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Top events in London on Thu 9th Jan 2020

The fair features some forty distinguished specialist exhibitors, drawn primarily from BADA and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.
 12pm to 9pm
 
 Mayfair
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Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair
In this illustrated lecture based on his new book, historian David Welch, delves into The Central Office of Information Archive at the British Library.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
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Protecting the People
A talk about how the myth of Troy travelled to Roman Britain and influenced its inhabitants.
 1:30pm to 2:30pm
 
 Russell Square
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Troy & Britannia: myth, legend and tradition
This panel brings together leading scholars and practitioners in the field of climate litigation to discuss the potential and challenges for the law in addressing climate change.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This light and sound installation will invite the public to experience and reflect on animated scenes depicting the consequences of climate change as they unfold beneath their feet.
Imminence 2019
event time 4pm to 11pm
 Closing soon Fri, 10th Jan
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An Exhibition of original Westwood McLaren couture clothing 1971-1980.
Vive Le Punk: Redressed
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sat, 11th Jan
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An 18-metre-wide sculpture fills the entire gallery space, with mirrored planes multiplying its dimensions to enable a reimagining of time and space.
Es Devlin Memory Palace
event time 10am to 4:30pm
 Ealing
 Closing soon Sun, 12th Jan
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A striking series of works emphasising the importance of glaciers and our changing global climate.
MELTDOWN: Visualizing Climate Change
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Closing soon Sun, 12th Jan
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Currently enjoying a resurgence in practice and teaching, this display is a timely celebration of drawing.
Pushing paper - contemporary drawing from 1970 to now
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 12th Jan
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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.
Sir Stamford Raffles - Collecting in Southeast Asia 1811-1824
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 12th Jan
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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, Matron-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, 1914-1919.
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event time 9am to 7pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon Sun, 12th Jan
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Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in use by British and foreign governments.
Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Closes tomorrow
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An exhibition of original Cuban propaganda posters and magazines.
Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Closing soon Sun, 19th Jan
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A journey into the world’s most iconic cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art through the lens of pioneering artists.
Into the Night - Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art
event time 10am to 8pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sun, 19th Jan
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Walking tours of London on Thursday 9th January 2020

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

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

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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