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.

A major solo exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum by the artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell. (Ends on Sat, 2nd Jan)

2021-01-02
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
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)

2021-01-02
 Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
Discover a glittering tunnel of bells, giant illuminated seed heads and majestic trees wrapped in light on your way to the dazzling treetop waterfall, where beams of light interplay in an aerial dance. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Jan)

2021-01-02
Christmas at Kew
The first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. This exploration of Clark’s work establishes his radical presence in British cultural history. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Jan)

2021-01-02
Michael Clark - Cosmic Dancer
Discover a myriad of works by household names and emerging artists in this annual art exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Jan)

2021-01-02
Summer Exhibition 2020
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)

2021-01-02
 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)

2021-01-02
 Gallery 31: I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now
An exhibition marking the launch of Network Rail’s new customised typeface, Rail Alphabet 2, designed by the co-designer of the UK’s road signing system, Margaret Calvert. (Ends on Sun, 10th Jan)

2021-01-02
Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work
Created as a 'space to sit and read and be', library of exile is an installation by British artist and writer, Edmund de Waal, housing more than 2,000 books in translation, written by exiled authors. (Ends on Tue, 12th Jan)

2021-01-02
Edmund de Waal - Library of exile
Design drawings from the William Morris Gallery collection (Ends on Fri, 15th Jan)

2021-01-02
Works In Progress
Jonny Banger, designer and owner of subversive fashion label Sports Banger, shows the work he gathered from the nation’s children during lockdown.  (Ends on Sun, 17th Jan)

2021-01-02
The Covid Letters
This exhibition reunites all six paintings in the Classical myths series for the first time in over four centuries.  (Ends on Sun, 17th Jan)

2021-01-02
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
£20  
In this first major exhibition of Artemisia’s work in the UK, see her best-known paintings, as well as her self portraits, and recently discovered personal letters. (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2021-01-02
Artemisia
The largest UK exhibition of this influential artist, teacher and curator (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2021-01-02
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)

2021-01-02
Tantra - enlightenment to revolution
The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2021-01-02
Toyin Ojih Odutola - A Countervailing Theory
An exhibition of 200 contemporary letterpress protest posters featuring the work of 100 letterpress artists from 17 countries. (Ends on Fri, 29th Jan)

2021-01-02
Reverting to Type 2020: Protest posters
A lights festival across the entire Canary Wharf estate. (Ends on Sat, 30th Jan)

2021-01-02
Connected by Light
A display celebrating dub reggae and its influence on the capital. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2021-01-02
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)

2021-01-02
Looking Up: Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf