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Top events in London on Sat 1st Dec 2018

Roll up your sleeves and get involved in an event on London’s biggest ever tree planting weekend.
 All Day
 
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Volunteer at a tree planting event

Beginning from Poplar, the East End area in which he lives, Bob Gilbert explores, in particular, our relationship with the trees that have helped shape London
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Poplar
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Ghost Trees: Nature and People in a London Parish

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
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Experience some nostalgia riding on vintage buses from the 1930’s – 1980’s on this annual Heritage Bus Running Day.
 All Day
 
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Vintage buses running day

A church hall filled with Meccano models of all types and sizes.
 10:30am to 5pm
 
 Barkingside
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Hainault Meccano Hangout

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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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An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU.
 11am to 6pm
 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 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Dec
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Exhibition of sketches of London by local artists.

All of London Life is There

 9:30am to 4pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd 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 4pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Mon, 31st Dec
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24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town.
 6pm to 9pm
 Ends on Wed, 2nd 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

 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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Regular Events - Saturday 1st December 2018

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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Walking tours of London on Saturday 1st December 2018

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
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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.
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 Barbican
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 6th Dec at 06:00pm