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Top events in London on Sat 18th Aug 2018

Sign and lettering expo featuring an exhibition, live demonstrations, screenings and tours.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Southwark
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A note that the very distinctive A4 class steam locomotive will be hauling a train out of Paddington in the morning, and returning in the evening.
 All Day
 
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A hands-on workshop where you will learn how to turn your outdoor space into a botanical cocktail garden.
 9am to 12pm
 
 Whitechapel
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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 - Saturday 18th August 2018

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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 1pm to 2:30pm
 
 Southwark
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From watergates, palaces and hotels to medieval cloisters, churches and Parisian boulevards, this walk explores the multifarious landscape of the northern shore between Charing Cross and St Brides to reveal London's great Middle City through its best kept architectural secrets and spectacular sleeping giants.
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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Walking tours of London on Saturday 18th August 2018

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Hampstead
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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