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Top events in London on Sun 5th Jan 2020

A celebration of the New Year, mixing ancient seasonal customs with contemporary festivity. It is free, accessible to all and happens whatever the weather.
 2pm to :
 
 Southwark
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 Twelfth Night celebrations and mummers plays
Monthly opening of the organ collection, with many playing music through the day.
 11am to 5pm
 
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Monthly opening of the Amersham Fair Organ Museum
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 10am to 6pm
 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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Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings.
Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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Discover what it was like to go to a show in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain
Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sun, 5th Jan
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 5th January 2020

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.
 12:15pm to 3pm
 
 Islington
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Walking tours of London on Sunday 5th January 2020

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
 
 City of London
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City Highlights Guided Walk

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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London's Burning Walking Tour

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and learn how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!")
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
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Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sat 11th Jan at 06:30pm