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Top events in London on Sat 1st Jun 2019

A nearly 150 year old church in South London is opening its tower for one day to let the public climb up and see the views from the top.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Brockley
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Church tower tours
The Emanuel School Archivist will take you on a 90-minute tour of the buildings, interiors and grounds, whisking you back to the days when it was a boarding school and orphanage.
 11am to :
 
 Battersea
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The prison’s history displayed in over 400 objects.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wandsworth
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Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
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Designed to encourage quiet meditation, it reflects, but is not copied from, such Zen gardens as that of the Temple of Ryoanji in Kyoto.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Acton
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Occasional opening of the Zen Garden at Japanese Temple

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 9:45am to 5:15pm
 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
 Closes today
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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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Drector and photographer James Morgan set out to capture the lives of the Bajau Laut, the world’s last true marine nomads.
Sea Nomads
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Jun
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 1st June 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?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 1st June 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
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Tower Bridge opening times

02:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
03:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
05:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
06:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
07:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
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06:45pmSailing Barge WillUp river
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10:45pmSailing Barge WillUp river
11:30pmSailing Barge WillDown river