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 celebrates The Prince’s Foundation’s history, principles, aims, projects and education programmes, with a particular focus on the work being done by the charity to champion and preserve heritage craft skills.  (Ending Soon Fri, 27th May)

The Garrison Chapel
SW1W 8BG
2022-05-23
Preserving the World’s Sacred Crafts
Areas around Chelsea are transformed into London’s largest free flower festival with this year’s theme, 'British Icons'. (Ending Soon Sat, 28th May)

various locations
2022-05-23
Chelsea in Bloom 2022
An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and sculptures by the multi-talented Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves). (Ending Soon Sat, 28th May)

2022-05-23
See Them Richards? Paintings by Jim Moir (Vic Reeves)
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
2022-05-23
Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition
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
2022-05-23
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
2022-05-23
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
A photography exhibition in the former Habitat store on Tottenham Court Road. (Ends on Sat, 11th Jun)

Heal's Building
W1T 7LQ
2022-05-23
Momentum of Light
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.  (Ends on Sun, 12th Jun)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-05-23
Ali Cherri: If you prick us, do we not bleed?
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. (Ends on Tue, 14th Jun)

Imperial War Museum
SE1 6HZ
2022-05-23
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. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jun)

Southbank Centre
SE1 8XX
2022-05-23
Chihoi: The Train
This exhibition puts the substance before the style and unlocks the untold stories of hair. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jun)

Horniman Museum
SE23 3PQ
2022-05-23
Hair: Untold Stories
The Garden Museum’s exhibition explores the use of roses in fashion from the Victorian era to today. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jun)

The Garden Museum
SE1 7LB
2022-05-23
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. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jun)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2022-05-23
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. (Ends on Thu, 30th Jun)

Westminster City Hall
SW1E 6QP
2022-05-23
 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. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Jul)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-05-23
Lubaina Himid
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
2022-05-23
The world of Stonehenge
A Celebration of BBC Television made at Riverside Studios (Ends on Sun, 24th Jul)

Riverside Studios
W6 9BN
2022-05-23
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
2022-05-23
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
2022-05-23
Raphael
This exhibition explores medical themes in literature, looking at those who've left the world of medicine behind to become some of our best-loved wordsmiths. (Ends on Fri, 12th Aug)

Royal Society Of Medicine London
W1G 0AE
2022-05-23
From Shakespeare to Shelley: How medicine influenced literature