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Top events in London on Thu 20th Feb 2020

Free
Including imagery from NASA, Phases juxtaposes a light-based installation with a selection of astronomy-inspired collection items not usually on public display.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Aldwych
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Hungry to know how you can eat more sustainably? Curious about the future of the food on our plates?
 7pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
The future of food
This talk is based on Simon Morris’s research for the Camden section in the London Topographical Society's forthcoming catalogue of London Parish Maps.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Hampstead
2020-02-20
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Camden's parish maps 1720 – 1900
Exploring the concept of the hero, this lecture begins before the walls of Troy, with Achilles, and ends in the 19th century with Garibaldi, one of the first heroes of the age of mass-media.
 2pm to :
 
 Greenwich
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
In Celebration! Heroes – Saviours, Traitors and Supermen
Game theory is the 'science of interaction'. This talk will explain some insights of game theory and apply them to current politics.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Holborn
2020-02-20
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The lecture discusses the Cato Street plotter identities, motives and impact, and the forgotten fact that their failure ended British revolutionary fantasies for a century.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2020-02-20
2020-02-20

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 7pm
 Closing soon Sat, 22nd Feb
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2020-02-20
An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.
24/7
event time 11am to 8pm
 Strand
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
This small display considers the historical creation of single-use and repurposed objects and presents an artistic response to plastic waste washing up in Pacific islands.
Disposable? Rubbish and us
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
Discover how architects, artists and designers are responding today to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times.
Eco-Visionaries - Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
See how fairies and elves have been imagined from the early Victorian period to the 1970s.
Fairies in Illustration
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars.
Moving to Mars
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
This exhibition showcases often unseen and recently acquired items to tell the history of the Child family of bankers and their rise to fame and fortune.
Treasures of Osterley: Rise of Banking Family
event time 11am to 4pm
 Isleworth
 Closing soon Sun, 23rd Feb
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
Explore the origins, philosophy and contemporary relevance of Buddhism, from its beginnings in India in the 6th century BC to having 1 billion followers worldwide today
Buddhism
event time 9:30am to 6pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Tue, 25th Feb
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
An Exhibition showcasing the works of Marc Almond, Sadie Lee, Jamie McLeod, Matthew Stradling and Caitlin Ricaud.
Show, Don't tell
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Fri, 28th Feb
2020-02-20
2020-02-20
An exhibition of provocative art by the street artist, SAKI&Bitches.
Everyone's Welcome - SAKI & Bitches
event time 11am to 6pm
 Stoke Newington
 Closing soon Sat, 29th Feb
2020-02-20
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Walking tours of London on Thursday 20th February 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
2020-02-20
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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
2020-02-20
2020-02-20

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
2020-02-20
2020-02-20

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