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Top events in London on Thu 22nd Feb 2018

A new series of free morning talks on Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower will be held monthly.
 Starts at 10:30am
 
 Whitehall
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
Colleen Murphy tracks the groovy story of evolution of the record player, from Edison’s phonograph and Berliner’s Gramophone through to the portable Dansette and the weird and wonderful world audiophile high-end turntables.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Camden
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
Part of a series of talks exploring technology and our urban futures in partnership with DLA Piper and the Guardian.
 Starts at 7:30pm
 
 Barbican
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
Elizabeth’s Rival, written by British historian Nicola Tallis, is the first ever biography of the extraordinary Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Richmond
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
This panel session debatea what Beveridge 2.0 would involve for work and how work could change in the future, to provoke a broader discussion on what is happening with work today.
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Holborn
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
This panel discusses how ageing could come to dominate the giant issue of health and social care, and potentially all areas of the welfare state.
 8pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
Where is welfare now coming from? What can anthropological research bring to debates about a new social contract for the 21st century?
 6pm to 7:15pm
 
 Holborn
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
Find out more about the important role that the code-breakers at Bletchley Park played in breaking enemy codes and ciphers during the Second World War.
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bexleyheath
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
The lecture will review the content and context of the Beveridge Report and explain why it is of enduring importance.
 12:30pm to 2pm
 
 Holborn
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
So, is it possible to combine science with literary and cultural history to understand sleep better?
 1:10pm to 1:55pm
 
2018-02-22
2018-02-22

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

A temporary exhibition showcasing sculptures created by wounded, sick and injured service personnel and their families.
 10am to 5pm
 Beckenham
 Closing soon Fri, 23rd Feb
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
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
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
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
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
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
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
The exhibition explores Starley’s developments, still reflected in bicycles today, and celebrates his legacy.
 10am to 5pm
 Walthamstow
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
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
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects.
 10am to 6pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
An exhibition dedicated to Cornwall’s most magical Museum.
 12pm to 11pm
 Hackney
 Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
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
2018-02-22
2018-02-22
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
2018-02-22
2018-02-22

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Tower Bridge opening times

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