Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
This is quite an old listings page, did you want: Tuesday, 26th October 2021?
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
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. (Ending Soon Sat, 26th Oct)
With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
A photographic exhibition featuring some of the most spectacular examples of abandoned engineering from around the world. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)
An exhibition of paintings of the Cathedral mascot cat - Doorkins Magnificat (Ending Soon Thu, 31st Oct)
Grayson Perry presents new work including pots, sculpture, large-scale prints, a tapestry and a carpet. (Ending Soon Sat, 2nd Nov)
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Nov)
The display offers food for thought for art lovers, artists and art historians alike – and celebrates the joy of looking and the possibilities of the imagination. (Ending Soon Tue, 12th Nov)
See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Nov)
An exhibition of new paintings by contemporary artist, Naomi Frears, that depicts a variety of enigmatic human forms. (Ending Soon Sat, 30th 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. (Ending Soon 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. (Ending Soon Mon, 2nd Dec)
Antony Gormley takes over the Main Galleries with a series of works that test the scale and light of the RA’s architecture. (Ending Soon Tue, 3rd Dec)
A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles. (Ending Soon Sat, 14th Dec)
The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors. (Ending Soon Fri, 20th Dec)
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface. (Ending Soon Sat, 21st Dec)
The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Dec)