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Top events in London on Fri 29th Nov 2019

Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Iain MacGregor discusses his ground-breaking new history of Checkpoint Charlie.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
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Checkpoint Charlie
As in previous years the whole of Mayfair Place W1 will be closed off to traffic allowing visitors to shop, eat and drink.
 11am to 9pm
 
 Picadilly
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Mayfair Christmas Market
As part of the VIA Arts Prize 2019 Public Programme, the Embassy of El Salvador, in coordination with ACALASP and with the participation of PHOTOWORKS, presents a special panel discussion on the role and challenges of photography now.
 3pm to 4:30pm
 
 St James
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Photography Now Panel Discussion
Visit the United Reformed Church for some Christmas shopping, come inside and get warm and browse stalls selling a selection of locally made arts, crafts and handmade goodies
 5pm to 8:30pm
 
 Hampton
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Hampton Hill Christmas Parade 2019 Arts & Crafts Fair
What role does AI play in creating and disseminating fake news and how can we harness the same technologies to counteract them.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Camden
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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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An illuminated trail winds round the ornamental lake and through the historic arboretum of Syon House, ending at the spectacular Great Conservatory.
Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland
event time 5pm to 9pm
 Brentford
 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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This is an exhibition of the life and leadership of a great Australian and one of the most remarkable and highly decorated womens’ leaders of the First World War, Dame Maud McCarthy.
The
event time 9am to 4pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon Fri, 6th Dec
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Emerging artist Hugo Brazão presents a new immersive installation at the Embassy of Brazil in November exploring themes of misdirection and disorientation.
event time 10am to 6pm
 St James
 Closing soon Wed, 11th 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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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 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon 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
 Closing soon Sat, 21st Dec
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 29th 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 Sat 7th Dec at 07:30am