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.

An exhibition by the photographer of the Sex Pistols on tour. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Jul)

RnR Wall of Fame
WC2H 9PJ
2022-07-09
SID: Superman Is Dead
Discover the science behind chocolate, explore how can llamas help us fight viruses and much more cutting-edge research at the Royal Society’s 2022 Summer Science Exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Jul)

The Royal Society
SW1Y 5AG
2022-07-09
Summer Science Exhibition 2022
This exhibition documents the 'three - year battle', in which a group of diverse elders joined forces with community activists and architectural mavericks, in an attempt to prevent demolition and restore their "Modernist Gem". (Ending Soon Tue, 12th Jul)

The Rotunda Hall
SW2 2QG
2022-07-09
“A MODERNIST GEM”: The Battle for Leigham Court Sheltered Housing Scheme
An exhibition that unites works of art with the novels, poetry, drama and stories which have inspired them, and which they, in turn, have inspired. (Ending Soon Thu, 14th Jul)

Christie's
SW1Y 6QT
2022-07-09
The Art of Literature: Loan and Selling
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
2022-07-09
The world of Stonehenge
A Celebration of BBC Television made at Riverside Studios (Ends on Sun, 24th Jul)

Riverside Studios
W6 9BN
2022-07-09
Time Lords to Top of the Pops
This special display explores the history of Irish regiments and their soldiers. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jul)

National Army Museum
SW3 4HT
2022-07-09
Harp and Crown
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
2022-07-09
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.  (Ends on Sun, 31st Jul)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-07-09
Mary Gillick modelling The Queen's portrait
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One of the first-ever exhibitions to explore Raphael's complete career. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jul)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-07-09
Raphael
Over 400 objects from Tiffany’s archives go on display at the Saatchi Gallery. (Ends on Fri, 19th Aug)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2022-07-09
Vision & Virtuosity by Tiffany
The vast array of floral designs on show span the centuries dating back to the late 16th Century. (Ends on Sat, 20th Aug)

Fan Museum
SE10 8ER
2022-07-09
A Bouquet of Fans
An exhibition exploring the Elstree Extension through the Northern Heights that was suspended during World War 2, and never restarted. (Ends on Sat, 20th Aug)

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum
WD6 1EB
2022-07-09
Off the Rails: The Line that never was
Explore five centuries of UK news through broadsheets, blogs and objects from our own collection and examine era-defining stories close-up. (Ends on Sun, 21st Aug)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-07-09
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. (Ends on Sun, 21st Aug)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-07-09
Summer Exhibition 2022
An exhibition based around the disputed claims that the Dutch painter Philips Wouwerman was a plagiarist. (Ends on Sun, 21st Aug)

Dulwich Picture Gallery
SE21 7AD
2022-07-09
True Crime: The Case of Philips Wouwerman
A display of infographics illustrating 19th-century news themes (Ends on Sun, 21st Aug)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-07-09
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. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Foundling Museum
WC1N 1AZ
2022-07-09
 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. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Leica Gallery
W1K 6JD
2022-07-09
Brice Gilden - Wall Portraits
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-07-09
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100