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.

The objects, photographs and oral histories on display tell stories of people moving to and living, working, studying and growing up in Hackney, from the 1960s to today. (Ending Soon Sat, 15th Jan)

Hackney Museum
E8 1GQ
2022-01-13
New photographs of The Beatles on the set of the bandʼs first film A HardDayʼs Night by Lord Christopher Thynne(1934– 2017). (Ending Soon Sat, 15th Jan)

Shapero Modern
W1S 2PD
2022-01-13
Lost Photographs of The Beatles
From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, this exhibition explores our longstanding fascination with the bag. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Jan)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-01-13
Bags: Inside Out
The exhibition invites audiences to consider one of ancient Korea’s most significant, but enigmatic, archaeological sites. (Ending Soon Sat, 22nd Jan)

London Mithraeum
EC4N 8AA
2022-01-13
Proposal for Sach’ŏnwang-sa
Rediscover the power and presence of architectural wonders by Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid RA and others through Hélène Binet’s photographic lens. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Jan)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-01-13
Light Lines: The Architectural Photographs of Hélène Binet
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An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Jan)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2022-01-13
Noguchi
This exhibition celebrates the role of architectural models in shaping the spaces we live in. (Ending Soon Fri, 28th Jan)

The Building Centre
WC1E 7BT
2022-01-13
Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed
British artist Tobias Wilkinson documented the daily life of the last British tank soldiers to leave Germany, prior to their homecoming in 2019. (Ending Soon Fri, 28th Jan)

National Army Museum
SW3 4HT
2022-01-13
The Last Hussar
The exhibition brings together over a dozen of the artist’s best male portraits from collections across the world. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jan)

Wallace Collection
W1U 3BN
2022-01-13
 Frans Hals: The Male Portrait
A selection of the finest prints from Lloyd's collection that reveal his admiration for the Alpine landscape and his interest in Swiss customs and mythology.  (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jan)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-01-13
Enticing Peaks - Swiss prints from the Lloyd Bequest
In a world-first, a group of rare drawings by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai will go on display at the British Museum.  (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jan)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-01-13
Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything
The first major exhibition to explore the decorative arts and architecture of Young Poland. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jan)

The William Morris Gallery
E17 4PP
2022-01-13
Young Poland: An Arts and Crafts Movement (1890 – 1918)
Lighting up the Museum this winter will be a major light installation by multi award winning lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun.  (Ending Soon Mon, 31st Jan)

The Museum of the Home
E2 8EA
2022-01-13
Light up the Museum
Documentary photography from the 70s and 80s (Ends on Fri, 4th Feb)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
E1 4DQ
2022-01-13
The Vanished East End
An exhibition to celebrate the life and work of renowned performance artist Leigh Bowery. (Ends on Sun, 6th Feb)

Fitzrovia Chapel
W1T 3BF
2022-01-13
Leigh Bowery - Tell Them I’ve Gone to Papua New Guinea
The first major London exhibition by Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta highlights the fragility of one’s right to expression whilst raising urgent questions of censorship, confinement and resistance.  (Ends on Sun, 6th Feb)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2022-01-13
Shilpa Gupta
An exhibition that offers a first look at the technologies being developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, to help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. (Ends on Thu, 10th Feb)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2022-01-13
Our Future Planet
Photographic exhibition of Londoners and Berliners during the pandemic, documenting their reality.  (Ends on Fri, 11th Feb)

99 Bishopsgate
EC2M 3XD
2022-01-13
Stories in Colour: Waiting for Time
One of Britain’s best-loved artists had a radical side. In this exhibition, discover the free and expressive brushwork that came to define Constable’s late career.  (Ends on Sun, 13th Feb)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-01-13
Late Constable
Light Years is a special four-part exhibition series in celebration of TPG’s 50th anniversary. (Ends on Sun, 13th Feb)

The Photographers' Gallery
W1F 7LW
2022-01-13
Light Years: The Photographers’ Gallery at 50