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Friday 27th December

It's quiet over Christmas, so if you've never been, it's a good time to visit Parliament for a tour.
 All Day
 
 Whitehall
Christmas tours of Parliament

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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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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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.
Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
event time 10am to 9pm
 Soho
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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All of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth's series have been united for the first time to examine his complex views on morality, the society and the city.
Hogarth: Place and Progress
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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The Museum of Architecture brings its hugely popular Gingerbread City exhibition to Somerset House.
Museum of Architecture's Gingerbread City
event time 11am to 8pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see
Museum of the Moon
event time 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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Discover artists who have risked their lives in times of conflict for the music they love.
Rebel Sounds
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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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.
Science Photographer of the Year
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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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.
The Moon
event time 10am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 27th 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 28th Dec at 03:40pm