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Top events in London on Wed 8th May 2019

A talk by Robin Myers on his own book about the letters sent by the two brothers.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-05-08
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Dr Andrew Ducarel, Lambeth Librarian 1757-85, seen through his brother’s eyes
Join Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, and more New Statesman guests to discuss Brexit, local election results and the state of British politics
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Holborn
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
A talk by Hallie Rubenhold’s on her new book, the first full-length biography to explore and contextualise those women’s lives.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 St James
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Professor Alex Rogers has spent the past 30 years studying life in the deep ocean. Join us as he takes us on an epic and utterly unforgettable voyage to an alien world, and brings us right to the edge of what is known about our oceans today.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Ocean and How We Can Protect Them
The lecture will re-assess the sanctity ascribed to to the graves of poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley as the bicentennials of their deaths approach in 2021-2.
 7pm to :
 
 North Kensington
2019-05-08
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A talk about the construction of the Royal Exchange in the City.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-05-08
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 10am to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Fri, 10th May
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
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 6pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 12th May
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
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
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
Photography display exploring past and present Thamesmead through archival images from the RIBA Collections and contemporary photographs by artist Nina Manandhar.
Thamesmead: A Town for the 21st Century
event time 10am to 5pm
 Regent Street
 Closing soon Thu, 16th May
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
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 6pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Fri, 17th May
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
Rembrandt’s legendary painting will be the centerpiece of an exhibition of self-portraits that will also include works by Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, and Pablo Picasso
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
event time 10am to 6pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Sat, 18th May
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
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
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
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
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
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
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-08
2019-05-08
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
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-08
2019-05-08

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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 9th May at 12:30pm