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Friday 29th May

Discover our unique collection of railway ephemera, including maps, tickets, timetables and postcards collected over 60 years by one man - W E Hayward.
 2pm to 4pm
 
 Richmond
Railway Ephemera document display

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

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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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
2020-05-29
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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
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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
2020-05-29
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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
2020-05-29
2020-05-29
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
2020-05-29
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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
2020-05-29
2020-05-29
The UK’s first public exhibition dedicated solely to gay cultural icon Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen) on the centenary of his birth.
Tom of Finland: Love and Liberation
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 21st Jun
2020-05-29
2020-05-29
A multidisciplinary exhibition combining the architecture of windows, photography, manga, craft and technology.
 Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan
event time 10am to 8pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 28th Jun
2020-05-29
2020-05-29
The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years.
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
event time 10am to 9pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 28th Jun
2020-05-29
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Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Friday 29th 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
2020-05-29
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St Bartholomew's Hospital Guided Tour

 

Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Tue 2nd Jun at 06:30pm