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Top events in London on Thu 2nd Apr 2020

An event launching Our Late Familiars, an unforgettable and unsettling book with photographs by Ian Wilkinson and writing by Iain Sinclair.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Bloomsbury
2020-04-02
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Our Late Familiars Book Launch
The National Archives’ Annual Digital Lecture showcases innovative digital research. This year's speaker is Carly Kind, Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute.
 6:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Richmond
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
Annual Digital Lecture: The death of anonymity in the age of identity
This talk by Pete Smith tells the story of his close and often fraught collaboration with a range of talented artists, and points to the detailed clues in their illustrations that a modern reader might easily miss.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
Dickens and His Illustrators

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition marks 50 years since the beginnings of two significant social movements in the UK: the first women’s liberation conference in Oxford and the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front at LSE.
Social Revolution: women's liberation and gay liberation in the 1970s and 80s
event time 9am to 7pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Fri, 3rd Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
Peeling back the surface of existence to reveal what lies under the skin. An exhibition exploring the unsettling beauty of the human body from the medieval age to the contemporary world.
Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity
event time 9am to 8pm
 Camden
 Ends on Fri, 3rd Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
Come and admire the rare and historic Camellias in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory, a gorgeous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped.
Camellia Show 2020 – 10th Anniversary
event time 11am to 3pm
 Chiswick
 Ends on Sun, 5th Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
The Tate Modern hall is filled with a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London.
Kara Walker
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 5th Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
A display exploring the unique and largely untold history, heritage and culture of the Krio people of Sierra Leone.
The Krios of Sierra Leone
event time 10am to 4pm
 Poplar
 Ends on Mon, 6th Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
This exhibition shines a spotlight on the subject we’d all rather avoid, from ancient societies to modern day medicine.
event time 9am to 5pm
 Euston
 Ends on Fri, 10th Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
This exhibition visits each stage of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering.
Costume at the National Theatre
event time 9:30am to 11pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Mon, 13th Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
Alongside a select number of key paintings and sculptures, an exhibition reveals how paper allowed Picasso to push the boundaries of thought and practice.
Picasso and Paper
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Mon, 13th Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Ends on Tue, 14th Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02
Explore the tattoos worn by members of the Armed Forces community and the powerful stories of identity, comradeship, bravery and sacrifice they represent.
Tribute Ink
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Ends on Fri, 17th Apr
2020-04-02
2020-04-02

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Walking tours of London on Thursday 2nd April 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
2020-04-02
2020-04-02

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
2020-04-02
2020-04-02

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 11th May at 06:00am