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.

Kawanabe Kyōsai was one of the most exciting Japanese painters of the 19th century. Discover his work – some of which has never been seen before – in the first exhibition outside of Japan in nearly 30 years.  (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Jun)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-03-20
Kyōsai: The Israel Goldman Collection
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
2022-03-20
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
2022-03-20
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
2022-03-20
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
2022-03-20
The world of Stonehenge
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-03-20
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
In this exhibition, learn more about printmaking in Rudolf's court in Prague during the highpoint of innovative and ambitious prints made from around 1580 until the early years of the 17th century. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-03-20
Printmaking in Prague - art from the court of Rudolf II
This landmark exhibition will rewrite the history of the revolutionary art movement. (Ends on Mon, 29th Aug)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-03-20
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
2022-03-20
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
2022-03-20
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
2022-03-20
Life Through a Royal Lens
Celebrating the life and work of one of the best loved children's authors of the 20th century. (Ends on Sun, 8th Jan)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-03-20
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature
An installation of six large-scale clay columns inspired by traditional architectural practices in Chile, by Swedish-Chilean artist Anton Alvarez (Ends on Tue, 28th Feb)

100 Bishopsgate
EC2M 1GT
2022-03-20
The Remnants by Anton Alvarez
Visit an 'abandoned' Tube station underworld and discover what secrets lurk beneath our busy streets in this Hidden London exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 31st Dec)

London Transport Museum
WC2E 7BB
2022-03-20
Hidden London: The Exhibition