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Top events in London on Sat 14th Sep 2019

Some three hundred and thirty crews will start The Great River Race from Docklands to Ham, to find the UK Traditional Boat Champions.
 11am to :
 
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The Great River Race
Bellringers will be available to give tours and demonstrations of the bell room in the church tower
 11am to 1pm
 
 Lewisham
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Bermondsey Street Festival is an annual celebration of music, dance, arts, cuisine and creativity
 11am to 6pm
 
 Southwark
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Author Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, sharing tales of how past Londoners struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Poplar
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Lee Jackson’s Dirty Old London
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Visit the Hawksmoor church and get a chance to visit the galleries which are not always open to the public.
 11am to 3:30pm
 
 Greenwich
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St Alfege Church gallery spaces tours
A special close-up look at the Transport Museum’s poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
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Art and poster store tours
Complete with a musical finale with a song that was once heard in many music halls up and down the land, join Sheldon from the Cemetery Club to discover a real gem of London's heritage and personally meet some long-gone Londoners.
 1:30pm to 3pm
 
 Barnes
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Graves in the Wood: The Abandoned Beauty of Barnes Cemetery
As part of the Battle of Britain commemorative day at Bentley Priory, there is expected to be a flypast by a Spitfire.
 2:30pm to 2:30pm
 
 Stanmore
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Spitfire flypast over North London

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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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An exhibition of the Lacquer Work of Koyanagi Tanekuni
A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Maki-e
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 21st Sep
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An exhibition of Paddington Printshop Posters 1974-1990
Stir It Up - Paddington Printshop Posters 1974 -1990
event time 10:30am to 5:30pm
 North Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 22nd Sep
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An immersive experience, travelling through a series of large scale projections that showcase the expanded space inside gemstones and map the blurring boundaries between nature and design.
VOID Dan Tobin Smith + The Experience Machine
event time Starts at 12am
 Closing soon Sun, 22nd 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


Regular Events - Saturday 14th September 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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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?

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Walking tours of London on Saturday 14th September 2019

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Tower Bridge opening times

02:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
03:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
05:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
06:00pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
07:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
08:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
07:30amMaintenance LiftUp river
08:00amMaintenance LiftDown river
03:45pmNorthern Lighthouse Vessel PharosDown river