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.

Comprising over 20 paintings, most made over the last 18 months, as well as hand-painted ceramics and a new group of posters, it explores Katz’s long-standing relationship to questions of identity and expression, selfhood and voice. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Mar)

Camden Art Centre
NW3 6DG
2022-01-18
Allison Katz – Artery
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Mar)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-01-18
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Mar)

Orleans House Gallery
TW1 3DJ
2022-01-18
Unsettling the Source of the Nile
How William Hogarth and artists across Europe captured the new modernity of the 18th century (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Mar)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-01-18
Hogarth and Europe
This exhibition follows the pioneering Russian scholar of Ismaili studies, Wladimir Ivanow (1886 – 1970) across the Muslim world. (Ending Soon Thu, 31st Mar)

The Aga Khan Centre
N1C 4DN
2022-01-18
Wladimir Ivanow & Modern Ismaili Studies
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. (Ending Soon Fri, 1st Apr)

The Kennel Club
W1J 8AB
2022-01-18
For the Love of Dog/Pour l’amour du Chien
A landmark group exhibition spanning a whole ocean and half a century (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Apr)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-01-18
Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now
Celebrate the legacy and creativity of one of the greatest musicians of our time, Amy Winehouse. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Apr)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-01-18
Amy: Beyond the Stage
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Apr)

Japan House
W8 5SA
2022-01-18
Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan
Kehinde Wiley is an American artist best known for his portraits that render people of colour in the traditional settings of Old Master paintings.  (Ending Soon Mon, 18th Apr)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-01-18
Kehinde Wiley
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Against the backdrop of war and revolution raging in Europe and the United States, a young man grew up in Bonn inspired by the ideals of freedom, and went on to compose some of the greatest works of music ever written. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Apr)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-01-18
The exhibition explores the photography of Derek D’Souza, who has captured glimpses of one of Britain’s most revered groups - and frontman Paul Weller - over 4 decades. (Ending Soon Mon, 16th May)

Barbican Library
EC2Y 8DS
2022-01-18
True is The Dream
Gaze through the lens of some of the world's best wildlife photographers and marvel at the beauty of our planet.  (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jun)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2022-01-18
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This exhibition puts the substance before the style and unlocks the untold stories of hair. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Jun)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2022-01-18
Hair: Untold Stories
Tate Modern presents Himid’s largest solo exhibition to date, incorporating new paintings and significant highlights from across her remarkable career. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Jul)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-01-18
Lubaina Himid
Life in a cup presents a fascinating beverage story and explores the traditions that make coffee a way of life in parts of the Islamic world. (Ends on Sun, 18th Sep)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-01-18
Life in a cup - coffee culture in the Islamic world
Visit an 'abandoned' Tube station underworld and discover what secrets lurk beneath our busy streets in this Hidden London exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 31st Dec)

London Transport Museum
WC2E 7BB
2022-01-18
Hidden London: The Exhibition