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Top events in London on Thu 13th Dec 2018

Screening of one of the most beautiful and imaginative films ever made, A Matter of Life and Death.
 7pm to :
 
 Southwark
2018-12-13
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Film Night: A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

Enjoy the opportunity to explore Dickens’s home, dressed lavishly for Christmas, as darkness falls.
 Starts at 6pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2018-12-13
2018-12-13

Christmas Lates at the Charles Dickens Museum

Come to the London of the fin de siecle and meet the writers, poets and strange eccentrics who made the capital seem so weird, perverse and disturbing.
 7pm to :
 
 Highgate
2018-12-13
2018-12-13

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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
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
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
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
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
 Closes tomorrow
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
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
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
An enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as the gardens at Eltham Palace are transformed into an illuminated world.

Enchanted Eltham

 4:30pm to 9pm
 Eltham
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Dec
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
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
 Ends on Sun, 30th Dec
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
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
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
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
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
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
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
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
2018-12-13
2018-12-13

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 13th December 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
2018-12-13
2018-12-13
 

Tower Bridge opening times

06:15pmMotor Vessel Dutch MasterDown river
06:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river