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Top events in London on Thu 5th Mar 2020

Revisit all that you learned about 20th-century British history in school with Cathy Newman’s fresh twist on the stories that place women front and centre, instead of in the footnotes – or even omitted altogether.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
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Bloody Brilliant Women

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 Starts at 10am
 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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Why do we play? How important is it for all of us, young or old? What does it mean to play well?
Play Well
event time 10am to 9pm
 Camden
 Closing soon Sun, 8th Mar
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An exhibition of photographic representations that emerge from the threshold of dyke intimacy and public life in the 1980s and 90s.
Hot Moment
event time 12pm to 5pm
 Bethnal Green
 Closing soon Sat, 14th Mar
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Presenting 8 new works, the artist continues his exploration of the sphere as a formal device for reframing everyday objects
Lars Fisk - Wattle & Daub
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Hanover Square
 Closing soon Sat, 14th Mar
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Robin’s works are views on life, in which toys and object we take for granted appear as characters and props in scenes that are simultaneously natural and ludicrous – like life itself perhaps.
Views from a Playroom by Robin MacFarlan
event time 10am to 5pm
 Twickenham
 Ends on Sun, 15th Mar
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This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate.
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
event time 9am to 7pm
 Harley Street
 Ends on Fri, 20th Mar
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A selection from a gift of nine ‘manner posters’ displayed across Tokyo’s Seibu Railway network between 2016 and 2019.
Manners and Modernity: Ukiyo-e and etiquette on the Seibu Railway
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar
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Walking tours of London on Thursday 5th March 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
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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
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City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches

 

Tower Bridge opening times

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