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Top events in London on Wed 2nd Oct 2019

Sir Roland Jackson will discuss John Tyndall. In collaboration with the Institute of Physics.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Hanover Square
2019-10-02
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John Tyndall: Provocative Victorian Physicist
Military historian Max Hastings vividly describes the evolution of Barnes Wallis’ bomb, and of the bravery of the squadron which broke the dams.
 7pm to :
 
 Marylebone High St
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
Max Hastings Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943
This talk will explain how the speed of light was first measured, and how an obscure but brilliant patent clerk in Bern, Switzerland by the name of Albert Einstein deduced that the speed of light is the upper speed limit for everything in the Universe.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-02
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A talk about the downfall of the London Charterhouse monastery.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
The World Falls Apart
In this event about his new book Guy Standing leads us through a new appraisal of the commons, stemming from the medieval concept of common land reserved in ancient law from marauding barons, to his modern reappraisal of the resources we all hold in common.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
In this lecture, V&A Director Dr Tristram Hunt explores the architectural, intellectual and political history of the Victorian town hall and asks what that sense of municipal patriotism might offer city life today.
 1pm to 1:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-10-02
2019-10-02

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The design of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion is made by arranging slates to create a single canopy roof that appears to emerge from the ground of the surrounding Park.
Serpentine Pavilion 2019 by Junya Ishigami
event time 10am to 6pm
 Paddington
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Oct
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
The Ship of Tolerance is dedicated to connecting children from different cultures and identities and giving them voice through the universal language of art.
The Ship of Tolerance
event time All Day
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Oct
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
This exhibition explores Freud’s enduring fascination with Egypt evident both in his writings and in his collection of antiquities.
Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt
event time 12pm to 5pm
 Hampstead
 Closing soon Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will display the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years.
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Whitehall
 Closing soon Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
This exhibition includes never-before-seen materials from the BFI National Archive and the Monty Python Archive.
Monty Python Explodes!
event time All Day
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
This exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon, and features many of her original prints from the 1920s and 1930s.
Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon
event time 10am to 5pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Tue, 15th Oct
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War.
The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Tue, 15th Oct
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC).
 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
event time 10am to 8pm
 Chelsea
 Closes today
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closes today
2019-10-02
2019-10-02
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish.
David Low - Censored
event time 10:30am to 5:30pm
 Putney
 Closing soon Fri, 25th Oct
2019-10-02
2019-10-02

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-02
2019-10-02

Roman London Walking Tour

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
2019-10-02
2019-10-02

City Highlights Guided Walk

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Thu 3rd Oct at 12:15pm