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 of 25 photos taken during the filming of the latest James Bond movie. (Ends on Fri, 15th Oct)

Leica Gallery
W1K 6JD
2021-09-21
No Time To Die – Behind the Scenes
This exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the history of medicine and the growth of the medical and scientific professions. (Ends on Fri, 15th Oct)

The Royal Society of Medicine
W1G 0AE
2021-09-21
Treasures of the RSM
This exhibition shows photographs from fine-art photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas' new book Wildflowers For The Queen (Ends on Sun, 17th Oct)

The Garden Museum
SE1 7LB
2021-09-21
Hugo Rittson-Thomas: Wildflowers For The Queen
Bringing together over 200 objects from collections across Europe and America, this exhibition shows how Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) blazed a new path for the development of abstraction. (Ends on Sun, 17th Oct)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-09-21
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Starting over 50 years ago, this great photographer has been documenting life in the west London communities of Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill. (Ends on Sun, 17th Oct)

Royal Festival Hall
SE1 8XX
2021-09-21
The Charlie Phillips Archive
An exhibition examining the cultural, social and political effects of software on contemporary society, by US artist Ben Grosser. (Ends on Sat, 23rd Oct)

arebyte Gallery
E14 0LG
2021-09-21
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
Celebrating south London’s music scene, Music Curator Adem Holness highlights the relationship between Black British music and physical space.  (Ends on Sun, 24th Oct)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2021-09-21
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
This exhibition explores the true story of Rome's fifth emperor informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have shaped his legacy. (Ends on Sun, 24th Oct)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-09-21
Nero - The man behind the myth
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The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date. (Ends on Sun, 24th Oct)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-09-21
Paula Rego
Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion. (Ends on Sun, 24th Oct)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2021-09-21
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
An exhibition to celebrate the release of A Field Guide to Larking by Lara Maiklem, author of the bestselling Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames (Ends on Sat, 30th Oct)

Southwark Cathedral
SE1 9DA
2021-09-21
Larking: The Thames and Beyond
Five monumental views reunited for the first time in more than 250 years. (Ends on Sun, 31st Oct)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-09-21
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited
Featuring over 50 books, documents, film clips and original artworks, the exhibition explores Michael Bond’s creation of Paddington, from his arrival in the UK from Peru, to finding a new home, and his adventures in London. (Ends on Sun, 31st Oct)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2021-09-21
Paddington: The Story of a Bear
Come face-to-face with the kings and queens who have shaped British history for over 500 years (Ends on Sun, 31st Oct)

National Maritime Museum
SE10 9NF
2021-09-21
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
This exhibition invites you to step inside the story and characters of one of the world’s most iconic graphic novels: V for Vendetta. (Ends on Sun, 31st Oct)

Cartoon Museum
W1A 3AE
2021-09-21
A display of photographs of London from eight different perspectives, rejecting a single, monolithic view in favour of a fragmentary, multifarious mosaic. (Ends on Thu, 4th Nov)

The Building Centre
WC1E 7BT
2021-09-21
Londons – The Polycentric City
A new photographic art display exploring contemporary relationships with spiritualism, reality and surrealism, through a Black British lens. (Ends on Sun, 7th Nov)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2021-09-21
An Ode to Afrosurrealism
This exhibition explores the pioneering design strategy and lasting legacy of the historic Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. (Ends on Sun, 7th Nov)

Japan House
W8 5SA
2021-09-21
Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow
An outdoor exhibition of sculpture that reasserts the liveliness of ordinary things. (Ends on Fri, 12th Nov)

Canada Square Park
E14 5AB
2021-09-21
On the Other Hand