London Events Happening in August 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.


Sunday, 31st Aug

All DayBBC Antiques Roadshow filming (Walthamstow)
F Get your nick knack valued by the TV experts who are filming in Waltham Forest.
All DayLittle Germany, Stratford and East London 1914 (Stratford)
F An exhibition about the Germans living in Stratford who were imprisoned during WW1.
10:00 AM Local History & Steaming Day (Abbey Wood)
This event will focus mainly on the industrial history of the Crossness Engines Trust.
(Cost: £6)
10:30 AMThe Big Thames Tidy (Southwark)
F Volunteers are invited to give the River Thames a final sweep for unsightly litter to coincide with the kick off of Totally Thames.
12:00 PM Bexley Donkey Derby & Summer Fayre (Bexleyheath)
Annual charity and community day with donkey races, funfair, farmers and artisan market.
(Cost: £1)
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.
2:00 PMSt Augustine's Tower Open Day (Hackney)
F Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
3:00 PMSmithfield Walking Tour (Poplar)
B Take a stroll through medieval and Tudor Smithfield and explore scenes of executions, plague and bodysnatching
(Cost: £10)