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Things to do in London

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Top events happening London today

Kempton Steam Museum is home to the world’s largest working triple-expansion steam engine.
10:30am to 4pm
 
Feltham
Kempton Steam Museum open weekend
In his talk, Peter Dodge will take us to Doctors’ Commons, the Prerogative Court and the Will Office.
1:30pm to :
 
North Kensington
A flypast of four US military jets will take place over the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as part of a US football event.
Starts at 2pm
 
Tottenham
Approx 9 acres with ponds, streams and waterfalls. Many rare trees which, in spring and autumn, provide stunning colour.
2pm to 4pm
 
Norbiton
Visit a garden - The Watergardens (Kingston upon Thames)

Online events / webinars

A fun historic walk off the beaten track in Bloomsbury
11am to 12:30pm
 
Quirky Bloomsbury - Look Up London Walking Tour
The Artist & Occultist's biographer tells all in this Zoom lecture
8pm to 10pm
 
Austin Osman Spare - Phil Baker

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

IKONA | Wise Women
Contemporary multimedia portrait series showcasing mighty women including cultural activists, journalists, creatives and filmmakers will go on display this October at Hoxton Arches.
IKONA | Wise Women
10am to 6pm
Bethnal Green
Closes today
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Kasama Potters Project
The Kasama Potters project brings together thirty-four Japanese ceramicists from Kasama.
Kasama Potters Project
10am to 6pm
Islington
Ends on Mon 8th November
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Bringing together over 200 objects from collections across Europe and America, this exhibition shows how Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) blazed a new path for the development of abstraction.
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
10am to 6pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
The Charlie Phillips Archive
Starting over 50 years ago, this great photographer has been documenting life in the west London communities of Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill.
The Charlie Phillips Archive
12pm to 8pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Hugo Rittson-Thomas: Wildflowers For The Queen
This exhibition shows photographs from fine-art photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas' new book Wildflowers For The Queen
Hugo Rittson-Thomas: Wildflowers For The Queen
10am to 5pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City
This exhibition explores the characters, events, places and personal tales of triumph and tragedy that inspired and shaped the novel that made Charles Dickens a household name across the world.
More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City
10am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Closes today
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
The Natural World
This exhibition is dedicated to approximately 40 rare and fascinating objects paying tribute to the wonders of the natural world.
The Natural World
10am to 5pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Fri, 22nd October
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Paula Rego
£18  
The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date.
Paula Rego
10am to 5pm
Pimlico
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Julian Opie
£7.70  
Pitzhanger presents a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature.
Julian Opie
10am to 5pm
Ealing
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Nero - The man behind the myth
This exhibition explores the true story of Rome's fifth emperor informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have shaped his legacy.
Nero - The man behind the myth
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 24th October
2021-10-17
2021-10-17

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Regular events in London today

Weekly guided tours run by the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery of London's first great garden cemetery which has more notable monuments and residents than any other.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 North Kensington
2021-10-17
2021-10-17

Tours of Kensal Green Cemetery

Walking tours of London today

A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-10-17
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We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Volunteer-led walks through a 21 acre memorial landscape steeped in social history from the Victorian Jewish community through to the present day.
 11am to 12:15pm
 
 Willesden
2021-10-17
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Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-10-17
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A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-10-17
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A guided walk around Westminster ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2021-10-17
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Two-hour walking tour of London's first great garden cemetery which became the most prestigious in Victorian Britain and has more listed monuments than any other.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 North Kensington
2021-10-17
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A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
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What's on in London