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What's on in London during May 2017

The IanVisits guide to unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.

Tuesday, 2nd May

An evening in the Sir John Soane's Museum with the rooms lit by candles. ( )

Thursday, 4th May

An early morning bird walk in the woods. We'll be looking and listening out for the many species of birds that use the woods at this time of year. ( )

Hear how a rise in more efficient and affordable modes of transport opened up the joys of the British countryside and seaside resorts to the general public. ( )

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Friday, 5th May

Monthly opening of the private gardens within Lambeth Palace in the heart of London. ( )

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Saturday, 6th May

Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition. ( )

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine. ( )

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Sunday, 7th May

Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon. ( )

more events on Sunday, 7th May

Tuesday, 9th May

One of the great theological debates in the early church arose from Gnosticism, a movement in late antiquity which held that the material world was evil. ( )

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Thursday, 11th May

What opportunities exist for individuals to help to solve some of the most complex problems on Earth? And what motivates people to join an environmental research team? ( )

more events on Thursday, 11th May

Saturday, 13th May

These tours have been created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Johnston typeface. ( )

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Friday, 19th May

Come on a journey to discover some of the most fascinating aspects of the era - from the Profumo affair, to mods and rockers, and the sexual revolution. ( )

more events on Friday, 19th May

Friday, 26th May

This after-hours tour explores the history of the Tower of London through the lens of changing attitudes to gender and sexuality, ( )

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Saturday, 27th May

Guided tours of the London Transport museum's archive of posters and artwork. ( )

This after-hours tour explores the history of the Tower of London through the lens of changing attitudes to gender and sexuality, ( )

more events on Saturday, 27th May

Tuesday, 30th May

Dickens also suffered with a number of medical conditions which will be discussed in detail during the lecture. ( )