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Top events in London on Fri 12th Jul 2019

A chance to go into the normally private gardens in the medieval monastery by the Barbican
 5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Monthly opening of the Charterhouse's gardens
£21.00
A three day festival of all things Japanese. Prices vary depending on the day/time you visit.
 All Day
 
 West Kensington
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
Following a screening of documentary film 'Spirit of Discovery', join Helen Czerski and a panel of experts to explore how science can inform policy on protecting our oceans.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-07-12
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 Spirit of Discovery (U) + Panel Discussion: Who’s Responsible for Our Oceans?
Dr Katy Mair will explore the cultural significance of her writings, and shine a light on her personal creativity, with an accompanying document display.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
Writer Queen: Elizabeth I’s literary works
An evening lecture by Olenka Horbatsch, curator of Rembrandt: thinking on paper.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-07-12
2019-07-12

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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 10pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 14th Jul
2019-07-12
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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
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
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
2019-07-12
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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 8:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Thu, 18th Jul
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
Art exhibition on the theme of Saint Sebastian for Pride.
Arrows of Desire
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sat, 20th Jul
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
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 8:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 21st Jul
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
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
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
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
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
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
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
An exhibition showcasing the work of master calligrapher, Mouneer Al Shaarani.
'Calligraphic Rhythms' by Mouneer Al Shaarani
event time 11am to 6:30pm
 Mayfair
 Ends on Wed, 31st Jul
2019-07-12
2019-07-12

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 12th July 2019

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-07-12
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Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
2019-07-12
2019-07-12

St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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