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Top events in London on Sun 26th May 2019

View Tate’s Grade II* listed mansion Park Hill (exterior only) and explore the historic garden with its Grade II listed features, including the Pulhamite grotto, Victorian folly, lake and temple.
 2pm to :
 
 Streatham
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Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
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Monthly open day at a site of an important railway wildlife reserve.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Forest Hill
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Over 100 vintage to modern cars race around the old Crystal Palace motor track.
 9am to 5:30pm
 
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MotorSport at the Palace
See the gardens on seven linked floating barges.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Garden Barge Square at Downings Roads Moorings
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
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Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
See and buy from a display of more than 200 cacti and succulent plants
 10am to 5pm
 
 Enfield
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A chance to visit five private gardens overlooking the Thames.
 2pm to 5:30pm
 
 Hammersmith
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Open day at the Chiswick Mall Gardens

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Jun
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From flamboyant uniforms to fast horses, this exhibition looks at the shared heritage between the Hungarian and British hussars.
Call in the Cavalry
event time 9am to 10am
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Jun
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Women were inspired to serve their country by Florence Nightingale's work. But in 1918, as WW1 approached its end, nothing could have prepared them for what was to come - the deadly Spanish Flu.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 16th Jun
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The first major exhibition to explore the great twentieth-century British sculptor’s fascination with armour.
Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads
event time 10am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Jun
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 26th 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 26th 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

10:15amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
10:45amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
02:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
03:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
01:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
02:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
04:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
05:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:45amSailing Barge WillUp river
12:30pmSailing Barge WillDown river
03:45pmSailing Barge WillUp river
04:30pmSailing Barge WillDown river
10:15amSailing Barge WillUp river