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Top events in London on Sat 8th Jun 2019

One of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world.
 11am to 7pm
 
 South Lambeth
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Rare book fair
The largest Antique Map Fair in Europe.
 12pm to 7pm
 
 South Kensington
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London Map Fair
Either watch, avoid, or join in as hundreds of cyclists ditch their clothes and take a group ride around London.
 12pm to :
 
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Naked Bike Ride
The longest-running community festival in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Woolwich
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As is traditional, expect to see a large formation of military aircraft flying over London for the Queen's Birthday.
 12:55pm to 1:10pm
 
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Red Arrows to fly over London
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Learn about this remarkable but long-since-disappeared structure and why it never fulfilled its promise.
 10:30am to :
 
 Tooting
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A traveling vintage fairground with steam powered rides.
 12pm to 10:30pm
 
 Walthamstow
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Carters Steam Fair (with fireworks on Sat)
Discover how Edward Johnston, the man behind London Underground’s typeface and the iconic roundel, changed passenger journeys forever.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
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Johnston Journeys tour
A bit like Open House, but for gardens - a single pass buys you access to hundreds of gardens all weekend.
 All Day
 
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Open Garden Squares Weekend
£22.00
A collection of steam trains make a visit to the Epping Ongar Railway.
 All Day
 
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Steam Gala

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 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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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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Exhibition showcasing Arabic calligraphy works by the master calligrapher, Mr. Mouneer Al Shaarani.
Calligraphic Rhythms by Mouneer Al Shaarani
event time 12pm to 5:30pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Thu, 27th Jun
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The Music Photography of Mark Allan
It's (Not) Only Rock ‘n’ Roll...
event time 9:30am to 4pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 29th Jun
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 8th 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?

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

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

Walking tours of London on Saturday 8th 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

10:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
08:30amSailing Barge ArdwinaUp river
12:00pmSailing Barge ArdwinaDown river