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 official London Hat Week Exhibition celebrates the breadth of talent in our community of hat makers. (Ends on Sat, 6th Aug)

Morley Gallery
SE1 7HT
2022-08-06
Over 400 objects from Tiffany’s archives go on display at the Saatchi Gallery. (Ends on Fri, 19th Aug)

Saatchi Gallery
SW3 4RY
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
 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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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. (Ends on Sun, 28th Aug)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
London 2012 exhibition
Pitzhanger’s new exhibition by Rana Begum RA explores the perception of light, colour and form within sculpture, painting and installation. (Ends on Wed, 31st Aug)

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
W5 5EQ
2022-08-06
Rana Begum - Dappled Light
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
2022-08-06
Women's International Thought
A retrospective exploring the often-surprising history of one of the UK’s oldest and most revered applied arts organisations. (Ends on Sat, 3rd Sep)

Fashion and Textile Museum
SE1 3XF
2022-08-06
150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk