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 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
2021-11-21
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
2021-11-21
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
2021-11-21
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
2021-11-21
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
2021-11-21
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. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Nov)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-11-21
Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation
An exhibition of images created by East Finchley Open Artists that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice. (Ending Soon Thu, 25th Nov)

The Gallery
N6 6BS
2021-11-21
Northern Line inspired art exhibition
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
2021-11-21
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. (Ending Soon Fri, 26th Nov)

Hogarth's House
W4 2QN
2021-11-21
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
2021-11-21
The Thousand Year Kingdom
Free  
This is the first indoor shutter exhibition of its kind, featuring the works from 25 of London’s most respected graffiti writers. (Ending Soon Thu, 2nd Dec)

Camden Open Air Gallery
NW1 8QR
2021-11-21
Shutters
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
2021-11-21
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
2021-11-21
Liminal by ALO
The Southbank presents the most extensive exhibition of Gerhard Richter’s drawings ever shown in the UK. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Dec)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2021-11-21
Gerhard Richter: Drawings, 1999 – 2021
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
2021-11-21
Marina Abramović - After Life
This exhibition brings together 31 contemporary painters whose work freely draws on varied image sources, techniques and traditions in order to fashion fresh and compelling works of art that speak to this moment. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Dec)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2021-11-21
Mixing It Up: Painting Today
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Dec)

Whitechapel Gallery
E1 7QX
2021-11-21
Phantoms of Surrealism
Free  
A photography exhibition of young people in and around Bethnal Green taken in the 1970's by Philip Cunningham.  (Ends on Fri, 17th Dec)

Oxford House
E2 6HG
2021-11-21
Free  
An exhibition exploring 400 years of emigration from Britain from the Mayflower to the present day through personal narratives, contemporary art and a range of media. (Ends on Sun, 19th Dec)

Migration Museum
SE13 7HB
2021-11-21
Departures
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
2021-11-21
How We Live Now: Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative