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.

How William Hogarth and artists across Europe captured the new modernity of the 18th century (Ends on Sun, 20th Mar)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-12-16
Hogarth and Europe
This exhibition combines photographs taken by Shirley Baker of dogs in everyday settings, as well as at dog shows, providing an insight to her affection and admiration for man’s best friend. (Ends on Fri, 1st Apr)

The Kennel Club
W1J 8AB
2021-12-16
For the Love of Dog/Pour l’amour du Chien
A landmark group exhibition spanning a whole ocean and half a century (Ends on Sun, 3rd Apr)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-12-16
Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now
A display exploring the central role food plays in Black enterprise and identity in South East London.  (Ends on Sat, 9th Apr)

Museum of London Docklands
E14 4AL
2021-12-16
Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place
Explore how windows take on cultural significance and surprisingly shape all our views on the world in an exhibition by the Tokyo-based Window Research Institute. (Ends on Sun, 10th Apr)

Japan House
W8 5SA
2021-12-16
Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan
The exhibition features more than 70 European fans incorporating both handmade and machine lace leaves dating from the 18th century to present day. (Ends on Sat, 16th Apr)

Fan Museum
SE10 8ER
2021-12-16
The Allure of Lace
The first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler. (Ends on Sun, 17th Apr)

Dulwich Picture Gallery
SE21 7AD
2021-12-16
Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty
Kehinde Wiley is an American artist best known for his portraits that render people of colour in the traditional settings of Old Master paintings.  (Ends on Mon, 18th Apr)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-12-16
Kehinde Wiley
Discover the close-knit world of the Georgian music industry, where not what you knew, but who you knew, was of greatest importance. (Ends on Sun, 1st May)

Foundling Museum
WC1N 1AZ
2021-12-16
 Friends with benefits: musical networking in Georgian London
Follow the story of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, an elite British tank regiment whose men fought their way across North-West Europe in the final stages of the Second World War. (Ends on Fri, 6th May)

National Army Museum
SW3 4HT
2021-12-16
Brothers in Arms
This exhibition explores master goldsmith, Carl Fabergé – who symbolised Russian craftsmanship, luxury and elegance – and the Anglo-Russian relationship which saw the opening of a London branch in 1903. (Ends on Sun, 8th May)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-12-16
Fabergé: Romance to Revolution
This exhibition will trace more than 200 years of extraordinary experiences and intense activity on a river that has always been essential to the city’s survival. (Ends on Sun, 8th May)

Museum of London Docklands
E14 4AL
2021-12-16
London: Port City
Sweet Harmony looks at a significant five-year period in UK dance music history and the previously undocumented contribution that young people living and working in the London Borough of Waltham Forest made to it. (Ends on Wed, 25th May)

Vestry House Museum
E17 9NH
2021-12-16
Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest, 1989-1994
An exhibition of the most beautiful private press books ever published, illustrating Walker’s revolutionary book printing techniques and legacy in his former home in Hammersmith. (Ends on Sat, 28th May)

Emery Walker's House
W6 9TS
2021-12-16
Emery Walker and the Private Press Movement
Step back through millennia and discover how this ancient civilization questioned, contemplated, and debated the natural world. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jun)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2021-12-16
Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom
Gaze through the lens of some of the world's best wildlife photographers and marvel at the beauty of our planet.  (Ends on Sun, 5th Jun)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2021-12-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This exhibition puts the substance before the style and unlocks the untold stories of hair. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jun)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2021-12-16
Hair: Untold Stories
An immersive exhibition exploring the latest cancer research taking place at the Crick - Europe’s largest biomedical research institute under one roof. (Ends on Thu, 30th Jun)

The Francis Crick Institute
NW1 1AT
2021-12-16
Outwitting Cancer - Making Sense of Nature's Enigma
Tate Modern presents Himid’s largest solo exhibition to date, incorporating new paintings and significant highlights from across her remarkable career. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Jul)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-12-16
Lubaina Himid