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.

British artist Antony Cairns continues his exploration of the global metropolis in a new exhibition; his first UK solo exhibition for over four years. (Ends on Fri, 4th Jun)

2021-06-01
Antony Cairns | CTY_TYO3 TYO4
In this exhibition, a suggestion of haunting, or ghostliness, is manifested in a different way. (Ends on Sat, 5th Jun)

2021-06-01
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. (Ends on Sat, 5th Jun)

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Rana Begum
The exhibition brings together a group of new site specific paintings and works on paper by the New York-based artist (Ends on Sat, 5th Jun)

2021-06-01
Shara Hughes
The Royal Society of Sculptors is showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace. (Ends on Sun, 6th Jun)

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3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
Discover the story of Ai-Da, the world’s first convincing humanoid robot capable of creating artworks. (Ends on Sun, 6th Jun)

2021-06-01
Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot
Paul Catherall comes back to the gallery for this major exhibition celebrating the postwar architecture of Coventry and London. (Ends on Sun, 6th Jun)

2021-06-01
Paul Catherall | Sent From Coventry
The winning images from the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards are on display in an outdoor exhibition. (Ends on Thu, 10th Jun)

2021-06-01
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. (Ends on Sat, 12th Jun)

2021-06-01
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. (Ends on Wed, 16th Jun)

2021-06-01
The Silk Road: A Living History
An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes.  (Ends on Sat, 19th Jun)

2021-06-01
Crossorelle Roof Garden
Global gathering of designers with installations and presentations across Somerset House. (Ends on Sun, 27th Jun)

2021-06-01
London Design Biennale
This exhibition follows the lives of soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years. (Ends on Thu, 1st Jul)

2021-06-01
 Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945
This monumental sculpture by Luke Jerram amazes audiences as it rotates slowly while suspended in mid-air, an exact scale replica of Earth made using NASA imagery. (Ends on Thu, 1st Jul)

2021-06-01
Gaia Returns to the Painted Hall
This exhibition showcases the innovative work of Japanese textile designer Sudō Reiko, who is renowned for pushing boundaries of textile production and championing new methods of sustainable manufacturing. (Ends on Sun, 11th Jul)

2021-06-01
MAKING NUNO Japanese Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko
Works from the period of the two artists’ friendship will be shown side by side for the first time, along with unseen materials from Beard’s archives including letters and photographs. (Ends on Fri, 16th Jul)

2021-06-01
Wild Life: Francis Bacon and Peter Beard
The richly decorated Victorian Leadenhall Market has been filled with neon lighting from Gods Own Junkyard. (Ends on Sat, 31st Jul)

2021-06-01
Neon lights filling Leadenhall Market
In this landmark exhibition, Tracey Emin selects masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings.  (Ends on Sun, 1st Aug)

2021-06-01
Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch
The fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. (Ends on Sun, 1st Aug)

2021-06-01
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
An annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography. (Ends on Sun, 8th Aug)

2021-06-01
Astronomy Photographer of the Year