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.

Described as an "interactive experience", this exhibition showcases unseen Marley photographs and memorabilia with a focus on his lifestyle, passions, influences, and legacy. (Ending Soon Mon, 18th Apr)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2022-03-16
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.  (Ending Soon Mon, 18th Apr)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-03-16
Kehinde Wiley
£8  
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Apr)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-03-16
For their 10th annual exhibition, Two Temple Place will showcase the ceramic medium through artworks by three generations of Black women artists working in clay. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Apr)

Two Temple Place
WC2R 3BD
2022-03-16
Body Vessel Clay
£8.50  
8 original artworks by different artists and eras are displayed in our In Focus space in the museum’s main gallery. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Apr)

Cartoon Museum
W1A 3AE
2022-03-16
Discover the close-knit world of the Georgian music industry, where not what you knew, but who you knew, was of greatest importance. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st May)

Foundling Museum
WC1N 1AZ
2022-03-16
 Friends with benefits: musical networking in Georgian London
Follow the story of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, an elite British tank regiment whose men fought their way across North-West Europe in the final stages of the Second World War. (Ending Soon Fri, 6th May)

National Army Museum
SW3 4HT
2022-03-16
Brothers in Arms
This exhibition explores master goldsmith, Carl Fabergé – who symbolised Russian craftsmanship, luxury and elegance – and the Anglo-Russian relationship which saw the opening of a London branch in 1903. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th May)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-03-16
Fabergé: Romance to Revolution
Featuring highlights from the museum's manuscripts collection, this exhibition explores the types of books illuminations came from and the 19th-century context in which they were cut up and collected. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th May)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-03-16
Fragmented Illuminations: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Cuttings
Discover more about the rise of Greek Revival architecture through contemporary watercolours and contextual images. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th May)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-03-16
Greek Revival - simplicity and  splendour
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
2022-03-16
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
2022-03-16
Van Gogh. Self-Portraits
This exhibition will focus on the role of women during World War Two featuring posters issued by both Allied and Axis powers. (Ending Soon Mon, 9th May)

Antikbar
SW10 0LJ
2022-03-16
Fighting On All Fronts: Women At War
A once-in-a-century opportunity to see this iconic painting in the UK. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-03-16
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
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
2022-03-16
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
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. (Ending Soon Mon, 16th May)

Barbican Library
EC2Y 8DS
2022-03-16
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd May)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-03-16
Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan
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
2022-03-16
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jun)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2022-03-16
Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom