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Top events in London on Tue 28th May 2019

Historian Serhii Plokhy talks to journalist and author Luke Harding, drawing on his recent book Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy, winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2018.
 6:45pm to 8:15pm
 
 Camden
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This heartfelt, deeply personal memoir explores how one family built bridges across today’s great divides. And how our stories hold the power to heal.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Southwark
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Mama's Boy - A Talk by Dustin Lance Black

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The exhibition highlights selected maps illustrating the topographical history of Islington from 16th-century rural village to an urban Victorian district.
Historic maps and plans of Islington (1553-1894)
event time 9:30am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Fri, 31st 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 6pm
 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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The first solo UK exhibition by Myfanwy MacLeod, in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG, Vancouver).
Canada Gallery Myfanwy MacLeod – Neighbours
event time 11am to 5:45pm
 St James
 Closing soon Sat, 8th Jun
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A timely photography exhibition chronicling the lives of Robin Hood Gardens residents in the estate’s last years before demolition.
Lived Brutalism: Portraits at Robin Hood Gardens
event time 11am to 6pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon Sat, 8th Jun
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This exhibition explores the objects people used to make music, what they sounded like, and how instruments were used in Romano-Egyptian rituals, homes, and childhood.
Sounds of Roman Egypt
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 8th 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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An exhibition that covers a long period in the history of magic, from the 16th to the early 20th century.
Staging Magic – The Story Behind The Illusion
event time 9am to 8:45pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 15th 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 - Tuesday 28th May 2019

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
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Guided tours of one of London's oldest and most famous churches.
 2:15pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Weekly tour of St Bride's Church

 

Tower Bridge opening times

07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river