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.

The exhibition features a series of bronze-cast animal pelts and abstract, carved stone animal heads, supported by stone basins. (Ending Soon Sat, 15th May)

2021-05-15
Forest on Fire
This exhibition features a selection of works never previously exhibited in the UK, many of which have never been seen by the public. (Ending Soon Wed, 26th May)

2021-05-15
Not Vital: Paintings
The French artist, Sylvain Lefebvre, invites us to save ourselves on a journey through the dreamlike oceans and untamed forests of his imagination. (Ending Soon Sat, 29th May)

2021-05-15
Sylvain Lefebvre - Sauvage
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way. (Ending Soon Sat, 5th Jun)

2021-05-15
Rachel Whiteread -  Internal Objects
Free  
This new collection of work reveals how Begum’s practice has diverged and evolved, setting her precise minimalism against a new exploration into the amorphous and uncontained. (Ending Soon Sat, 5th Jun)

2021-05-15
Rana Begum
The Royal Society of Sculptors is showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jun)

2021-05-15
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
Paul Catherall comes back to the gallery for this major exhibition celebrating the postwar architecture of Coventry and London. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jun)

2021-05-15
Paul Catherall | Sent From Coventry
The winning images from the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards are on display in an outdoor exhibition. (Ending Soon Thu, 10th Jun)

2021-05-15
2020 Travel Photographer of the Year
The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis. (Ending Soon Sat, 12th Jun)

2021-05-15
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
An open-air exhibition documenting the overland journey photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer undertook in 2019 following the historic trade route. (Ending Soon Wed, 16th Jun)

2021-05-15
The Silk Road: A Living History
An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes.  (Ending Soon Sat, 19th Jun)

2021-05-15
Crossorelle Roof Garden
An exhibition of new works by Tom Sachs, never previously seen in the UK, including four new sculptures conceived for the exhibition. (Ends on Sat, 31st Jul)

2021-05-15
Tom Sachs - Ritual
Embrace the wonderfully weird world of plant biodiversity through newly commissioned interactive art installations using music, sound and colour. (Ends on Sun, 19th Sep)

2021-05-15
The Secret World of Plants
An exhibition exploring the concept of Eden through Art & Islamic Garden Design (Ends on Thu, 30th Sep)

2021-05-15
Making Paradise
In response to the climate emergency, artists Ackroyd & Harvey have installed Beuys’ Acorns, a group of 100 oak trees, on Tate Modern’s South Terrace (Ends on Sun, 14th Nov)

2021-05-15
Beuys’ Acorns
An outdoor exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the seat of Poland’s diplomatic post in London at 47 Portland Place. (Ends on Fri, 31st Dec)

2021-05-15
Exhibition marking 100 years of Polish Embassy