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Top events in London on Sat 12th Oct 2019

Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Annual walking tour around The Prisoner TV locations.
 2pm to :
 
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Author Sonia Purnell tells the story of 'the most dangerous of all Allied spies'.
 1:30pm to 2:30pm
 
 Chelsea
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 A Woman of No Importance
The Extraordinary Life of Marchesa Casati
 10:30am to :
 
 West Brompton
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The ultimate femme fatalle
In his talk Matt Brown will inform and surprise with strange and obscure stories of how the capital has accidentally seen off large numbers of its inhabitants.
 1pm to :
 
 West Brompton
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Acts of God - Catastrophe in the capital
This 52-minute documentary tells the story of Rev. Bernárd J. Lynch and his ministry to people with AIDS in New York.
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Researchers become stand-up comedians for one night only and share with us the successful failures in their careers so far.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Farringdon
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Historian Helen Parr brings to life the experiences of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands War
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Chelsea
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The Story of a Falklands Paratrooper
Damien Lewis reveals the story of a Second World War mission to destroy a supposedly impregnable Nazi fortress.
 10:30am to 11:30am
 
 Chelsea
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 SAS Italian Job: The Ultra-secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress

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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
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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 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
 Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
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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 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 20th Oct
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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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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
 Closing soon Sat, 26th Oct
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 12th October 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
2019-10-12
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Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Walking tours of London on Saturday 12th October 2019

Join the City of Westminster's official tour guides and discover that Sherlock Holmes'creator wasn't Marylebone's only significant Victorian.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Camden
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Respectable Radicals - Local London Guiding Day

Join Camden's official tour guides to discover the rich Victorian legacy throughout the King's Cross area.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Kings Cross
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Discovering King's Cross - Local London Guiding Day

Join the City of London official guides to discover the Victorians whose great works are still enjoyed today.
 10am to 4pm
 
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Keeping Up with the Joneses - Local London Guiding Day

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

07:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
11:00pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
11:45pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river