Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.


Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

This year’s Royal Society of Sculptors exhibition has been guest curated by Robert and Nicky Wilson, the founders of Jupiter Artland, and is a showcase of the work of members and fellows. (Ending Soon Fri, 18th Sep)

2020-09-15
Summer Exhibition
Exhibition of shortlisted entries to recognise and support the most innovative, original and relevant photography-based practice within a given year. (Ending Soon Sat, 19th Sep)

2020-09-15
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020
The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Sep)

2020-09-15
Aubrey Beardsley
An exhibition that celebrates the overlooked charm of common hardware around the world.  (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Sep)

2020-09-15
The Misused Ironmongery X Taiwanese Hardware
A rediscovered collection of paintings and drawings by over forty young Zimbabwean artists that have not been exhibited together for almost 70 years. (Ending Soon Wed, 30th Sep)

2020-09-15
The stars are bright - Zimbabwean art
Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings. (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Oct)

2020-09-15
 Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
An exhibition of Grayson Perry works inspired by his TV series on Channel 4 (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Oct)

2020-09-15
Grayson Perry: The MOST Specialest Relationship
The King’s Man Experience is an immersive exhibition featuring costumes, props and behind-the-scenes material from the movie of the same name. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Oct)

2020-09-15
The King's Man Experience
Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Nov)

2020-09-15
Kara Walker
A collection of works from the archive of contemporary artist Matt Smith, seen together for the first time. (Ending Soon Mon, 9th Nov)

2020-09-15
Matt Smith: 2020
A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar (Ends on Sun, 15th Nov)

2020-09-15
Andy Warhol
Discover the story of Derek Jarman’s garden at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness, in this exhibition at the Garden Museum. (Ends on Sun, 13th Dec)

2020-09-15
Derek Jarman: My garden’s boundaries are the horizon
Meet monsters from 252 million years ago in a period called the Permian, when you visit this fascinating, family-friendly exhibition.  (Ends on Sun, 3rd Jan)

2020-09-15
 Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
Featuring a collection of architectural designs for dogs by world-class architects and designers, the internationally acclaimed arrives in London. (Ends on Sun, 10th Jan)

2020-09-15
 Architecture for Dogs
Bringing together digital collage, print material, sound and sculpture, this exhibition explores the idea of change and its transformative or violent power through dynamic layered compositions. (Ends on Sun, 10th Jan)

2020-09-15
 Gallery 31: I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now
Design drawings from the William Morris Gallery collection (Ends on Fri, 15th Jan)

2020-09-15
Works In Progress
This exhibition reunites all six paintings in the Classical myths series for the first time in over four centuries.  (Ends on Sun, 17th Jan)

2020-09-15
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2020-09-15
Toyin Ojih Odutola - A Countervailing Theory
Showing sculptures by Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf gives an unrivalled opportunity to view them in the context of hard interior and exterior architecture as well as carefully designed outdoor spaces amongst mature trees. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2020-09-15
Looking Up: Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf
Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape. (Ends on Mon, 8th Feb)

2020-09-15
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers