Welcome to the ianVisits guide to alternative exhibitions opening soon in London.


Displayed in date order by how soon they open.

Free  If You Pass Go
Opening Saturday, 22nd Jun
Showing projects from architects, photographers and artists; works will range from creative investigations and propositions to tangible projects which aim to benefit the area.

2024-06-22

Free  Tower Bridge at the Heritage Gallery
Opening Saturday, 22nd Jun
To celebrate Tower Bridge's birthday, join London Metropolitan Archives at the City of London’s Heritage Gallery to journey through 130 years of history.

2024-06-22
£18  NAOMI In Fashion
Opening Saturday, 22nd Jun
The first exhibition of its kind exploring the career of fashion model Naomi Campbell.

2024-06-22

£10  Britain's Biggest Brands 2023
Opening Tuesday, 25th Jun
A collection of packaging of the best selling products in the UK during 2023.

2024-06-25

This exhibition examines the lives, careers and artists exhibited by art dealers who were driven out of Continental Europe by Nazi rule to seek refuge in Britain.

2024-06-26

£0  Phashionable! Vulnavia: Our Lady of Phibes
Opening Wednesday, 26th Jun
A photographic exhibition of images from the production of Robert Fuest’s 1971 horror comedy film The Abominable Dr. Phibes.

2024-06-26

Coming to the market for the first time in more than 145 years, Titian’s early masterpiece "Rest on the Flight into Egypt" will be on display at Christie's auction house prior to being sold.

2024-06-28

Free  The Reign
Opening Friday, 28th Jun
This exhibition is a collaboration between The Society of Antiquaries of London and contemporary artists, Dan Llywelyn Hall and Adam Dant.

2024-06-28

£6  Michael Rosen: The Illustrators
Opening Saturday, 29th Jun
Michael Rosen’s children’s writing has delighted generations – and this exhibition journeys through his life and career via a selection of original illustrations from his books.

2024-06-29
This exhibition will highlight material owned, written, commissioned, and translated by women during the long early modern period.

2024-07-01

Free  Summer Science Exhibition
Opening Tuesday, 2nd Jul
The Summer Science Exhibition is a free annual showcase of some of the cutting-edge science and technology in the UK.

2024-07-02

Free  The Witch Burns
Opening Wednesday, 3rd Jul
Works by some of the leading names in contemporary art are being displayed at Fitzrovia Chapel in an exploration of witchcraft, womanhood, feminism and satire.

2024-07-03

£18  Barbie: The Exhibition
Opening Friday, 5th Jul
Journey into the Barbie universe and discover over 250 remarkable objects, with rare, unique and innovative dolls dating from 1959 to the present day.

2024-07-05

£11  A World of Care: Turner and the Environment
Opening Saturday, 6th Jul
This exhibition reveals how Turner grappled with the effects of the industrial revolution on the landscape and captured environmental and social developments that would go on to change Britain and the world‘s climates forever.

2024-07-06

£12  Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences
Opening Wednesday, 10th Jul
For the first time, the Turner-Prize-winning artist’s six large-scale tapestries will be displayed in the home that William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, the inspiration behind Perry’s tapestries, were purchased for and displayed.

2024-07-10

Free  Hudood: Rethinking boundaries
Opening Thursday, 11th Jul
The exhibition introduces contemporary art from the Barjeel Foundation, with a focus on the overarching theme of "Boundaries" as both a subject and a tool for meaningfully accessing a diverse array of art from the SWANA region.

2024-07-11
Free  Ahmed Mater: Chronicles
Opening Wednesday, 17th Jul
The first mid-career retrospective of one of the most influential Arab contemporary artists of this century.

2024-07-17

£0  Hockney and Piero: A Longer Look
Opening Thursday, 8th Aug
Two masterpieces by David Hockney that feature reproductions of Piero della Francesca’s The Baptism of Christ are displayed alongside the original Renaissance painting.

2024-08-08

£7.50  Antonio Calderara: A Certain Light
Opening Wednesday, 18th Sep
This exhibition comprises some 50 works spanning the artist’s career and is the first museum exhibition to be dedicated to his paintings in the UK.

2024-09-18

£17  Silk Roads
Opening Thursday, 26th Sep
This exhibition challenges and expands the modern popular concept of the ‘Silk Road’ as a simple history of trade between ‘East’ and ‘West’.

2024-09-26

£16  Monet and London. Views of the Thames
Opening Friday, 27th Sep
This exhibition will realise Monet’s unfulfilled ambition of showing this extraordinary group of paintings in London, and just 300 metres from the Savoy Hotel where most were painted.

2024-09-27

£20  Halloween at Kew
Opening Friday, 18th Oct
The gardens will be transformed with atmospheric illuminated trees, eerie light installations, and fire performers.

2024-10-18

£30  Halloween at Hampton Court Palace
Opening Saturday, 26th Oct
Explore Henry VIII's notoriously haunted palace for Halloween 2024, the spookiest time of the year at Hampton Court.

2024-10-26

£19  Drawing the Italian Renaissance
Opening Friday, 1st Nov
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.

2024-11-01

Free  Parmigianino: The Vision of Saint Jerome
Opening Thursday, 5th Dec
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

2024-12-05