Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Thu, 4th Jan 2018
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
This display explores the fascinating story of the Hall’s design through a variety of historic models, photographs and casts. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
Annual display of the museum's rooms as they would have looked during Christmas's past. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
The first London exhibition of Spanish art from The Bowes Museum in County Durham, including works by Goya and El Greco. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
An exhibition exploring the unsolved mystery of Sir John Franklin's fatal last journey into the Arctic. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
An immersive six-channel video installation addressing climate change, human communities and the wilderness. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
Celebrate the golden era of toys and games, made in the borough by famous names such as Spears Games and Lesney Matchbox and played with by generations of local children. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jan)
An exhibition that looks at how policy and development help support Londoners to live and work across a multi-centred city. (Ending Soon Thu, 11th Jan)
An exhibition of over 100 photographs that showcase the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Britain. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Jan)
Comprising of over 200 objects, this exhibition considers the role of graphic design in constructing and communicating healthcare messages. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Jan)
This exhibition explores the story of the Scythians – nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Jan)
Discover the forgotten history of the world's oldest continuously serving police force - the Thames River Police. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Jan)
This exhibition remembers the centenary of this battle and the massive medical and human impact of the wounds sustained during and beyond WW1. (Ending Soon Mon, 15th Jan)
This exhibition celebrates outstanding women in medicine, past and present. (Ending Soon Fri, 19th Jan)
Display exploring alternative currencies past and present – from 17th century trade tokens to today’s Brixton Pound. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Jan)
The first major exhibition of production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Jan)
An exhibition of portraits of service staff from the fashionable hotels and restaurants of Paris in the 1920s (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Jan)
The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Jan)
The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative design from the past year. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Jan)
An exhibition showing off the wide range of works by an artist more famous for inventing the Moomins. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Jan)
This exhibition uses art, archaeology, and modern material culture to explore how seduction, sensuality, and sex have been represented through time. (Ending Soon Tue, 30th Jan)