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.

Visit the museum to see the temporary displays that will feature Royal themed products and packaging from the past 200 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Jul)

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
W11 1QT
2022-06-24
Jubilation: 200 Years of Royal Souvenirs
An exhibition centring around Mary Gillick’s portrait of Elizabeth II for the first ever coin featuring The Queen, designed 70 years ago in 1952 and issued in 1953.  (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Jul)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-06-24
Mary Gillick modelling The Queen's portrait
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One of the first-ever exhibitions to explore Raphael's complete career. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Jul)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-06-24
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. (Ending Soon Fri, 12th Aug)

Royal Society Of Medicine London
W1G 0AE
2022-06-24
From Shakespeare to Shelley: How medicine influenced literature
An exhibition that explores the possibilities of traditional Korean paper, or hanji. (Ending Soon Fri, 12th Aug)

Korean Cultural Centre UK
WC2N 5BW
2022-06-24
Over 400 objects from Tiffany’s archives go on display at the Saatchi Gallery. (Ending Soon Fri, 19th Aug)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2022-06-24
Vision & Virtuosity by Tiffany
The vast array of floral designs on show span the centuries dating back to the late 16th Century. (Ending Soon Sat, 20th Aug)

Fan Museum
SE10 8ER
2022-06-24
A Bouquet of Fans
Explore five centuries of UK news through broadsheets, blogs and objects from our own collection and examine era-defining stories close-up. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Aug)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-06-24
Breaking the News
Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases art in all forms, from prints, painting, film and photography, to architectural works and sculpture. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Aug)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-06-24
Summer Exhibition 2022
An exhibition based around the disputed claims that the Dutch painter Philips Wouwerman was a plagiarist. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Aug)

Dulwich Picture Gallery
SE21 7AD
2022-06-24
True Crime: The Case of Philips Wouwerman
A display of infographics illustrating 19th-century news themes (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Aug)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-06-24
Visualising Victorian News
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Aug)

Foundling Museum
WC1N 1AZ
2022-06-24
 Superheroes, Orphans & Origins: 125 years in comics
The name Bruce Gilden is synonymous with striking images - his unique and confrontational style has made him a stand-out Icon in the pantheon of legendary American street photographers. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Aug)

Leica Gallery
W1K 6JD
2022-06-24
Brice Gilden - Wall Portraits
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Aug)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-06-24
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Aug)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-06-24
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.  (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Aug)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2022-06-24
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. (Ending Soon Mon, 29th Aug)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-06-24
Football: Designing the Beautiful Game
This exhibition of art, science, design, music and philosophy invites you to experience different global perspectives on our shared planet, and consider Earth as a community we all belong to.  (Ending Soon Mon, 29th Aug)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2022-06-24
Our Time on Earth
This landmark exhibition will rewrite the history of the revolutionary art movement. (Ending Soon Mon, 29th Aug)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-06-24
Surrealism Beyond Borders