Things to do in London in July 2020

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The ianVisits guide to July's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Thursday 2nd July

In this talk, Lara Maiklem takes us on a journey across miles of the Thames’ muddy shores relaying her stories of objects lost and found and the role they play in unearthing evidence of England’s captivating, if sometimes murky, history.
 7pm to :
Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames

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Saturday 4th July

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm

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Sunday 5th July

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
 All Day
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
The event will showcase some of the historic bikes in the Museum collection, many of which will be demonstrated by the Brooklands Motorcycle Team.
 10am to 5pm
The Brooklands Motorcycle Show
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
Monthly open day at Gatton Park, the core 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
Gatton Park's monthly open day

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Monday 6th July

A lecture about the near dam collapse and the efforts to prevent it happening.
 2pm to 7:45pm
The Toddbrook Reservoir Incident

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Tuesday 7th July

The Royal Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula held its first service 500 years ago and belies a history of the site that has been over 1000 years in the making.
 7pm to :
 Tower Hill

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Saturday 11th July

Go to the top of a restored Grade II listed water tower that was formerly located close to St Pancras mainline station.
 10am to 4pm
 Kings Cross
Open Days at St Pancras Waterpoint

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Sunday 12th July

Monthly opening of the only surviving fully working watermill in Surrey.
 2pm to 5pm
Monthly open day at Cobham Mill

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Thursday 16th July

Owen Hatherley takes us on a subterranean expedition investigating the design aesthetics behind fifteen Metro networks built across the Soviet Union between the 1930s and 1980s.
 7pm to :
Soviet Metro Stations

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Saturday 18th July

Monthly tour of the former Inland Revenue offices, now a artists workshop.
 Starts at 1:15pm
Somerset House Studios Tours

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Sunday 19th July

The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise all in one place.
 Starts at 12pm
 Retro games fair

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Tuesday 21st July

As far-right violence grows in both volume and visibility globally, this symposium takes a close look at its core aspects.
 1pm to 5pm
 St James
Terror from the right: forms, function and future

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Saturday 25th July

Occasional open day of the eclectically designed home of artist, Stephen Wright.
 10am to 5pm
 East Dulwich
Open day at the House of Dreams
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
 1pm to 4pm
 Forest Hill
Monthly open day at Dacres Wood nature reserve

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Sunday 26th July

A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 Enfield Town
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
Open days usually feature the restored engines in operation, a light railway trip, and walks around the Victorian buildings.
 10:30am to 4pm
 Abbey Wood
Open day and steaming at the Crossness pumping station
Open day at the restored Victorian steam powered pumping station, with the machine running regularly throughout the day.
 11am to 5pm
 South Tottenham
Victorian steam engine - steaming day
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm

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Friday 31st July

Part of the Earth: Urgent Histories Eco-Festival this talk and document viewing will look at the complex environmental story of the growth of London.
 2pm to 3:30pm
A Monster Soup?

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