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Top events in London on Wed 1st Jan 2020

Annual USA-style parade through the centre of London.
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 New Year's Day Parade
A weekly opening of the richly decorated former hospital chapel, this time on New Years Day.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Tottenham Court Road
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Open Day of the Fitzrovia Chapel
Spend New Year's Day riding a steam train on the Epping to Ongar railway.
 All Day
 
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New Year Steam Day
Probably the largest New Year’s Day Classic Vehicle Gathering in the UK.
 9am to 4pm
 
 Weybridge
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New Year's Day Classic Gathering
A New Year's Day walk around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Bow
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New Year New Life - New Year's Day Guided Walk

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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 6pm
 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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Walking tours of London on Wednesday 1st January 2020

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

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
 
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City Highlights Guided Walk

 

Tower Bridge opening times

12:30amPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river