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Top events in London on Sat 2nd Feb 2019

Come and meet serving soldiers and horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in this day of tal
 10am to 4:30pm
 
 Chelsea
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Day in the life: The Household Cavalry
Visual artist Xavier Hilts will lead a card making workshop inspired by the illustration from the book ‘Anatomy of Melancholy’.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Beckenham
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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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Ben and Andrew will be discussing their books, answering your questions and signing copies of their books; which will also be available to purchase at the event.
 2:30pm to 4pm
 
 Arkley
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Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel - Talk, Q and A and book signing

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

​Previously unseen and rediscovered archival photography of Kate Macintosh’s Dawson’s Heights housing in south London shown at the RIBA.
Dawson’s Heights: Hilltop Community
event time 10am to 5pm
 Regent Street
 Closing soon Sat, 2nd Feb
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Prepare for the unknown – on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of ‘Spanish Flu’, this display explores how a future epidemic might hit London.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Feb
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Featuring over fifty works from across the world, some of which have never been on display before, Gainsborough’s Family Album charts his career from youth to maturity.
Gainsboroughs Family Album
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Feb
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See how Repton’s career unfolded in this special exhibition which brings together Red Books and watercolour paintings, many never publicly displayed before, to celebrate the bicentenary of his death.
Repton Revealed
event time 10:30am to 4pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Feb
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The uncompromising sculpture that emerged in Britain after the Second World War
Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture in Britain in the 1950s
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Mon, 4th Feb
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A collection of US tabloid front covers, enlarged to two metres high, featuring a headline that relates to Donald Trump’s business dealings, political aspirations or personal life.
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Thu, 7th Feb
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Disrupting the Futurecity explores the way in which international artists are positively disrupting our cities, shaping the way we inhabit and engage with public space.
Disrupting the Futurecity
event time 9:30am to 9pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Sun, 10th Feb
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Discover the expressive sensitivity and immediacy of Lorenzo Lotto’s portraits in the first UK exhibition of its kind
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Closing soon Sun, 10th Feb
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Come face-to-face with the illusion of a living Jeremy Bentham: philosopher, social reformer and inventor of the Panopticon.
Marcus Lyall: Portrait of Jeremy Bentham
event time 9am to 7pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Mon, 11th Feb
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A landmark exhibition on the history, art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England.
event time 9:30am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Tue, 19th Feb
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 2nd February 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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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.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 2nd February 2019

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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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 16th Feb at 10:30pm