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


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Speakers from London and Chicago will discuss how tall buildings and the zero-carbon agenda affect both cities.
2pm to 3:30pm
 
London and Chicago in conversation: tall buildings and the zero-carbon agenda
This talk by Andrew Lane explores the discovery, conservation and form of this important public building and examines how in a little over thirty years new excavations have transformed our knowledge of the area.
2pm to 3pm
 
The Discovery of London’s Roman Amphitheatre
This lecture asks how it came to emerge over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, tracing its roots in the Reformation and showing how political chance and the traumas of civil war led to its slow and improbable ascent to dominance.
6pm to 7pm
 
England‘s Anglican Reformation
This lecture traces the extraordinary story of the Brooke Rajahs through the heraldry of the family and the state during the period and into modern times.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
The Scriveners Company Lecture: Heraldry of the Brooke Rajahs of Sarawak
This lecture explores the City of London's long and complex relationship with the Monarch and Royal Family
7pm to 8pm
 
The City of London's relationship with the Monarch and Royal Family
Join Dr Stephen Asma, author of "On Monsters", as he examines the human condition by looking at what scares us most
7:30pm to 9pm
 
The Philosophy of Monsters: An Illustrated Lecture by Dr Stephen Asma

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
The Royal Society of Sculptors is showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace.
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
All Day
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 6th June
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
Crossorelle Roof Garden
An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes.
Crossorelle Roof Garden
All Day
Poplar
Ends on Sat 19th June
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
New Normal Pictures by Gilbert & George
This exhibition brings together 26 pictures from a new series Gilbert & George have been working on for over two years.
New Normal Pictures by Gilbert & George
10am to 3:30pm
St James
Ends on Closing soon Fri, 30th April
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
Not Vital: Paintings
This exhibition features a selection of works never previously exhibited in the UK, many of which have never been seen by the public.
Not Vital: Paintings
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Ends on Wed 26th May
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way.
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
10am to 5:45pm
Mayfair
Ends on Sat 5th June
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis.
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
12:30pm to 5:30pm
Clerkenwell
Ends on Sat 12th June
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
The Gee's Bend Quiltmakers
The first solo exhibition in Europe devoted to three generations of women artists living in Gee’s Bend, a remote black community situated on a U-turn in the Alabama River.
The Gee's Bend Quiltmakers
10am to 6pm
Tottenham Court Road
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 25th April
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
The Silk Road: A Living History
An open-air exhibition documenting the overland journey photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer undertook in 2019 following the historic trade route.
The Silk Road: A Living History
All Day
Kings Cross
Ends on Wed 16th June
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
Tulip Festival 2021
Hampton Court Palace is planting over 100,000 bulbs in their gardens for their first Tulip Festival.
Tulip Festival 2021
10am to 4pm
East Molesey
Ends on Closing soon Mon, 3rd May
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
Wild Life: Francis Bacon and Peter Beard
Works from the period of the two artists’ friendship will be shown side by side for the first time, along with unseen materials from Beard’s archives including letters and photographs.
Wild Life: Francis Bacon and Peter Beard
10am to 6pm
Hanover Square
Ends on Fri 16th July
2021-04-21
2021-04-21

Walking tours of London - today

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-04-21
2021-04-21
A unique walking tour through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-04-21
2021-04-21

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