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Top things to do in London on Sat 13th Jan 2018
Filming will take place in King's Reach from low-flying helicopters in support of a major film production.
Starts at 8am
Forget troll rebellions and learn the real history of ancient magic with the British Museum's Dr Irving Finkel, as he unveils the historic practices of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
2pm to 3:15pm
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
An exhibition of over 100 photographs that showcase the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Britain. (Closing soon Sun, 14th Jan)
Comprising of over 200 objects, this exhibition considers the role of graphic design in constructing and communicating healthcare messages. (Closing soon Sun, 14th Jan)
This exhibition explores the story of the Scythians – nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC. (Closing soon Sun, 14th Jan)
Discover the forgotten history of the world's oldest continuously serving police force - the Thames River Police. (Closing soon Sun, 14th Jan)
This exhibition remembers the centenary of this battle and the massive medical and human impact of the wounds sustained during and beyond WW1. (Closing soon Mon, 15th Jan)
Display exploring alternative currencies past and present – from 17th century trade tokens to today’s Brixton Pound. (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)
The first major exhibition of production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)
An exhibition of portraits of service staff from the fashionable hotels and restaurants of Paris in the 1920s (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)
The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. (Closing soon Sun, 28th Jan)
The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative design from the past year. (Closing soon Sun, 28th Jan)
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sat 13th Jan 2018
(usually repeat most weeks)
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
Walking Tours of London on Sat 13th Jan 2018
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
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 20th Jan at 07:30am
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