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 both the release of The Legend of luther Arkwright alongside the history of the character and previous installments of the series. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Oct)

Cartoon Museum
W1A 3AE
2022-06-24
£8  
Take a journey around the globe to learn how gold elevated art in manuscripts and books. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Oct)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-06-24
Gold
Free  
Jyll Bradley’s new interactive commission links the urban landscape of the Southbank Centre to the hop gardens of Kent. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Oct)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2022-06-24
The Hop
Experience Cornelia Parker’s mesmerising large-scale installations (Ends on Sun, 16th Oct)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-06-24
Cornelia Parker
Free  
In the Air explores our relationship with the air around us. Moving freely across borders and through bodies, air is both vital to our existence and a threat to our health.  (Ends on Sun, 16th Oct)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2022-06-24
In the Air
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
2022-06-24
Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts
This outdoor exhibition featured 28 chimps dotted around the South Bank. (Ends on Fri, 21st Oct)

various locations
2022-06-24
Chimps Are Family
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
2022-06-24
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
2022-06-24
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
2022-06-24
Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime
With a wealth of material from the Cathedral's archives, the exhibition tells stories of 200 years of Jubilees alongside photographs, prints, paintings, and treasures, including vestments used for these magnificent occasions. (Ends on Thu, 1st Dec)

St Paul's Cathedral
EC4M 8AD
2022-06-24
Jubilee - St Paul's, the Monarch and the Changing World
This exhibition comprised a unique collection of medical satire prints from the mid-18th century to the 1980s. (Ends on Fri, 2nd Dec)

Royal College of Physicians Museum
NW1 4LE
2022-06-24
A taste of one's own medicine
An immersive exhibition exploring the latest cancer research taking place at the Crick - Europe’s largest biomedical research institute under one roof. (Ends on Sat, 3rd Dec)

The Francis Crick Institute
NW1 1AT
2022-06-24
Outwitting Cancer - Making Sense of Nature's Enigma
A display honouring the music, people and places central to the grime scene and its roots in East London. (Ends on Sun, 4th Dec)

Museum of London
EC2Y 5HN
2022-06-24
Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream
A display celebrating one of the city's most iconic sporting heroes, both on and off the pitch. (Ends on Fri, 23rd Dec)

Museum of London
EC2Y 5HN
2022-06-24
Harry Kane: I want to play football
This world-first, object-rich exhibition reveals the past, present and future of how cancer is prevented, detected and treated. (Ends on Sat, 31st Dec)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2022-06-24
Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope
Free  
Spanning centuries, the unexpected treasures on display in the Art Deco library include hand-drawn illustrations, curious texts and beguiling bindings. (Ends on Sat, 31st Dec)

Museum of Freemasonry
WC2B 5AZ
2022-06-24
Treasures
Discover the ground-breaking technology that changed the post forever in a new exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 1st Jan)

The Postal Museum
WC1X 0DA
2022-06-24
Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes
Celebrating the life and work of one of the best loved children's authors of the 20th century. (Ends on Sun, 8th Jan)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-06-24
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature