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Top events in London on Tue 13th Aug 2019

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the year.
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Speakers include Jacqueline Riding, historian for Mike Leigh’s film Peterloo, and George Hay, records specialist at The National Archives.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
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The Peterloo Massacre at 200
Lisa Drewe, author of Islandeering, will take us on a unique adventure around the outer edge of the UK's 50 most spectacular islands.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
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Islandeering by Lisa Drewe

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 Closing soon Thu, 15th Aug
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This exhibition brings the world’s largest refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, to Westfield Stratford City for one week.
event time All Day
 Olympic Park
 Closing soon Sun, 18th 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
 Closing soon Wed, 21st Aug
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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 6pm
 Whitechapel
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Aug
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Aug
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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 6pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Mon, 26th Aug
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One of the biggest mysteries in physics today is what exactly makes up our Universe, and why – 95 per cent of it cannot be observed.
DARK MATTER: 95% of the Universe is Missing
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Mon, 26th Aug
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Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.
Manga
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Mon, 26th Aug
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More than 50 Lego models will be on show, from individual pieces, to awe-inspiring dioramas and mosaics.
Lego Brick Wonders
event time 3pm to 4pm
 Forest Hill
 Closing soon Tue, 27th Aug
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Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write
Writing: Making Your Mark
event time 9:30am to 8pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Tue, 27th Aug
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Tuesday 13th August 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 13th August 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 14th Aug at 06:30pm