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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
See the original "dracula" movie in the spooky surroundings of an old operating theatre.
 7pm to :
 
 Southwark
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Film Night: Vampyr (1932)
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
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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
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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
 Ends on 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
 Ends on 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
 Ends on Sat, 26th 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
 Ends on Sun, 27th Oct
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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
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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
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2019-10-24
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 4:45pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Thu, 31st Oct
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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
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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
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See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.
Heath Robinson Watercolours
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Ends on Sun, 24th Nov
2019-10-24
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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
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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