New exhibition shows off Captain Cook’s collections

A new exhibition is opening to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s ship Endeavour setting sail to eventually discover Australia, several Pacific lands and observe the transit of Venus.

London’s Pocket Parks: St John’s Garden, EC1

This small park near to Farringdon station is unsurprisingly, a former church graveyard, but also the site of a tumultuous period of English history.

It’s Priority Seating Week on London transport

Transport for London (TfL) is launching its first ‘Priority Seating Week’ campaign to make travelling easier for people who find it difficult to stand.

London’s Alleys: Hen and Chicken Court, EC4

This modest and in its own way pleasant little back alley is notable not just for its curious name, but for being associated with the infamous Demon Barber, Sweeney Todd.

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Top events in London today

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(Wednesday, 25th Apr - 6:45pm to 10pm)
This month's Science Museum Lates explores the rise of the superbug.  ()
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Science Museum Lates

£15.00

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - 7pm to 8:30pm)
Discover the latest work by theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli, whose Seven Brief Lessons on Physics became one of the fastest-selling science books ever  ()
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Carlo Rovelli: The Order of Time

£9.00

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - Starts at 6:30pm)
Join the BBC's MARTIN ROSENBAUM and journalist NEIL FAULKNER as they plot the surprising London locations and events where the Russian Bolsheviks in exile planned to bring down the capitalists.
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This lecture will consider the evidence for different forms of air pollution causing diseases, and outline some of the potential solutions.   ()
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Ten exhibitions open today - Closing Soon

Free
The wilds of the southernmost tip of South America are explored in a new exhibition from seven international professional travel and nature photographers. (Closing soon Fri, 27th Apr)

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Free

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - 9am to 6pm)
The exhibition explores the ideas and skills that go into great underground structures and looks to a future where smart subterranean construction can contribute ever greater benefits. (Closing soon Sat, 28th Apr)

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Welcome to the underworld

£9

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - 10am to 5pm)
This exhibition of new and recent work by artist Louise Weir, takes visitors on an investigative journey of memory, identity and loss informed by Charles Dickens’s classic novel, Great Expectations. (Closing soon Sun, 29th Apr)

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Painter of London life Ed Gray exhibits his paintings of everyday London life. (Closing soon Mon, 30th Apr)

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 The Passing Show: Adoration Paintings of London by Ed Gray

Free

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - All Day)
A journey behind the scenes encountering collections, installations, audiovisual content and live performances that reveal the stories of Southbank Centre's 1960s buildings. (Closing soon Tue, 1st May)

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Free

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - 11am to 5pm)
This is a selection from the photographic project tracing the route of the new Elizabeth Line across central London, recording people and places encountered along the way. (Closing soon Fri, 4th May)

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An Elizabethan Progress

Free

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - 12pm to 6pm)
A collection of rare and sought after artworks from some of the most exciting British artists in the contemporary art world. (Closing soon Sun, 6th May)

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TYPE

£19.70

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots. (Closing soon Mon, 7th May)

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Impressionists in London

£11

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - All Day)
This exhibition shows the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.

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Charles II: Art & Power

Free

(Wednesday, 25th Apr - 10am to 6pm)
American-born artist Nancy Fouts is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a characteristically playful and provocative humour.

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Walking tours of London today

£10  
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
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£12  
Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.  ()
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