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 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the finest works amongst the drawings collected by Sir John Soane. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jun)

Sir John Soane's Museum
WC2A 3BP
2022-03-16
Hidden Masterpieces
This display will present an important group of twenty-two works by Parmigianino from The Courtauld’s collection. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jun)

Courtauld Institute of Art
WC2R 0RN
2022-03-16
The Art of Experiment: Parmigianino
Gaze through the lens of some of the world's best wildlife photographers and marvel at the beauty of our planet.  (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jun)

Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD
2022-03-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
A photography exhibition in the former Habitat store on Tottenham Court Road. (Ending Soon Sat, 11th Jun)

Heal's Building
W1T 7LQ
2022-03-16
Momentum of Light
Explore incredible objects, including some never seen by the public before, from Professor Stephen Hawking’s office in this new, free display.  (Ending Soon Sat, 11th Jun)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2022-03-16
Stephen Hawking at Work
This exhibition, 'If you prick us, do we not bleed?' introduces cabinets of curiosity into the heart of the Sainsbury Wing, containing assembled fragments that might look like relics from another collection.  (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Jun)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-03-16
Ali Cherri: If you prick us, do we not bleed?
A slideshow of selected artworks from Hong Kong artist Chihoi’s graphic novel, based on a story written by Taiwanese poet Hung Hung, evokes a dreamlike train journey. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Jun)

Southbank Centre
SE1 8XX
2022-03-16
Chihoi: The Train
The Garden Museum’s exhibition explores the use of roses in fashion from the Victorian era to today. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Jun)

The Garden Museum
SE1 7LB
2022-03-16
Wild & Cultivated: Fashioning the Rose
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Jun)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2022-03-16
Postwar Modern - New Art in Britain 1945-1965
Tate Modern presents Himid’s largest solo exhibition to date, incorporating new paintings and significant highlights from across her remarkable career. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Jul)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-03-16
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
2022-03-16
The world of Stonehenge
An exhibition exploring the Elstree Extension through the Northern Heights that was suspended during World War 2, and never restarted. (Ends on Sat, 20th Aug)

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum
WD6 1EB
2022-03-16
Off the Rails: The Line that never was
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-03-16
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
This landmark exhibition will rewrite the history of the revolutionary art movement. (Ends on Mon, 29th Aug)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-03-16
Surrealism Beyond Borders
Pitzhanger’s new exhibition by Rana Begum RA explores the perception of light, colour and form within sculpture, painting and installation. (Ends on Wed, 31st Aug)

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
W5 5EQ
2022-03-16
Rana Begum - Dappled Light
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
2022-03-16
Life in a cup - coffee culture in the Islamic world
Life Through a Royal Lens explores the Royal Family through photography and brings together some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace (Ends on Sun, 30th Oct)

Kensington Palace
W8 4PX
2022-03-16
Life Through a Royal Lens
An immersive exhibition exploring the latest cancer research taking place at the Crick - Europe’s largest biomedical research institute under one roof. (Ends on Sat, 3rd Dec)

The Francis Crick Institute
NW1 1AT
2022-03-16
Outwitting Cancer - Making Sense of Nature's Enigma
Free  
Spanning centuries, the unexpected treasures on display in the Art Deco library include hand-drawn illustrations, curious texts and beguiling bindings. (Ends on Sat, 31st Dec)

Museum of Freemasonry
WC2B 5AZ
2022-03-16
Treasures