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Top things to do in London on Sat 15th Sep 2018
The Grays Beachcombers will be meeting at Concrete Barges site in Rainham to clear along the Thames beach.
8am to 1pm
An annual celebration of music, dance, arts, cuisine and creativity
11am to 6pm
See the ruined remains of the medieval manor house, and the newly restored shepherd's hut.
2pm to 4:30pm
St Mary Cray
Discover the story of the Cathedral Church of Westminster which was designed in the Early Christian Byzantine style by the Victorian architect John Francis Bentley.
2pm to 3pm
Over the course of the day find out about the history of the Port of London, once one of the busiest ports in the world
10am to 4:30pm
Discover how the older Elizabeth Fry, gentle Quaker prison reformer, influenced the independent, feisty Florence Nightingale and how both could teach 21st century women a thing or two today.
2pm to 3pm
10am to 5pm
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon
From statues and street names, to shrines and temporary artworks, Immortalised explores the variety of ways people and events have been commemorated in England, past and present.
See hundreds of live butterflies and moths up-close in a tropical butterfly house.
(Saturday, 15th Sep - 10am to 6pm)
From folk remedies and tooth fairies to barber-surgeons and professional dentists, Teeth tells the tale of our pursuit of a pain-free mouth and the perfect smile.
A large number of film collectables including from Star Wars and the Raiders of the Lost Ark will be on display for two weeks ahead of an auction.
Exploring the impact of World War One on British, German and French art
An exhibition of feather fans from around the world.
Over 100 dazzling artworks and objects tells the story of a cosmopolitan empire that almost ended British rule in India
This exhibition uncovers the intricacies of the NT’s architecture, exploring its complex composition and the layers of history that Denys Lasdun buried within it.
René Goscinny’s story is brought to life through rare original scripts, storyboards, photographs, films, sketches, dressing up stations, games, and more than a little wild boar.
This display explains the project, and showcases highlights of its work across the country so far.
Exhibitions opening soon
Regular Events on Sat 15th Sep 2018
(usually repeat most weeks)
We offer tutorials to help you effectively use the internet and the genealogy websites.
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 15th Sep 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.
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
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