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.

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)

2021-01-05
 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)

2021-01-05
 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)

2021-01-05
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)

2021-01-05
Edmund de Waal - Library of exile
Design drawings from the William Morris Gallery collection (Ends on Fri, 15th Jan)

2021-01-05
Works In Progress
This exhibition reunites all six paintings in the Classical myths series for the first time in over four centuries.  (Ends on Sun, 17th Jan)

2021-01-05
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)

2021-01-05
Artemisia
The largest UK exhibition of this influential artist, teacher and curator (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2021-01-05
Dóra Maurer
The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (Ends on Sun, 24th Jan)

2021-01-05
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)

2021-01-05
Reverting to Type 2020: Protest posters
A lights festival across the entire Canary Wharf estate. (Ends on Sat, 30th Jan)

2021-01-05
Connected by Light
A display celebrating dub reggae and its influence on the capital. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2021-01-05
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)

2021-01-05
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)

2021-01-05
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
This exhibition tells the story of this symbolic memorial dedicated to the British servicemen who died during the First World War. (Ends on Sun, 14th Feb)

2021-01-05
 Buried Among Kings: The Story of the Unknown Warrior
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)

2021-01-05
The Krios of Sierra Leone
A journey through the ground-breaking works of this quintessential contemporary artist. (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2021-01-05
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)

2021-01-05
Uncovering the History of Black British Mariners
Landmark exhibition shows how the work of contemporary feminist activists in the UK has its roots in the long and complex history of women’s rights (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2021-01-05
Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights
For the first time since the movie’s release twenty-five years ago, sci-fi fans and fashion geeks can get close and personal to a display of the main cast’s costumes, accessories and Rollerblades. (Ends on Wed, 24th Feb)

2021-01-05
Hackers : Costumes From the Motion Picture