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.
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. (Ends on Fri, 6th Aug)
An annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography. (Ends on Sun, 8th Aug)
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. (Ends on Sun, 8th Aug)
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 (Ends on Fri, 13th Aug)
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. (Ends on Sun, 15th Aug)
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. (Ends on Sun, 15th Aug)
This display weaves together a rich tapestry of artistic expression from artists born in, or connected to, countries from Iran to Morocco. (Ends on Sun, 15th Aug)
For the first time in over two hundred years, Peter Paul Rubens’s two great masterpieces of landscape painting will be reunited as part of an exhibition at the Wallace Collection. (Ends on Sun, 15th Aug)
This exhibition marks only the second time each work has been on view and the first time these important works have been shown together. (Ends on Fri, 20th Aug)
An exhibition that introduces the shrines and royal palaces of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). (Ends on Fri, 20th Aug)
Free Summer Lights
A colourful exhibition celebrating natural light across the Canary Wharf estate. (Ends on Sat, 21st Aug)
This is a rare opportunity to see one of Poland’s most loved works of art. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Aug)
Unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Aug)
An exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Aug)
Discover the murder that shook the Middle Ages in this dramatic exhibition about the life, death and legacy of Thomas Becket. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Aug)
This exhibition uncovers how forensic and other evidence about the death marches has been gathered since the end of the Holocaust. (Ends on Fri, 27th Aug)
This is a major survey show of one of the most exciting, yet least known, movements in contemporary art: a non-Western tradition at once ancient and modern, immediate and other. (Ends on Sat, 28th Aug)
This exhibition explores a century of model making, and tells the story of the lacemakers, locomotive drivers and engineers who built the modern world from their kitchen tables. (Ends on Sun, 29th Aug)
An exhibition devoted to the life and work of Claudia Andujar and her collaboration with the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous peoples. (Ends on Sun, 29th Aug)
This definitive retrospective charts her ground-breaking career from the 1920s to the 1990s. (Ends on Sun, 29th Aug)