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Top things to do in London on Sat 30th Sep 2017
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
Starts at 10:45am
Guided tours of the London Transport museum's archive of posters and artwork.
Starts at 11am
A host of steam trains will run along the former Central line railway that's now a heritage line.
Will Self and Chris Beckett in conversation and a rare screening of David Cronenberg's film
2:30pm to 6pm
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
The exhibition is made up of a series of panels exploring aspects of the war in the Middle East and its legacy, including a timeline of events. (Closing soon Sat, 30th Sep)
Over 400 posters includes a collection of 1960-1970s Cuban propaganda and movie posters. (Closing soon Sat, 30th Sep)
This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. (Closing soon Sun, 1st Oct)
The first international retrospective of one of the world's most iconic and influential bands. (Closing soon Sun, 1st Oct)
Explore why artists and soldiers have painted scenes of conflict. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)
An exhibition on Rome - a first step towards the re-threading of an important tradition (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)
Learn about a key moment in the history of art, when emphasis on observation and realism was born. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)
The first major UK exhibition
of watercolours by the artist, John Singer Sargent since 1918. (Closing soon Sun, 8th Oct)
While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach. (Closing soon Sun, 15th Oct)
This exhibition offers glimpses into LGBTQ histories, experiences and lives by examining objects from around the world, (Closing soon Sun, 15th Oct)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sat 30th Sep 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
Semi-regular open days at the 500 year old barn, now a local museum.
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
Walking Tours of London on Sat 30th Sep 2017
Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
Tower Bridge opening times
|06:00pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Up river|
|06:45pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Down river|
|07:00pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Down river|
|07:30pm||Paddle Steamer Waverley||Up river|
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