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Top things to do in London on Sat 11th Nov 2017
On the day of the Lord Mayor's Show, there is free entry into the Cathedral.
Starts at 11am
Massive annual parade through the streets of the City of London to welcome the new Lord Mayor.
There will be a flypast over the City of London in the morning, as part of the Lord Mayor's Show.
11:10am to 11:20am
A weekend of performances, talks, screenings and workshops to coincide with the Opera exhibition.
These tours have been created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Johnston typeface.
Starts at 11am
Multi-arts remembrance event in the iconic Crystal Palace Subway
2pm to 4pm
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works. (Closing soon Sun, 12th Nov)
(Saturday, 11th Nov - 10am to 5:45pm)
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)
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)
Explore the history of the Wrens in Greenwich. New interviews and research offer a rare female perspective into the fascinating history of the Old Royal Naval College. (Closing soon Sun, 3rd Dec)
This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house. (Closing soon Tue, 5th Dec)
A display of paintings, drawings and models by the likes of Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Julia Barfield and Patty Hopkins. (Closing soon Sat, 9th Dec)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sat 11th Nov 2017
(usually repeat most weeks)
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 11th Nov 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
|09:20am||The Queen's Rowbarge Gloriana||Down river|
|10:20am||Motor Vessel Havengore||Up river|
|09:30pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Up river|
|10:30pm||Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen||Down river|
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