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Top events in London on Fri 6th Dec 2019

Dr Aimée Fox will discuss the British Army's approach to learning and innovation during the First World War.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
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Join costumed guides for seasonal candlelit tours of the house and learn about Eastbury’s history.
 Starts at 7pm
 
 Barking
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Candlelit Tours of Eastbury Manor House
Architectural historian Anna Bronovitskaya and photographer Yuri Palmin, will give an illustrated lecture on the most underappreciated era in the history of Soviet architecture,
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2019-12-06
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An evening with the authors of Moscow: A Guide to Soviet Modernist Architecture 1955–1991
Historian and author William Dalrymple tells a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power: the East India Company, inspired by the research Dalrymple conducted for his latest book, The Anarchy.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Camden
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£23.50
Eat, drink and be merry as the Hampton Court Palace courtyards are transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland at the Festive Fayre 2019.
 10am to 6pm
 
 East Molesey
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Festive Fayre
xplore Hogarth: Place and Progress after normal opening hours, accompanied with a Gin & Tonic.
 Starts at 6pm
 
 Holborn
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Soane Lates: Hogarth After Hours

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2019-12-06
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An enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as our grounds are transformed into an illuminated world.
event time 4:30pm to 9pm
 Eltham
 Closing soon Sun, 22nd Dec
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Grosvenor Square is set to grow and glow this festive season, as the Ever After Garden; an installation of symbolic, illuminated roses.
Ever After Garden
event time 12pm to 8pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Sun, 22nd Dec
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Step inside to join the rebel celebrations and discover centuries-old traditions that were forced to go underground in the 1600s.
1657: Rebel Christmas
event time 9am to 5pm
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sat, 4th Jan
2019-12-06
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To celebrate the work of Freddy Warren, a selection of photographs are showcased in this exhibition that captures the atmosphere and movement of jazz.
Ronnie Scott's 1959-69 - Photography by Freddy Warren
event time 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 4th Jan
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This winter, more twinkling and fantastical than ever before, Christmas at Kew returns.
Christmas at Kew 2019
event time Starts at 12am
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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Walking tours of London on Friday 6th December 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