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Top events in London on Sat 23rd Feb 2019

Explore what it means to be British today through the works of artists from around the UK with this free day of art, film, music and performance.
 All Day
 
 Barbican
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
Barbican OpenFest: Art 50
Bishopsgate Institute is home to the UK Leather and Fetish Archive, a national collection documenting the history and heritage of the leather, rubber, BDSM and fetish communities.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
Archive Open Day: Fetish Collections
See historic vehicles and engineering collections, an array of signs and maps, as well as unusual and unexpected items from London’s rich transport past.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
Monthly Depot Discovery tours
£20.00
With a new wave of Japanese fiction hitting UK bookshelves, join us to meet the best new writers alongside translators and contemporary artists at this annual event.
 11am to 5:15pm
 
 Camden
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
16th Annual St David's Day Walk, all proceeds to The London Welsh Centre.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Tower Hill
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
St David's Day Walk | Taith Gerdded Gwyl Ddewi

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

One of the last Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries
Edward Burne-Jones
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Feb
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
See two narrow gauge steam trains from the Welsh Ffestiniog Railway on a visit to London.
Ffestiniog steam train inside King's Cross station
event time All Day
 Islington
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Feb
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
An exhibition exploring the connection between Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.
Freud, Dalí and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus
event time 12pm to 5pm
 Hampstead
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Feb
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
This major exhibition tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans.
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Feb
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
This exhibition brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace Walpole’s famous and unique collection for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.
Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's Collection
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Twickenham
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Feb
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
Explore the design and culture of contemporary videogames
Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Feb
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
A series of watercolour drawings, prints and etchings celebrating towers and tower blocks.
Towers of the City and Finsbury
event time All Day
 Barbican
 Closing soon Wed, 27th Feb
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
This exhibition features over 40 original paintings from his time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.
Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Mar
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
From flamboyant uniforms to fast horses, this exhibition looks at the shared heritage between the Hungarian and British hussars.
Call in the Cavalry
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Mar
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
Snoopy comes to London in this exhibition of Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons.
Good Grief, Charlie Brown!
event time 10am to 6pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Mar
2019-02-23
2019-02-23

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 23rd February 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
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
2019-02-23
2019-02-23

Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 23rd 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
2019-02-23
2019-02-23
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 25th Feb at 06:30pm