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Top events in London on Wed 23rd Oct 2019

A special talk from Alec Tritton, a featured Speaker at RootsTech London 2019, on the old and 'new' Poor Laws and how they affected the people.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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The Old Poor Law Before 1834
From walking across Afghanistan to becoming Deputy Governor of Iraq, advising Hillary Clinton to tutoring Prince William, the breakout political star of 2019 has led an extraordinary life to date.
 7:30pm to 8:45pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-10-23
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An Evening with Rory Stewart  |  with Hannah MacInnes
This talk will also review the dramatic consequences on what we observe in the night sky that arise purely from the consequences of light-travel time effects.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Barbican
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2019-10-23
The event will focus upon mathematical expeditions, outlining how the use of mathematics has been instrumental to the success of historical voyages of exploration.
 4pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-23
2019-10-23

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2019-10-23
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An exhibition to commemorate the life and career of former MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Colonel Josiah C. Wedgwood.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Fri, 25th Oct
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
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
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
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
 Ends on Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work.
Helene Schjerfbeck
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired.
Secret Rivers
event time 10am to 6pm
 Poplar
 Ends on Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
Under Ground London explores our relationship with the subterranean capital, exploring hundreds of years of documents, images and plans to tell the story of the underground city
Under Ground London
event time 9:30am to 7:30pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Thu, 31st Oct
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
Grayson Perry presents new work including pots, sculpture, large-scale prints, a tapestry and a carpet.
Grayson Perry: Super Rich Interior Decoration
event time 10am to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 Ends on Sat, 2nd Nov
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
This exhibition presents a global picture of Dickens, exploring the impact of his travels on his life and his writing, and it examines how Dickens has gone on to shape the lives of people around the globe.
Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Sun, 3rd Nov
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
This exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries.
Architecture of London
event time 10am to 5pm
 City of London
 Ends on Sun, 1st Dec
2019-10-23
2019-10-23

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Regular Events - Wednesday 23rd October 2019

For family historians. A one-hour talk by Alec Tritton, a featured Speaker at RootsTech London 2019, on using the information found in wills.
 4pm to 5pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-10-23
2019-10-23

Finding the Wills of your Ancestors

Walking tours of London on Wednesday 23rd 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
2019-10-23
2019-10-23

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
2019-10-23
2019-10-23

City Highlights Guided Walk

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 26th Oct at 07:30am