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Top events in London on Wed 5th Dec 2018

Jeremy Banx, an award winning cartoonist, will talk about his work – and some of his original cartoons will be available for purchase.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Greenwich
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This talk by Sheila Cavanagh, Professor of English, Emory University, will describe Boswell’s introduction of his home to Dr. Johnson, including this city’s transition into the home of the Scottish enlightenment.
 7pm to :
 
 Holborn
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
‘I smell you in the dark’: Johnson and Boswell in Edinburgh
In this illustrated talk, Deborah Hyde will discuss the many alpine characters which have evolved into Santa and Krampus.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Barbican
2018-12-05
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Krampusnacht: The Many Faces of Santa
The building and operation of the nearby tunnel, the longest in London.
 7pm to :
 
 Islington
2018-12-05
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 9:45am to 10:30am
 
 Bethnal Green
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
#ThanksToYou Hard Hat Tour: Oxford House in Bethnal Green
Viv Regan of Spiked will explore the threats to open debate and blogging online and discuss what has happened to the lost promise of internet freedom.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Holborn
2018-12-05
2018-12-05

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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
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Mon, 10th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
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
event time 10am to 5pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU.
event time 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
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
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
Exhibition of sketches of London by local artists.
All of London Life is There
event time 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
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
event time 11am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
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
event time 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Mon, 31st Dec
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
24 homes and shops across Greenwich will each open an "advent window" in December to visit around the town.
event time 6pm to 9pm
 Closing soon Wed, 2nd Jan
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
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.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Beckenham
 Closing soon Fri, 4th Jan
2018-12-05
2018-12-05
This Christmas, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour
event time Starts at 5pm
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sat, 5th Jan
2018-12-05
2018-12-05

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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