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Things to do in London

Top events in London Today

A festival focused on Sicilian food, with art, exhibitions and food demonstrations.
 11am to 8pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Sicily Fest
Annual harvest festival parade - this year in Lambeth -- with the Corn Queene and Berry Man.
 12pm to :
 
 Kennington
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
 October Plenty
Two days of sake tastings bringing together four breweries from Japan’s rural prefecture of Kochi, on Shikoku island.
 1pm to 6pm
 
 Kensington
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Tosa Nakama Sake Fair
The Barbican Archive Residency is a weekend of free talks, workshops, films and pop-up installations in the foyers of the Centre.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
The Barbican Archive Residency
For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Campbell Price’s talk will explore why we are so fascinated with the ancient Egyptian dead and whether it reveals more about our own anxieties and prejudices than it informs us about ancient Egypt.
 3pm to :
 
 West Brompton
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Mummies, magic and medicine
Annual Transportfest which this year, includes a special emphasis on commercial vehicles as well as the extensive bus displays and rarely-seen early examples
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
London Bus Museum Transportfest
An opportunity to have a look at the buildings and engines, to take in the exhibition and learn something of the Victorian sewer system.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Crossness Engines open day

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC).
 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Chelsea
 Closes today
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
event time 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Closes today
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
event time 11am to 5pm
 Marylebone High St
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
event time 10am to 7pm
 Richmond
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work.
Helene Schjerfbeck
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired.
Secret Rivers
event time 10am to 6pm
 Poplar
 Closing soon Sun, 27th Oct
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
An exhibition of paintings of the Cathedral mascot cat - Doorkins Magnificat
Doorkins Magnificat - Paintings by Celia Pike
event time 8am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Thu, 31st Oct
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
This exhibition presents a global picture of Dickens, exploring the impact of his travels on his life and his writing, and it examines how Dickens has gone on to shape the lives of people around the globe.
Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth
event time 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Closing soon Sun, 3rd Nov
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
The display offers food for thought for art lovers, artists and art historians alike – and celebrates the joy of looking and the possibilities of the imagination.
John Christian - Collecting the last Romantics
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Tue, 12th Nov
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
See Heath Robinson’s unpublished watercolours, many never exhibited before.
Heath Robinson Watercolours
event time 11am to 4pm
 Pinner
 Ends on Sun, 24th Nov
2019-10-20
2019-10-20

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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular events in London today

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Hidden under a road bridge can be found the remains of a medieval monastery.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Wimbledon
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-20
2019-10-20

Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London today

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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20

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
2019-10-20
2019-10-20

London's Burning Walking Tour

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy!
 10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 Highbury
2019-10-20
2019-10-20

From Monasteries and Milkmaids to Metropolis: North London Through the Ages

Explore London with one of our fantastic Doctor Who guides on this 2 ½ hour walking tour.
 10:30am to 1pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
 

Tower Bridge opening times

05:30pmMarine Tugboat (MTS) SD SharkUp river
05:30pmMarine Tugboat (MTS) SD SealUp river
06:00pmMarine Tugboat (MTS) SD SealDown river
06:00pmMarine Tugboat (MTS) SD SharkDown river
06:00pmVesselDown river