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.

An exhibition detailing Thomas Leer and Robert Rental’s work and legacy, coinciding with a long-awaited reissue of their influential 1979 album, The Bridge. (Ends on Thu, 10th Feb)

The Horse Hospital
WC1N 1JD
2022-02-08
Thomas Leer and Robert Rental - 'From the Port to the Bridge'
Photographic exhibition of Londoners and Berliners during the pandemic, documenting their reality.  (Ends on Fri, 11th Feb)

99 Bishopsgate
EC2M 3XD
2022-02-08
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
2022-02-08
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
2022-02-08
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. (Ends on Sun, 20th Feb)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-02-08
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.  (Ends on Sun, 20th Feb)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-02-08
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. (Ends on Mon, 21st Feb)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-02-08
Waste Age: What can design do?
Free  
Explore the diversity of euphoric experiences and the effect of positive emotion on the body. (Ends on Wed, 23rd Feb)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2022-02-08
Joy
The opening display will feature highlights from The Courtauld’s remarkable collection of British drawings and watercolours. (Ends on Sun, 27th Feb)

Courtauld Institute of Art
WC2R 0RN
2022-02-08
 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’. (Ends on Sun, 27th Feb)

RAF Museum
NW9 5LL
2022-02-08
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
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
2022-02-08
 Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture
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
2022-02-08
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
2022-02-08
Unsettling the Source of the Nile
How William Hogarth and artists across Europe captured the new modernity of the 18th century (Ends on Sun, 20th Mar)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-02-08
Hogarth and Europe
This exhibition follows the pioneering Russian scholar of Ismaili studies, Wladimir Ivanow (1886 – 1970) across the Muslim world. (Ends on Thu, 31st Mar)

The Aga Khan Centre
N1C 4DN
2022-02-08
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. (Ends on Fri, 1st Apr)

The Kennel Club
W1J 8AB
2022-02-08
For the Love of Dog/Pour l’amour du Chien
America in Crisis brings together 40 leading American photographers and over 120 works exploring social change in the U.S from the 1960s till today.  (Ends on Sun, 3rd Apr)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2022-02-08
America in Crisis
A landmark group exhibition spanning a whole ocean and half a century (Ends on Sun, 3rd Apr)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-02-08
Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now
Celebrate the legacy and creativity of one of the greatest musicians of our time, Amy Winehouse. (Ends on Sun, 10th Apr)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-02-08
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. (Ends on Sun, 10th Apr)

Japan House
W8 5SA
2022-02-08
Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan