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 Jun 2019
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
The first ever exhibition outside of Norway of Harald Sohlberg, one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Jun)
Women were inspired to serve their country by Florence Nightingale's work. But in 1918, as WW1 approached its end, nothing could have prepared them for what was to come - the deadly Spanish Flu. (Ends on Sun, 16th Jun)
From 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, and the six directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the fashion house. (Ends on Sun, 14th Jul)
Free Imaginary Cities
Explore how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections. (Ends on Sun, 14th Jul)
An exhibition featuring 100 illustrations and celebrates one of the world’s greatest cities – London – revealing some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. (Ends on Sun, 14th Jul)
A selection of Turner’s illustrations for Sir Walter Scott’s poetry and prose, part of the house’s permanent collection. (Ends on Sun, 28th Jul)
Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. (Ends on Mon, 26th Aug)
Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write (Ends on Tue, 27th Aug)
Free Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon, an awe-inspiring large-scale artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, will come to the Natural History Museum. (Ends on Sun, 8th Sep)
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will display the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years. (Ends on Sun, 13th Oct)
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. (Ends on Sun, 20th Oct)
Free Secret Rivers
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ends on Sun, 27th Oct)