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 presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis. (Ending Soon Sat, 12th Jun)

2021-06-11
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)

2021-06-11
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)

2021-06-11
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)

2021-06-11
The Covid Letters: A Vital Update
An outdoor photo exhibition of historical photographs, prints and maps from football in London. (Ending Soon Tue, 15th Jun)

2021-06-11
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)

2021-06-11
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)

2021-06-11
The Silk Road: A Living History
An outdoor display or dog kennels, designed by architects - and the dogs are allowed to try them out. (Ending Soon Fri, 18th Jun)

2021-06-11
An exhibition around the roof garden above the Elizabeth line station of large geometric coloured shapes.  (Ending Soon Sat, 19th Jun)

2021-06-11
Crossorelle Roof Garden
Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects is a collection of works which questions, highlights and responds to the victimising of Muslim communities in the UK and around the world. (Ending Soon Sat, 19th Jun)

2021-06-11
Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects
Explore the legacy of this amazing building and learn about the impact it had on the science we use today. (Ending Soon Sat, 19th Jun)

2021-06-11
The King’s Observatory
Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China retells one of the largely forgotten histories between Britain and China in the 19th Century.  (Ending Soon Sat, 26th Jun)

2021-06-11
Global gathering of designers with installations and presentations across Somerset House. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Jun)

2021-06-11
London Design Biennale
Zoe Zenghelis’ paintings are inspired by metropolitan structure, landform, and abstract tectonics. (Ending Soon Wed, 30th Jun)

2021-06-11
Do you remember how perfect everything was?
This exhibition follows the lives of soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years. (Ending Soon Thu, 1st Jul)

2021-06-11
 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. (Ending Soon Thu, 1st Jul)

2021-06-11
Gaia Returns to the Painted Hall
Ben's series of twenty paintings on display alongside Simon Costin’s iconic MOBF collection. (Ends on Sun, 4th Jul)

2021-06-11
Explore the history of the Krio people of Sierra Leone and discover the dress, architecture, language, lifestyle and tradition of their community. (Ends on Sun, 4th Jul)

2021-06-11
The Krios of Sierra Leone
A solo exhibition of new and archival works that spotlight Black Queer legacies in Britain by Ajamu X. (Ends on Sun, 11th Jul)

2021-06-11
Ajamu: Archival Sensoria
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)

2021-06-11
MAKING NUNO Japanese Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko