Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 16th Apr 2018
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
An exhibition of texts from the Library of the Royal Society of Medicine. (Ending Soon Sat, 21st Apr)
Fathoming flow in the body, the sewer, the river and the city – a new work by Somerset House Studios artist Eloise Hawser. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Apr)
An exhibition that explores the impact that jazz had on Britons from 1918. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Apr)
The exhibition explores the ideas and skills that go into great underground structures and looks to a future where smart subterranean construction can contribute ever greater benefits. (Ending Soon Sat, 28th Apr)
A large exhibition devoted to the music sensation. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Apr)
A room full of coloured shapes and sounds. It's art. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Apr)
Painter of London life Ed Gray exhibits his paintings of everyday London life. (Ending Soon Mon, 30th Apr)
A journey behind the scenes encountering collections, installations, audiovisual content and live performances that reveal the stories of Southbank Centre's 1960s buildings. (Ending Soon Tue, 1st May)
Five multi-award-winning photographers – Poulomi Basu, Sam Faulkner, Adam Ferguson, Ashley Gilbertson and Andrew Quilty – have documented the lives of people around the world who have been affected by blindness that could, and should, have been avoided. (Ending Soon Fri, 4th May)
A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. (Ends on Mon, 7th May)
This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots. (Ends on Mon, 7th May)
This exhibition shows the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy. (Ends on Fri, 11th May)
American-born artist Nancy Fouts is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a characteristically playful and provocative humour. (Ends on Sat, 12th May)
This display examines the background to the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross. (Ends on Sun, 13th May)
Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 13th May)
See a unique series of watercolours of the interior and precincts of the Abbey church by the artist Alexander Cresswell. (Ends on Wed, 16th May)
This exhibition and art installation brings together a variety of media and archival material, from biological slides and scientific papers to photogr (Ends on Wed, 16th May)
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography. (Ends on Sun, 20th May)
The only known self-portraits by Spanish master Murillo, reunited for the first time in over three hundred years. (Ends on Mon, 21st May)
Touching on themes of countercultures, subcultures and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day. (Ends on Sun, 27th May)