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.

London is and always has been a city of makers. Explore their stories in this display. (Ends on Thu, 24th Feb)

Museum of London
EC2Y 5HN
2022-02-24
London Making Now
An exhibition about the eighteenth-century foundling and sailor George King, whose first-hand account of the battle is being shown for the first time. (Ends on Sun, 27th Feb)

Foundling Museum
WC1N 1AZ
2022-02-24
 Fighting Talk: One Boy’s Journey from Abandonment to Trafalgar
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
2022-02-24
 Pen to Brush: British Drawings and Watercolours
£10  
This exhibition offers an exclusive opportunity to get inside the mind of this great photographer and see nature and humanity in dialogue. (Ends on Sun, 27th Feb)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2022-02-24
Amazônia
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
2022-02-24
In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
An experimental site-specific exhibition of new work by young British artist, Jonny Briggs. (Ends on Sun, 6th Mar)

Burgh House and Hampstead Museum
NW3 1LT
2022-02-24
Knots: Jonny Briggs x Burgh House
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
2022-02-24
 Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture
This exhibition explores the characters, events, places and personal tales of triumph and tragedy that inspired and shaped the novel that made Charles Dickens a household name across the world. (Ends on Sun, 13th Mar)

Charles Dickens Museum
WC1N 2LX
2022-02-24
More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City
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
2022-02-24
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
2022-02-24
Unsettling the Source of the Nile
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. (Ends on Wed, 16th Mar)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-02-24
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
How William Hogarth and artists across Europe captured the new modernity of the 18th century (Ends on Sun, 20th Mar)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-02-24
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
2022-02-24
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
2022-02-24
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
2022-02-24
America in Crisis
A landmark group exhibition spanning a whole ocean and half a century (Ends on Sun, 3rd Apr)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-02-24
Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now
A display exploring the central role food plays in Black enterprise and identity in South East London.  (Ends on Sat, 9th Apr)

Museum of London Docklands
E14 4AL
2022-02-24
Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place
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
2022-02-24
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
2022-02-24
Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan
Animal Therapy: The Cats of Louis Wain reintroduces the public to the resplendent work of this lately overlooked figure. (Ends on Thu, 14th Apr)

Bethlem Museum of the Mind
BR3 3BX
2022-02-24
Animal Therapy: The Cats of Louis Wain