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 exhibition of 200 contemporary letterpress protest posters featuring the work of 100 letterpress artists from 17 countries. (Ends on Fri, 29th Jan)

2021-01-27
Reverting to Type 2020: Protest posters
A lights festival across the entire Canary Wharf estate. (Ends on Sat, 30th Jan)

2021-01-27
Connected by Light
A display celebrating dub reggae and its influence on the capital. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2021-01-27
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)

2021-01-27
Looking Up: Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf
JR: Chronicles - the largest solo museum exhibition to date of the internationally recognised French artist JR, featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years. (Ends on Sun, 7th Feb)

2021-01-27
JR: Chronicles
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)

2021-01-27
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)

2021-01-27
 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)

2021-01-27
The Krios of Sierra Leone
Out of the Blue celebrates the work of influential design company Designers Guild. (Ends on Sat, 20th Feb)

2021-01-27
Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild
This exhibition celebrates the ingenuity and resilience of Arctic Peoples throughout history.  (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2021-01-27
Arctic - culture and climate
A journey through the ground-breaking works of this quintessential contemporary artist. (Ends on Sun, 21st Feb)

2021-01-27
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)

2021-01-27
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)

2021-01-27
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)

2021-01-27
Hackers : Costumes From the Motion Picture
The first major UK retrospective of works from the celebrated French-Moroccan photographer, video artist and activist Leila Alaoui.  (Ends on Sun, 28th Feb)

2021-01-27
 Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage
A pioneering project that explores the deceptive reality of salmon, as a colour and a fish (Ends on Sun, 28th Feb)

2021-01-27
Cooking Sections Salmon: A Red Herring
Imagined by Ikeda as a subterranean exploration of sound and light, the exhibition will take viewers on a sensory journey of 180 Studios’ labyrinth-like spaces. (Ends on Sun, 28th Feb)

2021-01-27
Ryoji Ikeda
In this exhibition, Tracey Emin selects masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings.  (Ends on Sun, 28th Feb)

2021-01-27
Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch The Loneliness of the Soul
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)

2021-01-27
End of a Century
How J.M.W. Turner broke with convention to paint the times in which he lived (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2021-01-27
Turner's Modern World