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Top events in London on Sat 17th Aug 2019

Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
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 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Join us in The Regent’s Park for a moth talk and trapping session with expert Tim Freed.
 10am to 12pm
 
 Camden
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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
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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 10:30am to 5pm
 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
2019-08-17
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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 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Tue, 27th Aug
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 17th August 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 17th August 2019

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

Travis Elborough leads a walk through two thousand years of the London history
 1pm to 2:30pm
 
 Southwark
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A Bridge in Time  - A Tour with Travis Elborough

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-17
2019-08-17
 

Tower Bridge opening times

03:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
04:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
06:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
07:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
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08:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
09:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river