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Top events in London on Tue 16th Jul 2019

There will be a partial lunar eclipse this evening.
 10pm to 11pm
 
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Partial lunar eclipse
In November 2018, the Bank of England asked the public to nominate a scientist to be the next face of the £50 note. Join us to explore how science will be celebrated on the final note in the first series to be issued on polymer.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Hanover Square
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Science of banknotes
Psychiatrist and filmmaker Dr Khaldoon Ahmed will take us on a journey of the construction of Asylums in the 19th Century, to their eventual demise to luxury housing.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Tooting
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Architecture and the Asylum - Stories from Springfield Hospital

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 Closes tomorrow
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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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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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Ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition
event time 10am to 4:30pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
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Comprising 65 prints and drawings, this exhibition highlights Rembrandt’s technical and creative ingenuity on paper.
Rembrandt: Thinking on paper
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
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In this, the first major museum display of artists’ postcards, discover both the politics and playfulness of this unique collection of 300 postcards.
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
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For this exhibition, Mourad explores the story of Babel, using visual imagery as a means to connect people across the language divide.
Seeing Through Babel
event time 11am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Thu, 15th Aug
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An exhibition exploring 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond.
The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969
event time 10am to 6pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Wed, 21st Aug
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 16th July 2019

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
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Guided tours of one of London's oldest and most famous churches.
 2:15pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Weekly tour of St Bride's Church

Walking tours of London on Tuesday 16th 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.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 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!
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Wed 17th Jul at 06:45pm