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.

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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
Tom Sachs - Ritual
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
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
2021-07-27
Strange Things Among Us
An annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Aug)

Royal Observatory Greenwich
SE10 8XJ
2021-07-27
Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Jurassic Encounter is an interactive installation of 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. (Ending Soon Tue, 10th Aug)

Grovelands Park
N14 6RD
2021-07-27
Jurassic Encounter
This exhibition charts the development of Blake’s approach to collage-making, beginning with his layering of subject matter in early painted compositions and experiments with collaged paper (Ending Soon Fri, 13th Aug)

Waddington Custot
W1S 3LT
2021-07-27
Peter Blake: Time Traveller
Speaking to architects, public sector workers and young people, artist and filmmaker Ayo Akingbade creates moving image work that forges conversations on urbanism, gentrification, power and resilience. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Aug)

Whitechapel Gallery
E1 7QX
2021-07-27
A Glittering City: Ayo Akingbade with Duchamp & Sons
Calero’s display invites us to think about the act of collecting, about what we choose to surround ourselves with in our homes and the importance and presence of the natural world. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Aug)

Whitechapel Gallery
E1 7QX
2021-07-27
Desde el Salón (From the Living Room)
This display weaves together a rich tapestry of artistic expression from artists born in, or connected to, countries from Iran to Morocco.  (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Aug)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-07-27
Reflections contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa