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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

Weekly late night opening of Painshill park and gardens during June/July.
5:30pm to 9pm
 
Cobham
Painshill Lates

Online events / webinars

Join NLA to discover Shoreditch, an area undergoing transformation through infrastructure, innovation and mixed-use development.
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
New London Architecture Walking Tour – Shoreditch
City of London Guide Jill Finch looks at how London started to rewrite its history and got a new beginning.
2pm to 3pm
 
New Beginnings - Rebuilding the City after the Great Fire of London
This talk will outline the main measures that were taken, and comment on their success and legacies.
5:15pm to 7pm
 
Join Dr Edward Madigan, in conversation with Professor Dan Todman, as he examines the British experience of the Irish War of Independence with a particular focus on the role of the British Army.
7pm to 8pm
 
 War in Peacetime: The British in Ireland, 1920-21
In conversation, Nils Büttner and Cordula van Wyhe will reveal how Rubens’s work and life were deeply dependent on women as sovereigns, patrons, wives, and divinities.
7pm to 8pm
 
Rubens Talk Series - The Women in Rubens's Life

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Daylight Robbery
Andy Billman’s new photographic series documents the bricked-up windows of London, examining the role that light and air play for our wellbeing in the spaces we inhabit.
Daylight Robbery
11am to 6pm
Picadilly
Ends on Closing soon Sat, 26th June
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China retells one of the largely forgotten histories between Britain and China in the 19th Century.
11am to 5pm
Euston
Ends on Closing soon Sat, 26th June
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
Power Structures
A new photographic exhibition curated by Francisco Ibáñez Hantke and Luke O’Donovan, focusing on the ways in which socioeconomic and political powers shape the built environment
Power Structures
11am to 6pm
Southwark
Ends on Closing soon Sat, 26th June
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
London Design Biennale
Global gathering of designers with installations and presentations across Somerset House.
London Design Biennale
11am to 7:15pm
Strand
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 27th June
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
An affordable art fair is to take over a large number of commercial advertising displays across East London for a fortnight.
All Day
South Kensington
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 27th June
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
Do you remember how perfect everything was?
Zoe Zenghelis’ paintings are inspired by metropolitan structure, landform, and abstract tectonics.
Do you remember how perfect everything was?
10am to 6pm
Russell Square
Ends on Closing soon Wed, 30th June
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
 Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945
This exhibition follows the lives of soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years.
 Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945
10:30am to 3:30pm
Chelsea
Ends on Closing soon Thu, 1st July
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
Gaia Returns to the Painted Hall
This monumental sculpture by Luke Jerram amazes audiences as it rotates slowly while suspended in mid-air, an exact scale replica of Earth made using NASA imagery.
Gaia Returns to the Painted Hall
All Day
Greenwich
Ends on Closing soon Thu, 1st July
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
Ben's series of twenty paintings on display alongside Simon Costin’s iconic MOBF collection.
12pm to 6pm
Camden
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 4th July
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
The Krios of Sierra Leone
Explore the history of the Krio people of Sierra Leone and discover the dress, architecture, language, lifestyle and tradition of their community.
The Krios of Sierra Leone
10am to 5pm
Poplar
Ends on Closing soon Sun, 4th July
2021-06-23
2021-06-23

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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 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2021-06-23
2021-06-23
A unique walking tour through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Whitehall
2021-06-23
2021-06-23

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