London’s Alleys: Hayward’s Place, EC1

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Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival

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Earlsfield station’s railway bridges getting a heritage makeover

The two shabby railway bridges right outside Earlsfield station in South London are to get a Victorian heritage inspired revamp.

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Ten exhibitions open today - Closing Soon

£10
Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise. (Closing soon Mon, 20th Aug)

2018-08-20

SPICEUP - An Exhibition About The Spice Girls

Free

(Monday, 20th Aug - 9:30am to 9pm)
This collection of photographs taken in 2015 by architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright offers the opportunity to step into one of the most restricted and enigmatic places on the planet Inside North Korea. (Closing soon Tue, 21st Aug)

2018-08-20

Inside North Korea

Free

(Monday, 20th Aug - All Day)
This exhibition charts the evolution of polemic and progressive print publications and celebrates the current diverse industry of innovative independent magazines.  (Closing soon Wed, 22nd Aug)

2018-08-20

Print! Tearing It Up

£14

(Monday, 20th Aug - 9:30am to 8pm)
This exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships. (Closing soon Tue, 28th Aug)

2018-08-20

The voyages of Captain James Cook

£19.99

(Monday, 20th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
Using a plastination process that keeps the specimens perfectly preserved, the exhibition reveals not only what lies beneath the waves, but also beneath fur, skin and scales. (Closing soon Thu, 30th Aug)

2018-08-20

Sea Creatures

Free

(Monday, 20th Aug - 9:30am to 5pm)
This exhibition celebrates the 450th anniversary of the granting of the Tylers and Bricklayers' Company's charter by Elizabeth I in 1568.  (Closing soon Fri, 31st Aug)

2018-08-20
£9.80

(Monday, 20th Aug - 9:30am to 5pm)
Discover the history of Bridge House Estates, the organisation that oversaw the entire construction of Tower Bridge over a century ago and continues to maintain it to this day. (Closing soon Sat, 1st Sep)

2018-08-20

The Historic Bridge House Estates

Fifty years since the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia quashed the Prague Spring we look at how cartoonists in the Czech and British press interpreted the politics of the time through humour. (Closing soon Sun, 2nd Sep)

2018-08-20

Make Love Not War Or We’ll Kill You; Prague Spring 1968 in Cartoons

£22

(Monday, 20th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern.

2018-08-20

Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy

Free

(Monday, 20th Aug - 10am to 5pm)
The Wiener Library’s exhibition tells the story of the Third Reich’s campaign against ‘degenerate’ art and its international response.

2018-08-20

London 1938: Defending 'Degenerate' German Art

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Walking tours of London today

Free  
A guided walk to discover how Suffragettes used iconic locations in the City to further their cause.  ()
2018-08-20
Free  
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.   ()
2018-08-20
£12  
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-08-20