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Top events in London on Sat 5th May 2018

Come hunt for personal treasures, rummage for bargains, and refresh your living space with unique finds at a big yard of salvaged olde things.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Peckham
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IWA Canalway Cavalcade is London's biggest, brightest and best waterways festival.
 All Day
 
 Maida Vale
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The day is packed with music, songs, dances and traditional food tasting from Bulgaria.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Enfield Town
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An all-day alfresco festival celebrating the lifestyle of urban cycling.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Teams of Morris Men dancing in Westminster’s streets and Trafalgar Square all afternoon.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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A wondrous old barn now filled with random heritage clutter -- go for the atmosphere than the objects themselves.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
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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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Karl Marx has had huge influence on world history, but who was the man behind the famous bearded image?
 2:30pm to 6pm
 
 Camden
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

A display of Crossrail artworks, material such as maquettes, sketches and prototypes.
 11am to 6pm
 Whitechapel
 Closing soon Sun, 6th May
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This exhibition brings together more than ninety works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist.
 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Closing soon Sun, 6th May
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Early Printed Fans brings together a diverse array of fans from The Fan Museum’s collections.
 11am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 6th May
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Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this exhibition; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet.
 11am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 6th May
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A collection of rare and sought after artworks from some of the most exciting British artists in the contemporary art world.
 12pm to 6pm
 Stoke Newington
 Closing soon Sun, 6th May
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The relationship between language and the living world is celebrated in this exhibition of poetry and illustration
 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sun, 6th May
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A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas.
 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Closing soon Mon, 7th May
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This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots.
 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Mon, 7th May
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American-born artist Nancy Fouts is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a characteristically playful and provocative humour.
 10am to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Sat, 12th May
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This display examines the background to the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
 10am to 6pm
 Poplar
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 5th May 2018

With an experienced tour guide, our Tours are for people interested in social history or family history, wanting to find out what's in our Library and Archives.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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Architectural exploration in Bloomsbury.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Russell Square
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Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2018-05-05
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Walking tours of London on Saturday 5th May 2018

As 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of 1918, we have a month of guided walks to commemorate the lives of the City men and women who went off to the Great War.
 Starts at 11am
 
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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.
 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
2018-05-05
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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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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.
 tba
 
 Barbican
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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