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Top events in London on Sat 22nd Jun 2019

A one-day event to celebrate and educate the public about Okinawa, a lesser-known region of Japan that’s over 1000 miles from Tokyo.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-06-22
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There’ll be vintage fairground rides and side-shows, lots of not-from-the-high-street shopping with over 100 stalls including a craft marquee.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Richmond
2019-06-22
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Kew Fete at Kew Green
Traditional local fete in Denmark Hill.
 1pm to 6pm
 
 Camberwell
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
This coming Saturday will give you a chance to go on board a Royal Navy ship moored in Docklands for a look around.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Poplar
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Tours of a Royal Navy ship
Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Twickenham
2019-06-22
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This tour of the chapel will take us back to the fascinating design and build of the chapel as well as its role as hospital chapel.
 12:30pm to 1pm
 
 Tottenham Court Road
2019-06-22
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Tour of the Fitzrovia Chapel
Take in family-friendly tour of the secret chapel and roof terrace with panoramic views of London.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Annual two-day Summer Showcase, a free festival of ideas for curious minds, featuring 15 interactive exhibits that bring the best new humanities and social sciences research to life.
 11am to 5pm
 
 St James
2019-06-22
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British Academy Summer Showcase 2019
To mark the 150th anniversary of the District line, a steam train will run along parts of the London Underground.
 11am to 5pm
 
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
See a steam train on the London Underground
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
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Occasional opening of the Zen Garden at Japanese Temple

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
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
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
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
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
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
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Explore the world's best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels.
 Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
event time 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Jun
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Journey from Hell, through Purgatory, to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition of works responding to Dante’s Divine Comedy.
The Typographic Dante
event time 11am to 10pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Jun
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
This exhibit takes you behind the scenes at Aardman revealing the creative process of making a special set of Christmas stamps for Royal Mail.
Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps Exhibit
event time 10am to 5pm
 Farringdon
 Closing soon Sun, 30th Jun
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Jews, Money, Myth explores the role of money in Jewish life and its often vexed place in relations between Jews and non-Jews, from the time of Jesus to the 21st century.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 7th Jul
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
From 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, and the six directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the fashion house.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 14th Jul
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
Explore how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections.
Imaginary Cities
event time 9:30am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 14th Jul
2019-06-22
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 22nd June 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
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
2019-06-22
2019-06-22

Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been taken back to its original condition.
 tba
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-06-22
2019-06-22

Geffrye Museum's Alms House tour

Walking tours of London on Saturday 22nd June 2019

Guided Walking Tour of Highgate led by Blue Badge Guide Diane Burstein incuding visit to the Victorian Highgate School Chapel.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Highgate
2019-06-22
2019-06-22

Historic Highgate - London's Secret Hilltop Village Walking Tour with visit to Highgate School Chapel

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
2019-06-22
2019-06-22
 

Tower Bridge opening times

08:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
08:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
07:15pmSailing Barge WillUp river
07:45pmSailing Barge WillDown river
04:20pmSailing Vessel EileanUp river
04:50pmSailing Vessel EileanDown river