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: Sunday, 31st October 2021?
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
An exhibition of paintings of the Cathedral mascot cat - Doorkins Magnificat (Ending Soon Thu, 31st Oct)
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 (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)
This exhibition highlights Sakubei’s importance in documenting the lives of miners, the folk traditions of northern Kyushu and Japan's industrial heritage. (Ending Soon Fri, 15th 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See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.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)
To celebrate the work of Freddy Warren, a selection of photographs are showcased in this exhibition that captures the atmosphere and movement of jazz. (Ending Soon Sat, 4th Jan)
Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s to the present day. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jan)
All of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth's series have been united for the first time to examine his complex views on morality, the society and the city. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jan)
A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jan)
Discover artists who have risked their lives in times of conflict for the music they love. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jan)
A series of striking photographs of science in action will soon go on display at the Science Museum as part of the Royal Photographic Society’s inaugural Science Photographer of the Year competition. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jan)