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Top events in London on Thu 23rd Aug 2018

Explore the brand new telescope facility at the Royal Observatory and see some of the spectacular images taken.
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 Greenwich
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This talk features the stories of three surprising historic operations on the chest, kidneys and ovaries from the pre-antiseptic age
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Southwark
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
Join Nathen Amin, author of The House of Beaufort, to find out more about this incredible chapter of England’s tumultuous history.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
This talk will assess the role played by Lord Fairfax, the commander-in-chief of the New Model Army, in securing victory for Parliament in the South-East of England during the Second Civil War.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Richmond
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
In this talk Adam Tooze will talk about his new book, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2018-08-23
2018-08-23

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
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.
event time 10am to 10pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 26th Aug
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
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
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Sun, 26th Aug
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
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.
event time 9:30am to 8pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Tue, 28th Aug
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
This two week long exhibition will contain paintings from the recently published book 'The illustrated College Herbal. Plants from the Pharmacopea Londonensis of 1618' and treasures from the Herbarium of the Pharmaceutical Society.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Thu, 30th Aug
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
Using a plastination process that keeps the specimens perfectly preserved, the exhibition reveals not only what lies beneath the waves, but also beneath fur, skin and scales.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Thu, 30th Aug
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
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.
event time 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 31st Aug
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
This exhibition explores Pell’s art, life, identity and search for sanctuary.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Beckenham
 Closing soon Fri, 31st Aug
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
The story of the Titanic disaster through artefacts including stories from local people, who have a connection to the ship
event time 11am to 4:30pm
 Romford
 Closing soon Fri, 31st Aug
2018-08-23
2018-08-23

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Thursday 23rd 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
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
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
2018-08-23
2018-08-23

Walking tours of London on Thursday 23rd August 2018

Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Moorgate
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
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
2018-08-23
2018-08-23
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 25th Sep at 07:15pm