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Top events in London on Fri 1st May 2020

No Modernism Without Lesbians is the extraordinary story of how a singular group of women in a pivotal time and place – Paris between the wars – fostered the birth of the Modernist movement.
 7:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
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Join Brian Lewis, director of Mayfair tailors Meyer & Mortimer, and the National Army Museum's very own Sophie Anderton for an exclusive evening exploring military uniform.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Chelsea
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 Tailoring military identities

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition highlights a diversity of artistic observations on the lived experiences of women from childhood to old age, including but by no means restricted to experiences of mental distress.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Beckenham
 Ends on Fri, 1st May
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Tangerine Dream, the German band widely credited as laying the foundations for the Ambient and Trance music styles, will be celebrated by this exhibition.
Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer
event time 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sat, 2nd May
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An immersive installation by contemporary American artist Darren Waterston, presenting a detailed reimagining of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room.
Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room re-imagined
event time 10am to 10pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 3rd May
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The rich history of the Islington stretch of the Regents canal is revealed in this exhibition, including some of its industrial past and the memories of people who worked and lived by it.
Industrial Islington
event time 10am to 4:30pm
 Islington
 Ends on Sun, 3rd May
2020-05-01
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This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world.
George IV: Art & Spectacle
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Whitehall
 Ends on Mon, 4th May
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The first ever retrospective of the Polish-Jewish émigré who brought European modernist aesthetics to British graphic design.
George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 10th May
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Tate Modern presents the first major exhibition of Steve McQueen’s artwork in the UK for 20 years
 Steve McQueen
event time 10am to 10pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Mon, 11th May
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The New Stone Age exhibition will celebrate the sustainability, practicality and inherent beauty of stone.
The New Stone Age
event time 9am to 6pm
 Euston
 Ends on Fri, 15th May
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This exhibition, in the Weston Room at the Maughan Library, marks the 75th anniversary of VE day and the liberation of the Nazi death and concentration camps.
The long hard road: 75th anniversary of the liberation of occupied Europe.
event time 10am to 5pm
 Holborn
 Ends on Sat, 16th May
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This exhibition brings together artworks that explore our relationships with trees and forests.
Among the Trees
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 17th May
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 1st May 2020

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

Discover more about this much-loved London hospital, whose history dates back nearly 900 years!
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Barbican
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St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

01:30pmPaddle Steamer Dixie QueenUp river
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