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Weekday of Monday 30 November

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, November 30, 2020, In : November 


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What: Artemisia at The National Gallery When: Reopening from 2 December to 24 January 2021 Where: The National Gallery Sainsbury Wing, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN Tickets: Members see all exhibitions for free.  Standard admission £20 (Artemisia tickets include Gallery entry) Book here: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/artemisia "I will show Your Illustrious Lordship what a woman can do" In 17th-century Europe, at a time when women artists were not easil...


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Weekday of Tuesday 24 November

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, In : November 


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What: A Christmas Celebration filmed at St Albans Cathedral When: Thursday 10 December 2020, 7.30pm GMT Where: Online Ticket: £10 (with additional donation options available) Book here: https://www.rpo.co.uk/whats-on/eventdetail/1497/121/a-christmas-celebration-with-john-rutter We're delighted to share the news of this very special project which was filmed at the Cathedral last month. On Friday 23 October, we welcomed the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to the Cathedral to fil...


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Weekend of Friday 30 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, October 30, 2020, In : October 


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What: Medieval London Walk Explore the City of London in Medieval times Discover Medieval London Meet other adventurous souls Qualified London tour guide When: Sun, 1 Nov 2PM (3 TICKETS LEFT AS OF 30 OCT) Sun, 15 Nov 1PM Sun, 29 Nov 1PM On this guided walk we will look at how Londoners made their livings, how religion permeated their lives, and how they had to put up with some pretty strong smells.

The medieval past reverberates through to today. Names like Ironmonger Lane a...


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Weekday of Monday 26 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, October 26, 2020, In : October 


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What: MESMERIZED! #1 | Livestream + Physical
When: Tues, 27 October 2020. Doors open at 7:30 PM

‘To compel by fascination’. Discover some of the hottest emerging artists in town! MESMERIZED! is a monthly live night hosting some of the best up-and-coming artists, curated by YMX.

Live sets from Georgia Meek, Rebekah Fitch, Brioni & Louisa Maria.
Watch via a livestream or  as part of a small seated, socially distanced audience

Note: This is a 18+ show
Tickets: from £8-13
Where: P...


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Weekend of Friday 23 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, October 23, 2020, In : October 


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Halloween Themed Events What: Ghosts and Gallows Walk When: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 at 2 PM Discover the city's dark history… Retrace the final footsteps of the condemned, hear the curious case of the superstitious teenager and how ghosts from the civil war still haunt Fleet Street. Discover the city's dark history Meet other curious souls Qualified London Guide Suitable for all age groups. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: £12 adult / £10 chi...


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Weekday of Thursday 22 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, In : October 


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Greenwich Events What: C-O-N-T-A-C-T – A unique, socially distanced theatrical experience
When: until Sunday, 22 November, 2020 @ 4:30pm | 6:00pm | 7:30pm
A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive theatre experience.

After taking the streets of Paris and London by storm with sell-out performances, C-O-N-T-A-C-T now journeys north to the streets of Salford and Manchester.

Be...


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Weekday of Wednesday 21 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, In : October 


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Family-friendly Events & Activities What: Paddington Bear's London - A family-friendly virtual tour
When: 27-30 October 2020

Come and join our exciting exploration of Paddington Bear's London. During this 60 minute virtual tour we will visit sites from both blockbuster films such as Windsor Gardens, Mr Gruber's antiques shop and the Natural History Museum.

Hazel, your London tour guide, will share her top tips on the film locations and what there is to do there if you want to vi...


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Weekday of Tuesday 13 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, In : October 


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What: Chess Valley Challenge 2020 - October Challenge
Challenge yourself, friends and family to walk the 10 mile Chess Valley Way and raise funds for Hertfordshire Wildlife Trust on this sponsored walking event. When: Thursday 1 October 2020 - Saturday 31 October 2020 The challenge? To walk along the waymarked 10-mile Chess Valley Walk, between Rickmansworth and Chesham. Discover the beautiful River Chess, stroll through our stunning Frogmore Meadows Nature Reserve, explore...


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Weekday of Thursday 8 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, October 8, 2020, In : October 


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What: Greenwich London Walk
Come and see some of the finest and most important buildings in England. Explore Greenwich’s magisterial and its seedy sides, and hear about its literary connections on this fascinating public walking tour. Greenwich was for centuries the ceremonial entrance to the capital from the river Thames. It was the site of one the most important Tudor palaces, and later of the Royal Naval Hospital where a collection of the greatest names in English archi...


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Weekend of Friday 2 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, October 2, 2020, In : October 


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What: Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined This immersive installation by contemporary artist Darren Waterston presents a detailed and decadent interpretation of James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famed Peacock Room, a sumptuous 19th-century interior. The Peacock Room – a sumptuous 19th-century dining room once housed just a stone's throw away from the V&A, and now installed at the Freer Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Cost: Free Wh...


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Weekday of Thursday 1 October

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, October 1, 2020, In : October 


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What: Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.

Built to Leighton’s precise requirements, the house was extended and embellished over the 30 years that...


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Weekday of Wednesday 16 September

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, In : September 


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What: Coq d’Argent
Coq d’Argent is a D&D London restaurant that serves classic French food in a spectacular rooftop setting at No.1 Poultry in the City of London. In addition to the main Restaurant, the Grill offers a more casual menu at lunchtime, while the outdoor terraces and gardens provide a verdant oasis in the heart of the Square Mile. D&D London stands for Des Gunewardena and David Loewi – our two founders – who led the buyout of Conran Restaurants in Septem...


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Weekday of Tuesday 15 September

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, In : September 


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What: Open House Festival 2020 When: Open House London 2020 will be 19 & 20 September, with additional events taking place until the 27 September Celebrate London's architectural wonders as Open House London throws open the doors of more than 800 buildings and spaces around the capital. Enjoy free access to buildings which are not usually open to public, private houses of the rich and famous, churches, museums, schools and offices, and join tours, guided walks and activitie...


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Weekday of Thursday 10 September

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, September 10, 2020, In : September 


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What: 14 Hills
14 Hills is a restaurant, bar and deli situated in the heart of London’s Square Mile. An all-day dining destination that transitions throughout the day: from the daytime grab and go deli, to lunches in the restaurant be it business or pleasure or after-work cocktails in the bar, before the sun sets on a sophisticated dinner in the restaurant. Head Chef, John Barber’s menu focuses on modern British cooking with a touch of French flair. Dishes include Tuna ...


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Weekday of Wednesday 9 September

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, In : September 


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What: Sea Life London
Which sea creatures do you love the most? Magnificent Sharks, colourful Clownfish or perhaps inquisitive Sea Turtles? Maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at SEA LIFE you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before. Many of our creatures are on the endangered list, have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild or have been ...


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Weekday of Tuesday 8 September

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, In : September 


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What: Illuminated River in 360 - Virtual Tour
Illuminated River is the first artistic and cohesive vision for the central Thames bridges, celebrating them as architectural, social and historical landmarks, and creating a symbolic link across the capital. Once complete, at 2.3 miles in length, along 4.5 nautical miles of the Thames, it will be the longest public art commission in the world, seen over 130 million times each year. Free and publicly accessible for all to enjoy, ...


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Weekday of Tuesday 25 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, In : August 


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What: Midnight Apothecary
Voted one of London’s best outdoor pop-up cocktail bars since 2012, we specialise in lovingly prepared seasonal botanical cocktails made by Midnight Apothecary founder Lottie Muir AKA The Cocktail Gardener. We built the garden in 2012 as an oasis where we invite you to cuddle up, watch the sunset surrounded by your friends, lovers and local wildlife. We use ingredients grown in our rooftop garden or foraged close by. The menu changes frequently ba...


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Weekday of Monday 24 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, August 24, 2020, In : August 


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What: Chelsea Physic Garden
Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London and houses around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible, and useful plants. The Garden’s location feels special and secret. It is nestled behind walls and positioned close to the River Thames. The ideal Thames location is no accident as back in 1673 the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries chose their Chelsea village site for its proximity to the river ...


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Weekend of Friday 14 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, August 14, 2020, In : August 


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What: Visit the Painted Hall in Greenwich The iconic Old Royal Naval College, part of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site, reopened on 13 July, once again offering public access to its buildings and expansive grounds. The magnificent Painted Hall, King William Undercroft and interpretation gallery are now open with limited tickets each day, so advanced booking is recommended. Cost: £11 Opening times: The grounds will be open daily from 7am-7pm, while The Paint...


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Weekday of Monday 10 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, August 10, 2020, In : August 


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What: UK Parliament’s free online talks Note: At the end of the talks, 15 minutes are available for you to ask questions. This is an online event and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams Live Events which you can access through your web browser. You do not need a Microsoft account to join the event. We will send full details of how to join the event online following registration.
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Weekday of Monday 27 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, July 27, 2020, In : July 


Flash Briefings
TATE GALLERIES
What & when: All four of our galleries are reopening today 27 July and you can now book a ticket to visit!

What’s new: To make sure we can open safely, all visitors will need to book a timed ticket online for both the free collections and the paid exhibitions.

Price: Free entry in galleries. Check their website for exhibits’ rates.

Become a member: Join as a Tate Member for a year of free entry to our shows.
Reopening FAQs: https://www.tate.org.uk/about-us/freque...


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Weekday of Thursday 23 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, July 23, 2020, In : July 


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ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST THE ROYAL MEWS, BUCKINGHAM PALACE What: Home to historic royal carriages and one of the finest working stables in existence. The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is responsible for all the road travel arrangements for The Queen and members of the Royal Family. When: Discover this living part of Britain's heritage, open from February to November each year. We will be welcoming visitors again from 23 July. Price: Adult - £13.00 / Combined visit to The Q...


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Weekday of Tuesday 21 July

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, In : July 


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The Barbican Centre Art Gallery and Conservatory are now open.
The Art Gallery will welcome visitors back with Masculinities: Liberation through Photography, a photography and film exhibit that explores the ways in which masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed.

In line with government guidelines, new safety measures will be in place and tickets will need to be booked online.
Who: Nick Adams, nick.adams@barbican.org.uk
Link: https://www.barbican.org.u...


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