What's on in London on Saturday 20th January 2018

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Top things to do in London on Sat 20th Jan 2018

Free

(Saturday, 20th Jan - Starts at 4pm)
Large installations of lighting displays across central London.
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Lumiere London

£12.10

(Saturday, 20th Jan - 10am to 5pm)
A show offering traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to modern gadgets and boys toys.  ()
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London Model Engineering Exhibition 2018

£20.00

(Saturday, 20th Jan - Starts at 3pm)
Discover the London Gin Craze on this tour around 18th century London.  ()
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Mother's ruin

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 20th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
Display exploring alternative currencies past and present – from 17th century trade tokens to today’s Brixton Pound. (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)

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(Un) Common Currency

£8.25

(Saturday, 20th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
The first major exhibition of production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)

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Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen

£7

(Saturday, 20th Jan - 10am to 5:30pm)
An exhibition of portraits of service staff from the fashionable hotels and restaurants of Paris in the 1920s (Closing soon Sun, 21st Jan)

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Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys

Free

(Saturday, 20th Jan - 5pm to 10pm)
An exhibition of light installations and interactive art throughout Canary Wharf. (Closing soon Sat, 27th Jan)

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Winter Lights Festival

£16

(Saturday, 20th Jan - 10am to 10pm)
The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. (Closing soon Sun, 28th Jan)

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 Basquiat Boom for Real

£10

(Saturday, 20th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
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)

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£15.50

(Saturday, 20th Jan - All Day)
An exhibition showing off the wide range of works by an artist more famous for inventing the Moomins. (Closing soon Sun, 28th Jan)

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Tove Jansson (1914-2001)

Fifty new drawings of contemporary buildings – constructed during the second half of the 20th century but in an ostensibly 'Georgian' style - will be on display for the first time. (Closing soon Sun, 11th Feb)

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£20

(Saturday, 20th Jan - 10am to 6pm)
The major exhibition brings together over 50 of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, many visiting the UK for the first time. (Closing soon Sun, 11th Feb)

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Cézanne Portraits

£9

(Saturday, 20th Jan - 10am to 5pm)
The Charles Dickens Museum explores the creation of the story that may just be the most loved of the author’s tales. (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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A Ghost of an Idea: Unwrapping A Christmas Carol

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Regular Events on Sat 20th Jan 2018

(usually repeat most weeks)

Occasional open day at the museum of materials testing, which dates back to Victorian times.
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A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
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Walking Tours of London on Sat 20th Jan 2018

A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.  ()
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Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.  ()
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Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
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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.  ()
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Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
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Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
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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.  ()
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Tower Bridge opening times

07:30amMaintenance liftUp river
08:00amMaintenance liftUp river

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