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Top events in London on Fri 6th Sep 2019

The London Art Book Fair is an annual event which celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Whitechapel
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With over 40 vintage sailing and motor boats to view and explore, the Festival lets visitors chat to the boat owners and even climb on board the vessels.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Wapping
2019-09-06
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Classic Boat Festival
Samantha Philo-Gill examines the formation of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1917 and the experience of those who served in France.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
2019-09-06
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 The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in France
The Archbishop's garden is open for a few hours each month between April and September.
 12pm to 3pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-06
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Monthly opening of Lambeth Palace Garden
Principal Medieval Records Specialist Dr Paul Dryburgh will introduce seals, sealing practices and how sealing changed over time, with an accompanying document display highlighting some of the finest examples in our collection.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-09-06
2019-09-06
Waxing Lyrical: The Joy of Medieval and Early Modern Seals
£7.50
A late night event focussing on our only flying mammal – the bat.
 7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-09-06
2019-09-06

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
2019-09-06
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
2019-09-06
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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 9:30am to 6pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
2019-09-06
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
2019-09-06
2019-09-06
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 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 8th Sep
2019-09-06
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This exhibition will celebrate the quincentenary of his birth, and coincides with the release of a major new biography by Tudor historian Dr John Guy.
event time 9:30am to 5pm
 City of London
 Closing soon Fri, 13th Sep
2019-09-06
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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
 Closing soon 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 9pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Sun, 15th Sep
2019-09-06
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This exhibition brings together the worlds of psychology and entertainment in search of the truth about deception.
Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
event time 10am to 6pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 15th Sep
2019-09-06
2019-09-06
Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 15th Sep
2019-09-06
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Walking tours of London on Friday 6th September 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
2019-09-06
2019-09-06

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
2019-09-06
2019-09-06

St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

09:45amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
10:15amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
02:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
03:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
05:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
05:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
08:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
09:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
09:15amSailing Barge ArdwinaDown river
05:00pmSailing Barge ArdwinaUp river