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Top events in London on Sun 8th Sep 2019

The London Art Book Fair is an annual event which celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing.
 11am to 4pm
 
 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.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Wapping
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Classic Boat Festival
Open day at a restored and working water mill.
 2pm to 5pm
 
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Monthly open day at Cobham Mill
Over 60 stalls, animal shows and the horses will be back for this annual festival.
 10:30am to 5pm
 
 Wimbledon
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Wimbledon and Putney Commons Open Day
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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A range of vintage buses will be running routes around Epping and Ongar.
 All Day
 
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RT and RF Celebration - Bus Event and Running Day
An annual summer event featuring around 170 stands and over 10,000 teddy bears for sale.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Kensington
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See a wide-range of fabulous cars, some dating back to the 1920’s and the Annual Rally of the North London, Middlesex Morris Minors Club.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Enfield
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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
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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
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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
 Closing soon 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
 Closing soon 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
 Closing soon 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
 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 6pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Sun, 15th Sep
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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
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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
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Bringing together seven of his rare works, six of which have never been seen in the UK, this exhibition explores how Bermejo drew inspiration from Netherlandish painting.
Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 8th 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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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 8th 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

10:15amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
10:45amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
01:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
01:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
05:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
06:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
05:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
06:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
09:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
10:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river