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.

An annual outdoor exhibition of sculptures within Regent's Park. (Ending Soon Sun, 18th Oct)

2020-10-18
Frieze Sculpture
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)

2020-10-18
Gauguin and the Impressionists
An affectionate depiction of community life in a once infamous King’s Cross neighbourhood during the 80s and 90s, through the eyes of local photographer and resident Catherine Packard. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Oct)

2020-10-18
 Once Upon a Time in King’s Cross – Catherine Packard
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)

2020-10-18
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)

2020-10-18
R.I.P. Germain: Dead Yard
This exhibition celebrates the first 100 years of The Club which has been located in Bloomsbury since its very beginning when it was founded to create a community for like-minded men and women.  (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Oct)

2020-10-18
This open-air exhibition features images from religious services to reveal the Square Mile’s diverse spiritual life that stretches out into many faiths. (Ending Soon Wed, 28th Oct)

2020-10-18
Faith in the City of London
By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Oct)

2020-10-18
Among the Trees
Othello De'Souza-Hartley presents different representations of masculinity while questioning what it means to view gender and society through a present-day lens. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Oct)

2020-10-18
Masculinity
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)

2020-10-18
The King's Man Experience
Free  
Grace is a collection of unseen paintings that have been created over the course of a few years and a unique insight into street artist, Alo's time spent in London and Paris. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Nov)

2020-10-18
Grace
Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date (Ends on Sun, 8th Nov)

2020-10-18
Kara Walker
A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar (Ends on Sun, 15th Nov)

2020-10-18
Andy Warhol
Across three floors, sculptures, projections, light works and installations continue Janssens’ exploration of perception and ephemerality. (Ends on Sun, 29th Nov)

2020-10-18
Ann Veronica Janssens: Hot Pink Turquoise
An exhibition of works by Charles Keeping, one of the most influential of modern British book illustrators. (Ends on Sun, 29th Nov)

2020-10-18
Charles Keeping: Londoner & Illustrator
This installation by Darren Waterston presents a decadent interpretation of James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famed Peacock Room, a sumptuous 19th-century interior. (Ends on Sun, 29th Nov)

2020-10-18
Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined
The exhibition questions perceptions of the female identity within the context of contemporary Western society. (Ends on Sat, 5th Dec)

2020-10-18
The Hybrid Guest - Rhine Bernardino & Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
Discover the story of Derek Jarman’s garden at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness, in this exhibition at the Garden Museum.  (Ends on Sun, 13th Dec)

2020-10-18
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)

2020-10-18
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)

2020-10-18
The Making of an Artist: The Great Tradition