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.

£10  
This exhibition offers an exclusive opportunity to get inside the mind of this great photographer and see nature and humanity in dialogue. (Ends on Sun, 27th Feb)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2021-12-29
Amazônia
A collection of work exploring artists’ responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz as they represented evolving machinery, communications, and urban landscapes, shaped by what was an unprecedented ‘war in the air’. (Ends on Sun, 27th Feb)

RAF Museum
NW9 5LL
2021-12-29
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
An experimental site-specific exhibition of new work by young British artist, Jonny Briggs. (Ends on Sun, 6th Mar)

Burgh House and Hampstead Museum
NW3 1LT
2021-12-29
Knots: Jonny Briggs x Burgh House
explores fabulous and rare examples from the mid-1960s era-defining stores and designers. (Ends on Sat, 12th Mar)

Fashion and Textile Museum
SE1 3XF
2021-12-29
 Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture
This exhibition explores the characters, events, places and personal tales of triumph and tragedy that inspired and shaped the novel that made Charles Dickens a household name across the world. (Ends on Sun, 13th Mar)

Charles Dickens Museum
WC1N 2LX
2021-12-29
More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City
Showcasing previously unseen material from Paul McCartney’s personal archive, this display celebrates the life and art of one of the world’s most successful songwriters and performers. (Ends on Sun, 13th Mar)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2021-12-29
Paul McCartney: The Lyrics
An exhibition of new images by Himali Singh Soin with historian of science Alexis Rider inspired by the collection of Sir Richard Burton. (Ends on Sun, 13th Mar)

Orleans House Gallery
TW1 3DJ
2021-12-29
Unsettling the Source of the Nile
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. (Ends on Wed, 16th Mar)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2021-12-29
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
How William Hogarth and artists across Europe captured the new modernity of the 18th century (Ends on Sun, 20th Mar)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-29
 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
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-29
Fabergé: Romance to Revolution