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Top events happening London today

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four knights compete for honour and glory in the Grand Medieval Joust.
2022-08-14
10am to 5pm
 
Eltham
Legendary Joust at Eltham Palace
Eltham
The Aston Martin Heritage Festival is organised by the Aston Martin Heritage Trust to celebrate the rich history and heritage of Aston Martin Lagonda.
2022-08-14
10am to 5pm
 
Weybridge
Aston Martin  Heritage Festival
Weybridge
Come and see the magnificent Markfield Beam Engine in Action at this special steaming open day.
2022-08-14
11am to 5pm
 
South Tottenham
South Tottenham
This is an exotic garden, themed on the foothills of the Himalayas in India.
2022-08-14
11am to 5pm
 
Dagenham
Visit a garden - 23 New Road, Dagenham
Dagenham
Typical Walthamstow terraced back garden, turned into a lush tropical oasis of foliage with a small stream and pond.
2022-08-14
11am to 6pm
 
Walthamstow
Visit a garden - Worcester Road, Walthamstow
Walthamstow
See a giant floating glowing planet earth hovering in the middle of a church.
2022-08-14
1pm to 9pm
 
Notting Hill
Luke Jerram's Gaia Indoors
Notting Hill
A note that the Indian Navy tall sailing ship, the INS Tarangini is visiting London for a few days.
2022-08-14
4pm to :
 
Poplar
Indian Navy tall sailing ship INS Tarangini visiting London
Poplar

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Vision & Virtuosity by Tiffany
Over 400 objects from Tiffany’s archives go on display at the Saatchi Gallery.
10am to 6pm
Chelsea
Closing soon Fri, 19th August
2022-06-10
2022-08-19
Breaking the News
Explore five centuries of UK news through broadsheets, blogs and objects from our own collection and examine era-defining stories close-up.
All Day
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 21st August
2022-04-22
2022-08-21
Summer Exhibition 2022
Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases art in all forms, from prints, painting, film and photography, to architectural works and sculpture.
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closing soon Sun, 21st August
2022-06-21
2022-08-21
Visualising Victorian News
A display of infographics illustrating 19th-century news themes
11am to 5pm
Camden
Closing soon Sun, 21st August
2022-05-11
2022-08-21
True Crime: The Case of Philips Wouwerman
An exhibition based around the disputed claims that the Dutch painter Philips Wouwerman was a plagiarist.
10am to 5pm
Dulwich
Closing soon Sun, 21st August
2022-04-23
2022-08-21
Rooted Beings
The exhibition considers what we might learn from plant behaviour, and the impacts of colonial expeditions on the exploitation of natural resources and indigenous knowledges.
10am to 6pm
Camden
Ends on Sun 28th August
2022-03-24
2022-08-28
Brice Gilden - Wall Portraits
The name Bruce Gilden is synonymous with striking images - his unique and confrontational style has made him a stand-out Icon in the pantheon of legendary American street photographers.
12pm to 6pm
Mayfair
Ends on Sun 28th August
2022-06-13
2022-08-28
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance.
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 28th August
2022-03-17
2022-08-28
 Superheroes, Orphans & Origins: 125 years in comics
Enter into the world of superheroes in this first major exhibition to explore the representation of foundlings, orphans, adoptees, and foster children in comics, graphic novels and sequential art from around the globe.
11am to 5pm
Clerkenwell
Ends on Sun 28th August
2022-04-01
2022-08-28
Printmaking in Prague - art from the court of Rudolf II
In this exhibition, learn more about printmaking in Rudolf's court in Prague during the highpoint of innovative and ambitious prints made from around 1580 until the early years of the 17th century.
10am to 5pm
Russell Square
Ends on Sun 28th August
2022-03-17
2022-08-28

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Regular events in London today

Enjoy a boat trip through London's Islington tunnel on The Regent's Canal, opened in 1820, and around three quarters of a mile in length.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Islington
2022-08-14
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Canal boat trips through the Islington tunnel

Walking tours of London today

A walk that explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2022-08-14
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We’re just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we’re in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond.
 10:45am to 12:45pm
 
 Highgate
2022-08-14
2022-08-14
Join our knowledgeably guides for a tour of Lesnes Abbey ruins or the historical woodland that lies south of them.
 11am to 12pm
 
 Belvedere
2022-08-14
2022-08-14
We take you to the places in and around Soho where Marx lived and worked, show you traces of the London he knew, and tell the extraordinary tale of this man who would change the world.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Picadilly
2022-08-14
2022-08-14
Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange.
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 City of London
2022-08-14
2022-08-14
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2022-08-14
2022-08-14
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2022-08-14
2022-08-14
A guided walk around Westminster ending at the Cabinet War rooms looking at the area's WW2 history.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2022-08-14
2022-08-14
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2022-08-14
2022-08-14

What's on in London