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Top events in London on Thu 29th Nov 2018

A celebration of books, authors, mince pies, wine and festive entertainment.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Picadilly
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Science and wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin examines one of the biggest environmental threats facing the modern world.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 South Kensington
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Drowning in plastic with Liz Bonnin

King Henry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, but what do we see if we take a different look? When we see Henry through the men in his life.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
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Henry VIII and the men who made him

The launch of Graham and Stephen’s pioneering new book which is the first ever comprehensive history, guide and companion to the Guildhall, City of London.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
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Book Launch - Guildhall, City of London: History Guide Companion

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Marking 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, celebrate the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary.

Oceania

 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Mon, 10th Dec
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Separating medicinal uses from medical myths, this small display looks at how our understanding of these plants has changed and investigate their use for healing today.

Healing Garden

 10am to 5pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
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An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU.
 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
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The exhibition reveals the ‘behind the scenes’ of a pioneer excavation and research project of one of the most complex societies of its time.

The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük

 10:30am to 8pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Dec
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A series of modern light installations will illuminate the 18th century gardens and architecture, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the Gardens in a different light, after dark.
 5:30pm to 10pm
 Chiswick
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
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Fans which reflect the troubadour style and a return to the chivalric principles of the past will be on display alongside fans commemorating Napoleon and the return of his ashes to France in 1840.

The Romantic Age: European Fans 1810-1840

 11am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
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Drawing on the resources of the National Jazz Archive the exhibition includes photos, posters, journals, video and memorabilia.

Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future

 9:30am to 7:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Mon, 31st Dec
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In this solo show, artist-photographer Mark Neville documents the everyday life of Bethlem Royal Hospital, the oldest residential psychiatric treatment facility in the UK.
 10am to 5pm
 Beckenham
 Ends on Fri, 4th Jan 2019
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This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour
 Starts at 5pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Sat, 5th Jan 2019
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New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions

 11am to 8pm
 Strand
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 29th November 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.
 tba
 
 Barbican
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Fri 30th Nov at 06:30pm