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Top events in London on Fri 7th Feb 2020

Kathrin Pieren and Susan Gordon from the Jewish Military Museum uncover the important contribution of Jewish women in the First and Second World Wars.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
Jewish women in the Armed Forces
A panel discussion will discuss topics surrounding anti-racism, social inclusion and the problems faced in the 1970s/80s and how those issues are still prevalent today in the Punk scene.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Barbican
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
Punk and race, past and present
Photographer Thomas Laird tells the story of his 10-year journey across Tibet to remote monasteries and temples, to document some of the greatest treasures of Buddhist culture.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
 Murals of Tibet
Using recently catalogued papers of the Board, this talk examines how the country faced up to this crisis of public health.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
Cholera! Public health in mid 19th century Britain

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel.
Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
This exhibition uses paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia to illustrate the surprising histories of London’s Royal Parks.
Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks
event time 10:30am to 5pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-02-07
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These photographs, often taken by monks and housed within monasteries, depict day-to-day life for both the monastic and lay communities.
Sacred Laos in Photographs: The Monks’ Gaze
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
34 scenes from the bible in knitted figures from Creation to Resurrection
Knitted Bible Exhibition
event time 9am to 5pm
 Hampstead
 Closing soon Mon, 10th Feb
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
This display of winning entries from the latest Army Film and Photographic Competition gives a unique insight into life in the British Army.
Army Film and Photographic Competition: 2020 winners
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Thu, 13th Feb
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
In a cold room, specially created for the exhibition, slices taken from Antarctic ice cores appear to float on a solid ice floor.
Wayne Binitie: Ice Floor
event time 9am to 6pm
 Tottenham Court Road
 Closing soon Fri, 14th Feb
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
Explore the underbelly of our digital world in this exhibition revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence.
Trevor Paglen - From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly'
event time 11am to 9pm
 Barbican
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Feb
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
This exhibition showcases original archives from the collections which illustrate the prolific activism of the people of Tower Hamlets in the latter decades of the twentieth century.
Unite and Resist
event time 9am to 5pm
 Whitechapel
 Closing soon Sat, 15th Feb
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
The little known story of one of the capital’s most intriguing cemeteries is revealed for the first time in this exhibition.
House of Life Exhibition
event time 9am to 8pm
 Willesden
 Closing soon Sun, 16th Feb
2020-02-07
2020-02-07
The winning and commended entries of the third Architecture Drawing Prize will be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum.
The Architecture Drawing Prize
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Closing soon Sun, 16th Feb
2020-02-07
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Walking tours of London on Friday 7th February 2020

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-02-07
2020-02-07

Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

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
2020-02-07
2020-02-07

Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
2020-02-07
2020-02-07

St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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