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Top events in London on Mon 14th Oct 2019

A Gun Salute of 41 rounds will be fired from the Tower of London for the State Opening of Parliament.
 1pm to :
 
 Tower Hill
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Gun salute for the State Opening of Parliament
Black holes are amongst the most extraordinary objects that are known to exist in the universe.
 7pm to :
 
 South Kensington
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Using memory scholarship, Professor Olivette Otele will examine how the history and memory of enslavement shaped questions of identity and citizenship in Europe.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
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Slavery, Memory and Reparations
Charles Moore will speak about the third and final in his series of biographies of Margaret Thatcher, focusing on her last period in office.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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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 6pm
 Farringdon
 Closing soon Fri, 18th Oct
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A huge glowing moon will hang from the roof of the church for a week.
event time Starts at 12am
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 19th 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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With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers.
 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
event time 10am to 6pm
 Notting Hill
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
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An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
event time 11am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Monday 14th October 2019

Get under the skin of some of the most intriguing Bishops of London in the company of collections and research officer Lisa Voden-Decker.
 1:30pm to 2:30pm
 
 Fulham
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Tour: Talking heads

Walking tours of London on Monday 14th October 2019

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 City of London
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London's Burning Walking Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 15th Oct at 04:00pm