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.

Discover the story of Ai-Da, the world’s first convincing humanoid robot capable of creating artworks. (Ending Soon Wed, 29th Sep)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2021-09-28
Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot
Original artworks and illustrations from his booklets, inspired by the art in the Painted Hall, will be on display. (Ending Soon Thu, 30th Sep)

Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9LW
2021-09-28
500 Years of Mischief and Mayhem in Greenwich
An exhibition exploring the concept of Eden through Art & Islamic Garden Design (Ending Soon Thu, 30th Sep)

The Aga Khan Centre
N1C 4DN
2021-09-28
Making Paradise
An analogue journey through unseen footage, unpublished articles and original synthesizers with one of electronic music's pioneering groups. (Ending Soon Thu, 30th Sep)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-09-28
Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer
This large scale timeline and exhibition in the gallery tells you some of the extraordinary story within the wider context of the changing East End. (Ending Soon Thu, 30th Sep)

Oxford House
E2 6HG
2021-09-28
The Story of Oxford House
Inspired by artist Anna Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition, On Tenterhooks explores the past and present of textile making. (Ending Soon Fri, 1st Oct)

99 Bishopsgate
EC2M 3XD
2021-09-28
On Tenterhooks
Reverberations is an immersive sound installation, produced by sound artist Wajid Yaseen, that uses transducer speakers to resonate through the bookshelves of one of London’s oldest radical bookshops. (Ending Soon Fri, 1st Oct)

Housmans Bookshop
N1 9DX
2021-09-28
Reverberations: a sound installation in Housmans
This exhibition is an intense investigation of a place half-remembered and half-remade by fantasy - both the artist's own and those protruding, live and dead, from the past.  (Ending Soon Sat, 2nd Oct)

The Horse Hospital
WC1N 1JD
2021-09-28
Ohio Lands: Heap of Testimony - Paintings by Eric Wright
This new collection focuses on Gail’s monochrome linocuts, which are re-workings of some of her earlier, favourite colour prints. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Oct)

Eames Fine Art Print Room
SE1 3UW
2021-09-28
Gail Brodholt | Back to Black
For the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into an overgrown, supernaturally lit terrain inspired by the scene depicted in the painting the exhibition takes its name from. (Ending Soon Thu, 7th Oct)

D'Stassi Art
N1 6NG
2021-09-28
D’Stassi Art Presents Shipwreck: New Work  by Peter Opheim
20 designers have been invited to think about their experiences of a pandemic world. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Oct)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2021-09-28
Discovered: Designers for Tomorrow
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Oct)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2021-09-28
Falling Birds
An exhibition of 25 photos taken during the filming of the latest James Bond movie. (Ending Soon Fri, 15th Oct)

Leica Gallery
W1K 6JD
2021-09-28
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. (Ending Soon Fri, 15th Oct)

The Royal Society of Medicine
W1G 0AE
2021-09-28
Treasures of the RSM
This exhibition shows photographs from fine-art photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas' new book Wildflowers For The Queen (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Oct)

The Garden Museum
SE1 7LB
2021-09-28
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Oct)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-09-28
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Oct)

Royal Festival Hall
SE1 8XX
2021-09-28
The Charlie Phillips Archive
Round and Around is an audio-visual project planned and produced to observe modern Korean history on multiple levels. (Ending Soon Fri, 22nd Oct)

Korean Cultural Centre UK
WC2N 5BW
2021-09-28
Round and Around
An exhibition examining the cultural, social and political effects of software on contemporary society, by US artist Ben Grosser. (Ending Soon Sat, 23rd Oct)

arebyte Gallery
E14 0LG
2021-09-28
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.  (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2021-09-28
 Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces