Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
Marking 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, celebrate the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary. (Ending Soon Mon, 10th Dec)
An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU. (Ending Soon Fri, 14th Dec)
The exhibition reveals the ‘behind the scenes’ of a pioneer excavation and research project of one of the most complex societies of its time. (Ending Soon Sat, 15th Dec)
A series of modern light installations will illuminate the 18th century gardens and architecture, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the Gardens in a different light, after dark. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Dec)
Fans which reflect the troubadour style and a return to the chivalric principles of the past will be on display alongside fans commemorating Napoleon and the return of his ashes to France in 1840. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Dec)
24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town. (Ending Soon Wed, 2nd Jan)
This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour (Ending Soon Sat, 5th Jan)
New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.
(Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
Leave daylight behind and put your senses to the test in this illuminating exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
The exhibition explores the man, his life and his unprecedented contribution to the nation’s cultural heritage. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
Featuring 20 artists and spanning a period of roughly 50 years, the exhibition includes innovative, minimalist sculpture from the 1960s as well as recent works that extend the legacy of 'optical' minimalism in different ways. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jan)
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)
The exhibition explores the day and evening styles of the decade, complemented by photographs of the stars who championed them. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Jan)
This exhibition traces the development of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings through a selection of over forty masterpieces. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Jan)
An exhibition which explores dreams, the unconscious and an imaginary world between sleep and wakefulness. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Jan)
History, as somebody wise once said, is just one damned thing after another. But is it really? Who decides what is ‘history’? (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Jan)
Designed and curated in close collaboration with Piano himself, this is the first exhibition in London to put the spotlight on Piano in 30 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Jan)