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 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
2022-02-27
 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
2022-02-27
 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
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
Knots: Jonny Briggs x Burgh House
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
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
Wladimir Ivanow & Modern Ismaili Studies
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
2022-02-27
America in Crisis
A landmark group exhibition spanning a whole ocean and half a century (Ends on Sun, 3rd Apr)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
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
2022-02-27
Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan
Explore Francis Bacon’s visceral paintings, where the line between human and animal is constantly blurred, reminding us that our primal instincts lie just below the surface.  (Ends on Sun, 17th Apr)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-02-27
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
The first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler. (Ends on Sun, 17th Apr)

Dulwich Picture Gallery
SE21 7AD
2022-02-27
Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty
Described as an "interactive experience", this exhibition showcases unseen Marley photographs and memorabilia with a focus on his lifestyle, passions, influences, and legacy. (Ends on Mon, 18th Apr)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2022-02-27
Bob Marley One Love Experience
Kehinde Wiley is an American artist best known for his portraits that render people of colour in the traditional settings of Old Master paintings.  (Ends on Mon, 18th Apr)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-02-27
Kehinde Wiley