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 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
2021-07-23
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
2021-07-23
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
2021-07-23
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
2021-07-23
Misterioso - Cheng Cheng Yi
An exhibition of diaristic photographs drawn from a period spanning 1990-2004, documenting the artist’s experiences as part of the free party and traveller community. (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Jul)

Edel Assanti
W1W 7RL
2021-07-23
Vinca Petersen: Raves and Riots
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
2021-07-23
Adam Dant – The Return of London
Lights, neon and a great deal of action will come in to play at the Victorian covered market. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Leadenhall Market
EC3V 1LT
2021-07-23
Gods Own Junkyard takeover
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
2021-07-23
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
2021-07-23
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
2021-07-23
Prunella Clough and Alan Reynolds
This exhibition looks at how spirituality continued to be an important source of inspiration for artists in the post-war years. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Hanina Fine Arts
W1C 2AP
2021-07-23
Spirituality & Abstraction in post-war Europe
An exhibition of new works by Tom Sachs, never previously seen in the UK, including four new sculptures conceived for the exhibition. (Ending Soon Sat, 31st Jul)

Thaddaeus Ropac
W1S 4NJ
2021-07-23
Tom Sachs - Ritual
A subterranean exploration of sound and light, the show takes viewers on a sensory journey through 180 Studio’s labyrinth-like spaces. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Aug)

180 Strand
WC2R 1EA
2021-07-23
Ryoji Ikeda
In this landmark exhibition, Tracey Emin selects masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings.  (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Aug)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2021-07-23
Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch
This exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Aug)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2021-07-23
Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights
The fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Aug)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2021-07-23
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
For this exhibition, the artist and the gallery bring together 18 large and small scale works. (Ending Soon Wed, 4th Aug)

David Kovats Gallery
WC2E 9NG
2021-07-23
Gábor Király 'Blissful Idleness'
An exhibition that promises to fulfil your curiosity with the ethereal and ghostly, as well as offering a little something out of the ordinary as we emerge from lockdown. (Ending Soon Fri, 6th Aug)

The College Of Psychic Studies
SW7 2EB
2021-07-23
Strange Things Among Us
An annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Aug)

Royal Observatory Greenwich
SE10 8XJ
2021-07-23
Astronomy Photographer of the Year
This display presents for the first time watercolour during the Renaissance as a unified art form, highlighting its versatility and pivotal role in understanding, interpreting and documenting the natural world.  (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Aug)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-07-23
Renaissance Watercolours