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Top events in London on Wed 9th May 2018

A recreation of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s home at No.3 St James’s Street.
 10am to 9pm
 
 St James
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Professor Matthew Leigh introduces his research on elements of freemasonry in early 18th century European comic dramas.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Aldwych
2018-05-09
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This illustrated paper presents new findings, and examines ways in which extant manuscripts help to illustrate Delhi’s diverse spiritual traditions.
 5:30pm to 7pm
 
 Camden
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Norman Balon, the landlord of Soho’s most infamous drinkery, and Michael Heath, satirical cartoonist in an evening of conversation, stories, questions, answers and possible political incorrectness.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Soho
2018-05-09
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A place of great beauty and wonder and the world’s last great wilderness, Antarctica has fired the public imagination for generations. But what is it about the Antarctic that matters so much?
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
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Hear artist Bedwyr Williams discuss the inspiration behind his featured large-scale video work, with writer and critic Chris Fite-Wassilak.
 Starts at 7:30pm
 
 Southwark
2018-05-09
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Curator Edwina Ehrman will introduce the V&A’s Fashioned from Nature exhibition, which explores the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.
 1pm to 1:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2018-05-09
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition shows the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.
 All Day
 Whitehall
 Closing soon Fri, 11th May
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Rose Uniacke explores the enduring fascination with gold and the applications of this rare and incorruptible metal, with an in-store exploration of the art of gilding.
 9:30am to 6pm
 Sloane Square
 Closing soon Sat, 12th 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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Taking the theme of botanicals and drink, bespoke artworks by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers form a unique exhibition in the verdant surroundings of this historic garden.
 11am to 6pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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Makers of leather costumes for Hollywood movies open their London studios to the public for the first time.
 3pm to 6pm
 Islington
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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Paul Catherall showcases the breadth of his work across two decades of printmaking in a major solo show of his linocuts- his ode to an ever-changing London skyline.
 11am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition.
 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 13th May
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See a unique series of watercolours of the interior and precincts of the Abbey church by the artist Alexander Cresswell.
 9:30am to 3:30pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Wed, 16th May
2018-05-09
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This exhibition and art installation brings together a variety of media and archival material, from biological slides and scientific papers to photogr
 9:30am to 5pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Wed, 16th May
2018-05-09
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Wednesday 9th May 2018

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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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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Tower Bridge opening times

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