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Top events in London on Sat 13th Jul 2019

Annual local fete with almost 300 stalls to wander around.
 9:30am to 5:30pm
 
 Barnes
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Barnes Fair
Street art festival and street food party over a weekend.
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 Moorgate
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A local fete will take place in Wapping, which also includes a fairly rare chance to visit the Police Museum.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Wapping
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Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Occasional open day at a 14th century building in Ilford.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Ilford
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Occasional open day at the Ilford Hospital Chapel
Occasional opening of the Transport Museum's Acton Depot - this time themed for younger visitors.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Acton
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£21.00
A three day festival of all things Japanese. Prices vary depending on the day/time you visit.
 All Day
 
 West Kensington
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Traditional local village fete, with aircraft flypast.
 12pm to :
 
 Orpington
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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 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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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 12pm to 5:30pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Wed, 31st Jul
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 13th 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?

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Walking tours of London on Saturday 13th July 2019

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

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

06:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
12:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
01:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
03:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
04:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
06:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
06:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river