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.

£12  
Emmy award-winning Lynette Wallworth’s 360° VR experience connects you with an Amazonian people who are ascending from the edge of extinction. (Ending Soon Sat, 4th Dec)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-12-04
Awavena
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
2021-12-04
Leon Kossoff - A Life in Painting
This two-day exhibition features photographic prints taken between May and September 2020 by five members of the Catching the Light Photography Group. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Dec)

North London Hospice Winchmore Hill
N21 3AY
2021-12-04
Catching the Light Two
The exhibition will highlight exciting new work from a wide sphere of contemporary printmaking practice, ranging from traditional techniques to experimental processes. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Dec)

The Art Pavilion
E3 4QY
2021-12-04
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
2021-12-04
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
2021-12-04
Liminal by ALO
Over 500 contemporary miniature paintings and sculptures will be on display, from figurative to new and innovative artwork, in a pocket-sized format. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Dec)

Mall Galleries
SW1Y 5BD
2021-12-04
e 125th anniversary of Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors  and Gravers
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
2021-12-04
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
2021-12-04
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
2021-12-04
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
2021-12-04
Phantoms of Surrealism
Celebrating its 75th anniversary year, the Arts Council Collection is an exhibition featuring highlights from its recent contemporary art acquisitions, including a number of works presented publicly for the first time. (Ending Soon Wed, 15th Dec)

Frieze Gallery
W1S 3LL
2021-12-04
Right About Now
Free  
A photography exhibition of young people in and around Bethnal Green taken in the 1970's by Philip Cunningham.  (Ending Soon Fri, 17th Dec)

Oxford House
E2 6HG
2021-12-04
The world's most expensive stamp - nicknamed "the Mona Lisa of the stamp world" - is on display for a few weeks (Ending Soon Sat, 18th Dec)

Stanley Gibbons
WC2R 0LX
2021-12-04
The world's most expensive stamp
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Dec)

Migration Museum
SE13 7HB
2021-12-04
Departures
A chance discovery of thousands of photographs in a council’s archives has brought back to life a local community’s fight for survival. (Ending Soon Mon, 20th Dec)

Morley College
SE1 7HT
2021-12-04
Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s – community action in a London neighbourhood
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
2021-12-04
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
2021-12-04
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
2021-12-04
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
2021-12-04
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini