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.

This exhibition explores Sigmund Freud's fascination and relationship with China. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Jun)

Freud Museum
NW3 5SX
2022-05-01
Freud and China
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
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
Tower Avenue
New exhibits will include items from IWM’s rich collection that will go on display for the very first time and highlight eyewitness accounts of the conflict. (Ending Soon Tue, 14th Jun)

Imperial War Museum
SE1 6HZ
2022-05-01
Falklands Conflict
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
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
Postwar Modern - New Art in Britain 1945-1965
Learn about Victorian Westminster in this exhibition showcasing selection of collections from City of Westminster Archives, toys on loan from Pollocks Toy Museum and Victorian costumes. (Ending Soon Thu, 30th Jun)

Westminster City Hall
SW1E 6QP
2022-05-01
 Pomp, Progress and Poverty: Life in Victorian Westminster
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
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
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
2022-05-01
The world of Stonehenge
A Celebration of BBC Television made at Riverside Studios (Ends on Sun, 24th Jul)

Riverside Studios
W6 9BN
2022-05-01
Time Lords to Top of the Pops
Visit the museum to see the temporary displays that will feature Royal themed products and packaging from the past 200 years. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jul)

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
W11 1QT
2022-05-01
Jubilation: 200 Years of Royal Souvenirs
£24  
One of the first-ever exhibitions to explore Raphael's complete career. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jul)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-05-01
Raphael