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Top events in London on Tue 20th Aug 2019

Tudor Allen returns to Finsbury Library to tell the fascinating story of the Italian Quarter in Holborn and Clerkenwell from the time of the first Italian settlers to the last days of the community in the late-20th Century.
 6pm to 7:15pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Little Italy – The Story of London’s Italian Quarter

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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
 Ends on 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
 Ends on Sun, 25th Aug
2019-08-20
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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
 Ends on Sun, 25th Aug
2019-08-20
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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
 Ends on Mon, 26th Aug
2019-08-20
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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
 Ends on Mon, 26th Aug
2019-08-20
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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
 Ends on Mon, 26th Aug
2019-08-20
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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
 Ends on Tue, 27th Aug
2019-08-20
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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
 Ends on Tue, 27th Aug
2019-08-20
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This display showcases examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her famous illustrations that came later.
Beatrix Potter's Art: 'drawn with design'
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Thu, 29th Aug
2019-08-20
2019-08-20
A heritage exhibition revealing the stories of the people that shaped London’s Chinatown into the iconic district it is today.
The Making of Chinatown
event time 12pm to 7pm
 Soho
 Ends on Fri, 30th Aug
2019-08-20
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Regular Events - Tuesday 20th August 2019

A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
2019-08-20
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Guided tours of one of London's oldest and most famous churches.
 2:15pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-08-20
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Weekly tour of St Bride's Church

Walking tours of London on Tuesday 20th 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
2019-08-20
2019-08-20

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
2019-08-20
2019-08-20

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 21st Aug at 06:30pm