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.

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
2022-06-29
Picturing Pickwick: The Art of The Pickwick Papers
Find out more about Epping Forest’s grazing history, how the ‘cow saved the Forest’ in 1874 and grazing management today.  (Ends on Sun, 18th Sep)

Epping Forest Visitor Centre
E4 7QH
2022-06-29
Cow in the woods
An exhibition exploring ideas around repair, care and healing. (Ends on Sun, 18th Sep)

Somerset House
WC2R 1LA
2022-06-29
Eternally Yours
This is the UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to the work of Black artists who use fantastical elements to address racial injustice and explore alternative realities. (Ends on Sun, 18th Sep)

Hayward Gallery
SE1 8XX
2022-06-29
In the Black Fantastic
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
2022-06-29
Life in a cup - coffee culture in the Islamic world
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
2022-06-29
Walter Sickert
The exhibition charts in items of all kinds the rise of British Blues music from its US and African roots in the 20th Century through to artists performing today. (Ends on Mon, 19th Sep)

Barbican Library
EC2Y 8DS
2022-06-29
British Blues Exhibition
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
2022-06-29
Canaletto's Venice Revisited
An exhibition that explores female spiritual beings in world belief and mythological traditions around the globe. (Ends on Sun, 25th Sep)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-06-29
Feminine power - The divine to the demonic
Korean artist JeeYoung Lee has created an environment inspired by memories, dreams, emotions, and her personal experience. (Ends on Sun, 25th Sep)

Now Gallery
SE10 0SQ
2022-06-29
Maiden Voyage JeeYoung Lee
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
2022-06-29
£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
2022-06-29
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
2022-06-29
The Hop
For the first time, Picasso’s ‘Woman with a Book’ (1932) from the Norton Simon Museum, California, will be brought together with the painting that inspired it, ‘Madame Moitessier’ by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. (Ends on Sun, 9th Oct)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-06-29
Picasso Ingres: Face to Face
Experience Cornelia Parker’s mesmerising large-scale installations (Ends on Sun, 16th Oct)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-06-29
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
2022-06-29
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
2022-06-29
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
2022-06-29
Chimps Are Family
The historical map collections at London Metropolitan Archives show the development of the city in incredible detail, from the late sixteenth century to the present day. (Ends on Wed, 26th Oct)

London Metropolitan Archives
EC1R 0HB
2022-06-29
Magnificent Maps of London