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Top events in London on Thu 24th Oct 2019

Meet the Gibbonologists and find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the world from a gibbon’s point of view.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Euston
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International Gibbon Day
A talk about the authors and writers who have committed suicide.
 7pm to :
 
 Highgate
2019-10-24
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 Literary Suicides with Gary Lachman
Delve into London's dark past of death and disease in this practical workshop.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
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Close to the bone: death & disease
An alternative view of the North West of England that delves into its stranger past.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
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I Hate The Lake District by Charlie Gere
Dr Helen Fry uncovers the story of the German and Austrian refugees, most of them Jewish, who fought for Britain in the Second World War.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Chelsea
2019-10-24
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 Churchill's German Army
Art critic William Feaver discusses the first volume of his new work of biography of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.
 6:45pm to 8:30pm
 
 St James
2019-10-24
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William Feaver on the Lives of Lucian Freud
In this talk, discover the story of Richmond’s rail links with Central London and the design and development of the two Stations that served them.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2019-10-24
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173 years of railways to Richmond and beyond…

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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
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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
2019-10-24
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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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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
2019-10-24
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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
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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
2019-10-24
2019-10-24
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
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2019-10-24
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
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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
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Thursday 24th October 2019

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2019-10-24
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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