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Surprisingly, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
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.
Lee Bul (Saturday, 18th 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.
Hundreds of genuine Spice Girls stage costumes on display beside thousands of items of memorabilia and merchandise.
A striking presentation of three works by the internationally-renowned artist, Emily Allchurch.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins have been brought together for the first time in this new exhibition.
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sat 18th Aug 2018
(usually repeat most weeks)
Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
Walking Tours of London on Sat 18th 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.
Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
Tower Bridge opening times
Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Wed 22nd Aug at 05:30pm
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