Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.
Exhibitions in London open on Thu, 9th Jan 2020
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in use by British and foreign governments. (Ends on Sat, 18th Jan)
A journey into the world’s most iconic cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art through the lens of pioneering artists. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jan)
ON EDGE aims to open conversation around the causes of and responses to anxiety today through art, design, psychology and neuroscience. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jan)
An exhibition that combines art, design, psychology and neuroscience to highlight positive and creative responses when dealing with anxiety. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jan)
The Art of Innovation explores the relationship between science and art over the past 250 years, and how it has helped to interpret, study and explore the world around us. (Ends on Fri, 24th Jan)
The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)
Artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton respond to this crisis with new work that draws on research into the causes of the decline of pollinators. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)
£16.50 Rembrandt's Light
A major exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Feb)
Explore the underbelly of our digital world in this exhibition revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence. (Ends on Sat, 15th Feb)
£18 Moving to Mars
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)
Explore the origins, philosophy and contemporary relevance of Buddhism, from its beginnings in India in the 6th century BC to having 1 billion followers worldwide today (Ends on Tue, 25th Feb)
This exhibition of theatre costumes visits each stage of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering. (Ends on Fri, 28th Feb)
Peeling back the surface of existence to reveal what lies under the skin. An exhibition exploring the unsettling beauty of the human body from the medieval age to the contemporary world. (Ends on Fri, 3rd Apr)
An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694. (Ends on Tue, 14th Apr)
As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)
Hidden London - The Exhibition takes people on an immersive journey of some of London’s most secret spaces belonging to the oldest subterranean railway in the world (Ends on Mon, 20th Apr)
£13.50 George IV: Art & Spectacle
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ends on Mon, 4th May)