Things to do in London in January 2019

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Events in London in January 2019

The IanVisits guide to Januarys unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Top events in London Today

Join Susan Bishop for a nostalgic look at Barkers of Kensington’s 1920s fashions.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Kensington
2019-01-17
2019-01-17

The spectacle of fashion at Barkers with Susan Bishop

Poet and professor of English Mark Ford leads an informal, interactive evening of discussion about T S Eliot’s classic collection of cat poems.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-01-17
2019-01-17
Celebrate the New Year with a walking tour through Stanfords London from 1853 to 2019.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 Soho
2019-01-17
2019-01-17

A Walking Tour Through Stanfords History

In this lecture John Mearsheimer explains why US foreign policy so often backfires and what can be done to set it straight.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-01-17
2019-01-17
The discussion will consider the ways in which the Commonwealth and other legacies of Empire featured in the debate about Brexit and Britain’s broader place in the world.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-01-17
2019-01-17

More London events on Thursday 17th Jan

Friday 18th Jan

Come along and see the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to modern gadgets.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wood Green
2019-01-18
2019-01-18

London Model Engineering Exhibition

To mark the publication of their new book, David Cannadine and Jeremy Musson will explore how the identity and image of country houses has changed over the past forty years,
 7pm to 8:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-01-18
2019-01-18
£3.00
This documentary introduces the street art pioneers Futura, Rammellzee and Blek le Rat.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-01-18
2019-01-18
The talk will focus on the contemporary record of the trial that was produced by the clerks of the high court of justice and is now held by The National Archives, which will also be on display.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Richmond
2019-01-18
2019-01-18

The Trial of Charles I

Join Lieutenant General Sir Cedric Delves and Helen Parr in conversation with Major General Arthur Denaro as they look at the Falklands War through the experiences of those who fought there.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Chelsea
2019-01-18
2019-01-18

The Falklands 1982: Realities of a shared war

More London events on Friday 18th Jan

Top events in London on Saturday

Come along and see the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to modern gadgets.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wood Green
2019-01-19
2019-01-19

London Model Engineering Exhibition

This winter, warm up round an open fire that you built.
 Starts at 10am
 
 Paddington
2019-01-19
2019-01-19

More London events on Saturday 19th Jan

Top events in London on Sunday

A talk on the history of council housing and the place of post-war prefabs within it.
 5pm to 8pm
 
 Catford
2019-01-20
2019-01-20

The history of council housing and post-war prefabs

Come along and see the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to modern gadgets.
 10am to 4:30pm
 
 Wood Green
2019-01-20
2019-01-20

London Model Engineering Exhibition

More London events on Sunday 20th Jan

Monday 21st Jan

In this illustrated lecture, Miles Taylor talks about the significant effects India had on the Queen as well as the pivotal role she played in India.
 7pm to 8:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-01-21
2019-01-21

More London events on Monday 21st Jan

Tuesday 22nd Jan

Joanne Harris, Fiona Mozley and Irenosen Okojie come together to discuss how myth, legend, fable and folklore have influenced their work, and how great works of literature from the roots of our cultures can be reimagined for the modern reader.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-01-22
2019-01-22
Henry Eliot takes a dive into a world-famous list covering 4,000 years of literary creations
 7:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-01-22
2019-01-22
Jane talks about her role as Keeper of the collection and its evolution from a research resource for her work as a costume designer.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Highgate
2019-01-22
2019-01-22

The Wildgoose Memorial Library: Behind Death’s Door in Crouch End

More London events on Tuesday 22nd Jan

Wednesday 23rd Jan

£10.00
A unique and interactive performance of the epic Beowulf
 7:15pm to 8:15pm
 
 Camden
2019-01-23
2019-01-23
What can cats teach us about how to live? And why we should celebrate the solitary hunters among us?
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-01-23
2019-01-23
Dimitris Avramopoulos will explore how Europe has reacted to the challenges brought about by migration in a globalised Europe.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-01-23
2019-01-23

More London events on Wednesday 23rd Jan

Thursday 24th Jan

The government says it wants to make new developments more beautiful – but beautiful to whom?
 6:30pm to :
 
 Kings Cross
2019-01-24
2019-01-24
This illustrated lecture by Jo Story (Professor at the University of Leicester) explores the deep-rooted connectivity between England and the Continent in the centuries before the Norman Conquest
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-01-24
2019-01-24
Comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we all face
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn
2019-01-24
2019-01-24
In this talk Simon Elliott launches his most recent book, Roman Legionaries, which tells the story of every aspect of the lives of these elite warriors of the ancient world.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
2019-01-24
2019-01-24

Roman Legionaries

Paul Dolan launches his new book, Happy Ever After, exploring the narratives society installs in us, using good evidence to debunk bad stories.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-01-24
2019-01-24
This lecture will explore how the sixteenth century found ways of distancing itself from religion – like Christopher Marlowe, who raged against its moral constraints.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-01-24
2019-01-24
To acknowledge the contribution of black and minority ethnic seafarers during the First World War and some of their stories just after the war had ended.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Richmond
2019-01-24
2019-01-24

BAME seafarers in the First World War

More London events on Thursday 24th Jan

Friday 25th Jan

Learn the history of the oldest and smallest Royal Park and its resident pelicans! You
 Starts at 1:15pm
 
 Whitehall
2019-01-25
2019-01-25
Enjoy a brief tour of Scottish whiskies and an introduction to flavour pairings whilst you enjoy your complimentary cocktail.
 7pm to 10pm
 
 Stoke Newington
2019-01-25
2019-01-25

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Sunday 27th Jan

Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
2019-01-27
2019-01-27
A stunning parade by around 500 civil war reenactors to mark the execution of King Charles I.
 11am to :
 
 Whitehall
2019-01-27
2019-01-27

 Civil War Society Remembers the 'Horrid Murder' of King Charles I

Wade in a wild river and experience a different perspective of London history and urban wildlife.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Deptford
2019-01-27
2019-01-27

Low Tide Walk along Deptford Creek

A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
2019-01-27
2019-01-27

Monthly open day at a Transport Museum

More London events on Sunday 27th Jan

Monday 28th Jan

Grab your magnifying glass and discover a land of tiny treasures
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Camden
2019-01-28
2019-01-28
How and why does class background still affect those in elite occupations? In this book launch the speakers look at barriers to upward mobility.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-01-28
2019-01-28

More London events on Monday 28th Jan

Tuesday 29th Jan

Covering sustainability, terrorism, geopolitics, gender, religion, education and philosophy – what are the key issues and how can we prepare for the changes and challenges that lie ahead?
 6pm to 9:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-01-29
2019-01-29
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-01-29
2019-01-29
The panel will discuss past and present controversies around public memorializing, from Ground Zero to Confederate monuments, from Rhodes Must Fall to Trafalgar Square.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-01-29
2019-01-29
In celebrating 500 years since the birth of Sir Thomas Gresham, Professor Jones will examine how changes since the sixteenth century have affected the evolution of human beings and that of the animals and plants around us.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-01-29
2019-01-29

More London events on Tuesday 29th Jan

Wednesday 30th Jan

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Science Museum's monthly late night opening.
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-01-30
2019-01-30
Wreath laying and prayers near the place of the martyrdom.
 11:40am to :
 
 Whitehall
2019-01-30
2019-01-30
Professor Silk will describe the history of lunar exploration since 1969 and future plans for the Moon.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
2019-01-30
2019-01-30

More London events on Wednesday 30th Jan

Thursday 31st Jan

From the history of lighting starting in the 1900’s to today’s practices.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-01-31
2019-01-31
Antony Clayton presents an illustrated talk that will uncover some of the colourful folklore of underground London.
 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Kensington
2019-01-31
2019-01-31

Folklore of underground London with Antony Clayton

A talk by Professor Ryan with a particular focus on the interwar home and the Ideal Home Show.
 7pm to :
 
 Pinner
2019-01-31
2019-01-31
In this talk, Professor Stephen King (University of Leicester) will delve into the rich primary source material of pauper letters held at The National Archives.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Richmond
2019-01-31
2019-01-31

Has the Act done right by children since 1989? Has it adapted to the challenges of childhood and society?
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-01-31
2019-01-31

More London events on Thursday 31st Jan

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