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Top events in London on Wed 1st May 2019

The newly discovered Salvator by Leonardo, the world’s most costly picture, is one of his most notable creations, in which he used his ‘science of art’ to transform a stock subject into a profound expression of the ineffability of the divine.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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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
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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 6pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 12th May
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The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years.

Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 19th May
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A major exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers.

Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr

 10am to 7pm
 Soho
 Ends on Mon, 27th May
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The first ever exhibition outside of Norway of Harald Sohlberg, one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art.

Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway

 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Ends on Sun, 2nd Jun
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Women were inspired to serve their country by Florence Nightingale's work. But in 1918, as WW1 approached its end, nothing could have prepared them for what was to come - the deadly Spanish Flu.
 10am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 16th Jun
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From 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, and the six directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the fashion house.

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 14th Jul
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Explore how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections.

Imaginary Cities

 9:30am to 6pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 14th Jul
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Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write

Writing: Making Your Mark

 9:30am to 6pm
 Camden
 Ends on Tue, 27th Aug
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Tower Bridge opening times

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