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Top events in London on Sun 1st Sep 2019

Occasional open day at the heritage windmill in Croydon.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Croydon
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Shirley Windmill open day
Around 100 stalls in this annual local community fete.
 12pm to 7pm
 
 Palmers Green
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The Royal Naval Volunteer Band Association will lead the parade of Merchant Navy Standards and Standards of other Associations.
 12:30pm to :
 
 Tower Hill
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The display will feature: now and then photos; stories and memories from twenty people about working and living by the canal.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Islington
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Exhibition of Islington’s Canal Heritage
£2.00
Annual Asian culture and food festival in Southall.
 1pm to 9pm
 
 Southall
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Set over nearly 2 acres, they offer space for quiet contemplation, family fun and make a great backdrop for events.
 10:30am to 4:30pm
 
 Clapham
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Royal Trinity Hospice garden open day
This 100m-long unique and award winning garden is home to the Corokia National Collection along with a great number of other unusual exotic plants
 1:30pm to 6pm
 
 Muswell Hill
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33 Wood Vale garden open day
Tours of best plots. Fresh allotment produce, chutneys, jams, honey, cakes & light refreshments for sale.
 1pm to 4:30pm
 
 New Southgate
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Golf Course Allotments open day
Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
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Gatton Park monthly open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells six lucid, gripping stories that show the limits of human reason. She discusses some of these stories with Little Atoms podcaster Neil Denny.
 3pm to 4:30pm
 
 Holborn
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Stop Being Reasonable: Stories of how we really change our minds

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The Illuminated River display includes architectural drawings and animations of the project, alongside historic Thames paintings.
Illuminated River
event time 12pm to 4pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Sep
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This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism.
Lee Krasner - Living Colour
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Sep
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See an epic 20 feet panorama depicting the lost Houses of Parliament on display.
Panorama: London's lost view
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Sep
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This exhibition shines a spotlight on a brief but intense period of dynamic printmaking during the interwar period, with the first major show of work by artists from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.
Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
event time 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Ends on Sun, 8th Sep
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A group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity.
Kiss My Genders
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 8th Sep
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For the first time in the UK see selections from three of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary notebooks to explore his fascination with motion.
Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 8th Sep
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Bringing together drawings and objects in the spaces of Sir John Soane’s Museum, this exhibition examines Soane’s innovative use of light and optical devices in architectural design.
Lumière Mystérieuse: Soane and the Architecture of Light
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Sun, 8th Sep
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This exhibition explores the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings
Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru
event time 11am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 8th Sep
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An immersive retrospective exhibition devoted to presenting a revolutionary survey of rave culture through the voices and lenses of those who experienced it.
Sweet Harmony: Rave today
event time 10am to 6pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Sat, 14th Sep
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A major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman.
Cindy Sherman
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 15th Sep
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 1st September 2019

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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Hidden under a road bridge can be found the remains of a medieval monastery.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Wimbledon
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For the very first time, The National Archives is opening its doors for the entire weekend!
 11am to 4pm
 
 Richmond
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First Sundays at The National Archives

A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.
 12:15pm to 3pm
 
 Islington
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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 Sunday 1st September 2019

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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City Highlights Guided Walk

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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London's Burning Walking Tour

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Wed 4th Sep at 06:30pm