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, 12th Jun 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

See remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs. (Ending Soon Tue, 1st Oct)

Expeditions and Endeavours
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)

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War. (Ends on Tue, 15th Oct)

The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
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)

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.  (Ends on Tue, 22nd Oct)

Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish. (Ends on Fri, 25th Oct)

David Low - Censored
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ends on Sun, 27th Oct)

Secret Rivers
Under Ground London explores our relationship with the subterranean capital, exploring hundreds of years of documents, images and plans to tell the story of the underground city (Ends on Thu, 31st Oct)

Under Ground London
This exhibition presents a global picture of Dickens, exploring the impact of his travels on his life and his writing, and it examines how Dickens has gone on to shape the lives of people around the globe. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Nov)

Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth
This exhibition traces the history of the Thameslink route from 1866 through to the recent £7bn modernisation programme which has transformed the route and untangled the tracks. (Ends on Mon, 2nd Dec)

Untangling the Tracks
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface. (Ends on Sat, 21st Dec)

Driverless: Who is in control?
A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

Museum of the Moon