Welcome to the IanVisits alternative guide to London.
Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.

 

 

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Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world, celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography. (Ending Soon Wed, 22nd Dec)

Cromwell Place
SW7 2JE
2021-12-22
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us?  (Ending Soon Thu, 23rd Dec)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-12-22
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. (Ending Soon Thu, 23rd Dec)

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
EC2V 5AE
2021-12-22
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. (Ending Soon Thu, 23rd Dec)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2021-12-22
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
An exhibition about a dentist and Freemason noted for his philanthropy. (Ending Soon Fri, 24th Dec)

Museum of Freemasonry
WC2B 5AZ
2021-12-22
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini
This exhibition offers new commissions that take a deeper look at feelings of peace and balance. (Ending Soon Fri, 24th Dec)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2021-12-22
Tranquillity
Heather Phillipson engulfs Tate Britain’s grand central galleries with colour, sound and motion (Ending Soon Wed, 29th Dec)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-12-22
RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach
This exhibition follows the lives of soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years.  (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Dec)

National Army Museum
SW3 4HT
2021-12-22
 Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945
Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years, this immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Dec)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-12-22
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
An outdoor exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the seat of Poland’s diplomatic post in London at 47 Portland Place. (Ending Soon Fri, 31st Dec)

Embassy of the Republic of Poland
W1B 1JH
2021-12-22
Exhibition marking 100 years of Polish Embassy
The grounds of Kenwood House will this year become a magical wonderland with an incredible illuminated Christmas light trail. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jan)

Kenwood House
NW3 7JR
2021-12-22
Christmas lights at Kenwood
In a new body of work created especially for Sir John Soane’s Museum, contemporary artist Pablo Bronstein presents his unique, seductive and deeply ironic vision of hell. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jan)

Sir John Soane's Museum
WC2A 3BP
2021-12-22
Pablo Bronstein: Hell in its Heyday
Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama that are brought together in this first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jan)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2021-12-22
Poussin and the Dance
This exhibition explores the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jan)

Kensington Palace
W8 4PX
2021-12-22
Royal Style in the Making
The annual "summer" exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jan)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2021-12-22
Summer Exhibition 2021
Visitors are invited to bring an old ball to swap with a new one from the numerous shelves that line the walls. (Ending Soon Sat, 8th Jan)

Stephen Friedman Gallery
W1S 3AN
2021-12-22
Mayfiar tennis ball exchange
The former Geffrye museum's famous Christmas rooms display returns in the new Museum of the Home. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

The Museum of the Home
E2 8EA
2021-12-22
Christmas Past
The annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House light display. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Kew Gardens
TW9 3AE
2021-12-22
Christmas at Kew
Come and explore this first of its kind exhibition, mapping the growth of theatre captioning through the work of deaf-led charity Stagetext. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2021-12-22
Stagetext: Captions Speak Louder
The Gingerbread City invites leading architects, engineers, landscape architects and designers to create a futuristic city made entirely of gingerbread. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jan)

Motcomb House
SW1X 8JU
2021-12-22
The Gingerbread City 2021