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Top events in London on Thu 11th Jul 2019

The captivating story of cracking the code of Egyptian hieroglyphs
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
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A behind the scenes tour of the Southbank Centre for insights into the history of the site and the people who have shaped it.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Southwark
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Southbank Centre
An informal evening talk about Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Whitehall
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Evening talks marking Big Ben's 160th birthday
Lilian Edwards, Professor of Law, innovation and society at Newcastle Law School, explores the rise of deepfakes in this Turing Lecture.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
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Regulating Unreality
Author Wendy Moore will talk about the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound.
 8pm to 11pm
 
 Southwark
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The Mesmerist: How Hypnotism Came to London
This illustrated talk will discuss the LCC's wide ranging role in meeting Londoners' needs for leisure, pleasure and entertainment.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Entertaining London
Carrie de Silva charts the extraordinary career of Irene Barclay (1894-1989), the first woman chartered surveyor.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Holborn
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 6pm
 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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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
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A selection of Turner’s illustrations for Sir Walter Scott’s poetry and prose, part of the house’s permanent collection.
event time 12pm to 4pm
 Twickenham
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Jul
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An exhibition showcasing the work of master calligrapher, Mouneer Al Shaarani.
'Calligraphic Rhythms' by Mouneer Al Shaarani
event time 11am to 6:30pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Wed, 31st Jul
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 11th July 2019

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

09:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
10:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
05:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
06:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
08:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
08:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river