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Top events in London on Mon 19th Feb 2018

Technology is moving faster than it has ever done before. Since the days of Alan Turing we’ve seen computers go from the size of a room to something that can fit easily in our pockets.
 6pm to 8:30pm
 
 Strand
2018-02-19
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Architect and engineer Carlo Ratti will discuss how the layers of networks and digital information that blanket urban space are radically transforming the ways in which we understand and design cities.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Picadilly
2018-02-19
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Video games: a series of talks exploring the relationship between video games, history and culture.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Barbican
2018-02-19
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A lecture by Mark Laity, one of NATO's foremost experts and thinkers on communications and a former BBC Defence Correspondent.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2018-02-19
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Historian Peter H Wilson, University of Oxford, examines the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), Europe’s most destructive conflict prior to the two world wars in the 20th century.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2018-02-19
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Join actor Jenny Agutter, writer and creator Heidi Thomas, and executive producer Dame Pippa Harris for a discussion of how the societal changes of the era can be portrayed on screen - and how these themes still resonate today.
 7pm to 8:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2018-02-19
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The Peckham Coal Line Community Project committee share their experience of 'Growing a new urban park'.
 Starts at 6pm
 
 Richmond
2018-02-19
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Sci-Fi Sessions is a monthly event showcasing the most mind-expanding, thought-provoking, and imaginative science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing.
 Starts at 6:30pm
 
 Euston
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
For the younger generations considering their future career options, are the technological advances transforming the way we work something to be afraid of or excited by?
 8pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
Sara Chiesura, Lead Curator of East Asian Collections, introduces items from the Library’s Chinese collection and discusses how they are stored, shared and preserved for future generations.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Camden
2018-02-19
2018-02-19

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The Charles Dickens Museum explores the creation of the story that may just be the most loved of the author’s tales.
 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory.
 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
Explore the secrets behind Michael’s storytelling through his original drafts, adaptations, scripts and unpublished manuscripts.
 10am to 5:45pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
Together the V&A and the Royal Opera House present a landmark exhibition exploring the vivid story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day
 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects.
 10am to 6pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
More than 100 specimens from the Museum's collection will be on display together for the first time,
 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
The nursing workforce is diverse, with healthcare workers representing a huge variety of backgrounds and experiences. This exhibition celebrates the contributions of some of the people whose work and lives have too often been overlooked.
 9am to 7pm
 Harley Street
 Closing soon Sat, 10th Mar
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
A celebration of Thailand's vibrant plant life and culture at Kew's Orchids Festival.
 10am to 4:15pm
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sun, 11th Mar
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
A display of rarely-seen records, players and recorders, exploring how technology has transformed our listening experience.
 All Day
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 11th Mar
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
A fashion and photography exhibition resulting from an unconventional research trip around the Czech Republic.
 10am to 6pm
 Closing soon Sun, 18th Mar
2018-02-19
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Monday 19th February 2018

Hear how a Victorian sailors' pub went from music hall to Methodist Mission and was forgotten before becoming the venue it is today.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Whitechapel
2018-02-19
2018-02-19
 

Tower Bridge opening times

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