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 that explores female spiritual beings in world belief and mythological traditions around the globe. (Ends on Sun, 25th Sep)

The British Museum
WC1B 3DG
2022-09-02
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
2022-09-02
Maiden Voyage JeeYoung Lee
Showcasing a selection from The Courtauld’s collection of works on paper, this display will explore the world of 16th century Flemish print production. (Ends on Sun, 25th Sep)

Courtauld Institute of Art
WC2R 0RN
2022-09-02
Traces: Renaissance Drawings for Flemish Prints
This exhibition outlines the milestones in the research and treatment of diabetes before the discovery of insulin.  (Ends on Fri, 30th Sep)

Royal Society Of Medicine London
W1G 0AE
2022-09-02
 Diabetes: Towards the Discovery of Insulin
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
2022-09-02
£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
2022-09-02
Gold
The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace feature a display looking at The Queen's Accession to the throne in February 1952. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Oct)

Buckingham Palace
SW1A 1AA
2022-09-02
Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession
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
2022-09-02
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
2022-09-02
Picasso Ingres: Face to Face
Experience Cornelia Parker’s mesmerising large-scale installations (Ends on Sun, 16th Oct)

Tate Britain
SW1P 4RG
2022-09-02
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
2022-09-02
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
2022-09-02
Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts
For the first time, see the North American painter’s work this side of the Atlantic. (Ends on Sun, 16th Oct)

Royal Academy of Arts
W1J 0BD
2022-09-02
Milton Avery - American Colourist
This outdoor exhibition featured 28 chimps dotted around the South Bank. (Ends on Fri, 21st Oct)

various locations
2022-09-02
Chimps Are Family
Encounter a little known and rarely seen side of Britain’s greatest artist. (Ends on Sun, 30th Oct)

Turner's House
TW12LR
2022-09-02
Between the Sheets: Turner's Nudes
A large scale model of Chiswick House made from LEGO is on display for a few weeks. (Ends on Sun, 30th Oct)

Chiswick House and Gardens
W4 2RP
2022-09-02
Chiswick House LEGO brick model
Life Through a Royal Lens explores the Royal Family through photography and brings together some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace (Ends on Sun, 30th Oct)

Kensington Palace
W8 4PX
2022-09-02
Life Through a Royal Lens
In this exhibition, you will be introduced to the people who lived at Hogarth’s House, their relatives, friends and neighbours. (Ends on Sun, 6th Nov)

Hogarth's House
W4 2QN
2022-09-02
At Home with the Hogarths
The show traces how menswear has been fashioned and refashioned over the centuries, and how designers, tailors and artists – and their clients and sitters – have constructed and performed masculinity, and unpicked it at the seams. (Ends on Sun, 6th Nov)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-09-02
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear