Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Wed, 16th May 2018
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
Animatronic dinosaurs come to North Greenwich (Ending Soon Tue, 31st Jul)
Discover how graphic design has played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Aug)
A striking presentation of three works by the internationally-renowned artist, Emily Allchurch. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Aug)
This exhibition considers how artists can give shape to the human experience, provoking ideas about our senses, our sexual health, our bodies’ limitations and reflections on our food chain. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Aug)
The exhibition focuses on the early, 'radical moment' of Postmodernism, which it reveals to be one of the most inventive periods in British architectural history (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Aug)
This exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships. (Ending Soon Tue, 28th Aug)
This exhibition concentrates on the last (and often bitter) years of the long campaign of the struggle for women's right to vote from 1908 - 1914. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Aug)
This exhibition explores Pell’s art, life, identity and search for sanctuary. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Aug)
Discover the history of Bridge House Estates, the organisation that oversaw the entire construction of Tower Bridge over a century ago and continues to maintain it to this day. (Ending Soon Sat, 1st Sep)
The 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins have been brought together for the first time in this new exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Sep)
See hundreds of live butterflies and moths up-close in a tropical butterfly house. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Sep)
The Great British Seaside celebrates six decades of our love affair with the beach. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
An award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Oct)
Uncover the mathematics behind De Morgan’s exquisite work. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Oct)
A display of more than 200 original illustrations of the nature of the British Isles. (Ending Soon Fri, 2nd Nov)
Explore the origins of the Dowding System and its legacy in later years. (Ending Soon Sat, 10th Nov)
Discover the city at night through the eyes of photographers from the late 19th century to the present day. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Nov)
A display featuring iconic objects from the museum’s vast Suffragette collection, including Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
An exhibition that reveals sunken, forgotten letters recently recovered from a shipwreck. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Jan)