What's on in London on Friday 11th May 2018

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon


(Friday, 11th May - All Day)
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.


Charles II: Art & Power


(Friday, 11th May - 9:30am to 6pm)
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.


London Craft Week - The Midas Touch: Gilding


(Friday, 11th May - 10am to 6pm)
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.

This display examines the background to the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross.


Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments


(Friday, 11th May - 11am to 6pm)
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.


London Craft Week - An Elixir of Letters

Makers of leather costumes for Hollywood movies open their London studios to the public for the first time.


(Friday, 11th May - 10am to 5:50pm)
Enter the realm of venomous creatures in this eye-opening exhibition.


Venom: Killer and cure


(Friday, 11th May - 9:30am to 3:30pm)
See a unique series of watercolours of the interior and precincts of the Abbey church by the artist Alexander Cresswell.


Paintings of Westminster Abbey


(Friday, 11th May - 9:30am to 5pm)
This exhibition and art installation brings together a variety of media and archival material, from biological slides and scientific papers to photogr


Under the Microscope


(Friday, 11th May - 11am to 4pm)
This exhibition is about the Neo-Romantic period in illustration after World War II.


Neo-Romantic Illustrations in Britain 1943-1955

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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 12th May at 07:30pm

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