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Top events in London on Tue 1st Jan 2019

Annual USA-style parade though the centre of London.
 12pm to 3:30pm
 
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New Year's Day Parade

All available engines will be in steam, including unlimited rides on the Waterworks Railway and the chance to see the Victorian Shand Mason steam fire engine in action.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brentford
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New Year Steam-Up

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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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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
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Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more.

Francis Upritchard Wetwang Slack

 11am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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Leave daylight behind and put your senses to the test in this illuminating exhibition.
 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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The exhibition explores the man, his life and his unprecedented contribution to the nation’s cultural heritage.

Sir Richard Wallace: The Collector

 10am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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A display featuring iconic objects from the museum’s vast Suffragette collection, including Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal.
 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 6th Jan 2019
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An exhibition that reveals sunken, forgotten letters recently recovered from a shipwreck.
 10am to 5pm
 Farringdon
 Ends on Sun, 13th Jan 2019
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This exhibition explores how factory methods are transforming how we deliver homes in the capital.

Factory-made Housing: a solution for London?

 9am to 6pm
 Euston
 Ends on Fri, 18th Jan 2019
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 1st January 2019

A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to 1:45pm
 
 Strand
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A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 3rd Jan at 01:30pm