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Top events in London on Thu 19th Sep 2019

Learn about how an old church school has been transformed into a Buddhist temple.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Fitzrovia
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
Tours of the London Fo Guang Shan Temple
Lovingly manicured, they offer an oasis of peace from the outside world, but beneath these paved churchyards - or paveyards - are the noisy stories and bones of Londoners past.
 6:15pm to 8pm
 
 Barbican
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
The City Paveyards
A talk about the ongoing works at Amarna, the ‘House of the Aten’ the centre of Akhenaten's cult of the sun
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
Paul Griffiths will be with us this evening to talk about the Transatlantic air race and the restoration of his Harrier XV741
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Weybridge
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
Transatlantic Crossing: Harrier XV741

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
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
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
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
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
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
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
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
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
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
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
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
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
This exhibition looks at how modern board games, educational toys, gambling and role-playing games reflect, inform and shape our understanding of economics and money.
Playing with Money: currency and games
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
On display are 10 of the photographs taken by Capa during the assault on Omaha Beach, alongside personal accounts and objects related to Allied soldiers who landed that fateful day.
Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
Fantasy and folly take centre stage in a spellbinding exhibition of more than 80 fans, on display for the first time in the UK...
The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection
event time 11am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
2019-09-19
2019-09-19

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Thursday 19th September 2019

Join us for a talk and a library tour, introducing you to the Society of Genealogists.
 10:30am to 8pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-09-19
2019-09-19

For Family Historians: Heritage Open Day at Society of Genealogists

Walking tours of London on Thursday 19th 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
2019-09-19
2019-09-19

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
2019-09-19
2019-09-19

City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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