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 photos of community action in the Blackfriars area in the 1970/80s. (Ending Soon Thu, 11th Nov)

Blackfriars Settlement
SE1 0RB
2021-11-09
Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s
Lifesize fire-lit video portraits of ancient Oak, Beech and Hornbeam pollards will be projected onto the tower of St Mary Aldermary Church. (Ending Soon Thu, 11th Nov)

St Mary Aldermary
EC4M 9BW
2021-11-09
An exhibition of rarely seen paintings on paper from the final years of Mark Rothko’s life. (Ending Soon Fri, 12th Nov)

Pace Gallery
2021-11-09
Mark Rothko 1968: Clearing Away
An outdoor exhibition of sculpture that reasserts the liveliness of ordinary things. (Ending Soon Fri, 12th Nov)

Canada Square Park
E14 5AB
2021-11-09
On the Other Hand
In response to the climate emergency, artists Ackroyd & Harvey have installed Beuys’ Acorns, a group of 100 oak trees, on Tate Modern’s South Terrace (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Nov)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-11-09
Beuys’ Acorns
This group exhibition and artist led research project unearths and interrogates our connection with our habitats and ecosystems, both global and local.  (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Nov)

Orleans House Gallery
TW1 3DJ
2021-11-09
Remember the Future
This exhibition brings together a selection of watercolours, etchings and screenprints from throughout her life in the theme of growth (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Nov)

The Garden Museum
SE1 7LB
2021-11-09
Elizabeth Blackadder: Favourite Flowers
The Art of Banksy holds the world’s largest collection of privately owned Banksy art. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Nov)

Belgo
WC2H 9LJ
2021-11-09
The Art of Banksy
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in his work. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Nov)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-11-09
The Making of Rodin
This project celebrates the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri. (Ending Soon Mon, 22nd Nov)

The Crypy Gallery
NW1 2BA
2021-11-09
On Reflection: 700 years of Dante Alighieri
Discover where the real world and the Wizarding World intertwine. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Nov)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2021-11-09
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. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Nov)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-11-09
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. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Nov)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2021-11-09
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. (Ending Soon Fri, 26th Nov)

Hogarth's House
W4 2QN
2021-11-09
The Thousand Year Kingdom is the first solo museum exhibition in London of work by artist, writer and curator Cedar Lewisohn. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Nov)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2021-11-09
The Thousand Year Kingdom
Regarding Forests by artist Chrystel Lebas features large-scale photographs taken during her travels around the world. (Ending Soon Thu, 2nd Dec)

St Bartholomew’s Hospital North Wing
EC1A 7BE
2021-11-09
Regarding Forests
Comprising 58 works, this show will be the first posthumous and largest exhibition of Kossoff’s paintings in a commercial setting to date. (Ending Soon Sat, 4th Dec)

Annely Juda Fine Art
W1S 1AW
2021-11-09
Leon Kossoff - A Life in Painting
An exhibition of powerful visual art, music and writing by people in criminal justice settings, curated by artist Camille Walala and her sister Sarah Ihler-Meyer. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Dec)

Royal Festival Hall
SE1 8XX
2021-11-09
Liminal features over 70 works created over the past three years by the London-based Italian artist ALO. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Dec)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2021-11-09
Liminal by ALO
Here, the artist presents the first ever UK exhibition spanning her life’s work – including live re-performances of iconic works, as well as brand new work for these galleries.  (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Dec)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2021-11-09
Marina Abramović - After Life