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.

This exhibition brings together watercolours, etchings and screenprints from throughout her life in the theme of growth. (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2021-03-06
Elizabeth Blackadder: Favourite Flowers
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)

2021-03-06
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)

2021-03-06
Nightingale in 200 Objects, People & Places
How J.M.W. Turner broke with convention to paint the times in which he lived (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2021-03-06
Turner's Modern World
Tate Modern presents the first major UK survey of visual activist Zanele Muholi. (Ends on Sun, 7th Mar)

2021-03-06
Zanele Muholi
Free  
A fun-house panopticon of cyclical looking – where glory holes, peeping toms, nightmare monsters and sexy bodies jostle for attention. (Ends on Sun, 14th Mar)

2021-03-06
Enter a dramatic installation of giant papyrus scrolls and discover local life stories told in symbols. (Ends on Sun, 14th Mar)

2021-03-06
From Birth ’til Death: Scrolled Life Stories
An exhibition of works which question, highlight and respond to the victimising of Muslim communities in the UK and around the world. (Ends on Sat, 20th Mar)

2021-03-06
 Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects
See the first signs of his inventive talents and meet a cast of strange and mysterious characters. (Ends on Sat, 20th Mar)

2021-03-06
Heath Robinson’s Children’s Stories
Contemporary artists Fourthland present an exploration of nature, sanctuary and belief in Christianity and Hinduism, comprising installations in a church and temple, a sound pilgrimage through the fringes of Epping Forest. (Ends on Thu, 25th Mar)

2021-03-06
Call to Holy Ground
Discover the life and work of Richard Leveridge, a leading singer on the 18th-century London stage. (Ends on Sun, 28th Mar)

2021-03-06
 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)

2021-03-06
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)

2021-03-06
Landscape and Language in Artists' Books
Playing Democracy is a giant two player game of Pong, exploring the principles of democracy. (Ends on Sun, 4th Apr)

2021-03-06
Ling Tan - Playing Democracy
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)

2021-03-06
Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word
Explore Francis Bacon’s visceral paintings, where the line between human and animal is constantly blurred, reminding us that our primal instincts lie just below the surface.  (Ends on Sun, 18th Apr)

2021-03-06
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London (Ends on Sun, 18th Apr)

2021-03-06
Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery
This exhibition explores the power of the writer’s image. (Ends on Sun, 25th Apr)

2021-03-06
Technicolour Dickens: The Living Image of Charles Dickens
Explore the Second World War’s impact on London life with a unique art exhibition housed in the Churchill War Rooms. (Ends on Fri, 30th Apr)

2021-03-06
Wartime London: Art of the Blitz
Discover the beauty of locomotive engineering and journey through 100 years of model-making. (Ends on Sun, 2nd May)

2021-03-06
Brass, Steel and Fire