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Top events in London on Sat 29th Feb 2020

Annual festival -- music, fun, procession and charity bar.
 2pm to 5:30pm
 
 Surbiton
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Update on the project to build Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales – Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive
 11am to 1pm
 
 Covent Garden
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P2 steam locomotive roadshow
Come and meet Jeff Jones who tells the extraordinary story of the birthplace of boxing in London's East End.
 2pm to :
 
 Whitechapel
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East End Born and Bled: The Remarkable Story of London Boxing
An open morning at The Courtauld Institute of Art to find out more about The Courtauld's short courses offered throughout the year for anyone with an interest in studying art
 11am to 1pm
 
 Farringdon
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Open Morning for Short Courses at The Courtauld Institute of Art
This immersive session explores attitudes to and experiences of poverty in Britain from the 1834 Poor Law Reform Act to the mid-twentieth-century introduction of the Welfare State.
 11am to :
 
 City of London
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A Short History of Poverty (1830s - 1940s)

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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An exhibition about the modern model of dating -- online and smartphones.
event time 1pm to 9pm
 Brentford
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Mar
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A family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature
 Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Mar
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A lit up garden display in Chiswick.
Lightopia
event time 5pm to 9pm
 Chiswick
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Mar
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The infographics created by sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1900 were a remarkable development in data visualisation and a direct challenge to institutional racism.
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Mar
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From Botticelli to Michelangelo, the exhibition reveals how Bomberg’s rebellious, youthful works drew inspiration from the paintings he most admired in the Gallery.
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Closing soon Sun, 1st Mar
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From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this exhibition.
Troy myth and reality
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Thu, 5th Mar
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This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Closing soon Sat, 7th Mar
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Exhibition of linocuts mostly of London Underground stations by Gail Brodholt
Gail Brodholt: Poetry, Prose & Print
event time 11am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 8th Mar
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The orchid festival is back, celebrating the magnificent biodiversity of Indonesia, the land of 17,000 islands.
Orchids
event time 10am to 4:15pm
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sun, 8th Mar
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 29th February 2020

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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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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Barbican - Backstage Tours

Walking tours of London on Saturday 29th 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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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
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Roman London Walking Tour

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
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Join SAVE Britain's Heritage for a walking tour of Walthamstow with Mike Fox, Conservation Officer at London Borough of Waltham Forest and former deputy director of SAVE.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Walthamstow
2020-02-29
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SAVE Walking Tour of Walthamstow

For LGBT History Month this February, UK Parliament celebrates the Queer History of the UK Parliament with a collection of specially curated tours at the Palace of Westminster for members of the public.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Whitehall
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Pride at Parliament tours for LGBT History Month

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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