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Sunday 26th January

Annual parades, festivals and displays in Chinatown.
 10am to :
 
Chinese New Year 2020
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
Grand parade by around 500 members of the King's Army of the English Civil War Society in memory of the execution of King Charles I.
 11am to :
 
 Whitehall
 Civil War Society Remembers the 'Horrid Murder' of King Charles I
To mark 75 years since the end of the Second World War, this immersive archives course revisits life on the home front during the conflict.
 2pm to :
 
 City of London
A Short History of the Home Front (1939-1945)
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
Annual show and fair for all things small and dollhouse related.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Wapping
City of London Dollshouse Festival

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
 Closes tomorrow
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
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 12pm to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closes tomorrow
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin.
Gauguin Portraits
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Closes tomorrow
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
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 tomorrow
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
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 tomorrow
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
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 tomorrow
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
The first exhibition in the UK to fully explore the relationship between the English Arts and Crafts movement and the Bauhaus, the ground-breaking German art school.
Pioneers - William Morris and the Bauhaus
event time 10am to 5pm
 Walthamstow
 Closes tomorrow
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art.
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Closes tomorrow
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
Artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton respond to this crisis with new work that draws on research into the causes of the decline of pollinators.
Swarm: artists respond to the pollinator crisis
event time 10am to 5pm
 Walthamstow
 Closes tomorrow
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
A major exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings.
Rembrandt's Light
event time 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Closing soon Sun, 2nd Feb
2020-01-26
2020-01-26

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 26th January 2020

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
Weekly Heritage Tours, which will allow you to immerse yourself in the past and gain an insight into what has shaped this building over the centuries.
 2:30pm to 3:15pm
 
 Twickenham
2020-01-26
2020-01-26

Heritage Tours at Orleans House Gallery

Walking tours of London on tomorrow

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
2020-01-26
2020-01-26

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
2020-01-26
2020-01-26

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
2020-01-26
2020-01-26

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
2020-01-26
2020-01-26
 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 9th Mar at 06:30pm