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.

This exhibition will trace more than 200 years of extraordinary experiences and intense activity on a river that has always been essential to the city’s survival. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th May)

Museum of London Docklands
E14 4AL
2022-02-20
London: Port City
The myth of Van Gogh today is linked as much to his extraordinary life as it is to his stunning paintings. This exhibition will allow both aspects to be explored. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th May)

Courtauld Institute of Art
WC2R 0RN
2022-02-20
Van Gogh. Self-Portraits
A once-in-a-century opportunity to see this iconic painting in the UK. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-02-20
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
The exhibition shows artwork from the children’s stories that Heath Robinson both wrote and illustrated. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

Heath Robinson Museum
HA5 1AE
2022-02-20
Heath Robinson’s Children's Stories
The first major retrospective of this legendary artist to focus exclusively on her work using fabrics and textiles. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2022-02-20
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
Sweet Harmony looks at a significant five-year period in UK dance music history and the previously undocumented contribution that young people living and working in the London Borough of Waltham Forest made to it. (Ending Soon Wed, 25th May)

Vestry House Museum
E17 9NH
2022-02-20
Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest, 1989-1994
Step back through millennia and discover how this ancient civilization questioned, contemplated, and debated the natural world. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jun)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2022-02-20
Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom
This exhibition explores Sigmund Freud's fascination and relationship with China. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jun)

Freud Museum
NW3 5SX
2022-02-20
Freud and China
Gaze through the lens of some of the world's best wildlife photographers and marvel at the beauty of our planet.  (Ends on Sun, 5th Jun)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2022-02-20
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This exhibition puts the substance before the style and unlocks the untold stories of hair. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jun)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2022-02-20
Hair: Untold Stories
Tate Modern presents Himid’s largest solo exhibition to date, incorporating new paintings and significant highlights from across her remarkable career. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Jul)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-02-20
Lubaina Himid
Informed by recent archaeological and scientific discoveries, this exhibition offers new insight on one of the world’s great wonders, bringing the true story of Stonehenge into sharper focus than ever before. (Ends on Sun, 17th Jul)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-02-20
The world of Stonehenge
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-02-20
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
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
2022-02-20
Life in a cup - coffee culture in the Islamic world
Celebrating the life and work of one of the best loved children's authors of the 20th century. (Ends on Sun, 8th Jan)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-02-20
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature
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
2022-02-20
Hidden London: The Exhibition