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Top events in London on Tue 11th Dec 2018

The ‘Journey from Home’ project is a community heritage project that explores the experiences, feelings and stories of South Asian soldiers during the First World War.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Richmond
2018-12-11
2018-12-11

Journey from home

In this year’s lecture Johnny will talk about how maths and mathematicians have influenced the world around us for centuries.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Hendon
2018-12-11
2018-12-11

Mathematics Christmas Lecture with Johnny Ball

Jonathan Bate will follow in the footsteps of the 18th-century inventors of the ‘picturesque’ and show how Wordsworth shaped the vision of his native region, leading to the foundation of the National Trust and the idea of a National Park.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2018-12-11
2018-12-11

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 Closes today
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
An exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU.
 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closes today
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
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
 Closes tomorrow
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
Exhibition of sketches of London by local artists.

All of London Life is There

 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
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
 Ends on Sun, 30th Dec
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
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
 Ends on Mon, 31st Dec
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
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
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
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
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
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
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.
 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
2018-12-11
2018-12-11

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 11th December 2018

A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to 1:45pm
 
 Strand
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
Walk in the footsteps of the 'mother of nursing' and discover the life of Florence Nightingale through the places where she lived and worked.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2018-12-11
2018-12-11
 

Tower Bridge opening times

04:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
05:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river