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Top events in London on Sat 2nd May 2020

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
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Join Rose Collis to explore and discuss more than forty years of history, featuring cuttings, photos, objects and ephemera
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
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Forty Years Out (And Counting)
One of the biggest events of the year at Brooklands celebrating the UK’s obsession with all things Italian.
 8:30am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
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Auto Italia - Italian Car Day

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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 4pm
 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 5:45pm
 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
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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 10am to 5pm
 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 6pm
 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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An ambitious and wide-spanning survey of the origins of surrealist art in Britain, and the first to trace its roots back to 1620 through supporting archive material.
British Surrealism
event time 10am to 5pm
 Dulwich
 Ends on Sun, 17th May
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 2nd May 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 2nd May 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 Mon 11th May at 06:00am