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.

Radio Ballads presents new film commissions alongside paintings, drawings and contextual materials that share the stories learned in social care work. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th May)

Serpentine North Gallery
W2 2AR
2022-03-31
Radio Ballads
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
2022-03-31
Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
Ali Cherri: If you prick us, do we not bleed?
Royal Photographic Society (RPS) award-winning photographer, Dexter McLean, MA, focuses on representation of both the black and disabled communities that he embodies in Tower Avenue, his first solo show. (Ending Soon Sun, 12th Jun)

Orleans House Gallery
TW1 3DJ
2022-03-31
Tower Avenue
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
2022-03-31
Chihoi: The Train
This exhibition puts the substance before the style and unlocks the untold stories of hair. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Jun)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2022-03-31
Hair: Untold Stories
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
Lubaina Himid
This exhibition explores William Hogarth’s relationship with animals through his work as an artist and in his personal life. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Jul)

Hogarth's House
W4 2QN
2022-03-31
William Hogarth’s Animals
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
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
2022-03-31
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100