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Top events in London on Sat 23rd Mar 2019

Stock up with Finnish foods at this annual Easter Fair and (on Sat only) Scandinavian Spring market.
 11am to 7pm
 
 Rotherhithe
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Finnish Easter Fair
Occasional open weekend to go on board the barges moored next to Tower Bridge.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Wapping
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Open weekend at the riverside moorings
Uncover the myths and treasure held by Kensington Gardens
 Starts at 10:30am
 
 Paddington
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Over 40 hand-picked layouts from around the globe and in excess of 120 exhibitors to browse and purchase from.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wood Green
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The London Festival of Railway Modelling
A day of talks about women, looking at their stories, old and new.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2019-03-23
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Stories of Women 2019 - A Day of Talks Exploring Women’s History
Join the Institute of Making to celebrate materials and making, as it hosts a one-day, large-scale, drop-in and totally free festival around materials, sensory preference and emotion.
 1pm to 5pm
 
2019-03-23
2019-03-23

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition of over 100 of these extraordinary film posters celebrates the talent of the varied artists who used to produce these posters, that with advances in digital printing are no longer in demand.
Hollywood; Bollywood and Nollywood film posters from Ghana
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 23rd Mar
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Explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change?
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Mar
2019-03-23
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Explore the extraordinary lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and go behind the scenes to uncover the science behind one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.
The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Mar
2019-03-23
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The exhibition showcases how humanity has used medicine to extend life and defy death throughout time.
Defying Death: A Human Journey Through Medicine
event time 11am to 6pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Wed, 27th Mar
2019-03-23
2019-03-23
In this immersive sound installation, 32 people who fought and lived through the First World War share their personal stories of the Armistice.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 31st Mar
2019-03-23
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Two artists – born centuries apart – explore the same universal themes with works of transcendent beauty and raw emotional power.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 31st Mar
2019-03-23
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Discover more about Georgian Black Londoners, alongside a collection of rare and unusual portraits of Black Georgians.
Black Georgian Londoners: Portraits, People and Perceptions
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Tottenham
 Closing soon Sun, 31st Mar
2019-03-23
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Through a rich collection of photographs, discover the innovation and resourcefulness that shaped the rebuilding and regeneration of the world post-war, revealing resilience and creativity in times of great change.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 31st Mar
2019-03-23
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The Oscar Wilde Temple is a wholly immersive work of art and secular space honouring one of the earliest forebears of gay liberation.
The Oscar Wilde Temple
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Clapham
 Closing soon Sun, 31st Mar
2019-03-23
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Collectively these portraits and stories speak across continents and generations of an extraordinary post-war emigration of women who made a leap of faith for the love of an airman.
War Brides
event time 10am to 6pm
 Colindale
 Closing soon Sun, 14th Apr
2019-03-23
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 23rd March 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 23rd March 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
2019-03-23
2019-03-23
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 28th Mar at 11:30am