The ianVisits guide to August's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.
Saturday 1st August
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
2pm to 5pm
Sunday 2nd August
Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
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
Wednesday 5th August
Join George Hoyle in Southwark Cathedral and learn about brewing, it’s history in Southwark, and the links with the Cathedral.
7pm to 8:30pm
Saturday 15th August
Monthly tour of the former Inland Revenue offices, now a artists workshop.
Starts at 1:15pm
Sunday 23rd August
Open days usually feature the restored engines in operation, a light railway trip, and walks around the Victorian buildings.
10:30am to 4pm
Sunday 30th August
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
10am to 4pm
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
2pm to 4:30pm