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

Exhibitions in London open on Sat, 17th Oct 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

This exhibition brings together works in which rocks are the central motif, several of which have not been seen together before.  (Ends on Sun, 18th Oct)

Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings
The exhibition includes rare pieces of porcelain and lacquer, samurai armour, embroidered screens and diplomatic gifts from the reigns of James I to Her Majesty The Queen. (Ends on Sun, 8th Nov)

Japan: Courts and Culture
Life Through a Royal Lens brings some of the most iconic photographs ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace. (Ends on Mon, 23rd Nov)

The first ever retrospective of one of the most important author-illustrators of all time. (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective
From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, the exhibition will explore our longstanding fascination with the bag. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

Bags: Inside Out
Explore the history of public punishment in London (Ends on Sun, 18th Apr)