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Top events in London on Thu 15th Aug 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
Do you know the connection between Polari and Southbank Centre? Or how 6,000 people celebrated the Marriage Act here in 2014?
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-15
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Four late night openings of the Cathedral for visitors.
 5pm to 6pm
 
 City of London
2019-08-15
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Summer Lates at St Paul's Cathedral
William and Jonathan will be discussing all things shooting – from what to take with you on your first shoot and the etiquette and history of the sport to what food best to keep you fuelled throughout the day.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 New Oxford Street
2019-08-15
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Fortnum's And William & Son Present: The Art Of The Shoot
A talk by the author on a book about the UK's lighthouses
 6:30pm to :
 
 Hampstead
2019-08-15
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Tom Nancollas - Seashaken Houses
Join Professor Curry as she demonstrates the fascinating insights revealed by a project, now on the verge of completion, to create an online calendar of the rolls.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Richmond
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Writs of passage: medieval Anglo-French relations though the Gascon rolls

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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
2019-08-15
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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
2019-08-15
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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 9pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 18th Aug
2019-08-15
2019-08-15
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
2019-08-15
2019-08-15
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
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Aug
2019-08-15
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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
2019-08-15
2019-08-15
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
 Closing soon Mon, 26th Aug
2019-08-15
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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
2019-08-15
2019-08-15
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
2019-08-15
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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
2019-08-15
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 15th 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.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 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!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

Travis Elborough leads a walk through two thousand years of the London history
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-15
2019-08-15

A Bridge in Time  - A Tour with Travis Elborough

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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