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Top events in London on Sun 12th May 2019

Occasional open day at the heritage windmill in Croydon.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Croydon
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Shirley Windmill open day
The free event will be packed full of spectacular kite flying displays and is an opportunity for everyone to go fly a kite.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Streatham
2019-05-12
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Streatham Common Kite Day
Open day at a restored and working water mill.
 2pm to 5pm
 
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Monthly open day at Cobham Mill
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-05-12
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
A weekend of steam engine events in Dartford.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Dartford
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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 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
2019-05-12
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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
2019-05-12
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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
2019-05-12
2019-05-12
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
2019-05-12
2019-05-12
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
2019-05-12
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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
2019-05-12
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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
 Closing soon Mon, 27th May
2019-05-12
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Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant on display spaning the period from 1952 – 1977
 Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran – Mary Quant
event time 11am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Jun
2019-05-12
2019-05-12
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
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Jun
2019-05-12
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 12th 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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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 12th May 2019

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2019-05-12
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Tower Bridge opening times

11:15amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
11:45amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
03:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
04:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
10:45amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
11:30amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
01:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
02:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
04:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
05:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river