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Friday 22nd May

Peer into the world of Tudor tournaments and the detailed preparations required to plan and stage such a spectacle.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
Power, Magnificence and Renaissance diplomacy: the field of the cloth of gold

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

This exhibition explores the ways in which, from the eighteenth century to the present day, our perception of the hero or heroine has evolved.
Heroic Figures
event time 11am to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 24th May
2020-05-22
2020-05-22
The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years.
Aubrey Beardsley
event time 10am to 6pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Mon, 25th May
2020-05-22
2020-05-22
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 10pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Mon, 25th May
2020-05-22
2020-05-22
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
2020-05-22
2020-05-22
Featuring over 35 paintings and drawings from collections across the world, the exhibition spans Maes’s whole career, spent in Dordrecht and Amsterdam.
Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age
event time 10am to 9pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Ends on Sun, 31st May
2020-05-22
2020-05-22
See original drafts of Wordsworth’s verse, his notebooks, correspondence and more.
William Wordsworth
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 31st May
2020-05-22
2020-05-22
This exhibition explores the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.
Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things
event time 10am to 9pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 7th Jun
2020-05-22
2020-05-22
This exhibition is a unique opportunity to view the Ordupgaard Collection’s treasure trove of Impressionist works, from Monet and Degas, to pre-Impressionist artists like Corot and Courbet.
Gauguin and the Impressionists
event time 10am to 10pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 14th Jun
2020-05-22
2020-05-22
See original artwork created by Henny Beaumont for the Legal Action Group's (LAG) children's book, 'Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court'.
Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court
event time 9:30am to 4:30pm
 Pimlico
 Ends on Tue, 16th Jun
2020-05-22
2020-05-22
The exhibition explores Victorian London from the 1830s until the turn of the twentieth century, focusing on Dickens’s child characters.
Childhood in Dickensian London
event time 9am to 6:15pm
 Euston
 Ends on Sat, 20th Jun
2020-05-22
2020-05-22

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 22nd 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
2020-05-22
2020-05-22

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
2020-05-22
2020-05-22

St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sun 24th May at 01:30pm