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Top events in London on Sun 3rd May 2020

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
 All Day
 
 Croydon
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Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Open days usually feature the restored engines in operation, a light railway trip, and walks around the Victorian buildings.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
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Open day and steaming at the Crossness pumping station
Monthly open day at Gatton Park, the core 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
2020-05-03
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Gatton Park's monthly open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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
2020-05-03
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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
2020-05-03
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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 11am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 10th May
2020-05-03
2020-05-03
Tate Modern presents the first major exhibition of Steve McQueen’s artwork in the UK for 20 years
 Steve McQueen
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Mon, 11th 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
2020-05-03
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An exhibition of superb images reproduced from the British Library’s collection of Japanese pattern books.
Exquisite Patterns: Japanese Textile Design
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 17th May
2020-05-03
2020-05-03
Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.
Masculinities - Liberation through Photography
event time 10am to 4pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 17th May
2020-05-03
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The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years.
Aubrey Beardsley
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Mon, 25th May
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This is the first monographic exhibition of Spilliaert’s work in the UK and will showcase some 90 works on paper.
Spilliaert
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Mon, 25th May
2020-05-03
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This exhibition confirms Charles Keeping’s stature and contribution not just as a major picture-book artist but also as a revelatory illustrator of Dickens for the Folio Society.
Charles Keeping: Londoner & Illustrator
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Ends on Sun, 31st May
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Sunday 3rd May 2020

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
2020-05-03
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A opportunity to explore the Chapel in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry.
 12:15pm to 3pm
 
 Islington
2020-05-03
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Walking tours of London on Sunday 3rd May 2020

Enjoy an insider's tour of the City, including Guildhall, Mansion House, the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange - grand buildings in the heart of a city where big money and history are still being made.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-05-03
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City Highlights Guided Walk

London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2020-05-03
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London's Burning Walking Tour

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2020-05-03
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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