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What's on in London Today

Free   (6:30pm-8pm)
China’s urban population is growing every year by 20 million - roughly a city the size of London and Paris combined together.  ( )
£10   (7pm-11pm)
Adults-only evening at Banqueting House exploring the stories of King James I and his male favourites. Featuring live performance, talks, demonstrations, music and drinking. ( )

Photo of Long Live Queen James!

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The first event in the Concrete Elegance 2017 series displays the scope and diversity of concrete facades.  ( )


Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This artwork is a materialisation of the paranoid delusion of James Tilly Matthews, a Bethlem patient of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. (Ending Soon Fri, 24th Feb)

See Quentin Blake's original drawings for Beatrix Potter's newly re-discovered story The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Feb)


Photo of The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots

This exhibition will look at the Bank of England's past, and explore the history of a medium that has come to dominate the world around us. (Ending Soon Tue, 28th Feb)


Photo of  Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England

An exhibition showing how maps changed how we look at the world, from Beck's tube map to spy maps. (Ending Soon Wed, 1st Mar)


Photo of Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

Rembrant's Self-Portrait, Wearing a Feathered Bonnet is on display in London for the first time. (Ending Soon Sun, 5th Mar)


Photo of Am I Rembrandt?

An exhibition of some of Sir John Soane’s Museum’s most beautiful and influential designs for Adam’s projects in London. (Ends on Sat, 11th Mar)


Photo of Robert Adam's London

A major exhibition celebrating the master hairstylist’s remarkable 40 year career, from the late 1970s to the current day. (Ends on Sun, 12th Mar)


Photo of Hair by Sam McKnight

Isabelle Émilie de Tessier was a London actress, cartoonist and illustrator who worked under the pseudonym 'Marie Duval'. This exhibition at Guildhall Library is the first one dedicated solely to Duval's work as a nineteenth century pioneer of the art of comics. (Ends on Fri, 17th Mar)

An exhibition of traditional embroidered textiles from the lands of the Indus, Afghanistan, the Near East and Central Asia. (Ends on Sat, 25th Mar)


Photo of  Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams

This exhibition explores Impressionism in an Australian context – closely related to yet entirely distinct from its European counterparts. (Ends on Sun, 26th Mar)


Photo of Australia’s Impressionists

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Walking Tours of London

World famous for it’s theatres, retail and night life, discover London’s West End as it undergoes massive transformation and new placemaking projects.  ( )
Experience London’s links with revolutionary action across the world as well as here in England. Join us as we explore how politics was practiced in 16th. to 19th. century London. ( )
London's waking nightmare of murder... He came silently out of the midnight shadows of August 31, 1888. ( )