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Top events in London on Fri 11th Oct 2019

Hear about leading Infrastructure projects happening in London right now; get hands-on with creative activities, explore ICE's Water Exhibition, listen to live music and entertainment, take a tour of our Grade II listed building.
 6pm to 10pm
 
 Pimlico
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Engineering Late Autumn 2019
A street party at night to mark the opening of the annual Bloomsbury Festival.
 6pm to 9:30pm
 
 Euston
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Photographer Tara Darby and editor Peter Chadwick present an illustrated talk about the history and residents of Thamesmead including insights and photography from there recently published book.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Thamesmead; The Town of Tomorrow
Guests to the opening night will be among the first to see this latest exhibition which explores untold stories from the past and the many secrets that lurk beneath our streets
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 Covent Garden
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Friday Late: Hidden London exhibition launch
Join a panel as they honour 50 years since the completion of the Barbican Estate with architects, designers and writers.
 7pm to :
 
 Barbican
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The Barbican Estate at 50
xplore Hogarth: Place and Progress after normal opening hours, accompanied with a Gin & Tonic.
 Starts at 6pm
 
 Holborn
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Soane Lates: Hogarth After Hours

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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
 Closing soon Sun, 13th Oct
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 13th Oct
2019-10-11
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 13th Oct
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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
2019-10-11
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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
 Closing soon Tue, 15th Oct
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This exhibition explores, through archives and photographs, life in the borough in the late 1960’s.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Farringdon
 Closing soon Fri, 18th Oct
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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
 Closes tomorrow
2019-10-11
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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 10pm
 South Kensington
 Closes tomorrow
2019-10-11
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This exhibition celebrates music hall and variety entertainment throughout a time when Islington was London’s undisputed ‘Parish of Pleasure’!
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Tue, 22nd Oct
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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
 Closing soon Fri, 25th Oct
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 11th October 2019

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
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St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

11:45amSailing Vessel Challenger 3Up river
12:15pmSailing Vessel Challenger 3Down river