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Top events in London on Thu 23rd Jan 2020

Iain Borden relates the history of skateboarding from the 1960s surf beaches of California through the swimming pools and skateparks of the 1970s through to the later episodes of street-skating.
 1pm to 2pm
 
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
Lunch Hour Lecture: Skateboarding and the City
This presentation will delve the plan, governance, process, operation and maintenance of the Electrified Standard Gauge Railway projects implemented in Ethiopia.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Pimlico
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
Plan, process & governance of a modern railway in Ethiopia
This panel discussion invites contributors to reflect on the installation and how it might speak to current debates around identity, childhood and belonging.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Pimlico
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
Steve McQueen Year 3: A Discussion
A series of lectures exploring the imaginative conservation and reuse of historic buildings
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
2020-01-23
2020-01-23

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
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 8pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sat, 25th Jan
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
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
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
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 8pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sat, 25th Jan
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
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 9pm
 Southwark
 Closes today
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
This exhibition features a large-scale installation and paintings that draw on the scientific concept known as string theory.
Anselm Kiefer Superstrings, Runes, The Norns, Gordian Knot
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closes today
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin.
Gauguin Portraits
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Closes today
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
Charting the history of cultural and artistic interactions between East and West, this exhibition explores the impact the Islamic world has had on Western art for centuries.
Inspired by the east how the Islamic world influenced western art
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closes today
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
The Gallery becomes a painting studio, an imagined chapel and a room-sized experiment in this immersive exhibition that leads you through the mind of Leonardo da Vinci to explore his masterpiece, ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’.
Leonardo - Experience a Masterpiece
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Closes today
2020-01-23
2020-01-23
See more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turns his unflinching eye firmly on himself.
Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closes today
2020-01-23
2020-01-23

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Walking tours of London on Thursday 23rd 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
2020-01-23
2020-01-23

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
2020-01-23
2020-01-23

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
2020-01-23
2020-01-23

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 Mon 9th Mar at 06:30pm