Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 2nd Sep 2018
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
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)
This mini exhibition aims to narrate the stories of the children who populated Hamstead. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Sep)
British artist Jodie Carey creates three new site-responsive installations. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Sep)
Fifty years since the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia quashed the Prague Spring we look at how cartoonists in the Czech and British press interpreted the politics of the time through humour. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Sep)
A major retrospective of work by the celebrated British artist and designer, Edward Bawden RA CBE (1903-89). (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Sep)
This display explores the changing image of the West India Regiments from their creation at the end of the 18th century up to the First World War. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Sep)
This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Sep)
From statues and street names, to shrines and temporary artworks, Immortalised explores the variety of ways people and events have been commemorated in England, past and present. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Sep)
See hundreds of live butterflies and moths up-close in a tropical butterfly house. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Sep)
From folk remedies and tooth fairies to barber-surgeons and professional dentists, Teeth tells the tale of our pursuit of a pain-free mouth and the perfect smile. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Sep)
Exploring the impact of World War One on British, German and French art (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Sep)
An exhibition of feather fans from around the world. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Sep)
Over 100 dazzling artworks and objects tells the story of a cosmopolitan empire that almost ended British rule in India (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Sep)
René Goscinny’s story is brought to life through rare original scripts, storyboards, photographs, films, sketches, dressing up stations, games, and more than a little wild boar. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
This display explains the project, and showcases highlights of its work across the country so far. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
The summer opening of Buckingham Palace, with an art display curated by the Prince of Wales. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
A celebratory show that will explore the past, present and future of ice cream. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
The Great British Seaside celebrates six decades of our love affair with the beach. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Sep)
This exhibition delves into the history behind the School’s creation, its iconic uniform, historic practices, and charitable benefactors. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Oct)
See Ed Ruscha's modern take on the cyclical nature of civilisation, evocative of Thomas Cole's series of the same name (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Oct)