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Top events in London on Sat 11th Apr 2020

Complete with a musical finale with a song that was once heard in many music halls up and down the land, join Sheldon from the Cemetery Club to discover a real gem of London's heritage.
 1:30pm to 3pm
 
 Barnes
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Graves in the Wood: The Abandoned Beauty of Barnes Cemetery

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
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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
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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
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An exhibition about the man, the Christmas he created, and how he fell out of love with the season he helped to create.
Beautiful Books: Dickens and the Business of Christmas
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Sun, 19th Apr
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This is the first time that Tate has staged a show devoted to the later 17th century and the first to explore baroque art in Britain.
British Baroque - Power and Illusion
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Sun, 19th Apr
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As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.
Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 19th Apr
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This is the first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company
event time 10am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Ends on Sun, 19th Apr
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The complexity and delightful aesthetic fills space with cut out coloured paper to create a world where the essence of every carefully considered colour can be appreciated.
Slices of Time
event time 10am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 19th Apr
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A display celebrating The Clash’s iconic London Calling – an album that rocked the music scene, serving as an anthem for London, Londoners and music lovers globally.
The Clash: London Calling
event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 19th Apr
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This exhibition reveals the architectural setting of swimming and bathing from Roman springs and Victorian bathhouses to contemporary swimming spaces.
The origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 19th Apr
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 11th April 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

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
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Live Demonstration of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine

Walking tours of London on Saturday 11th April 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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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Wed 15th Apr at 06:00pm