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Top events in London on Sat 18th Jan 2020

Over 50 clubs and societies will be present displaying their members work. In total, nearly 2,000 models will be on display.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wood Green
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London Model Engineering Exhibition

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 Starts at 10am
 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
2020-01-18
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This exhibition charts IPR’s development over the past 50 years, from its response to welfare reform to its continued endeavour to meet the changing needs of local residents.
Fifty years of tackling poverty in Islington
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closes tomorrow
2020-01-18
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The Art of Innovation explores the relationship between science and art over the past 250 years, and how it has helped to interpret, study and explore the world around us.
event time 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Fri, 24th Jan
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This display of selected clothes, accessories and memorabilia demonstrates Hartnell’s innovation and lasting effect on British design and craftsmanship.
Norman Hartnell – A Tribute
event time 11am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sat, 25th Jan
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Canary Wharf will be transformed by over 25 spectacular installations, leaving the dark winter evenings aglow.
Winter Lights
event time 4pm to 10pm
 Poplar
 Closing soon Sat, 25th Jan
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This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend.
Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous
event time 11am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sat, 25th Jan
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Spanning 70 years of Riley’s work, this exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience powerful and engaging works by one of the most important artists of our time.
 Bridget Riley
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 26th Jan
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 18th 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

Walking tours of London on Saturday 18th 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
2020-01-18
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Roman London 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

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
2020-01-18
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Tower Bridge opening times

07:30amMaintenance LiftUp river
08:00amMaintenance LiftDown river