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.

Ben's series of twenty paintings on display alongside Simon Costin’s iconic MOBF collection. (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Jul)

The Crypt Gallery
NW1 2BA
2021-07-03
An immersive multimedia exhibition by British artist Lottie Davies exploring grief, loss, loneliness, and the human search for meaning through time and landscape. (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Jul)

2021-07-03
Quinn: Until the Land Runs Out
Explore the history of the Krio people of Sierra Leone and discover the dress, architecture, language, lifestyle and tradition of their community. (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Jul)

Museum of London Docklands
E14 4AL
2021-07-03
The Krios of Sierra Leone
A solo exhibition of new and archival works that spotlight Black Queer legacies in Britain by Ajamu X. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Jul)

Cubitt Artists
N1 9HH
2021-07-03
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Jul)

Japan House
W8 5SA
2021-07-03
MAKING NUNO Japanese Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko
A new outdoor exhibition, Gunnersbury Park Museum celebrates the life and work of Ealing Studios stills photographer Roy Gough. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Jul)

Gunnersbury Park Museum
W3 8LQ
2021-07-03
Shooting Stars: Behind the scenes at Ealing Studios
The first display of the famous AIDS quilt in London since 1994. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Jul)

Acorn House
WC1X 8DP
2021-07-03
UK AIDS Memorial Quilts Display
Free  
Operating anonymously under a moniker that is as witty as it is elusive, the artist’s latest body of work presents onlookers with an array of characters that are at once both familiar and estranged. (Ending Soon Thu, 15th Jul)

Maddox Gallery
W1S 2QE
2021-07-03
Villainy
Three exhibitions at the gallery that can be visited on one booking ticket. (Ending Soon Fri, 16th Jul)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2021-07-03
Three free exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery
Taking inspiration from Bloomberg’s location in the City of London, Dant’s epic sepia ink drawing encapsulates 2,000 years of the everyday life and times of Budge Row, the famous once-lost thoroughfare now reinstated as Bloomberg Arcade. (Ending Soon Sat, 17th Jul)

London Mithraeum
EC4N 8AA
2021-07-03
Adam Dant - The Budge Row Bibliotheque
An exhibition about plans for a redevelopment of the Truman Brewery site by the local opposition group to the plans. (Ending Soon Sun, 18th Jul)

Annetta Pedretti's House
E1 6QH
2021-07-03
This exhibition celebrates the Company’s history and its crafts of joinery and woodcarving, to mark the 450th anniversary of the granting of the Company’s Royal Charter in 1571. (Ending Soon Sun, 18th Jul)

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
EC2V 5AE
2021-07-03
The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers
This first solo exhibition of new works by Rafael Trelles, explores the notion of the Axis Mundi, a mythic tree that represents a portal between this and other worlds. (Ending Soon Sat, 24th Jul)

October Gallery
WC1N 3AL
2021-07-03
Rafael Trelles: AXIS MUNDI
The South African artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK takes inspiration from indigenous dance. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Jul)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2021-07-03
Igshaan Adams: Kicking Dust
See the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the UK in over a decade, featuring the UK premiere of a ‘breathtakingly beautiful’ new feature-length film. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Jul)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2021-07-03
Matthew Barney: Redoubt
For this occasion, the artist presents a new series of 6 acrylics on canvas inspired by the latest trends in the contemporary Asian avant-garde.  (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Jul)

Dorothy Circus Gallery
W2 2AZ
2021-07-03
Misterioso - Cheng Cheng Yi
A collection of limited edition prints and original drawings including maps that salute London’s Theatres, Lost Rivers and bustling London Squares. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

St Martin-in-the-Fields
WC2N 4JJ
2021-07-03
Adam Dant – The Return of London
This exhibition brings 1980s Hackney to life through photographs found in the basement of the Rio Cinema, Dalston. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Hackney Museum
E8 1GQ
2021-07-03
Hackney in the 1980s
The richly decorated Victorian Leadenhall Market has been filled with neon lighting from Gods Own Junkyard. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Leadenhall Market
EC3V 1LR
2021-07-03
Neon lights filling Leadenhall Market
This show brings together two of the most important figures in twentieth-century British painting, exploring between them, figuration, abstraction, cubism, ‘concrete’ art, and collage. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Annely Juda Fine Art
W1S 1AW
2021-07-03
Prunella Clough and Alan Reynolds