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Top events in London on Wed 9th Oct 2019

A Field Guide to London Transport Moquette Patterns
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-10-09
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Seats of London by Andrew Martin
This talk will discuss the purpose of Leonardo’s drawings, and the experience of curating a nationwide exhibition of these drawings for a mass audience.
 6:45pm to :
 
 Shoreditch
2019-10-09
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Join Eleanor Crow and Krissie Nicolson, Director of the East End Trades Guild, for an evening chat about the enduring culture of Britain’s small shops and their inventively designed fronts.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Forest Gate
2019-10-09
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In praise of small neighbourhood shops
This is your chance to tour the world of science; from new, low-cost prosthetics engineered in Mozambique and diet monitoring wearable tech trialed in Ghana, to oil-spill clean-up sponges developed in India.
 6pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-10-09
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Imperial Lates: Science without borders
The illustrated lecture will examine Bazalgette’s achievement and the work involved in building this latest addition to it.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-09
2019-10-09

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 Ends on Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-09
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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
 Ends on Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-09
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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
 Ends on Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
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
 Ends on Tue, 15th Oct
2019-10-09
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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
 Ends on Tue, 15th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
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 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
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
 Ends on Sun, 20th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
event time 10am to 7pm
 Richmond
 Ends on Tue, 22nd Oct
2019-10-09
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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
 Ends on Fri, 25th Oct
2019-10-09
2019-10-09
Explore the ancient and modern contexts of one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie Museum: an ancient model of a ship-cart excavated from a tomb at the site of Gurob.
From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Ends on Sat, 26th Oct
2019-10-09
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Regular Events - Wednesday 9th October 2019

Join us for a free talk about the Society of Genealogists. Full of books, treasures and records, directories and databases, family papers and microfilm - what's not to like?
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-10-09
2019-10-09

Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 9th 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
2019-10-09
2019-10-09

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
2019-10-09
2019-10-09

City Highlights Guided Walk

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 12th Oct at 07:00pm