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 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)

Thaddaeus Ropac
W1S 4NJ
2021-05-21
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)

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
W1T 6BA
2021-05-21
Sylvain Lefebvre - Sauvage
RGBFAQ comprises a research-led experiential exhibition in which the audience navigates a "black-box" set populated by gigantic geometric sculptures. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th May)

arebyte Gallery
E14 0LG
2021-05-21
RGBFAQ - Alan Warburton
Tate Modern presents the first major UK survey of visual activist Zanele Muholi. (Ending Soon Mon, 31st May)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-05-21
Zanele Muholi
British artist Antony Cairns continues his exploration of the global metropolis in a new exhibition; his first UK solo exhibition for over four years. (Ending Soon Fri, 4th Jun)

Webber Gallery
W1T 1PE
2021-05-21
Antony Cairns | CTY_TYO3 TYO4
Back in the future of 1995, the teen techno-thriller Hackers burst onto cinema screens with its cyber phreak aesthetics, video game visuals and mind-bending techno soundtrack. (Ending Soon Sat, 5th Jun)

The Horse Hospital
WC1N 1JD
2021-05-21
Hackers : Costumes From the Motion Picture
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way. (Ending Soon Sat, 5th Jun)

Gagosian Gallery
W1K 3QD
2021-05-21
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)

Kate MacGarry
E2 7HR
2021-05-21
Rana Begum
The exhibition brings together a group of new site specific paintings and works on paper by the New York-based artist (Ending Soon Sat, 5th Jun)

Garden Museum
SE1 7LB
2021-05-21
Shara Hughes
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)

Royal Society of Sculptors
SW7 3RA
2021-05-21
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
A herd of 50 handcrafted life-size elephants are roaming around Chelsea. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jun)

Duke of York Square
SW3 4LY
2021-05-21
Herd of elephant sculptures in Chelsea
Paul Catherall comes back to the gallery for this major exhibition celebrating the postwar architecture of Coventry and London. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jun)

Eames Fine Art Gallery
SE1 3UD
2021-05-21
Paul Catherall | Sent From Coventry
Included in the exhibition are memories from those who remember the Second World War in Harrow. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Jun)

Headstone Manor Museum
HA2 6PX
2021-05-21
Remembering the War: Victory & Remembrance in Harrow
The winning images from the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards are on display in an outdoor exhibition. (Ending Soon Thu, 10th Jun)

Coal Drops Yard
N1C 4DQ
2021-05-21
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)

October Gallery
WC1N 3AL
2021-05-21
Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea
This exhibition explores a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Jun)

Imperial War Museum
SE1 6HZ
2021-05-21
Refugees: Forced to Flee
This is an opportunity to not only stand in front of the painting but immerse yourself in its world and the artistry that built it.  (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Jun)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-05-21
Sensing the Unseen - Step into Gossaert's 'Adoration'
This exhibition is a unique opportunity to view over 200 works from The Covid Letters, displayed in the Museum’s exhibition gallery and interspersed throughout the historic collections. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Jun)

Foundling Museum
WC1N 1AZ
2021-05-21
The Covid Letters: A Vital Update
This exhibition explores the power of the writer’s image, tracing his image through artist interpretations, radical rethinking in popular culture and new digital technologies and re-imaginings. (Ending Soon Wed, 16th Jun)

Charles Dickens Museum
WC1N 2LX
2021-05-21
Technicolour Dickens: The Living Image of Charles Dickens
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)

Granary Square
N1C 4AA
2021-05-21
The Silk Road: A Living History