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.

This outdoor exhibition featured 28 chimps dotted around the South Bank. (Ends on Fri, 21st Oct)

various locations
2022-10-19
Chimps Are Family
The historical map collections at London Metropolitan Archives show the development of the city in incredible detail, from the late sixteenth century to the present day. (Ends on Wed, 26th Oct)

London Metropolitan Archives
EC1R 0HB
2022-10-19
Magnificent Maps of London
Encounter a little known and rarely seen side of Britain’s greatest artist. (Ends on Sun, 30th Oct)

Turner's House
TW12LR
2022-10-19
Between the Sheets: Turner's Nudes
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
2022-10-19
Life Through a Royal Lens
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
2022-10-19
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear
A display of photographs capturing factories and their workers in an era of rapid transition. (Ends on Sun, 6th Nov)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-10-19
Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime
With a wealth of material from the Cathedral's archives, the exhibition tells stories of 200 years of Jubilees alongside photographs, prints, paintings, and treasures, including vestments used for these magnificent occasions. (Ends on Thu, 1st Dec)

St Paul's Cathedral
EC4M 8AD
2022-10-19
Jubilee - St Paul's, the Monarch and the Changing World
This exhibition comprised a unique collection of medical satire prints from the mid-18th century to the 1980s. (Ends on Fri, 2nd Dec)

Royal College of Physicians Museum
NW1 4LE
2022-10-19
A taste of one's own medicine
An exhibition exploring the trail-blazing research that is turning the tide on cancer (Ends on Sat, 3rd Dec)

The Francis Crick Institute
NW1 1AT
2022-10-19
Outwitting Cancer - Making Sense of Nature's Enigma
A display honouring the music, people and places central to the grime scene and its roots in East London. (Ends on Sun, 4th Dec)

Museum of London
EC2Y 5HN
2022-10-19
Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream
An exhibition about the work of Luigi Pericle, whose enigmatic imagery was the subject of numerous exhibitions during the early 1960s until he retreated into seculusion. (Ends on Sun, 18th Dec)

Estorick Collection
N1 2AN
2022-10-19
Luigi Pericle: A Rediscovery
A display celebrating one of the city's most iconic sporting heroes, both on and off the pitch. (Ends on Fri, 23rd Dec)

Museum of London
EC2Y 5HN
2022-10-19
Harry Kane: I want to play football
This world-first, object-rich exhibition reveals the past, present and future of how cancer is prevented, detected and treated. (Ends on Sat, 31st Dec)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2022-10-19
Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope
Free  
Spanning centuries, the unexpected treasures on display in the Art Deco library include hand-drawn illustrations, curious texts and beguiling bindings. (Ends on Sat, 31st Dec)

Museum of Freemasonry
WC2B 5AZ
2022-10-19
Treasures
Discover the ground-breaking technology that changed the post forever in a new exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 1st Jan)

The Postal Museum
WC1X 0DA
2022-10-19
Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes
Celebrating the life and work of one of the best loved children's authors of the 20th century. (Ends on Sun, 8th Jan)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-10-19
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature
New research into IWM’s photography archive demonstrates just how keenly The Queen’s role as monarch has been shaped by her wartime experiences. (Ends on Sun, 8th Jan)

Imperial War Museum
SE1 6HZ
2022-10-19
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at IWM London
The first exhibition of Lucian Freud’s work in the home of his grandfather, Sigmund Freud, and aunt, Anna Freud (Ends on Sun, 29th Jan)

Freud Museum
NW3 5SX
2022-10-19
Lucian Freud: The Painter and His Family
An installation of six large-scale clay columns inspired by traditional architectural practices in Chile, by Swedish-Chilean artist Anton Alvarez (Ends on Tue, 28th Feb)

100 Bishopsgate
EC2M 1GT
2022-10-19
The Remnants by Anton Alvarez
£22  
Tate Modern presents a once-in-a-generation exhibition of paintings, watercolours and drawings by Paul Cezanne. (Ends on Sun, 12th Mar)

Tate Modern
SE1 9TG
2022-10-19
Cezanne