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 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
2022-12-07
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
2022-12-07
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
2022-12-07
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
2022-12-07
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
2022-12-07
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
2022-12-07
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
2022-12-07
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
2022-12-07
Lucian Freud: The Painter and His Family
He built an empire that stretched across the world. Rode across the sky on a flying chariot. And descended to the bottom of the sea in a glass bell. Or did he? (Ends on Sun, 19th Feb)

The British Library
NW1 2DB
2022-12-07
Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth
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
2022-12-07
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
2022-12-07
Cezanne
Abstract Expressionist painter Anthony Daley will present a new body of work, which explores his career-long fascination with the work of 17th century Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. (Ends on Sun, 19th Mar)

Dulwich Picture Gallery
SE21 7AD
2022-12-07
Anthony Daley: Son of Rubens
Africa Fashion explores the vitality and global impact of a fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself. (Ends on Sun, 16th Apr)

Victoria and Albert Museum
SW7 2RL
2022-12-07
Africa Fashion
£15  
The Museum of London is bringing the lives and legacies of those who died and those who witnessed executions first hand to a major new exhibition (Ends on Sun, 16th Apr)

Museum of London Docklands
E14 4AL
2022-12-07
Executions
This exhibition explores the history of transatlantic slavery through its connections with the Bank of England and the wider City of London. (Ends on Fri, 28th Apr)

Bank of England Museum
EC2R 8AH
2022-12-07
Slavery & the Bank
In this immersive genre-defying exhibition you will embark on a once in a lifetime adventure through the cosmos to explore visions of the future through the science of today.  (Ends on Thu, 4th May)

Science Museum
SW7 2DD
2022-12-07
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination
Free  
The UK’s first exhibition to explore what video games can tell us about conflict. (Ends on Sun, 28th May)

Imperial War Museum
SE1 6HZ
2022-12-07
War Games
Visit an 'abandoned' Tube station underworld and discover what secrets lurk beneath our busy streets in this Hidden London exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 31st Dec)

London Transport Museum
WC2E 7BB
2022-12-07
Hidden London: The Exhibition
This exhibition follows the lives of British soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years. (Ends on Wed, 21st Aug)

National Army Museum
SW3 4HT
2022-12-07
 Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945