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Top events in London Today

Summer evening openings of the Painshill Gardens estate.
 5pm to 9pm
 
 Cobham
Summer openings of Painshill estate

Online events / webinars

In this Lunch Hour Lecture Dr Klaas give update on the 2020 election, while also forecasting how the United States might behave post pandemic.
 1pm to 1:45pm
 
VIRTUAL EVENT: Trump, 2020, and America in a post-Covid world
A panel discussion with Jeannette Ehlers (artist), Isaac Julien (artist), Keith Piper (artist/Middlesex U.), John Siblon (Birkbeck) and Tony Warner (Black History Walks). Chaired by Tamar Garb (IAS, UCL)) and Paul Gilroy (SPRC, UCL)
 5:30pm to 7pm
 
Submerged Histories - Statues, Stories, Salvage
Three museums talk about how their collections cope with crisis.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition transports you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been capturing and shaping the electronic music landscape.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 26th Jul
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The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, this epic cycle of new work will explore an imagined ancient myth.
Toyin Ojih Odutola - A Countervailing Theory
event time All Day
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 26th Jul
2020-07-02
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A display celebrating Dub Reggae and its influence on the capital.
Dub London
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Fri, 31st Jul
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From ‘honey dew’ drinking parties to Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, discover Beatrix Potter’s response to the world of fairies and fairytales.
Beatrix Potter's Fairyland
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Mon, 3rd Aug
2020-07-02
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For the first time in over 40 years, the British Museum is showing a major display of its collection of French prints, one of the best collections of its kind in the world.
French Impressions: Prints from Manet to Cézanne
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 9th Aug
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This display explores some of the festivals across Britain from the Handel Commemoration in 1784 to the Crystal Palace concerts of the late nineteenth century,
Music Festivals in Georgian Britain
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Thu, 20th Aug
2020-07-02
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From bodily autonomy and the right to education, to self-expression and protest, this new exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK today has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights.
Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Aug
2020-07-02
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See a collection of pilgrim badges that illustrate the extraordinary life of Thomas Becket.
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event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Mon, 24th Aug
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On display will be fossil skeletons as well as full-size models and animatronics that bring the Permian back to life.
 Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Ends on Tue, 25th Aug
2020-07-02
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The first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark.
Michael Clark
event time All Day
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 30th Aug
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London today

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-07-02
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Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2020-07-02
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches