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.

An exhibition of photography of the enormous talent and resilience of London's theatreland. (Ending Soon Tue, 12th Apr)

House of Photography
WC2E 9LH
2022-04-12
Performance by Rankin
Explore Francis Bacon’s visceral paintings, where the line between human and animal is constantly blurred, reminding us that our primal instincts lie just below the surface.  (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Apr)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-04-12
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
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
2022-04-12
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
2022-04-12
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
2022-04-12
£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
2022-04-12
Throughout April and the Easter Holidays, visitors can step into the world of Harry Potter through a range of photo opportunities in Covent Garden. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Apr)

Covent Garden
WC2R 0LQ
2022-04-12
This striking outdoor installation features a fleet of three ships, constructed using reused and recycled materials and plastic waste. (Ending Soon Tue, 26th Apr)

Somerset House
WC2R 1LA
2022-04-12
The Arks of Gimokudan by Leeroy New
World-class photography and art is brought together in one show returning to Saatchi Gallery. (Ending Soon Fri, 29th Apr)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2022-04-12
RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show
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
2022-04-12
Photographing Protest: Resistance Through a Feminist Lens
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
2022-04-12
Greek Revival - simplicity and  splendour
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
2022-04-12
Van Gogh. Self-Portraits
A first time display in London oversized prints of some of Bischof's most revered icons. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th May)

Leica Gallery
W1K 6JD
2022-04-12
Werner Bischof - A life in photographs
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
2022-04-12
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
2022-04-12
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
The 29 works on display will highlight Raphael’s development as a draughtsman and show how his talented pupils continued to draw with a similar inventive and free-flowing spirit.  (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-04-12
Raphael and his school drawing connections
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
2022-04-12
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
2022-04-12
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
2022-04-12
Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan
A major solo exhibition of African diaspora artist Everlyn Nicodemus. (Ending Soon Sat, 28th May)

Richard Saltoun Gallery
W1S 4NS
2022-04-12
Everlyn Nicodemus