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 group exhibition and artist led research project unearths and interrogates our connection with our habitats and ecosystems, both global and local.  (Ends on Sun, 14th Nov)

Orleans House Gallery
TW1 3DJ
2021-09-21
Remember the Future
The Art of Banksy holds the world’s largest collection of privately owned Banksy art. (Ends on Sun, 21st Nov)

Belgo
WC2H 9LJ
2021-09-21
The Art of Banksy
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in his work. (Ends on Sun, 21st Nov)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-09-21
The Making of Rodin
Discover where the real world and the Wizarding World intertwine. (Ends on Thu, 25th Nov)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2021-09-21
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
This display reflects on the role of humour in debates around identity, empire and power over the past two hundred years. (Ends on Thu, 25th Nov)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-09-21
Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation
This display of artworks and manuscripts explores the life and interests of Joseph Banks (1743-1820) through some of his extraordinary collections. (Ends on Thu, 25th Nov)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2021-09-21
The Artistic Legacy of Joseph Banks
This exhibition will display works from throughout the artist’s career and explore how her admiration for William Hogarth has inspired elements of her work. (Ends on Fri, 26th Nov)

Hogarth's House
W4 2QN
2021-09-21
Regarding Forests by artist Chrystel Lebas features large-scale photographs taken during her travels around the world. (Ends on Thu, 2nd Dec)

St Bartholomew’s Hospital North Wing
EC1A 7BE
2021-09-21
Regarding Forests
This exhibition examines the pivotal role of women as both artists and as behind-the-scenes organisers within the Surrealist movement in Britain in the 1930s. (Ends on Sun, 12th Dec)

Whitechapel Gallery
E1 7QX
2021-09-21
Phantoms of Surrealism
An exhibition that reflects on the Building Centre's key activities from 1931 to the present day (Ends on Fri, 17th Dec)

The Building Centre
WC1E 7BT
2021-09-21
 Celebrating 90 years of the Building Centre – 1931 to the present day
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
2021-09-21
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
2021-09-21
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
2021-09-21
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
2021-09-21
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
2021-09-21
RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach
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
2021-09-21
Exhibition marking 100 years of Polish Embassy
Explore the fascinating world of primates in this immersive family friendly exhibition.  (Ends on Sun, 2nd Jan)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2021-09-21
Monkey Business
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
2021-09-21
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
2021-09-21
Tranquillity