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Top events in London on Sat 11th Jan 2020

This afternoon of talks and tours explores soldiers' stories from the past two decades.
 2:30pm to :
 
 Chelsea
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20 years OUT
The fair features some forty distinguished specialist exhibitors, drawn primarily from BADA and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Mayfair
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Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 3pm
 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 10:30am to 1:30pm
 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
 Closing soon Sat, 18th Jan
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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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ON EDGE aims to open conversation around the causes of and responses to anxiety today through art, design, psychology and neuroscience.
ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 19th Jan
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 11th January 2020

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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Step behind the scenes and see the Barbican Theatre from a new perspective on these 60 minute Backstage Tour
 11am to 12:30pm
 
 Barbican
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Barbican - Backstage Tours

See a machine over 150 years old pull apart a piece of iron from end-to-end and celebrate the vision of a forgotten hero of engineering science.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Walking tours of London on Saturday 11th January 2020

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

Discover the mysterious atmosphere to Hampstead Village on a historical tour after-dark where the streets are lit by old-fashioned lamps.
 4:30pm to 6pm
 
 Hampstead
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Lamp-lit Hampstead

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Tower Bridge opening times

06:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
07:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river
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10:15pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenDown river