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.

The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Sep)

2020-09-20
Aubrey Beardsley
Discover the visionary work of Belgian artist Léon Spilliaert – from his celebrated self-portraits to dreamlike scenes of the North Sea coast. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Sep)

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

2020-09-20
The Misused Ironmongery X Taiwanese Hardware
Anna Keen's exhibition showcasing her artworks focusing on London and our river. (Ending Soon Mon, 21st Sep)

2020-09-20
London the Metamorphosis
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)

2020-09-20
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)

2020-09-20
 Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Oct)

2020-09-20
George IV: Art & Spectacle
This exhibition showcases works by graduating students from London’s leading fine art schools. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Oct)

2020-09-20
London Grads Now
An exhibition of works by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot, Degas and Gauguin – many of which have never been seen in the UK. (Ending Soon Sun, 18th Oct)

2020-09-20
Gauguin and the Impressionists
This exhibition presents the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Oct)

2020-09-20
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
R.I.P Germain’s Dead Yard explores multiple forms of death and mourning relating to the artist's personal experiences and the ongoing viscerality of Black life in the UK.  (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Oct)

2020-09-20
R.I.P. Germain: Dead Yard
By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Oct)

2020-09-20
Among the Trees
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)

2020-09-20
The King's Man Experience
Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Nov)

2020-09-20
Kara Walker
A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar (Ends on Sun, 15th Nov)

2020-09-20
Andy Warhol
An exhibition of works by Charles Keeping, one of the most influential of modern British book illustrators. (Ends on Sun, 29th Nov)

2020-09-20
Charles Keeping: Londoner & Illustrator
Discover the story of Derek Jarman’s garden at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness, in this exhibition at the Garden Museum. (Ends on Sun, 13th Dec)

2020-09-20
Derek Jarman: My garden’s boundaries are the horizon
Hogarth's A Rake’s Progress returns to Pitzhanger, as the centrepiece of a modern photography exhibition. (Ends on Thu, 31st Dec)

2020-09-20
Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives
Does great art begin with studying nature, or studying the great art of the past? Decide for yourself in this gallery. (Ends on Thu, 31st Dec)

2020-09-20
The Making of an Artist: The Great Tradition
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)

2020-09-20
 Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs