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Top events in London on Thu 12th Sep 2019

 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Camden
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Join historian Roger Moorhouse as he discusses the German invasion of Poland, which started the Second World War.
 6pm to :
 
 Chelsea
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 First to Fight: Poland's defensive war of 1939
Take a frank look at our current political climate with journalist, economist and rising voice of the political left Grace Blakeley as she discusses her searing new book Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Soho
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Stolen: Grace Blakeley in conversation with Ash Sarkar
The boat tours offer the opportunity to sail underneath the bridges and view the beautiful latticework of these architectural structures artistically lit for the first time.
 9pm to 9:45pm
 
 Southwark
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Illuminated River Boat Tours
This opening event will showcase Conway Hall Library's National Lottery Heritage Funded project to digitise its collection of over 1300 nineteenth-century pamphlets and make them freely available online
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
 Holborn
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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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 9pm
 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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Breathing is so much more than simply biology. From babies’ first cries to our final dying gasps, breath is our constant companion on the journey through life. An exhibition mapping the unique role of respiration in human life and culture.
event time 9am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Fri, 20th Sep
2019-09-12
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An exhibition of the Lacquer Work of Koyanagi Tanekuni
A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Maki-e
event time 10:30am to 8pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 21st Sep
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This free exhibition explores the political and social background to the Peterloo massacre and Parliament’s reaction to it.
Parliament & Peterloo
event time 9am to 6pm
 Whitehall
 Closing soon Thu, 26th 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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Through more than 80 paintings and prints, this exhibition reveals Vallotton’s body of work, including portraits, landscapes and satirical prints.
Félix Vallotton - Painter of Disquiet
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 12th September 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.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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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!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

06:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
06:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
06:45pmSailing Barge ArdwinaUp river