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.

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
2021-10-20
Round and Around
This exhibition is dedicated to approximately 40 rare and fascinating objects paying tribute to the wonders of the natural world. (Ending Soon Fri, 22nd Oct)

Cromwell Place
SW7 2JE
2021-10-20
The Natural World
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
2021-10-20
Software for Less - Ben Grosser
Windows of the Soul is a grassroots art project, which seeks to communicate the perspectives of those living with visual impairment. (Ending Soon Sat, 23rd Oct)

Lumen Church
WC1H 9RS
2021-10-20
Windows of the Soul
£7.70  
Pitzhanger presents a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
W5 5EQ
2021-10-20
Julian Opie
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2021-10-20
Nero - The man behind the myth
£18  
The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-10-20
Paula Rego
Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2021-10-20
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
The annual international open exhibition of the UK Coloured Pencil Society is this year celebrating 20 years of promoting fine art in coloured pencil. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Oct)

2021-10-20
UK Coloured Pencil Society 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition
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 (Ending Soon Sat, 30th Oct)

Southwark Cathedral
SE1 9DA
2021-10-20
Larking: The Thames and Beyond
A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-10-20
Asante Goldweights
Five monumental views reunited for the first time in more than 250 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-10-20
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited
Come to Kew Gardens this autumn to explore the fascinating plants, art and culture of Japan. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

Kew Gardens
TW9 3AE
2021-10-20
Japan at Kew Gardens
Discover the life and works of John Keats - Londoner, medic and poet - on the bicentenary of his death in 1821. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

Aldgate Square
EC3N 1AF
2021-10-20
Keats200 - Outdoor Exhibition
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2021-10-20
Paddington: The Story of a Bear
Come face-to-face with the kings and queens who have shaped British history for over 500 years (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

National Maritime Museum
SE10 9NF
2021-10-20
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

Cartoon Museum
W1A 3AE
2021-10-20
Discover the shared military heritage between the UK and the Caribbean in this special exhibition exploring the role of West Indian soldiers in the British Army. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Oct)

National Army Museum
SW3 4HT
2021-10-20
West Indian Soldier
An exhibition of works by Zsolt Bodoni, a prominent Hungarian visual artist and painter who primarily works with oil and acrylic on canvas. (Ending Soon Wed, 3rd Nov)

David Kovats Gallery
WC2E 9NG
2021-10-20
Zsolt Bodoni – Hybrids
A display of photographs of London from eight different perspectives, rejecting a single, monolithic view in favour of a fragmentary, multifarious mosaic. (Ending Soon Thu, 4th Nov)

The Building Centre
WC1E 7BT
2021-10-20
Londons – The Polycentric City