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Top events in London on Thu 16th Aug 2018

Sign and lettering expo featuring an exhibition, live demonstrations, screenings and tours.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Southwark
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The impact epidemics have continues well beyond the crisis itself: social, psychological and political.
 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
 Harley Street
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£10.00
This hour and a half tour takes place at dusk, as London's bats are coming out to play.
 8pm to 9:30pm
 
 Paddington
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An expert horologist and historian of automata, Michael is known as the clockwork guru as a result of his award-winning mechanics.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Pinner
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Discover the hidden secrets of the intriguing Kew Palace on an out-of-hours tour.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
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Explore the amazing world of rum and improve your rum knowledge with the help of experts at the event.
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
 Southwark
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Come visit the Great Equatorial Telescope in the daytime to find out more about this amazing 1893 Victorian instrument
 Starts at 12am
 
 Greenwich
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 12pm to 4pm
 
 Barbican
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The 250th annual exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug
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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.
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug
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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.
event time All Day
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug
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Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality.
event time All Day
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug
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The Great Spectacle tells the story of 250 years of the Summer Exhibition, the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 19th Aug
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Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise.
event time All Day
 Islington
 Closing soon Mon, 20th Aug
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This collection of photographs taken in 2015 by architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright offers the opportunity to step into one of the most restricted and enigmatic places on the planet Inside North Korea.
event time 9:30am to 9pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Tue, 21st Aug
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This exhibition charts the evolution of polemic and progressive print publications and celebrates the current diverse industry of innovative independent magazines.
event time All Day
 Strand
 Closing soon Wed, 22nd Aug
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A display of some of street artist Banksy's early works.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Sat, 25th Aug
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A striking presentation of three works by the internationally-renowned artist, Emily Allchurch.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Sun, 26th Aug
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Thursday 16th August 2018

A guided walk to discover how Suffragettes used iconic locations in the City to further their cause.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
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Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Barbican
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Walking tours of London on Thursday 16th August 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