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Top events in London on Sat 1st Aug 2020

Community celebration organised by Regent’s Canal Heritage to mark the day in 1820 when the Regent’s Canal was officially opened east of King’s Cross.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Bow
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Go to the top of a restored Grade II listed water tower that was formerly located close to St Pancras mainline station.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Kings Cross
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Open Days at St Pancras Waterpoint
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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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

From ‘honey dew’ drinking parties to Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, discover Beatrix Potter’s response to the world of fairies and fairytales.
Beatrix Potter's Fairyland
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Mon, 3rd Aug
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For the first time in over 40 years, the British Museum is showing a major display of its collection of French prints, one of the best collections of its kind in the world.
French Impressions: Prints from Manet to Cézanne
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 9th Aug
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This display explores some of the festivals across Britain from the Handel Commemoration in 1784 to the Crystal Palace concerts of the late nineteenth century,
Music Festivals in Georgian Britain
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Thu, 20th Aug
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From bodily autonomy and the right to education, to self-expression and protest, this new exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK today has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights.
Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights
event time 11am to 5pm
 Camden
 Ends on Sun, 23rd Aug
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See a collection of pilgrim badges that illustrate the extraordinary life of Thomas Becket.
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event time 10am to 6pm
 Barbican
 Ends on Mon, 24th Aug
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On display will be fossil skeletons as well as full-size models and animatronics that bring the Permian back to life.
 Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Ends on Tue, 25th Aug
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The first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark.
Michael Clark
event time All Day
 Barbican
 Ends on Sun, 30th Aug
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This immersive experience charts their music, lyrics, creative process and influence as one of the most iconic pop bands of the modern age.
ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition
event time All Day
 Greenwich
 Ends on Mon, 31st Aug
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A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar.
Andy Warhol
event time 10am to 10pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 6th Sep
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An ambitious group exhibition that brings together 14 international visual artists who work with sound as their primary medium.
Reverb: Sound into Art
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 6th Sep
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 1st August 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 1st August 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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