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 UK exhibition of this influential artist, teacher and curator (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2020-10-17
Dóra Maurer
Explore the radical force that transformed the religious, cultural and political landscape of India and beyond in this landmark exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2020-10-17
Tantra - enlightenment to revolution
The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2020-10-17
Toyin Ojih Odutola - A Countervailing Theory
A display celebrating dub reggae and its influence on the capital. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2020-10-17
Dub London: Bassline of a City
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)

2020-10-17
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)

2020-10-17
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)

2020-10-17
The Krios of Sierra Leone
Out of the Blue celebrates the work of influential design company Designers Guild. (Ends on Sat, 20th Feb)

2020-10-17
Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild
A journey through the ground-breaking works of this quintessential contemporary artist. (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2020-10-17
Bruce Nauman
This exhibition looks at the presence and impact of the recorded Black communities which have been resident in Greenwich for over 200 years.  (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2020-10-17
Uncovering the History of Black British Mariners
The first major UK retrospective of works from the celebrated French-Moroccan photographer, video artist and activist Leila Alaoui.  (Ends on Sun, 28th Feb)

2020-10-17
 Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage
A solo exhibition of over fifty artworks spanning Damien Hirst’s formative years as a student in the 1980s to becoming one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists during the 1990s. (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2020-10-17
End of a Century
In her bicentenary year the Museum is celebrating the life and legacy of the lesser known aspects of Nightingale’s life. (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2020-10-17
Nightingale in 200 Objects, People & Places
Discover the life and work of Richard Leveridge, a leading singer on the 18th-century London stage. (Ends on Sun, 28th Mar)

2020-10-17
 Honest Dick Leveridge: Performer, Composer & Coffee Shop Owner
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)

2020-10-17
Faces of a Queen - the Armada Portraits
A display of artists’ books on the themes of landscape and language, drawn from the National Art Library’s extensive collection.  (Ends on Sun, 4th Apr)

2020-10-17
Landscape and Language in Artists' Books
Journey beyond the Bible to discover the history, culture and traditions of Jewish people from all corners of the world through the ages. (Ends on Sat, 10th Apr)

2020-10-17
Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London (Ends on Sun, 18th Apr)

2020-10-17
Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
This exhibition explores the power of the writer’s image. (Ends on Sun, 25th Apr)

2020-10-17
Technicolour Dickens: The Living Image of Charles Dickens