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.

A solo exhibition by British-born, Costa Rica-based artist Oliver Clegg, includes his iconic Happy Meal paintings, based on photographs of Happy Meal toys posted by sellers on eBay. (Ending Soon Sat, 14th May)

Mamoth
WC1H 0DS
2022-05-14
Oliver Clegg - Tongue-tied
A once-in-a-century opportunity to see this iconic painting in the UK. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-05-14
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
The exhibition shows artwork from the children’s stories that Heath Robinson both wrote and illustrated. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

Heath Robinson Museum
HA5 1AE
2022-05-14
Heath Robinson’s Children's Stories
The first major retrospective of this legendary artist to focus exclusively on her work using fabrics and textiles. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2022-05-14
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
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
2022-05-14
Raphael and his school drawing connections
The Future of Craft exhibition will showcase innovative, dynamic and forward-looking craft collectives at Oxo Tower Wharf on the South Bank. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th May)

Bargehouse
SE1 9PH
2022-05-14
The Future of Craft
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
2022-05-14
True is The Dream
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
2022-05-14
Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan
Sweet Harmony looks at a significant five-year period in UK dance music history and the previously undocumented contribution that young people living and working in the London Borough of Waltham Forest made to it. (Ending Soon Wed, 25th May)

Vestry House Museum
E17 9NH
2022-05-14
Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest, 1989-1994
An exhibition of the most beautiful private press books ever published, illustrating Walker’s revolutionary book printing techniques and legacy in his former home in Hammersmith. (Ending Soon Sat, 28th May)

Emery Walker's House
W6 9TS
2022-05-14
Emery Walker and the Private Press Movement
A major solo exhibition of African diaspora artist Everlyn Nicodemus. (Ending Soon Sat, 28th May)

Richard Saltoun Gallery
W1S 4NS
2022-05-14
Everlyn Nicodemus
An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and sculptures by the multi-talented Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves). (Ending Soon Sat, 28th May)

2022-05-14
See Them Richards? Paintings by Jim Moir (Vic Reeves)
An exhibition by Yoon Hyup, known for his vibrant use of lines and dots to create minimalistic and abstract city scape paintings. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th May)

Stolenspace Gallery
E1 6TD
2022-05-14
Light and Shadow
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
2022-05-14
Radio Ballads
Touching on histories of medicine, trade and industrialisation through digitally rendered objects, Seaward weaves narrative through commonplace objects and organic forms. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th May)

Zabludowicz Collection
NW5 3PT
2022-05-14
Victor Seaward
An outdoor exhibition of 138 award-winning images selected from 20,000 submissions by photographers in 151 countries. (Ending Soon Tue, 31st May)

Granary Square
N1C 4AA
2022-05-14
Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Step back through millennia and discover how this ancient civilization questioned, contemplated, and debated the natural world. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jun)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2022-05-14
Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom
Through artist impressions and technical diagrams from her fieldwork, geologist and landscape artist Emma Theresa Jude reports on her recent ascent of the ‘Inaccessible Pinnacle’ at the peak of Sgùrr Dearg on the Scottish Isle of Skye. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jun)

Orleans House Gallery
TW1 3DJ
2022-05-14
Emma Theresa Jude: The Map Is Not The Territory
This exhibition explores Sigmund Freud's fascination and relationship with China. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jun)

Freud Museum
NW3 5SX
2022-05-14
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. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jun)

Sir John Soane's Museum
WC2A 3BP
2022-05-14
Hidden Masterpieces