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Top events in London on Thu 22nd Oct 2020

Architecture and travel writer Christopher Beanland, author of Lido, takes us on a tour around the very best outdoor swimming pools, from London and beyond in this illustrated talk.
clock 6pm to 7pm
 
location Clerkenwell
Lido: A Dip Into Outdoor Swimming Pools

Online events / webinars

This lecture examines the centuries long presence of the African diaspora as an integral part of Britain’s history since Roman times.
 6pm to 7pm
 
The African Diaspora in Britain

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An affectionate depiction of community life in a once infamous King’s Cross neighbourhood during the 80s and 90s, through the eyes of local photographer and resident Catherine Packard.
 Once Upon a Time in King’s Cross – Catherine Packard
event time All Day
 St Pancras
 Ends on Sun, 25th Oct
2020-10-22
2020-10-22
This exhibition presents the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment.
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
event time 11am to 7pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 25th Oct
2020-10-22
2020-10-22
This exhibition celebrates the first 100 years of The Club which has been located in Bloomsbury since its very beginning when it was founded to create a community for like-minded men and women.
event time 12pm to 8pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 25th Oct
2020-10-22
2020-10-22
By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests.
Among the Trees
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sat, 31st Oct
2020-10-22
2020-10-22
This exhibition reimagines Picasso’s Cannes Studio as an immersive experience within the gallery
Atelier Picasso
event time 11am to 5pm
 Mayfair
 Ends on Sat, 31st Oct
2020-10-22
2020-10-22
An exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil paintings in the house he designed for himself.
Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings exhibition
event time 12pm to 3pm
 Twickenham
 Ends on Sat, 31st Oct
2020-10-22
2020-10-22
The exhibition includes rare pieces of porcelain and lacquer, samurai armour, embroidered screens and diplomatic gifts from the reigns of James I to Her Majesty The Queen.
Japan: Courts and Culture
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Whitehall
 Ends on Sun, 8th Nov
2020-10-22
2020-10-22
Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date
Kara Walker
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 8th Nov
2020-10-22
2020-10-22
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, 15th Nov
2020-10-22
2020-10-22
Life Through a Royal Lens brings some of the most iconic photographs ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace.
event time 10am to 6pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Mon, 23rd Nov
2020-10-22
2020-10-22

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Walking tours of London on Thursday 22nd October 2020

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-10-22
2020-10-22

Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

On this guided tour, led by an expert City of London of Guide, you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Judge for yourself which is the finest!
 11am to 1pm
 
 City of London
2020-10-22
2020-10-22

City in Spires - A Tour of Wren Churches