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Top events in London on Thu 31st May 2018

Hear the previously untold, newly researched story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America from Oxford University's Michèle Mendelssohn, as she reveals his adventures on both sides of the pond.
 7:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
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A lecture exploring the rich visual history of London’s street name plates
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 City of London
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A rum tasting event aboard Francis Drake's ship, The Golden Hinde. Chance to explore rums at this historical venue.
 All Day
 
 Southwark
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A talk on the origins and evolution of plastics over the first 100 years, from ivory substitute to the Tupperware Burp
 7pm to 10pm
 
 Homerton
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The London Metropolitan Archives team will introduce you to some of the wonderful collections which tell the amazing stories of women and power in the capital
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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As part of London History Day, we are opening the doors to The National Archives’ repositories and offering you the chance to go behind the scenes.
 10am to 11am
 
 Richmond
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Find out more about this family and the collections in this talk by Judy Aitken, curator.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition commemorates the centenary of this momentous battle and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War.
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Thu, 31st May
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Photographs have been selected to illustrate the impact, diversity and quality of work by AOP members since 1968.
event time All Day
 Poplar
 Closing soon Fri, 1st Jun
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The works are inspired by their exploration of both the content of the papyrus stories and the conservation and collections care of papyrus materials in museums.
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 2nd Jun
2018-05-31
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A typography based exhibition featuring new works from 6 artists who have a long connection with letters in various forms and colours.
event time 8am to 5pm
 Whitechapel
 Closing soon Sat, 9th Jun
2018-05-31
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A photo-story by award-winning photographer Jim Grover that captures the lives of the first generation of Caribbean migrants here in South London
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 10th Jun
2018-05-31
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This group exhibition brings together artworks by seven international artists that address how our world might look and feel in the future.
event time 11am to 9pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Mon, 11th Jun
2018-05-31
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What would the past have been like in the Middle Ages if the future had happened before?
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sat, 16th Jun
2018-05-31
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First London exhibition devoted to the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) and his photography in Asia.
event time 10:30am to 8pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 23rd Jun
2018-05-31
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Work by photographer Jill Furmanovsky, looking at the past and present of the iconic studios.
event time 9:30am to 7:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Wed, 27th Jun
2018-05-31
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A display of the last remaining parts of the Whitechapel fatberg.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Jul
2018-05-31
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 31st May 2018

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