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Top events in London on Sat 11th May 2019

Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
The afternoon will consist of a brief demonstration of the organ, explanation of its history and a guided session for people to play it.
 3pm to :
 
 Dulwich
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Occasional open day at a 14th century building in Ilford.
 9am to 10am
 
 Ilford
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Occasional open day at the Ilford Hospital Chapel

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 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
2019-05-11
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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
2019-05-11
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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
 Closing soon Fri, 17th May
2019-05-11
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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
2019-05-11
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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
2019-05-11
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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
2019-05-11
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-11
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 26th May
2019-05-11
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Spanning thousands of years, this takes a closer look at five objects that explore the relationship between food, power and control.
Feeding history: the politics of food
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2019-05-11
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 11th May 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?

Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been taken back to its original condition.
 tba
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-05-11
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Geffrye Museum's Alms House tour

Walking tours of London on Saturday 11th 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
2019-05-11
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Tower Bridge opening times

10:15amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
11:00amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
04:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
04:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river