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 based around the disputed claims that the Dutch painter Philips Wouwerman was a plagiarist. (Ends on Sun, 21st Aug)

Dulwich Picture Gallery
SE21 7AD
2022-05-01
True Crime: The Case of Philips Wouwerman
Enter into the world of superheroes in this first major exhibition to explore the representation of foundlings, orphans, adoptees, and foster children in comics, graphic novels and sequential art from around the globe. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Foundling Museum
WC1N 1AZ
2022-05-01
 Superheroes, Orphans & Origins: 125 years in comics
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-05-01
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
In this exhibition, learn more about printmaking in Rudolf's court in Prague during the highpoint of innovative and ambitious prints made from around 1580 until the early years of the 17th century. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-05-01
Printmaking in Prague - art from the court of Rudolf II
The exhibition considers what we might learn from plant behaviour, and the impacts of colonial expeditions on the exploitation of natural resources and indigenous knowledges.  (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2022-05-01
Rooted Beings
Whether you are a fanatical supporter, part-time punter or sporting sceptic, visitors to this exhibition will enjoy discovering the remarkable design stories behind the world's beautiful game. (Ends on Mon, 29th Aug)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-05-01
Football: Designing the Beautiful Game
This landmark exhibition will rewrite the history of the revolutionary art movement. (Ends on Mon, 29th Aug)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-05-01
Surrealism Beyond Borders
This exhibition highlights the sporting, economic and wellbeing opportunities generated by the Games, the journey of the Paralympics movement and the remarkable changes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. (Ends on Wed, 31st Aug)

Lee Valley VeloPark
E20 3AB
2022-05-01
London 2012 exhibition
Pitzhanger’s new exhibition by Rana Begum RA explores the perception of light, colour and form within sculpture, painting and installation. (Ends on Wed, 31st Aug)

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
W5 5EQ
2022-05-01
Rana Begum - Dappled Light
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This exhibition examines ways in which visual artists have taken inspiration from the literary arts – poetry, plays, novels, and also music. (Ends on Sun, 11th Sep)

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
EC2V 5AE
2022-05-01
Inspired!
The exhibition showcases a series of works by Anna Marongiu, a Sardinian artist who created 262 illustrations of The Pickwick Papers between 1928–1929. (Ends on Sun, 11th Sep)

Charles Dickens Museum
WC1N 2LX
2022-05-01
Picturing Pickwick: The Art of The Pickwick Papers
Life in a cup presents a fascinating beverage story and explores the traditions that make coffee a way of life in parts of the Islamic world. (Ends on Sun, 18th Sep)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-05-01
Life in a cup - coffee culture in the Islamic world
An exhibition using creative technology to explore how images shape the way we remember history, contrasting Holocaust photos taken by perpetrators with the perspectives of victims. (Ends on Sun, 18th Sep)

Jewish Museum London
NW1 7NB
2022-05-01
The Eye As Witness: Recording the Holocaust
The first major retrospective of Sickert at Tate in over 60 years, this exhibition explores how he had an often radical, distinctive approach to setting and subject matter. (Ends on Sun, 18th Sep)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-05-01
Walter Sickert
A dynamic history, a precarious present: navigate Venice's iconic waterways at the National Maritime Museum (Ends on Sun, 25th Sep)

National Maritime Museum
SE10 9NF
2022-05-01
Canaletto's Venice Revisited
This exhibition displays American 20th-century hand-drawn animation alongside French 18th-century art to reveal the surprising and enchanting connections between these two artistic movements. (Ends on Sun, 16th Oct)

Wallace Collection
W1U 3BN
2022-05-01
Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts
Life Through a Royal Lens explores the Royal Family through photography and brings together some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace (Ends on Sun, 30th Oct)

Kensington Palace
W8 4PX
2022-05-01
Life Through a Royal Lens
The show traces how menswear has been fashioned and refashioned over the centuries, and how designers, tailors and artists – and their clients and sitters – have constructed and performed masculinity, and unpicked it at the seams. (Ends on Sun, 6th Nov)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-05-01
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear
A display of photographs capturing factories and their workers in an era of rapid transition. (Ends on Sun, 6th Nov)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-05-01
Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime