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Top events in London on Sat 8th Feb 2020

Screening of a documentary based on a formerly lost hour-long interview with Peter Cushing.
 7pm to :
 
 Kennington
2020-02-08
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Peter Cushing: In His Own Words (2019) followed by Q&A
Home to Doorkins Magnificat, Southwark Cathedral are delighted to be hosting this day all about cats.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2020-02-08
2020-02-08
Doorkins Magnificat and Southwark Cathedral Presents: Stories of Cats

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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
2020-02-08
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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 4pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 9th Feb
2020-02-08
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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
2020-02-08
2020-02-08
34 scenes from the bible in knitted figures from Creation to Resurrection
Knitted Bible Exhibition
event time 9am to 5pm
 Hampstead
 Ends on Mon, 10th Feb
2020-02-08
2020-02-08
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
 Ends on Thu, 13th Feb
2020-02-08
2020-02-08
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 8pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sat, 15th Feb
2020-02-08
2020-02-08
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
 Ends on Sat, 15th Feb
2020-02-08
2020-02-08
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 10am to 5pm
 Willesden
 Ends on Sun, 16th Feb
2020-02-08
2020-02-08
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
 Ends on Sun, 16th Feb
2020-02-08
2020-02-08
An exhibition about the making of Chinatown - find out about the construction and history of the iconic Leicester Square neighbourhood.
The Making of Chinatown
event time 10am to 5pm
 Ends on Sat, 22nd Feb
2020-02-08
2020-02-08

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 8th February 2020

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2020-02-08
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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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2020-02-08

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
2020-02-08
2020-02-08

Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Walking tours of London on Saturday 8th February 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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2020-02-08

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
2020-02-08
2020-02-08

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
2020-02-08
2020-02-08

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
2020-02-08
2020-02-08
 

Tower Bridge opening times

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