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.

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
2025-02-15
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
2025-02-15
Drawing the Italian Renaissance
The National Gallery celebrates the first public display in a decade, following conservation, of a masterpiece of Italian Mannerism, Parmigianino’s Madonna and Child with Saints (Ends on Sun, 9th Mar 2025)

National Gallery
WC2N 5DN
2025-02-15
Parmigianino: The Vision of Saint Jerome