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Things to do in London

Top events in London Today

A great big annual weekend where hundreds of buildings across Greater London open their doors for free.
 All Day
 
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Open House Weekend
Rare chance to go inside the only remaining free-standing chantry chapel in England.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Norbiton
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Lovekyn Chapel open day
This is an artist trail open to the public as visitors will be able to explore studios in action and also purchase art pieces hot off the easel, computer or photographic lens.
 1pm to 2pm
 
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A bustling mixture of over 100 antique, vintage and craft stalls, along with artisan food, music and entertainment
 11am to 5pm
 
 St John's Wood
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Semi-regular days where they fire up a Victorian steam engine.
 12:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 South Tottenham
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Open day at a Victorian steam pump
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
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Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Learn about how an old church school has been transformed into a Buddhist temple.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Fitzrovia
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Tours of the London Fo Guang Shan Temple
The oldest surviving German church in the country, with an impressive Georgian interior and fascinating social history, particularly in the 1930's.
 8pm to 9pm
 
 Whitechapel
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Open days at St. George’s German Lutheran Church
£16.00
Lots of aircraft on display, revving their engines, and some flying in for a visit.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
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Aviation Day
Join Richard Dawkins as he helps us rethink the big questions, and challenges us all, young and old, to understand how our world came into being.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Southwark
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Richard Dawkins: An Argument for Atheism
Come along for honey sales, candle rolling and the opportunity to see an observation hive with the bees!
 10am to 5:30pm
 
 Enfield
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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

An exhibition of Paddington Printshop Posters 1974-1990
Stir It Up - Paddington Printshop Posters 1974 -1990
event time 12pm to 5pm
 North Kensington
 Closes today
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
An immersive experience, travelling through a series of large scale projections that showcase the expanded space inside gemstones and map the blurring boundaries between nature and design.
VOID Dan Tobin Smith + The Experience Machine
event time Starts at 12am
 Closes today
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Bringing together seven of his rare works, six of which have never been seen in the UK, this exhibition explores how Bermejo drew inspiration from Netherlandish painting.
Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
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Through more than 80 paintings and prints, this exhibition reveals Vallotton’s body of work, including portraits, landscapes and satirical prints.
Félix Vallotton - Painter of Disquiet
event time 10am to 6pm
 Picadilly
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
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2019-09-22
This exhibition looks at how modern board games, educational toys, gambling and role-playing games reflect, inform and shape our understanding of economics and money.
Playing with Money: currency and games
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
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On display are 10 of the photographs taken by Capa during the assault on Omaha Beach, alongside personal accounts and objects related to Allied soldiers who landed that fateful day.
Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm
event time 10am to 6pm
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
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Fantasy and folly take centre stage in a spellbinding exhibition of more than 80 fans, on display for the first time in the UK...
The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection
event time 12pm to 5pm
 Greenwich
 Closing soon Sun, 29th Sep
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See remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs.
Expeditions and Endeavours
event time 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Closing soon Tue, 1st Oct
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The design of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion is made by arranging slates to create a single canopy roof that appears to emerge from the ground of the surrounding Park.
Serpentine Pavilion 2019 by Junya Ishigami
event time 10am to 6pm
 Paddington
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Oct
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The Ship of Tolerance is dedicated to connecting children from different cultures and identities and giving them voice through the universal language of art.
The Ship of Tolerance
event time All Day
 Southwark
 Closing soon Sun, 6th Oct
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 More Exhibitions   Theatre Plays 

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular events in London today

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Barbican
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Hidden under a road bridge can be found the remains of a medieval monastery.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Wimbledon
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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
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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
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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

04:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
05:15pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
06:45pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
07:30pmSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
09:00amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
09:45amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river
11:00amSailing Barge Lady DaphneUp river
11:45amSailing Barge Lady DaphneDown river