Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 16th Jul 2019
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
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)
Free David Low - Censored
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish. (Ends on Fri, 25th Oct)
Explore the ancient and modern contexts of one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie Museum: an ancient model of a ship-cart excavated from a tomb at the site of Gurob. (Ends on Sat, 26th Oct)
Free Secret Rivers
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ends on Sun, 27th Oct)
Free Under Ground London
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)
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)
This exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries. (Ends on Sun, 1st Dec)
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)
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface. (Ends on Sat, 21st Dec)
The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Dec)
Free Museum of the Moon
A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)
Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in use by British and foreign governments. (Ends on Sat, 18th Jan)