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Top events in London on Sat 4th May 2019

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
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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
event time Starts at 10am
 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.
event time 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
event time 9:30am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 12th May
2019-05-04
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This exhibition explores the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration.
Spare Parts - Rethinking human repair
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 12th May
2019-05-04
2019-05-04
The exhibition features twenty-four critically acclaimed projects that have pushed design boundaries through their exploration of the opportunities and challenges of timber structures.
Forest of Fabrication
event time 10am to 5pm
 Euston
 Ends on Fri, 17th May
2019-05-04
2019-05-04
The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years.
Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 19th May
2019-05-04
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This exhibition displays a selection of Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, revolutionary landscapes, images of the leader and intricate papercuts all of which were collected in China during the 1970s.
Cultural Revolution - State graphics in China from the 1960s to the 1970s
event time 10am to 5pm
 Walthamstow
 Ends on Sun, 26th May
2019-05-04
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A major exhibition exploring the role of drawing in contemporary architectural practice through the work of one of Britain’s leading architects and architectural draughtsmen​.
Eric Parry: Drawing
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Sun, 26th May
2019-05-04
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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
event time 10am to 7pm
 Soho
 Ends on Mon, 27th May
2019-05-04
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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
event time 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Ends on Sun, 2nd Jun
2019-05-04
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 4th May 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-05-04
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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
2019-05-04
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 4th May 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
2019-05-04
2019-05-04
 

Tower Bridge opening times

03:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
04:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
06:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
06:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
08:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
09:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river