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Top things to do in London on Fri 10th Nov 2017
Professor Emma Smith revisits the fascinating question of Shakespeare’s own religious allegiances in the doctrinal ferment of post-Reformation England.
7pm to 8:30pm
Annual commemoration and wreath laying in Victoria Station, where the coffin of the Unknown Warrior rested before being laid in Westminster Abbey.
Starts at 8pm
Join historian Peter Doyle to discover the geology of trench warfare in the First World War.
Starts at 11:30am
A weekend of performances, talks, screenings and workshops to coincide with the Opera exhibition.
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
An exploration of melancholia in European art and culture. (Closing soon Fri, 10th Nov)
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Nov)
(Friday, 10th Nov - 10am to 10pm)
More than 120 objects have been brought together in an exploration of how the often-overlooked product has helped create the modern world. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Nov)
This small display looks at a range of European prints and other objects from the Reformation (Closing soon Thu, 23rd Nov)
Shining a light on stem cell and bone marrow donation from Black, Asian, ethnic minorities and those with mixed heritage. (Closing soon Fri, 24th Nov)
The exhibition features individual and collaborative artworks curated into themed
story boxes. (Closing soon Sat, 25th Nov)
This exhibition examines the British arrival in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated and the lessons learnt. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)
See drawings from Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies. (Closing soon Sun, 26th Nov)
Oxford House Nexus is a photographic exhibition exploring relationships between Oxford House and its community across time. (Closing soon Wed, 29th Nov)
This exhibition looks at the early pioneers of Roman London archaeology and the discovery of Roman London over three centuries. (Closing soon Fri, 1st Dec)
Exhibitions opening soon
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 11th Nov at 09:20am
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