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.

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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
This exhibition showcases images by photographers who have used their cameras to support political struggle and social change in Britain from 1968 to today. (Ending Soon Sat, 30th Apr)

Four Corners Gallery
E2 0QN
2022-03-31
Photographing Protest: Resistance Through a Feminist Lens
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
2022-03-31
 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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
The exhibition shows artwork from the children’s stories that Heath Robinson both wrote and illustrated. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

Heath Robinson Museum
HA5 1AE
2022-03-31
Heath Robinson’s Children's Stories
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
True is The Dream
An exhibition featuring recent and newly-commissioned works by UK-based artists, Euphrosyne Andrews, Nia Fekri and Seungwon Jung. (Ending Soon Fri, 20th May)

Korean Cultural Centre UK
WC2N 5BW
2022-03-31
Drifting Terrain
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest, 1989-1994
An exhibition of the most beautiful private press books ever published, illustrating Walker’s revolutionary book printing techniques and legacy in his former home in Hammersmith. (Ending Soon Sat, 28th May)

Emery Walker's House
W6 9TS
2022-03-31
Emery Walker and the Private Press Movement