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Top events in London on Fri 1st Nov 2019

Join Brigadier John Powell OBE as he discusses the significance of General Sir Edward Bulfin's military career.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
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Haig's Tower of Strength: General Sir Edward Bulfin
A talk about the fear of the Resurrection Men and the strategies employed by the living to save the those laid to eternal rest from a fate worse from death led by the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret's own Kirsty Chilton, museum researcher.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Fear of the Resurrection Men in Georgian and Victorian England
An evening of short talks at the famous Lawn Road flats in Hampstead.
 6pm to :
 
 Hampstead
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A Night at the Isokon
Celebrate astrophotography in an exciting late at the National Maritime Museum, featuring astrophotographers and judges of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Greenwich
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The East Cemetery at Highgate on All Saints is awash with the glow and flicker of dozens of candles.
 4pm to 7pm
 
 Highgate
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All Saints Candlelighting Evening
Occasional open week where tours are offered of a former Archbishop's palace.
 1:45pm to 3:45pm
 
 Croydon
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Tours of Croydon Old Palace
Damien Lewis tells the incredible story of the radar wars and the secret mission that changed the course of the Second World War.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Chelsea
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 SAS Shadow Raiders

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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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The display offers food for thought for art lovers, artists and art historians alike – and celebrates the joy of looking and the possibilities of the imagination.
John Christian - Collecting the last Romantics
event time 10am to 8:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Tue, 12th Nov
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This exhibition highlights Sakubei’s importance in documenting the lives of miners, the folk traditions of northern Kyushu and Japan's industrial heritage.
Yamamoto Sakubei & the Rich Seams of Japan’s Coal Mining History
event time 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Fri, 15th Nov
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See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.
Heath Robinson Watercolours
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Closing soon Sun, 24th Nov
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An exhibition of new paintings by contemporary artist, Naomi Frears, that depicts a variety of enigmatic human forms.
Naomi Frears
event time 11am to 6pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Sat, 30th Nov
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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
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Dec
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This exhibition traces the history of the Thameslink route from 1866 through to the recent £7bn modernisation programme which has transformed the route and untangled the tracks.
Untangling the Tracks
event time 10am to 6pm
 Covent Garden
 Closing soon Mon, 2nd Dec
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Antony Gormley takes over the Main Galleries with a series of works that test the scale and light of the RA’s architecture.
Antony Gormley
event time 10am to 10pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Tue, 3rd Dec
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A display of one of the world’s largest private collections of African textiles.
African Textiles - Karun Thakar Collection
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 14th Dec
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 1st November 2019

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
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St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Wed 6th Nov at 05:30pm