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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
From the edgelands to the beating heart of the clamorous 21st century megacity, a wealth of anecdotes, fascinating details, cultural and social history awaits.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-10-23
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London is a Forest by Paul Wood
From collaborations with artists, forays into drawing and her role as a campaigner, a panel debate on Rossetti’s extraordinary life and legacy.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 St James
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
Thinkers for our time: Christina Rossetti
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
2019-10-23
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
 Closing soon 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
 Closing soon 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
 Closing soon Sat, 26th Oct
2019-10-23
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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
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
A photographic exhibition featuring some of the most spectacular examples of abandoned engineering from around the world.
Abandoned Engineering
event time 11am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 27th 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
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
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
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
 Closing soon 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
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-23
2019-10-23
An exhibition of paintings of the Cathedral mascot cat - Doorkins Magnificat
Doorkins Magnificat - Paintings by Celia Pike
event time 8am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Thu, 31st Oct
2019-10-23
2019-10-23

Exhibitions opening soon


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