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Top events in London on Sat 20th Apr 2019

To mark its 75th anniversary, Tim Bean reveals the story behind one of Britain's greatest battles.
 2:30pm to :
 
 Chelsea
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Imphal and Kohima, 1944
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
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 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Join Friends of Tottenham Marshes bee keepers and explore the work of honey bees as hives are opened for inspection.
 2pm to :
 
 Tottenham
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Inside a Beehive

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Villain’s stunning graphic and print work celebrates Polari, whilst playfully subverting Pop Art and the comic book and superhero genre, and asks us to imagine a past where homosexuality was never criminalised.
Fantabuloso!
event time 11am to 6pm
 Stoke Newington
 Closing soon Sat, 20th Apr
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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
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon 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
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon 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
event time 10am to 4:30pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Mon, 22nd Apr
2019-04-20
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An display of photographs by a Victorian eccentric -- very "steampunk".
The Peculiar Photographic Revelations of a Victorian Eccentric
event time 12pm to 5:30pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Fri, 26th Apr
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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
event time 10am to 5pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Apr
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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
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Closing soon 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
event time 11am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Fri, 3rd May
2019-04-20
2019-04-20
A photographic exhibition documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.
Bedrooms of London
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sun, 5th May
2019-04-20
2019-04-20
With more than 800 images on display, this global photography exhibition presents all winning and shortlisted entries, including the Photographer of the Year, from this year’s Awards
2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
event time 10am to 8pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Mon, 6th 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
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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 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
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Tower Bridge opening times

12:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
01:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
04:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
04:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river