What's on in London on Sunday 12th August 2018

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon


(Sunday, 12th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
Discover how graphic design and technology have played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times.


(Sunday, 12th Aug - 11am to 4pm)
A display of automata from the leading makers of the last 40 years, ranging from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical.


A Curious Turn: Moving, Mechanical Sculpture


(Sunday, 12th Aug - All Day)
This mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul – the first in London – explores the artist’s extensive investigation into the body and its relationship to architectural space.


Lee Bul

Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise.


SPICEUP - An Exhibition About The Spice Girls


(Sunday, 12th Aug - 10am to 5pm)
A striking presentation of three works by the internationally-renowned artist, Emily Allchurch.


Emily Allchurch: Visions of Architectural Fancy


(Sunday, 12th Aug - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition considers how artists can give shape to the human experience, provoking ideas about our senses, our sexual health, our bodies’ limitations and reflections on our food chain.


Somewhere in Between

The exhibition focuses on the early, 'radical moment' of Postmodernism, which it reveals to be one of the most inventive periods in British architectural history


The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture


(Sunday, 12th Aug - 11am to 5pm)
This exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships.


The voyages of Captain James Cook


(Sunday, 12th Aug - 11am to 6pm)
This exhibition concentrates on the last (and often bitter) years of the long campaign of the struggle for women's right to vote from 1908 - 1914.


At Last! Votes for Women


(Sunday, 12th Aug - 9:30am to 5pm)
Discover the history of Bridge House Estates, the organisation that oversaw the entire construction of Tower Bridge over a century ago and continues to maintain it to this day.


The Historic Bridge House Estates

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events on Sun 12th Aug 2018

(usually repeat most weeks)

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London

Walking Tours of London on Sun 12th Aug 2018

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.  ()
Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.  ()
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 13th Aug at 05:15am

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