Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Sat, 13th Jan 2018
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
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)
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)
Fifty new drawings of contemporary buildings – constructed during the second half of the 20th century but in an ostensibly 'Georgian' style - will be on display for the first time. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Feb)
The major exhibition brings together over 50 of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, many visiting the UK for the first time. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Feb)
The Charles Dickens Museum explores the creation of the story that may just be the most loved of the author’s tales. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Feb)
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Feb)
Explore the secrets behind Michael’s storytelling through his original drafts, adaptations, scripts and unpublished manuscripts. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Feb)
The exhibition explores Starley’s developments, still reflected in bicycles today, and celebrates his legacy. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Feb)
Together the V&A and the Royal Opera House present a landmark exhibition exploring the vivid story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Feb)
The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects. (Ending Soon Wed, 28th Feb)
An exhibition dedicated to Cornwall’s most magical Museum. (Ending Soon Wed, 28th Feb)