Welcome to the IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, talks, heritage, walks and miscellany happening around London.


Top events in London tomorrow

For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
The launch of a new exhibition celebrating 100 years of nursing registration.
 5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Harley Street
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Fighting for Recognition: The History of a Health Profession
A talk that explores the new science of de-extinction, proposing to bring species like the passenger pigeon or the wooly mammoth back from the museum and fossil record.
 7pm to :
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Ghosts of extinction
The conditions of the Cold War - from nuclear anxiety to technological optimism - infiltrated fashion and design in numerous ways in the period. This talk will explore how Cold War attitudes shaped the body, home and environment.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Fear, fashion and design in the Cold War
The third in a series of talks exploring the stories of London's animals - past, present and future
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
London's livestock: the meat of the matter
This talk will discuss Nineteenth Century ‘popular’ (often conflicting) attitudes towards infanticide, by examining the transcripts of court cases tried at London’s Central Criminal Court.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Matrophobia (Fear of Motherhood): Murdering Mothers in 19th Century London
Hear about London's celebrity detectives and gangsters, and find out what happened to a rowdy group of builders drinking on a rooftop in 1806.
 6:30pm to :
 
 City of London
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Archives Tour - London Collections
Dr Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans living in Tudor England.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Holborn
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories
Peter Clarke gives this talk based on his experience in the City of London Police and IRA during the 1970s to 1990s.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
How the IRA Campaign changed Policing in the City and the Rest of the World

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition explores, through archives and photographs, life in the borough in the late 1960’s.
event time 10am to 7pm
 Farringdon
 Closing soon Fri, 18th Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
A huge glowing moon will hang from the roof of the church for a week.
event time Starts at 12am
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 19th Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC).
 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
This exhibition celebrates music hall and variety entertainment throughout a time when Islington was London’s undisputed ‘Parish of Pleasure’!
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Tue, 22nd Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish.
David Low - Censored
event time 10:30am to 5:30pm
 Putney
 Closing soon Fri, 25th Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Explore the ancient and modern contexts of one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie Museum: an ancient model of a ship-cart excavated from a tomb at the site of Gurob.
From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 26th Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
event time 11am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
event time 10am to 7pm
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work.
Helene Schjerfbeck
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-17
2019-10-17

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on tomorrow

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-17
2019-10-17

Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-17
2019-10-17

City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sun 20th Oct at 05:30pm