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.

The exhibition features more than 70 European fans incorporating both handmade and machine lace leaves dating from the 18th century to present day. (Ending Soon Sat, 16th Apr)

Fan Museum
SE10 8ER
2022-04-16
The Allure of Lace
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
2022-04-16
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
The first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Apr)

Dulwich Picture Gallery
SE21 7AD
2022-04-16
Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty
An immersive audio-visual installation launching in New Cross, London by mixed media studio Increments. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Apr)

Corner New Cross
SE14 5DJ
2022-04-16
Increments presents: Still (2022)
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
 Friends with benefits: musical networking in Georgian London
Celebrating the diversity of photography as it exists today, the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 exhibition showcases the very best images from all competitions across the Awards. (Ending Soon Mon, 2nd May)

Somerset House
WC2R 1LA
2022-04-16
Sony World Photography Awards 2022
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
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
2022-04-16
London: Port City