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.

Free  
An exhibition exploring 400 years of emigration from Britain from the Mayflower to the present day through personal narratives, contemporary art and a range of media. (Ends on Sun, 19th Dec)

Migration Museum
SE13 7HB
2021-07-22
Departures
An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us?  (Ends on Thu, 23rd Dec)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-07-22
How We Live Now: Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative
The exhibition brings together rarely-seen original artwork and costumes, photographs, documents, audio and video to tell the story of Noël Coward's life. (Ends on Thu, 23rd Dec)

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
EC2V 5AE
2021-07-22
Noël Coward: Art & Style
Tate presents a rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. (Ends on Thu, 23rd Dec)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-07-22
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
An exhibition about a dentist and Freemason noted for his philanthropy. (Ends on Sat, 25th Dec)

Museum of Freemasonry
WC2B 5AZ
2021-07-22
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini
Heather Phillipson engulfs Tate Britain’s grand central galleries with colour, sound and motion (Ends on Wed, 29th Dec)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-07-22
RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach
Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years, this immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages. (Ends on Fri, 31st Dec)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-07-22
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
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)

Embassy of the Republic of Poland
W1B 1JH
2021-07-22
Exhibition marking 100 years of Polish Embassy
Sixty-five paintings that usually hang in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace and are widely acknowledged to be among the highlights of the Royal Collection have been brought together in a gallery exhibition for the first time. (Ends on Fri, 31st Dec)

The Queen's Gallery
SW1A 1AA
2021-07-22
Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace
Explore the fascinating world of primates in this immersive family friendly exhibition.  (Ends on Sun, 2nd Jan)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2021-07-22
Monkey Business
This exhibition explores the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Jan)

Kensington Palace
W8 4PX
2021-07-22
Royal Style in the Making
This exhibition celebrates and explores the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Jan)

The Postal Museum
WC1X 0DA
2021-07-22
Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard
Light Years is a special four-part exhibition series in celebration of TPG’s 50th anniversary.  (Ends on Mon, 3rd Jan)

The Photographers' Gallery
W1F 7LW
2021-07-22
Light Years: The Photographers’ Gallery at 50
This exhibition offers new commissions that take a deeper look at feelings of peace and balance. (Ends on Sun, 9th Jan)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2021-07-22
Tranquillity
From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, this exhibition explores our longstanding fascination with the bag. (Ends on Sun, 16th Jan)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-07-22
Bags: Inside Out
An exhibition that offers a first look at the technologies being developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, to help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. (Ends on Thu, 10th Feb)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2021-07-22
Our Future Planet
Soane Restored reveals the fascinating story of how Pitzhanger – special as an almost intact example of Sir John Soane’s work – was returned to its original vision. (Ends on Fri, 18th Feb)

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
W5 5EQ
2021-07-22
Soane Restored
Free  
Explore the diversity of euphoric experiences and the effect of positive emotion on the body. (Ends on Wed, 23rd Feb)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2021-07-22
Joy
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. (Ends on Wed, 16th Mar)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-07-22
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100