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Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 17th Dec 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors.  (Ends on Fri, 20th Dec)

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The Power of Influence: William Beveridge as public intellectual and LSE Director
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface. (Ends on Sat, 21st Dec)

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Driverless: Who is in control?
The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Dec)

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An enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as our grounds are transformed into an illuminated world. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Dec)

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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. (Ends on Sat, 4th Jan)

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Ronnie Scott's 1959-69 - Photography by Freddy Warren
This winter, more twinkling and fantastical than ever before, Christmas at Kew returns. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Christmas at Kew 2019
Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s to the present day. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
The Museum of Architecture brings its hugely popular Gingerbread City exhibition to Somerset House. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Museum of Architecture's Gingerbread City
A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Museum of the Moon
Discover artists who have risked their lives in times of conflict for the music they love. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Rebel Sounds
A series of striking photographs of science in action will soon go on display at the Science Museum as part of the Royal Photographic Society’s inaugural Science Photographer of the Year competition. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Science Photographer of the Year
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To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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The Moon
Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings.  (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
Discover what it was like to go to a show in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain
The exhibition explores why cultural heritage is attacked during war and the ways we save, protect and restore what is targeted. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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What Remains
An 18-metre-wide sculpture fills the entire gallery space, with mirrored planes multiplying its dimensions to enable a reimagining of time and space. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

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Es Devlin Memory Palace
Uncover the secrets of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece 'The Virgin of the Rocks' in this new immersive exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

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Leonardo - Experience a Masterpiece
Currently enjoying a resurgence in practice and teaching, this display is a timely celebration of drawing. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

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Pushing paper - contemporary drawing from 1970 to now
This exhibition presents the rich variety of objects from Java and Sumatra collected by Sir Stamford Raffles, the British colonial official who founded modern Singapore. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

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Sir Stamford Raffles - Collecting in Southeast Asia 1811-1824
Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in use by British and foreign governments.  (Ends on Sat, 18th Jan)

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Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security