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.

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
2022-03-08
 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
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
America in Crisis
A landmark group exhibition spanning a whole ocean and half a century (Ends on Sun, 3rd Apr)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
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
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
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. (Ends on Sun, 24th Apr)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-03-08
A once-in-a-century opportunity to see this iconic painting in the UK. (Ends on Sun, 15th May)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-03-08
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
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. (Ends on Mon, 16th May)

Barbican Library
EC2Y 8DS
2022-03-08
True is The Dream
Joanna Hiffernan’s relationship with Whistler ran deeper than artist and muse. In this exhibition explore her life and role as a friend, model, lover and collaborator. (Ends on Sun, 22nd May)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-03-08
Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan
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
2022-03-08
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
2022-03-08
Hair: Untold Stories
A revelatory new take on art in Britain after the Second World War, a period when artists had to make sense of an entirely altered world. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jun)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2022-03-08
Postwar Modern - New Art in Britain 1945-1965