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.

Celebrate the work of designer Bethany Williams with this new exhibition embracing the discussion of social and environmental issues. (Ends on Sun, 4th Sep)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-08-06
Bethany Williams: Alternative Systems
A major collection of works by Edvard Munch shown in the UK for the first time. (Ends on Sun, 4th Sep)

Courtauld Institute of Art
WC2R 0RN
2022-08-06
Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergen
Sculpture, painting, print, photography, film and installation art come together, to reveal places, cultures and times for which the ‘woman in the window’ had a particular meaning, with responses ranging from empathy to voyeurism.  (Ends on Sun, 4th Sep)

Dulwich Picture Gallery
SE21 7AD
2022-08-06
Reframed: The Woman in the Window
Step onto the island of Inujima in this exhibition which explores how an extraordinary living art project has transformed the island’s landscape and lives of its inhabitants. (Ends on Sun, 4th Sep)

Japan House
W8 5SA
2022-08-06
Symbiosis: Living Island
To mark the 150th anniversary of Heath Robinson's birth, an exhibition of a selection of his cartoons representing the wide range of his subjects and spanning his humorous output from 1905 to 1943. (Ends on Sun, 4th Sep)

Heath Robinson Museum
HA5 1AE
2022-08-06
The Humour of William Heath Robinson
The Garden Museum’s summer exhibition will celebrate Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved classic children’s book The Secret Garden. (Ends on Sun, 4th Sep)

Garden Museum
SE1 7LB
2022-08-06
The Secret Garden
This intriguing new display highlights over 50 works engraved on wood by the Brothers Dalziel firm, illustrating literary and commercial work published throughout the Victorian period. (Ends on Sun, 4th Sep)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-08-06
Victorian illustrations by the Brothers Dalziel
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This exhibition examines ways in which visual artists have taken inspiration from the literary arts – poetry, plays, novels, and also music. (Ends on Sun, 11th Sep)

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
EC2V 5AE
2022-08-06
Inspired!
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
2022-08-06
Picturing Pickwick: The Art of The Pickwick Papers
Discover how design can support an ageing population – and indeed our own future selves – to meet their needs, interests and aspirations with greater agency and joy. (Ends on Sun, 11th Sep)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2022-08-06
The Future of Ageing
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
2022-08-06
Cow in the woods
An exhibition exploring ideas around repair, care and healing. (Ends on Sun, 18th Sep)

Somerset House
WC2R 1LA
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
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
2022-08-06
Maiden Voyage JeeYoung Lee