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Top events in London on Fri 16th Aug 2019

A range of at least 15 different rums to taste on board the replica Golden Hinde ship.
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
 Southwark
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National Rum Day Rum Tasting
Dagmar Hovestädt – Head of Press at the Stasi Records Archive – explores this controversial corner of history and just how the Stasi Archive manages its wealth of top secret material never meant for public eyes.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-08-16
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The legacy of secrecy: experiences from the Stasi Records Archive
Join us in The Regent’s Park for a moth talk and trapping session with expert Tim Freed.
 Starts at 8:45pm
 
 Camden
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Dani Trew will speak about her role as Assistant Curator in the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department at the V&A, with particular responsibility for the Fashion Gallery.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-08-16
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 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
 Closing soon Sun, 18th Aug
2019-08-16
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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
2019-08-16
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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 9pm
 Whitechapel
 Closing soon Sun, 25th Aug
2019-08-16
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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
2019-08-16
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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 9pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Mon, 26th Aug
2019-08-16
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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
2019-08-16
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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 8:30pm
 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
2019-08-16
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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 6pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Tue, 27th Aug
2019-08-16
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 16th 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
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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
2019-08-16
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St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 17th Aug at 03:30pm