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Things to do in London

Top events in London Today

To celebrate the recent opening of the world’s largest medical galleries, January’s Lates will explore how medical innovations have shaped our world.
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 South Kensington
A panel of historians, nurses and social scientists explore why nursing remains undervalued in terms of status and pay.
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Harley Street
The value of care: Women’s work and emotional labour
This talk will explore the history behind the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, paying particular attention to issues of building safety and the culture of risk.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
Hear Professor Clive Bloom as he tells the story of a lost world of immigrant politics and anarchists.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Tottenham
The Russian Anarchists and Dissidents in East London from 1890-1910
A series of lectures exploring the imaginative conservation and reuse of historic buildings
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Clerkenwell
A talk by historian and author, Sarah Wise, on life in the Victorian slums in Shoreditch.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
The Blackest Streets: The Victorian Slums of Shoreditch

What's on in London: Tomorrow | This weekend | January | February


 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An exhibition of paintings by Alison Chaplin of the ever-changing landscape of Epping Forest.
‘I loved the song which Nature sung’ - London’s Epping Forest
event time 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Closes today
2020-01-29
2020-01-29
On the centenary of the Bauhaus school, one of the most famous and influential design schools in modern history, this exhibition looks afresh at the birth of Modernism in Britain.
Beyond Bauhaus - Modernism in Britain 1933 to 1966
event time 10am to 5pm
 Regent Street
 Closing soon Sat, 1st Feb
2020-01-29
2020-01-29
This exhibition tells the hidden story of fire hazards, how they have changed, and the efforts that have been invested in preventing and treating injuries.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sat, 1st Feb
2020-01-29
2020-01-29
A major exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings.
Rembrandt's Light
event time 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Feb
2020-01-29
2020-01-29
Experience Blake’s visionary art in his largest show in a generation​.
William Blake
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Feb
2020-01-29
2020-01-29
Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel.
Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-01-29
2020-01-29
This exhibition uses paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia to illustrate the surprising histories of London’s Royal Parks.
Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-01-29
2020-01-29
These photographs, often taken by monks and housed within monasteries, depict day-to-day life for both the monastic and lay communities.
Sacred Laos in Photographs: The Monks’ Gaze
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-01-29
2020-01-29
This display of winning entries from the latest Army Film and Photographic Competition gives a unique insight into life in the British Army.
Army Film and Photographic Competition: 2020 winners
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Thu, 13th Feb
2020-01-29
2020-01-29
In a cold room, specially created for the exhibition, slices taken from Antarctic ice cores appear to float on a solid ice floor.
Wayne Binitie: Ice Floor
event time 9am to 6pm
 Tottenham Court Road
 Ends on Fri, 14th Feb
2020-01-29
2020-01-29

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Walking tours of London today

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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2020-01-29

Roman London Walking Tour

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-01-29
2020-01-29

City Highlights Guided Walk

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and learn how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!")
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
2020-01-29
2020-01-29

Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 9th Mar at 06:30pm