Dec)

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This is the first exhibition in the UK to represent the achievements of the school, including designs famously commissioned from the school by corporate clients such as Braun and Lufthansa. (Ending Soon Sun, 18th Dec)

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An exhibition including first editions, art, photos and memorabilia from the estates of Eleanor Farjeon and MacDonald Gill. (Ends on Fri, 23rd Dec)

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An exhibition of historic fans which depict the built environment. (Ends on Sat, 31st Dec)

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A botanical wonderland awaits, with brightly coloured laser beams dancing over water, a Tunnel of Lights, scented Fire Garden and fairy-tale avenues of flora. (Ends on Mon, 2nd Jan)

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This exhibition considers a fundamental yet little-examined aspect of life at the Foundling Hospital – food. (Ends on Sun, 8th Jan)

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The original diary of one of the 17th century's leading scientists is on display for the first time. (Ends on Thu, 12th Jan)

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 More Exhibitions   Theatre Plays 

Regular Events on Today

(typically repeat each week)

Regular guided tours around Rotherhithe including a climb down into the Brunel shaft above a railway tunnel.. ( )
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A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry. ( )
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How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…? ( )
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The guided tour of the Albert Memorial gives you exclusive access inside the memorial railings, ( )
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Walking Tours of London

You’ll see over 15 locations from the show, both new and old, including sites.
Regular guided tours around Rotherhithe including a climb down into the Brunel shaft above a railway tunnel.. ( )