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Top events in London on Tue 30th Oct 2018

A screening of a peculiar movie about a computer that becomes sentient then seeks to have a child of its own.
 9pm to :
 
 Homerton
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
Demon Seed (1977)
A talk about the engineering that went into the new polar research ship, The RRS Sir David Attenborough.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 St James
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
Laura Sedgwick, who co-authored "Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature: The Body in Parts" will take us on a frightening journey through the use of masks, the distorted face and injury in Gothic and Horror films.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Barbican
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
'Faces of Fear' - Masks and The Face in Horror and Gothic Films
Create your own spooky-faced jack-o-lantern with the assistance of an expert.
 4pm to 5pm
 
 New Oxford Street
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
Grown-ups Pumpkin Carving at Fortnum's
Susan Owens, author of The Ghost: A Cultural History will describe some of the huge variety of ways in which Britain's artists and writers have presented ghosts.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Greenwich
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
Hear Sarah Gristwood discuss the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, explored in her recent book Vita and Virginia, followed by a Q&A session.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Richmond
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
Vita and Virginia
Join leading researchers and policy influencers to discuss whether the Government’s current drug policies are sufficiently based on evidence and fit for purpose, or doing more harm than good.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Explore the remarkable story of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) from the opposition and immense challenges faced by early pioneers to the latest research today.
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Wed, 31st Oct
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
Blood bricks embody the converging traumas of modern slavery and climate change in our urban age.
Blood Bricks
event time 9am to 6pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Wed, 31st Oct
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition.
event time 9:30am to 7:30pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Wed, 31st Oct
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
A display of more than 200 original illustrations of the nature of the British Isles.
event time 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Fri, 2nd Nov
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
Explore an exclusive range of journals, logs and records that date back to the 1700s.
event time 9am to 9pm
 Harley Street
 Closing soon Sat, 3rd Nov
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
100 projects shaping the world of tomorrow
The Future Starts Here
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 4th Nov
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
This exhibition investigates and reveals Dickens’s deep and influential interest in medicine, chemistry, geology, the energy of the Earth and the ability of science to drive change.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sun, 11th Nov
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
Discover the city at night through the eyes of photographers from the late 19th century to the present day.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sun, 11th Nov
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
An exhibition that explores the glamorous and grotesque, disturbed and diabolical, surreal and supernatural, merciless and macabre and uncanny and undead!
event time 6pm to 11pm
 Whitechapel
 Closing soon Fri, 16th Nov
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
The exhibition explores the multifaceted landscape of one of London’s most thriving boroughs and its residents.
Under Your Nose
event time 10am to 6pm
 Islington
 Closing soon Sat, 24th Nov
2018-10-30
2018-10-30

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 30th October 2018

A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to 1:45pm
 
 Strand
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
2018-10-30
2018-10-30
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 3rd Nov at 05:30pm