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Top events happening London today

Join Dr Nicola Tallis as she unmasks the many myths that have attached themselves to Margaret Beaufort
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Southwark
Uncrowned Queen - A Talk by Dr Nicola Tallis
Delve into this magical evening with Nick and explore the secret history of fairy-tales, the people who told them, the landscapes that forged them and the cultures that formed them.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Soho
The Fairy Tellers by Nicholas Jubber

Online events / webinars

A talk about how science, practical conservation and values-based campaigning have not only improved the natural world but provide lessons for success in the future.
6pm to 7pm
 
The Case for Conservation Optimism
Join this talk by Keith Scobie-Youngs, director and co-founder of The Cumbria Clock Company, to find out about the recent conservation of the Great Clock of Westminster.
6pm to :
 
The people behind Big Ben: The Cumbria Clock Company
This online event will explore how digital modelling techniques can be used in cross disciplinary research to reveal human rights abuses in the built environment.
6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Forensic Architecture and Alison Killing on Digital Modelling and Human Rights investigations
Crossrail’s Head of Learning Legacy will give an overview of the project, talk through the testing and commissioning process, and share how the project’s learnings are being made available to other infrastructure programmes.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Crossrail’s race to the finish
A talk about some of the many specialist libraries to be found in London.
7pm to 9pm
 
This talk will examine the life, career and celebrity of an actress of remarkable, versatile talent.
7pm to 8pm
 
Jean Simmons: Cricklewood, Hollywood and Beyond

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Hidden London: The Exhibition
Visit an 'abandoned' Tube station underworld and discover what secrets lurk beneath our busy streets in this Hidden London exhibition.
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Starts at 10am
Covent Garden
Closes today
2021-07-12
2022-01-20
Proposal for Sach’ŏnwang-sa
The exhibition invites audiences to consider one of ancient Korea’s most significant, but enigmatic, archaeological sites.
Proposal for Sach’ŏnwang-sa
10am to 6pm
Covent Garden
Closing soon Sat, 22nd January
2021-08-20
2022-01-22
Noguchi
£18  
An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century.
Noguchi
10am to 6pm
Barbican
Closing soon Sun, 23rd January
2022-01-10
2022-01-23
Light Lines: The Architectural Photographs of Hélène Binet
Rediscover the power and presence of architectural wonders by Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid RA and others through Hélène Binet’s photographic lens.
Light Lines: The Architectural Photographs of Hélène Binet
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 23rd January
2021-10-23
2022-01-23
The Last Hussar
British artist Tobias Wilkinson documented the daily life of the last British tank soldiers to leave Germany, prior to their homecoming in 2019.
The Last Hussar
10am to 5pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Fri, 28th January
2022-01-10
2022-01-28
Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed
This exhibition celebrates the role of architectural models in shaping the spaces we live in.
Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed
9am to 6pm
Euston
Closing soon Fri, 28th January
2021-10-10
2022-01-28
 Frans Hals: The Male Portrait
The exhibition brings together over a dozen of the artist’s best male portraits from collections across the world.
 Frans Hals: The Male Portrait
10:15am to 3:45pm
Marylebone High St
Closing soon Sun, 30th January
2021-09-22
2022-01-30
Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything
In a world-first, a group of rare drawings by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai will go on display at the British Museum.
Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 30th January
2021-09-30
2022-01-30
Enticing Peaks - Swiss prints from the Lloyd Bequest
A selection of the finest prints from Lloyd's collection that reveal his admiration for the Alpine landscape and his interest in Swiss customs and mythology.
Enticing Peaks - Swiss prints from the Lloyd Bequest
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Closing soon Sun, 30th January
2021-08-24
2022-01-30
Young Poland: An Arts and Crafts Movement (1890 – 1918)
The first major exhibition to explore the decorative arts and architecture of Young Poland.
Young Poland: An Arts and Crafts Movement (1890 – 1918)
10am to 5pm
Walthamstow
Closing soon Sun, 30th January
2021-10-26
2022-01-30

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Walking tours of London today

Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2022-01-20
2022-01-20
A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2022-01-20
2022-01-20
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2022-01-20
2022-01-20
A guided walk around Westminster and get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Whitehall
2022-01-20
2022-01-20

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