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Sunday 31st May

A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
Monthly open day at a Transport 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
Open day and steaming at the Crossness pumping station
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney

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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 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Ends on Sun, 31st May
2020-05-31
2020-05-31
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 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 7th Jun
2020-05-31
2020-05-31
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 6pm
 Picadilly
 Ends on Sun, 14th Jun
2020-05-31
2020-05-31
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 11am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 21st Jun
2020-05-31
2020-05-31
A multidisciplinary exhibition combining the architecture of windows, photography, manga, craft and technology.
 Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan
event time 12pm to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 28th Jun
2020-05-31
2020-05-31
The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years.
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
event time 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 28th Jun
2020-05-31
2020-05-31
Explore 500 years of love letters in this intimate exhibition.
With Love: Letters of Love, Loss and Longing
event time Starts at 9am
 Richmond
 Ends on Sun, 5th Jul
2020-05-31
2020-05-31
This exhibition transports you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been capturing and shaping the electronic music landscape.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 26th Jul
2020-05-31
2020-05-31

Exhibitions opening soon


Walking tours of London on Sunday 31st 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
2020-05-31
2020-05-31

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
2020-05-31
2020-05-31

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
2020-05-31
2020-05-31
 

Tower Bridge opening times

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