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Top events in London on Sat 6th Jul 2019

A traveling vintage fairground visits Hornsey with steam powered rides.
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 Hornsey
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Carters Steam Fair
An annual family event for the whole community and takes place every year on the first Saturday in July.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Fulham
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As usual, not sure of the reason, but a note that there will a firework display in the Royal Albert Dock.
 10:25pm to 11:05pm
 
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Visit the distillery home, meet the Hayman family and sample their True English Gins
 2pm to 6pm
 
 Balham
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Hayman Distillery Open Day
The Museum of London will open up part of the derelict Smithfield meat market buildings to show off the plans for its new home.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Barbican
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See the plans for the new Museum of London
A walk around the boundaries of the old parish boundary pointing out boundary markers, features and buildings of historic note on the way.
 All Day
 
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A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
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 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
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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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The smallest free arts festival you've never heard of returns to Bloomsbury this July.
Bedford Square Festival
event time All Day
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sat, 6th Jul
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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
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Discover a future vision of wooden skyscrapers, four-legged robots and cosmic civilisations at the Royal Society’s 2019 Summer Science Exhibition.
Summer Science Exhibition
event time 10am to 6pm
 St James
 Closing soon Sun, 7th Jul
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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
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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
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An exhibition featuring 100 illustrations and celebrates one of the world’s greatest cities – London – revealing some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present.
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
event time 10am to 6pm
 Covent Garden
 Closing soon Sun, 14th Jul
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From the languid morphine addicts depicted by Albert Besnard to the disturbing smiling spider in the lithograph by Odilon Redon, all of the prints on display come from the British Museum’s rich collection of graphic work.
Symbolist prints
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Thu, 18th Jul
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Art exhibition on the theme of Saint Sebastian for Pride.
Arrows of Desire
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sat, 20th Jul
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Discover this pioneering, subversive artist as the British Museum lifts the veil on his life and works in the largest show of his prints in the UK for 45 years.
Edvard Munch: love and angst
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 21st Jul
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BEYOND THE ROAD merges the worlds of visual arts, music and film and offers visitors a chance to leave behind their modern day lives and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sound.
Beyond the road
event time 10am to 6pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Wed, 24th Jul
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 6th July 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 6th July 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

12:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
01:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
04:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
05:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
05:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
06:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
07:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
08:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
09:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
10:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
07:00amSailing Barge ArdwinaUp river
11:00amSailing Barge ArdwinaDown river
05:15pmSailing Barge WillUp river
06:30pmSailing Barge WillDown river