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Top events in London on Sun 7th Jul 2019

With live music, the Canary Woof Dog Show, KidZone, face painting, games, street food, market stalls, fire engines, fitness and much, bell ringing, Petanque and much more.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Poplar
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A traveling vintage fairground visits Hornsey with steam powered rides.
 tba
 
 Hornsey
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Carters Steam Fair
Occasional open day at the heritage windmill in Croydon.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Croydon
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Shirley Windmill open day
At almost two hundred years old, Northfields Allotments is London's oldest allotment site.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 West Ealing
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Northfields Allotments Summer 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 rare opportunity to visit the Claremont's island by boat, full of mysterious hideaways and historical importance.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Esher
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Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
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Gatton Park monthly open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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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2019-07-07
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 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 14th Jul
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
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
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
Art exhibition on the theme of Saint Sebastian for Pride.
Arrows of Desire
event time Starts at 12am
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sat, 20th Jul
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
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
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
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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This exhibition tells the story of how Robert and Ellen Paul really created cinema here in Haringey.
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Tottenham
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Jul
2019-07-07
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 7th July 2019

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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Hidden under a road bridge can be found the remains of a medieval monastery.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Wimbledon
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For the very first time, The National Archives is opening its doors for the entire weekend!
 11am to 4pm
 
 Richmond
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First Sundays at The National Archives

A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.
 12:15pm to 3pm
 
 Islington
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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 Sunday 7th July 2019

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-07-07
2019-07-07

City Highlights Guided Walk

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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London's Burning Walking Tour

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-07
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Tower Bridge opening times

07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
08:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
03:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
04:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
05:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
06:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
08:00amSailing Barge ArdwinaUp river
11:45amSailing Barge ArdwinaDown river
11:45amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
12:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river