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Top events in London on Sun 5th May 2019

Explore a large labyrinth of colour and light.
 11am to 4:30pm
 
 Wembley
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Colourscape
IWA Canalway Cavalcade is London's biggest, brightest and best waterways festival.
 All Day
 
 Maida Vale
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Traditional May Day entertainment with Maypole dancing, music, entertainment for all the family.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Mayfair
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The May Fair - Grosvenor Square
Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
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Gatton Park monthly open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Ara Güler, who passed away last year, was known by many as one of the greatest photojournalists of his time
Ara Güler Exhibition
event time 10am to 6pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Sun, 5th May
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A photographic exhibition documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.
Bedrooms of London
event time 11am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sun, 5th May
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Admire the gardens as they are brightened by the impressive 20,000 tulips planted throughout the gardens.
Eltham Palace's Tulip Festival
event time 11:30am to 3:30pm
 Eltham
 Closing soon Sun, 5th May
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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
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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
 Closing soon Mon, 6th May
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An exhibition of DANAD Design's trailblazing work from 1958–62, featuring their original furniture and surface designs.
DANAD Design 60th Anniversary exhibition
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Fri, 10th 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 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 12th May
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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
 Closing soon 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
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Sun, 19th May
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This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design.
A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 5th May 2019

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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Hidden under a road bridge can be found the remains of a medieval monastery.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Wimbledon
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For the very first time, The National Archives is opening its doors for the entire weekend!
 11am to 4pm
 
 Richmond
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First Sundays at The National Archives

A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.
 12:15pm to 3pm
 
 Islington
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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 Sunday 5th May 2019

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
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Tower Bridge opening times

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