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.

Anna Keen's exhibition showcasing her artworks focusing on London and our river. (Ending Soon Mon, 21st Sep)

2020-09-21
London the Metamorphosis
Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings. (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Oct)

2020-09-21
 Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Oct)

2020-09-21
George IV: Art & Spectacle
Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Nov)

2020-09-21
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)

2020-09-21
Matt Smith: 2020
A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar (Ends on Sun, 15th Nov)

2020-09-21
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)

2020-09-21
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)

2020-09-21
 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)

2020-09-21
 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)

2020-09-21
 Gallery 31: I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now
This exhibition reunites all six paintings in the Classical myths series for the first time in over four centuries.  (Ends on Sun, 17th Jan)

2020-09-21
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2020-09-21
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)

2020-09-21
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)

2020-09-21
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
Explore the unique story of the Krios through their history, heritage and culture from the late 18th century to the modern day. (Ends on Sun, 14th Feb)

2020-09-21
The Krios of Sierra Leone
Faces of a Queen gives visitors a once-in-a-generation chance to see three of the greatest depictions of Elizabeth I together. (Ends on Wed, 31st Mar)

2020-09-21
Faces of a Queen - the Armada Portraits
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London (Ends on Sun, 18th Apr)

2020-09-21
Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
This exhibition explores a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings (Ends on Mon, 24th May)

2020-09-21
Refugees: Forced to Flee
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world. (Ends on Sun, 10th Oct)

2020-09-21
Falling Birds