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.

Using photographs, maps, panoramas, trade cards, watercolours, and historic documents to explore the theme, this exhibition uncovers London's lost secrets. (Ends on Wed, 5th Feb 2025)

London Metropolitan Archives
EC1R 0HB
2025-01-30
Lost Victorian City
Journey into the Barbie universe and discover over 250 remarkable objects, with rare, unique and innovative dolls dating from 1959 to the present day. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb 2025)

The Design Museum
W8 6AG
2025-01-30
Barbie: The Exhibition
Bringing together around 160 of these works by more than 80 artists, this exhibition explores how drawing became central to every stage of the creative process. (Ends on Sun, 9th Mar 2025)

The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
SW1A 1AA
2025-01-30
Drawing the Italian Renaissance
The National Gallery celebrates the first public display in a decade, following conservation, of a masterpiece of Italian Mannerism, Parmigianino‚Äôs Madonna and Child with Saints (Ends on Sun, 9th Mar 2025)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2025-01-30
Parmigianino: The Vision of Saint Jerome
Money and the way we use it has changed. This free exhibition responds directly to questions asked by the public about the future of money. (Ends on Fri, 29th Aug 2025)

Bank of England Museum
EC2R 8AH
2025-01-30
The Future of Money