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.

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
2022-01-18
Light Lines: The Architectural Photographs of Hélène Binet
£18  
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
2022-01-18
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
2022-01-18
Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed
The exhibition invites audiences to consider one of ancient Korea’s most significant, but enigmatic, archaeological sites. (Ending Soon Sat, 29th Jan)

London Mithraeum
EC4N 8AA
2022-01-18
Proposal for Sach’ŏnwang-sa
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
2022-01-18
 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
2022-01-18
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
2022-01-18
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
2022-01-18
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
2022-01-18
Light up the Museum
An exhibition to celebrate the life and work of renowned performance artist Leigh Bowery. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Feb)

Fitzrovia Chapel
W1T 3BF
2022-01-18
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.  (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Feb)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2022-01-18
Shilpa Gupta
Photographic exhibition of Londoners and Berliners during the pandemic, documenting their reality.  (Ending Soon Fri, 11th Feb)

99 Bishopsgate
EC2M 3XD
2022-01-18
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.  (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Feb)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-01-18
Late Constable
Light Years is a special four-part exhibition series in celebration of TPG’s 50th anniversary. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Feb)

The Photographers' Gallery
W1F 7LW
2022-01-18
Light Years: The Photographers’ Gallery at 50
Step back into a dangerous world of plots, espionage and treachery to explore the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots in their own words. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Feb)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-01-18
Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens
Step into the vibrant world of Peru and discover how people have thrived for millennia in one of the most complex and challenging environments on the planet.  (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Feb)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-01-18
Peru: a journey in time
Discover how new design ideas are redefining our world and explore major new exhibits that capture the devasting impact of waste including a large-scale installation by Ibrahim Mahama. (Ending Soon Mon, 21st Feb)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-01-18
Waste Age: What can design do?
Free  
Explore the diversity of euphoric experiences and the effect of positive emotion on the body. (Ending Soon Wed, 23rd Feb)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2022-01-18
Joy
The opening display will feature highlights from The Courtauld’s remarkable collection of British drawings and watercolours. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Feb)

Courtauld Institute of Art
WC2R 0RN
2022-01-18
 Pen to Brush: British Drawings and Watercolours
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’. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Feb)

RAF Museum
NW9 5LL
2022-01-18
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz