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Top events in London on Sat 20th Apr 2019

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
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The Charles Dickens Museum explores the pivotal role of food in the author’s life and novels and give new insights into the experience of dining with Dickens.

Food Glorious Food: Dinner with Dickens

 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Sun, 21st Apr
2019-04-20
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This is the V&A Museum of Childhood’s first major exhibition to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture.

A Pirate’s Life for Me

 10am to 5:45pm
 Bethnal Green
 Ends on Mon, 22nd Apr
2019-04-20
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The exhibition showcases significant objects from Sheffield’s Guild of St George Ruskin Collection whilst also drawing on the collections of museums and galleries.

John Ruskin - The Power of Seeing

 10am to 4:30pm
 Strand
 Ends on Mon, 22nd Apr
2019-04-20
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From Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones to Perry, Latham and Pecchioli, join the dreamers where reality meets imagination.

Visions and Visionaries

 10am to 5pm
 City of London
 Ends on Sun, 28th Apr
2019-04-20
2019-04-20
This exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Mon, 29th Apr
2019-04-20
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The exhibition features ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees.

The Lore of the Land

 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Ends on Tue, 30th Apr
2019-04-20
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Explore this surreal lost property office where you will uncover stories in the most unlikely places.

Unclaimed - The Liminal Space

 11am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Fri, 3rd May
2019-04-20
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Showcasing the most spectacular space photography of its kind, the exhibition celebrates ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition

 10am to 4:30pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sat, 4th May
2019-04-20
2019-04-20
This exhibition is the story of humanity’s ever-changing relationship with our nearest star.
 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Mon, 6th May
2019-04-20
2019-04-20
Explore the Library’s collection of pocket-sized friendship albums – made between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Friendship Before Facebook: Social Networks in a Pre-Digital Age

 9:30am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 12th May
2019-04-20
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 20th April 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-04-20
2019-04-20
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 20th April 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
2019-04-20
2019-04-20
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Wed 15th May at 12:15pm