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

Displayed in date order by how soon they open.

£12.99  Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition
Opening Wednesday, 13th Dec
A journey through more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth – all seemingly plucked from the whimsical world of Wes Anderson.


£17  Legion life in the Roman army
Opening Thursday, 1st Feb
This exhibition transports you across the Roman Empire through the life and service of a real Roman soldier, Claudius Terentianus, from enlistment and campaigns to enforcing occupation and then finally retirement.


Turn back the hands of time and discover a beautiful exhibition of mechanical marvels.


£29  Notre Dame de Paris, The Augmented Exhibition
Opening Wednesday, 7th Feb
A virtual reality tour around the French cathedral, Dame de Paris telling its history right up to the recent devastating fire.


£14  Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads
Opening Friday, 9th Feb
A group of hauntingly beautiful, large-scale portrait heads in charcoal by Frank Auerbach - considered some of his early masterpieces – are being presented together for the first time.


A major study of the Black figure – and its representation in contemporary art.


Free  The Last Caravaggio
Opening Thursday, 18th Apr
The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, 1610, lent by the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, will be displayed alongside another late work by the Italian artist from the National Gallery Collection, Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist, about 1609–10.


Free  Discover Degas & Miss La La
Opening Thursday, 6th Jun
Degas’s Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando takes centre stage in this exhibition that sheds light on this work with newly discovered information about the painting and its sitter.