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Top events in London on Sat 26th Oct 2019

Inspired by original poetry, video projections will illuminate the outside of St Paul's Cathedral.
 6:30pm to 10pm
 
 City of London
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Where Light Falls
Celebrate the lunar festival, Diwali, with dance, music, art and a celebration of light at the National Maritime Museum.
 11am to 4:30pm
 
 Greenwich
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Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
 10:45am to 1pm
 
 Rickmansworth
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Enjoy a seasonal ceilidh, craft market, food, and autumnal workshops.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Bethnal Green
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Seasonal Shindig: An autumn celebration
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 Forest Hill
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Monthly open day at the Dacres Wood nature reserve
Explore and handle medical objects from centuries past from London’s most intriguing medical museums - all in one place.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Wapping
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£12.00
This talk will explore Stoker's time in London and the capital's appearance in his fiction, most famously in Dracula and The Jewel of Seven Stars.
 1pm to :
 
 West Brompton
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Come with us, rend the veil and raise the spirits.
 5pm to :
 
 West Brompton
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Spiritual Vampires
Love it or hate it, the concrete landscape of Europe’s largest art centre has been dividing opinion for generations.
 Starts at 2pm
 
 Southwark
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Southbank Centre architecture tours
Matthew Sadler, Natasha Regan and Fan Hui discuss their world-first experiences with AI and DeepMind, an organisation at the forefront of artificial intelligence research.
 7:15pm to :
 
 Southwark
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AlphaZero's Game Changer: The Promise of AI
See working models of cars, cranes, trains, funfair rides and more, all built from Meccano
 10:30am to 4:30pm
 
 Eltham
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Meccano Show 2019
An exhibition of Acorn / BBC / Archimedes / RISC OS computers and software.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Hatton
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RISC OS London Show
A local fete type event, but with a focus on timer and woodland management.
 10am to 4pm
 
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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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
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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
 Closing soon 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
 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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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
 Closing soon 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
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Nov
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 26th October 2019

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London on Saturday 26th October 2019

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Tower Bridge opening times

07:30amMaintenance LiftUp river
08:00amMaintenance LiftDown river