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Top events in London Today

Every conceivable vehicle and pieces of apparatus used in the emergency services will grace the Museum site in a line-up of display and serving vehicles.
9:30am to 5pm
 
Weybridge
Emergency Services Day
Watch Freemen/women exercise their right to drive sheep across a London Bridge - and lots of stalls from the livery companies.
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Sheep drive across Southwark Bridge - and livery fair
A street party to celebrate the opening of the Northern line extension to Battersea.
11am to 6pm
 
South Lambeth
Northern line extension street party
Occasional open days at the overflow depot where the London Transport Museum stores its trains and most of its unseen collection.
11am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton Depot open days
A vibrant celebration of Bengali arts, culture and heritage in Aldgate Square.
12pm to 5pm
 
Tower Hill
Mela in the City
Hackney’s oldest building will be open to the public.
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Hackney
St Augustine's Tower open day
Be outside and watch the most unusual sight of a large crowd of people walking down the road laden with big ornate plants, squashing onto buses and tube trains.
4pm to 5:30pm
 
Hackney

 

Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

On Tenterhooks
Inspired by artist Anna Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition, On Tenterhooks explores the past and present of textile making.
On Tenterhooks
8am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Thu, 1st October
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
CorporateQueer
A photography exhibition representing and recognising the LGBT+ community and their contribution to the world of work, in The City of London and beyond.
CorporateQueer
10am to 6pm
City of London
Closing soon Fri, 24th September
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
Omniscience
An exhibition of panorama photos of the ceilings of Cathedrals.
Omniscience
7:30am to 4pm
City of London
Closing soon Fri, 24th September
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
Chelsea in Bloom 2021
Around 70 shops, restaurants and hotels will be decorated with floral displays for the week.
Chelsea in Bloom 2021
All Day
City of London
Closing soon Sat, 25th September
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
 Nature in Harrow: From Eliza Brightwen to the Present
The exhibition showcases the people and places in Harrow who have contributed to preserving Harrow’s natural spaces.
 Nature in Harrow: From Eliza Brightwen to the Present
10am to 4pm
Rayners Lane
Closes today
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
Agatha Christie
An exhibition on perhaps the Isokon’s most renowned resident: Agatha Christie.
Agatha Christie
11am to 4pm
Hampstead
Closes today
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall
This exhibition looks at the Cold War and its effect on cultural practices in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa region, which generated one of the most fertile periods in the history of Arab culture and publishing.
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall
11am to 6pm
Earls Court
Closes today
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers
An exhibition about the 20th century’s most influential floral decorator, Constance Spry.
Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers
10:30am to 4pm
Southwark
Closes today
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020
Made in the spring of 2020, during a period of intense activity at his home in Normandy, this exhibition charts the unfolding of spring, from beginning to end, and is a joyous celebration of the seasons.
David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020
10am to 6pm
Picadilly
Closes today
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
Naturally Brilliant Colour
Experience colour like never before in an exhibition that celebrates the spectacular shades of the natural world.
Naturally Brilliant Colour
10am to 5pm
Richmond
Closes today
2021-09-26
2021-09-26

Regular Events - today

Weekly guided tours run by the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery of London's first great garden cemetery which has more notable monuments and residents than any other.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 North Kensington
2021-09-26
2021-09-26

Tours of Kensal Green Cemetery

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
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
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
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
Volunteer-led walks through a 21 acre memorial landscape steeped in social history from the Victorian Jewish community through to the present day.
 11am to 12:15pm
 
 Willesden
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
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
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
A guided walk around Shoreditch looking at the ever-changing street art.
 11am to 4pm
 
 City of London
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
This Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
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
2021-09-26
2021-09-26
A guided walk around the City looking for old London.
 2:45pm to 4:45pm
 
 Barbican
2021-09-26
2021-09-26

What's on in London