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Top events in London on Sun 2nd 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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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
Monthly open day at Gatton Park, the core 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
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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

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 11am 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 6pm
 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 - Sunday 2nd August 2020

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
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Walking tours of London on Sunday 2nd August 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
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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
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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
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Mon 3rd Aug at 11:00am