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Top events in London on Sat 2nd Dec 2017

Homes and businesses decorate a window, leave their blinds open and create a fabulous trail for everyone to enjoy.
 5pm to 8pm
 
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There will be a steam train running along part of the North London line during the morning.
 9:30am to 11:30am
 
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Three experts who specialize in the language, literature and material culture of war discuss life in the trenches and on the Home Front.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Beckenham
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A note that a steam train, pulled by the Class 4-6-2 no 35028 Clan Line will be chugging around south London.
 12:20pm to 4pm
 
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Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
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Want to know more about the interwoven history of Southbank Centre’s architecture and culture?
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Come and see amazing models of cars, cranes, trains and lots more, all built from Meccano.
 10:30am to 5pm
 
 Barkingside
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Celebrating 50 Years of British Cave Exploration & Cave Science at Home and Abroad.
 10am to 5pm
 
 South Kensington
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Join the Institute of Imagination for a festive celebration of tinkering and making.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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.
 10am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Dec
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This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house.
 10am to 5:30pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Tue, 5th Dec
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A display of paintings, drawings and models by the likes of Dame Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete, Julia Barfield and Patty Hopkins.
 10am to 5pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sat, 9th Dec
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Artifacts and photos from the discovery of the wreak of The London, a ship that sank in 1665 off Southend.
 9:30am to 5:15pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Mon, 11th Dec
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This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged over the centuries.
 All Day
 Euston
 Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec
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Focussing on London through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this exhibition traces the impact of the Reformation on culture and society.
 9am to 5:15pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Fri, 15th Dec
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This exhibition tells stories of the boring beasts that have changed the world.
 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 16th Dec
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A free exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date.
 9:30am to 4pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Fri, 22nd Dec
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Alan’s exhibition features paintings that were executed directly in front of his subjects, usually at the beginning or at the end of the day.
 9:30am to 4pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Wed, 27th Dec
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Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’.
 10am to 10pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 31st Dec
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 2nd December 2017

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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 11am to 12:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?
 1pm to :
 
 Barbican
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Walking tours of London on Saturday 2nd December 2017

Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Olympic Park
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This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Hampstead
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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.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Tower Hill
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Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Moorgate
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 25th Sep at 07:15pm