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

Despite progress in recent decades, women remain under-represented in many areas of science. Why is this, and what can be done about it? ( )


Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition takes a look at the integrated design of stations, art and public space that will become part of the Elizabeth line. (Ending Soon Wed, 28th Sep)


Gaze into a giant glowing two-part heart created using cutting-edge technology and traditional craft methods. (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Sep)

Visit the palace, see the 19 state rooms and an exhibition about the Queen's wardrobe. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Oct)


Scottish Artists brings together paintings, drawings and miniatures collected by monarchs from George III to Queen Victoria. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Oct)


Explore the third Barbican Exhibition which traces the controversial design of the residential development, (Ends on Sun, 16th Oct)

A public photography project, art installation and exhibition.  (Ends on Sun, 30th Oct)

An exhibition marking the bicentenary of the opening of the first section of the Regent's canal from Paddington to Camden Town (Ends on Mon, 31st Oct)

An exhibition of iconic photographs documenting sparkling moments in the life of Freddie Mercury. (Ends on Sat, 5th Nov)


Follow a 565-million-year journey and discover how the intertwined history of colour and vision has shaped the natural world. (Ends on Sun, 6th Nov)


This small display celebrates the traditions associated with love, courtship and marriage in Iran and neighbouring regions. (Ends on Sun, 20th Nov)


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Regular Events on Today

(typically repeat each week)

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. ( )
Tour highlights include banners, posters and ceramics tracing the history of the labour movement from the 19th century to the present day,  ( )
Weekly tours of the inside of the home of the Lord Mayor of London.
A bus tour of central London in an Victorian era horse-drawn omnibus. ( )

Walking Tours of London

From towering cinemas and garages to iconic flagship stores, Art Deco in the West End explores the rich architectural history of the area.