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Top events in London on Fri 2nd Aug 2019

The Archbishop's garden is open for a few hours each month between April and September.
 12pm to 3pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
Monthly opening of Lambeth Palace Garden
Ruth Selman, Principal Early Modern Records Specialist, will explore the wills left by musical luminaries including Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel, between the 16th and 18th centuries.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
Composing Wills: Legacies of Early Modern Musicians
Explore American nuclear testing and protest, and the meanings of the Mayflower, 1620-2020
 12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-08-02
2019-08-02

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and as funny as ever, fashion’s enfant terrible presents his new creation: part revue, part catwalk show.
Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show
event time All Day
 Southwark
 Ends on Fri, 2nd Aug
2019-08-02
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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
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
Comprising 65 prints and drawings, this exhibition highlights Rembrandt’s technical and creative ingenuity on paper.
Rembrandt: Thinking on paper
event time 10am to 8:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
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 8:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
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
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
An exhibition of kaleidoscopic sculptures, installations and video works informed by scientific processes and natural phenomena such as heat, cold, magnetism and light.
Hicham Berrada: Dreamscapes
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 18th Aug
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
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
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
This display focuses on the rarely seen archives of queer venues and social networks collated by University College London’s Urban Laboratory.
Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today
event time 11am to 9pm
 Whitechapel
 Ends on Sun, 25th Aug
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
This exhibition explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea.
Raw Materials: Plastics
event time 10am to 5pm
 Bow
 Ends on Sun, 25th Aug
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
Prepare for your preconceptions of AI to be challenged by this timely exhibition, that reflects on how this technology impacts our very existence.
AI: More than Human
event time 10am to 9pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Mon, 26th Aug
2019-08-02
2019-08-02

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Walking tours of London on Friday 2nd August 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
2019-08-02
2019-08-02

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
2019-08-02
2019-08-02

St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sun 4th Aug at 12:30pm