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.

A Celebration of BBC Television made at Riverside Studios (Ends on Sun, 24th Jul)

Riverside Studios
W6 9BN
2022-07-19
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
2022-07-19
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
2022-07-19
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
2022-07-19
Mary Gillick modelling The Queen's portrait
£24  
One of the first-ever exhibitions to explore Raphael's complete career. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jul)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2022-07-19
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
2022-07-19
From Shakespeare to Shelley: How medicine influenced literature
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
2022-07-19
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
2022-07-19
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
2022-07-19
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
2022-07-19
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
2022-07-19
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
2022-07-19
 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
2022-07-19
Brice Gilden - Wall Portraits
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. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-07-19
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.  (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

Wellcome Collection
NW1 2BE
2022-07-19
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. (Ends on Mon, 29th Aug)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-07-19
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.  (Ends on Mon, 29th Aug)

Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS
2022-07-19
Our Time on Earth
This landmark exhibition will rewrite the history of the revolutionary art movement. (Ends on Mon, 29th Aug)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-07-19
Surrealism Beyond Borders
This exhibition highlights the sporting, economic and wellbeing opportunities generated by the Games, the journey of the Paralympics movement and the remarkable changes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. (Ends on Wed, 31st Aug)

Lee Valley VeloPark
E20 3AB
2022-07-19
London 2012 exhibition
The exhibition explores women international thinkers and their work at a fundamental moment in the imagining of international relations. (Ends on Fri, 2nd Sep)

LSE Library
WC2A 2HD
2022-07-19
Women's International Thought