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Top events in London on Sun 3rd Nov 2019

The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise.
 Starts at 12pm
 
 Euston
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Retro games fair
A celebration of mid-century living from the 50s and beyond, the event offers up vintage traders, all offering furniture and homewares without costing the earth.
 11:30am to 4:30pm
 
 Bethnal Green
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East London Vintage Furniture Flea
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Tue, 12th 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See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.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
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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
 Ends on 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 12pm to 4pm
 City of London
 Ends on 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
 Ends on 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 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Tue, 3rd Dec
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The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors.
The Power of Influence: William Beveridge as public intellectual and LSE Director
event time 11am to 6pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Fri, 20th Dec
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Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface.
Driverless: Who is in control?
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sat, 21st Dec
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The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto.
event time 2pm to 4pm
 Ends on Sun, 22nd Dec
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 3rd November 2019

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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For the very first time, The National Archives is opening its doors for the entire weekend!
 11am to 4pm
 
 Richmond
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First Sundays at The National Archives

A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.
 12:15pm to 3pm
 
 Islington
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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 Sunday 3rd November 2019

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
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City Highlights Guided Walk

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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London's Burning Walking Tour

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!")
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
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Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
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Tower Bridge opening times

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