London Events Happening in July 2014

Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London.


F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.

 

Friday, 25th Jul

All DayHyper Japan
A three-day show displaying Japanese food and culture.
(Cost: tba)
9:00 AMConsumed by war: physicians and the First World War (Camden)
F Consumed by war: physicians and the First World War A new display exploring the experiences of doctors and the British Red Cross, 1914–18.
11:00 AMRoyal Marines parade through the City of London
F A marathon and parade by the Royal Marines to mark their 350th anniversary.
6:30 PMDr Johnson's Georgian Jamboree with Historic Punch (Fleet Street)
B An Evening of 18th-Century junketing, in aid of Dr Johnson’s House: featuring guest speakers Dr. Jonathan Foyle and Mr. Lars Tharp.
(Cost: £25)

 

Saturday, 26th Jul

All DayHyper Japan
A three-day show displaying Japanese food and culture.
(Cost: tba)
10:00 AMStar Wars Charity Convention
Come and meet actors from the first six Star Wars movies.
(Cost: £5)
12:00 PMGreat Welling Charity Beer Festival
Over 30 real ales and ciders, mainly locally produced, live music all weekend, food, games.
(Cost: £3 for the commemorative glass.)
2:00 PMThe Lion's Roar (Picadilly)
B A walking tour around the Green Park and Hyde Park Corner war memorials, especial the commonwealth monuments,
(Cost: £10)
5:00 PMWalking Tours: Occult London (Bloomsbury)
B London’s secret occult history comes alive as you traipse the cobblestone streets of the West End,
(Cost: £10)

 

Sunday, 27th Jul

All DayHyper Japan
A three-day show displaying Japanese food and culture.
(Cost: tba)
12:00 PMGreat Welling Charity Beer Festival
Over 30 real ales and ciders, mainly locally produced, live music all weekend, food, games.
(Cost: £3 for the commemorative glass.)
1:00 PMOpen Afternoon at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve (Forest Hill)
F A nature reserve along a railway cutting open for a few hours a month.

 

Monday, 28th Jul

9:00 AMConsumed by war: physicians and the First World War (Camden)
F Consumed by war: physicians and the First World War A new display exploring the experiences of doctors and the British Red Cross, 1914–18.

 

Tuesday, 29th Jul

6:00 PMPhilip Astley, Circus Showman - From Westminster Bridge to the World (Cheapside, City of London)
B Mike Rendell discusses the 18th-century entrepreneur Philip Astley, called the founder of the modern circus.
(Cost: £5.95)

 

Wednesday, 30th Jul

6:20 PMGhostsigns Walking Tour (Stoke Newington)
B Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington, taking in some of London’s best ghostsigns
(Cost: £12.50)
6:45 PMScience Museum Lates (South Kensington)
F Monthly late night adults only opening at the Science Museum.
7:00 PM‘London Irish Fictions’ with John Healy and Tony Murray (Islington)
F A talk by the author of a book studying the literature of the Irish in London.

 

Thursday, 31st Jul

tbaGin Tasting (Chiswick)
B A lecture on the history of, and a tasting of gin.
(Cost: £20)
6:00 PMClerkenwell pubs and breweries walk (Farringdon)
B A walk around the streets of Clerkenwell to look at the many pubs, breweries and distilleries that sprung up
(Cost: £8)
6:30 PMJuly Late: 2 Willow Road, 1939 (Hampstead)
B Discover the stylish spaces of 2 Willow Road, home of architect Ernö Goldfinger and his artist wife, Ursula, at this intimate after hours event,
(Cost: £9)
7:45 PMDr Jacqueline Simpson: The Folklore of Discworld (Liverpool Street)
B Take a trip to Discworld with award-winning author Dr Jacqueline Simpson.
(Cost: £3)