Things to do in London in July 2021

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 1st July

Monthly late opening at the London Mithraeum for the Roman temple, and the ground floor art exhibition
10am to 8pm
 
Monthly late opening - Adam Dant: The Budge Row Bibliotheque
Come and say hello to the Soho team and find out a bit more about plans for the former EMD / Granada Cinema, plus various activities.
5pm to 7pm
 
Walthamstow
Soho Theatre in Walthamstow

Online events / webinars

This online panel discussion explores the story, myth and impact of Boudica, with reference to objects from across the Museum's collection.
6pm to 7pm
 
Boudica: the woman behind the myth
A presentation of research into the possible remains of an arch from the medieval London Bridge.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Virtual Walk to Nowhere: In Search of Old London Bridge
An online talk by Emma Smith about Shakespeare in the time of the plague.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Shakespeare, Plague, and the Present: An Online Talk by Emma Smith
Join Jordan Ellenberg as he reveals the hidden geometry underneath some of the most important problems we face.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Shape: The hidden geometry of absolutely everything
Simon Fowler shows how to find records of Holocaust victims, using his own family as an example.
7pm to 8pm
 
Researching Victims and Survivors of the Holocaust
Historian Geoff Brandwood investigates some of our most interesting heritage pubs, revealing many wonderful gems for you to explore.
7pm to 10pm
 
North and South, Victorian heritage in our pubs
Join illustrator Chris Riddell for a celebration of the classic book
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 

More London events on Thursday 1st July

Friday 2nd July

Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

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Saturday 3rd July

A note that a steam train will run through South London today - a chance to watch from the sidelines.
8:15am to 10:15pm
 
Steam train to run through Southwest London
Monthly opening of the museum dedicated to the life and work of the "lady with the lamp".
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Monthly opening of the Florence Nightingale Museum
This 2 acre garden is on the original site of Richmond Palace.
2pm to 5pm
 
Richmond
Visit a garden - Trumpeters' House & Sarah's Garden

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Sunday 4th July

Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall on the first Sunday of the month.
10am to 5pm
 
Greenwich
Monthly cheap entry to the Painted Hall
Monthly opening of the museum dedicated to the life and work of the "lady with the lamp".
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Monthly opening of the Florence Nightingale Museum
This vivacious little walled town garden is densely planted with over 50 species of sun-loving perennials
12pm to 6pm
 
Islington
Visit a garden - Southgate Road (Dalston)
Planting ranges from the lush greens of the courtyard to the frothy, bee-friendly plants of the main level to the espalier fruit trees and vegetables of the productive levels.
12pm to 5pm
 
Clapham
Visit a garden - Victoria Rise (Clapham)
A beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey.
1pm to 5pm
 
Reigate
Monthly open day at Gatton Park
There an air traffic alert of a flypast over Epping on Sunday afternoon.
1:50pm to 1:55pm
 
Tiny secluded space in charming peaceful cul-de-sac as featured on the TV series presented by Dee Hart Dyke and Miranda Hart, 'All Gardens Great and Small'.
2pm to 6pm
 
Winchmore Hill
Visit a garden - Wades Grove (Enfield)
Unexpected oasis off the Euston Road, overlooked on all sides by tall buildings.
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Euston
Visit a garden - Tonbridge House (Euston)
A mystical and secluded garden packed with take home ideas.
2pm to 6:30pm
 
Muswell Hill
Visit a garden - Springfield Avenue (Muswell Hill)
A row of historical railway cottages, tucked away from the bustle of Wood Green nr Alexandra Palace, takes the visitor back in time.
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Wood Green
Visit a garden - Railway Cottages (Alexandra Palace
Behind the early Victorian facades of Arlington Square and Arlington Avenue are 7 contrasting town gardens.
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Visit a garden - Arlington Square Gardens (Islignton)

Online events / webinars

Join Alex Langstone, author of "From Granite to Sea", to explore the breathtaking real locations of Cornish myth and legend
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Cornish Folklore and Mylth with Alex Langstone on Zoom

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Monday 5th July


Online events / webinars

A talk given by Dr Steven Runo on how his group’s research on parasitic plant biology can help manage food security in Africa.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 

More London events on Monday 5th July

Tuesday 6th July


Online events / webinars

In this online event, we’ll reveal our top tips for using Discovery, our online catalogue, where users can currently download 100 free records a month.
2pm to 3pm
 
Top level tips: Using Discovery
This lecture will consider Goldsworthy’s work in the context of Land Art as practised since the late 1970s by artists such as Robert Smithson in the USA and (in the UK) Richard Long.
2pm to 3pm
 
Online - The Landscape Art of Andy Goldsworthy
House & Garden gardens editor Clare Foster is in conversation with experts on growing cut flowers.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
The Cutting Garden
Architectural historian Joshua Mardell introduces the unsung Buckler dynasty of Gothic Revival architects and topographical draughtsmen.
7pm to 9pm
 
Gables and Fables: the Buckler Dynasty
Frightening lecture on how The Nazi Party believed that, through occult skills, the 'master race' could gain dominion over the world.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
The Nazis & The Occult - Zoom Lecture - Michael Fitzgerald

More London events on Tuesday 6th July

Wednesday 7th July

Weekly late night opening of Painshill park and gardens during June/July.
5:30pm to 9pm
 
Cobham
Painshill Lates

Online events / webinars

Expect tales from their new book, where they explore beautiful ingredient combinations, age-old tricks and techniques, curious kitchen tools, and clever ‘rainy day’ advice for cooking over fire.
1pm to :
 
Honey & Co talk about food
Join a panel of speakers and rediscover Leighton and one of the most iconic paintings of the Victorian era.
6pm to 7pm
 
Leighton Rediscovered: From Flaming June to new treaures
In this talk, John Chu will consider the transformative influence of Rubens’s landscapes on Gainsborough’s art, examining what he learned from his predecessor and why these paintings became such an important model.
7pm to 8pm
 
Landscapes by Gainsborough and Rubens

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Thursday 8th July

Hear more from guest speaker Tom Bolton, author of the two volume book London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide, and test your watery knowledge in a live quiz.
6:30pm to 9pm
 
Covent Garden
BBC journalist Steve Silk talks about his new book, The Great North Road.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Soho
The Great North Road  By Steve Silk

Online events / webinars

This is where the writers, the artists and the thinkers lived, worked, relaxed and created.
11am to 1pm
 
WALK: Fleet Street - The Print & the Press
How has TfL's Andy Byford steered 27,000 staff and 60,000 contractors through a global pandemic and how can London's transport bounce back?
1pm to 2pm
 
Urban Transport Next 07: London Calling
Join this webinar to hear how HS2 are investing now to ensure they have the skilled workforce in the future.
1pm to 2pm
 
HS2: A next generation workforce
Is it fair to describe Julia Agrippina as Rome's most powerful woman? And was she Rome's first true empress?
5pm to 6pm
 
Join David Abbink as he argues that robots and humans should work in partnership, not as a substitute for each other
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Symbiotic robot-worker relations
Join Viktor Wynd on Zoom for a Guided tour of his Cornish UnNatural History Museum - nestled within The National Maritime Museum Falmouth
7:30pm to 9pm
 
The  UnNatural History Museum - NMM Cornwall - Viktor Wynd's  Zoom Tour

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Friday 9th July

Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

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Saturday 10th July

A chance to get up close to a scale-model of the railway behind King's Cross
10am to 4pm
 
Islington
Copenhagen Fields model railway - Behind the Scenes
Watch the Covent Garden Piazza come to life with workshops and performances on the Royal Opera House Summer Stage.
12pm to 3:30pm
 
Covent Garden
ROH Summer Stage
The annual Whitecross Street Party is one of London’s unique outdoor events, with a creative mix of street arts, performances and community interaction
12pm to 6pm
 
Moorgate
Whitecross Street Party
The latest film by Frederick Wiseman – one of cinema’s greatest documentarians – reveals the labour involved in making, maintaining and improving a city for its citizens.
1pm to :
 
Barbican
Architecture on Film - City Hall

More London events on Saturday 10th July

Sunday 11th July

A chance to get up close to a scale-model of the railway behind King's Cross
10am to 4pm
 
Islington
Copenhagen Fields model railway - Behind the Scenes
The annual Whitecross Street Party is one of London’s unique outdoor events, with a creative mix of street arts, performances and community interaction
12pm to 6pm
 
Moorgate
CANCELLED - Whitecross Street Party
The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise all in one place.
12pm to :
 
Euston
Retro games fair
The skills of two artists created this pretty cottage style garden in a suburban setting.
1:30pm to 5:30pm
 
West Norwood
Visit a garden - Norwood Park Road (West Norwood)
Sunny, 120 foot S facing garden, planted for colour.
2pm to 6pm
 
East Finchley
Visit a garden - Twyford Avenue (East Finchley)

Online events / webinars

Susan Owens will discuss ghosts and her book ‘Ghosts a Cultural History’ in this zoom lecture
8pm to 10pm
 
The Cultural History of Ghosts - Susan Owens

More London events on Sunday 11th July

Monday 12th July


Online events / webinars

A statue celebrating the life and legacy of Street Cat Bob will be unveiled on Islington Green.
11:55am to 12:30pm
 
Street Cat Bob - statue unveiling
A fact-packed and inspirational talk exploring two of London’s most iconic cultural hubs, South Kensington and the Barbican.
5pm to 6:20pm
 
Collections Spotlight Talk: London’s Cultural Hubs
Hear about new research in the history of nursing, and find out why history is important for understanding nursing today.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
The Future of Nursing History: Race, Gender and Internationalism
Find out about HS2’s plans for the parkland and transport hub at Old Oak Common Station and feedback on these proposals.
6pm to 7pm
 
HS2 in Old Oak Common: Urban realm at Old Oak Common Station

More London events on Monday 12th July

Tuesday 13th July


Online events / webinars

Marking the diamond anniversary of the visit of Yuri Gagarin in 1961, City of London Guide Lester Hillman will explore the medieval and earlier astronomical heritage of the City
2pm to 3pm
 
Online : When the Lord Mayor Met the Man from Outer Space - Yuri Gagarin
Marking the diamond anniversary of the visit of Yuri Gagarin in 1961, City of London Guide Lester Hillman will explore the medieval and earlier astronomical heritage of the City
2pm to 3pm
 
Online : When the Lord Mayor Met the Man from Outer Space -60th Anniversary
Journalist and commentator Jo Glanville leads a panel to explore examples of hidden heritage from Turkey, Egypt and Iraq.
5pm to 6pm
 
Rediscover the lost opium dens of Limehouse with Dr Tom Bolton.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Limehouse: London's First Chinatown
A talk about the history of the Royal Horticultural Society.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
The RHS Collections at the Lindley Library
This talk explains the social background to the transformation of Spa tows, and its effect on urban architecture and planning.
6:30pm to :
 
Georgian Spa Towns
Join David Eagleman as he tells the inside story of our brains
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Livewired: The inside story of the ever-changing brain
Learn how honey is made, the ecological impact of bees and what they can teach us about maths, medicine and even architecture.
7pm to 8pm
 
Fantastic Bees and Where to Find Them

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Wednesday 14th July

A short procession in full ceremonial garb by the Worshipful Company of Vintners from their Livery Hall to the local church.
11:30am to :
 
City of London
Weekly late night opening of Painshill park and gardens during June/July.
5:30pm to 9pm
 
Cobham
Painshill Lates

Online events / webinars

Dr Phil Sterling will show how we can achieve abundant wildlife on verges and look after it at much lower cost compared with standard mowing.
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Borderlands: Road Verges as Highways for Wildlife
Find out about HS2’s plans for the parkland and transport hub at Old Oak Common Station and feedback on these proposals.
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
HS2 in Old Oak Common: Urban realm at Old Oak Common Station
Hear from London’s most creative architects, developers and planners about their ideas for the post-pandemic workplace.
5pm to 6pm
 
WRK/LDN: future office ideas, Powered by PechaKucha
Find out what connects horror star Lon Chaney and romantic novelist Elinor Glyn.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Horror and Romance - the many faces of Lon Chaney and Elinor Glyn

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Thursday 15th July


Online events / webinars

This webinar brings together key voices shaping the future of the Royal Docks.
10am to 11am
 
Community and identity: shaping the Royal Docks together
Explore a power struggle on a grand scale in this online event.
5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
Becket: Church and State
Experts discuss the drama, ceremony and pomp of the day.
6pm to :
 
A talk that explores the historical and modern-day development of vaccination comparing the first and only human disease eradicated by vaccination, smallpox, and today’s global challenge, COVID-19.
6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Smallpox to COVID: a comparison of vaccine development
Bestselling Tudor historian Nathen Amin looks at the myriad conspiracies and murky plots which sought to depose the Tudor usurper early in his reign
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: An online talk with Nathen Amin
Join the Science Museum and a panel of experts including Professor Chris Whitty who have been on the UK’s front line response to COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout.
7:30pm to 8:45pm
 

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Friday 16th July

Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

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Saturday 17th July

You are exhorted to visit your local independent purveyor of music and make purchases of physical storage media.
All Day
 
Record Store Day
Exploring the hidden churchyards and burial grounds in the heart of the City of London
12pm to 2pm
 
Barbican
The City Paveyards

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Sunday 18th July

You may see up to 50 hot air balloons flying over Central London at sunrise this morning.
6am to 10am
 
CANCELLED - Hot air balloons to fly over central London
Around 60 electric vehicles will drive from London's Southbank and from outside Parliament to Brighton
8am to :
 
Southwark
A hidden oasis full of surprises and built on several different levels.
10am to 6pm
 
Ealing
Visit a garden - York Road (Ealing)
A hidden oasis full of surprises and built on several different levels.
10am to 6pm
 
Ealing
Visit a garden - 38 York Road (Ealing)
The owner, who makes no secret of disregarding the rule book, describes this visual feast of intoxicating colours as Clapham meets Jamaica.
10am to 5pm
 
Clapham
Visit a garden - Turret Grove (Clapham)
A Free Chess Festival Taking Place at Trafalgar Square
11am to 6pm
 
ChessFest at Trafalgar Square
Independent record labels will take over Carnaby Street with a special selection of vinyl stalls from independent and emerging record labels.
12pm to 6pm
 
Soho North
Independent record label market

Online events / webinars

How occult thought and ideas influenced some of the most important and influential writers and poets of the past two centuries
8pm to 9:30pm
 
A Dark Muse - Writers & The Occult - Gary Lachman Zoom Lecture

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Monday 19th July

A tour to explore the history of the Palace's Victorian chapel.
11am to 12pm
 
Fulham
Challenging heritage environments: the chapel, Fulham Palace

Online events / webinars

Learn about the menus, some of the individual dishes served, and why George IV’s was the last official Coronation banquet to be held.
2pm to 3pm
 
Online: The Coronation Banquet of King George IV 1821

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Tuesday 20th July

The annual Household Division Beating Retreat performed as a musical spectactular.
Starts at 7:30pm
 
Whitehall
The Sword & Crown a Military Musical Spectacular

Online events / webinars

This lecture will be concerned only with the structure, the carapace of the royal chapel but the talk will emphasise the recent attempts to bring surviving chapels back to life.
1pm to 2pm
 
A talk about the early days of the London and Birmingham Railway right up to the modern days of the London Underground.
2pm to :
 
How the Growth of the Railway has Defined Modern Harrow
Join a panel of experts as they discuss the effects of the changing climate on biodiversity
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Age of extinction? How climate change causes biodiversity loss and what we can do about it

More London events on Tuesday 20th July

Wednesday 21st July

Weekly late night opening of Painshill park and gardens during June/July.
5:30pm to 9pm
 
Cobham
Painshill Lates
The annual Household Division Beating Retreat performed as a musical spectactular.
Starts at 7:30pm
 
Whitehall
The Sword & Crown a Military Musical Spectacular

Online events / webinars

Launch of London Design Capital, unveiling the key findings and updates from the research, and hear responses from industry experts.
10am to 11am
 
Marion Turner will discuss the historical context in which Chaucer wrote the tales and how his work connects with the world of pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas Becket.
5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
Chaucer: 'Telling Tales'
Learn about how Indian cinema sees London with film historian Kulraj Phullar
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Kabhi London: representations of London in Indian cinema
Learn about how Indian cinema sees London with film historian Kulraj Phullar
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Bollywood London: Representations of London in Indian cinema
Join writer, teacher and music enthusiast, Jeffrey Boakye, in conversation about his new book Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs

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Thursday 22nd July


Online events / webinars

This is where the writers, the artists and the thinkers lived, worked, relaxed and created.
11am to 1pm
 
REPEAT WALK: Fleet Street - The Print & the Press
This talk includes a brief history of the site, an update on the excavations and information on some of the artefacts recovered during the dig.
11:30am to 12:30pm
 
Archaeology of St James' burial ground
A lunchtime lecture drawing parallels between the current worldwide pandemic and the historic basis of the famous fable of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
12:30pm to :
 
The Pied Piper of Hamelin: 13th Century Best Practice in a Public Health Crisis
Join some of the exhibition creators and scientists to hear how they became honorary Magizoologists, studying both real and magical creatures to see the similarities between the natural world and mythology.
1pm to 2pm
 
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature – Behind the Exhibition
Join Alice Bell as she explores the history of climate change science and the research that can lead to a sustainable future.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Lessons from plants
Eleanor Tirtasana Chubb - leading tortoise conservationist, keeper and breeder discusses the European History of Pet Tortoises
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Tortoise Keeping in Europe - a Brief History
Join author Axel Scheffler in conversation with Joseph Coehlo as they take a peek at some of the teeniest, weeniest books out there, both old and contemporary.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
The Magnificent World of Miniature Books with Axel Scheffler and Joseph Coelho
Join acclaimed performer Robert Lloyd Parry as he brings to life the beloved ghost stories of M.R. James.
9pm to 10:30pm
 
M.R. James Fireside  Ghost Stories with Robert Lloyd Parry, Live on Zoom

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Friday 23rd July

Join Zack White and Marcus Cribb as they discuss the popular myths and ideas that have grown up around the Battle of Salamanca.
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
Battle of Salamanca: Wellington’s Finest Hour?
A walking boat will be in the Thames around Battersea - and yes, it's art.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Battersea
Walking boat demonstration

Online events / webinars

In this talk, you will meet ordinary people at the extreme lower strata of Victorian society.
2pm to 3pm
 
In Their Own Write: The Testimony of the Victorian English and Welsh Poor

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Saturday 24th July


Online events / webinars

A deathly peek into one of the most extensive museum collections to learn about all things...death related.
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Death in the British Museum

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Sunday 25th July

You may see up to 50 hot air balloons flying over Central London at sunrise this morning.
6am to 10am
 
CANCELLED - Hot air balloons to fly over central London
See the victorian steam pumping engine in action.
11am to 5pm
 
South Tottenham
Over 60 traders, bringing, 20th Century furniture, salvaged French homeware, vintage clothes, curiosities & collectables, kitschenalia, reclaimed industrial fixtures / electricals / lighting, and unexpected oddities.
11am to 6pm
 
Peckham
Peckham Salvage Yard
Bird friendly colour filled town garden with interesting nooks and crannies - and a model railway.
11am to 4pm
 
Barkingside
Visit a garden - Ashurst Drive (Barkingside)
Wildlife pond surrounded by bamboo & rodgersia, opens out to spectacularly colourful deep herbaceous beds.
1:30pm to 5:30pm
 
Golders Green
Visit a garden - Willifield Way (Golders Green)
New Chamomile lawn and newly finished Arabic style watercourse, complete a 10 year development of this Plantsman's hillside paradise garden.
2pm to 6pm
 
Cricklewood
Visit a garden - Tanfield Avenue (Neasden)
Come and see the transformation of the two-acre garden (with rose garden, woodland walk, 2 ponds and walled garden) with a glass of wine and the sound of a live band.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Dulwich
Sunset Soiree at Bell House gardens

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Monday 26th July


Online events / webinars

This talk locates the female voice by analysing gendered identities in social and political drama in colonial Calcutta.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
 Arguing for a Feminine Space: People's Theatre in Calcutta 1940-60

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Tuesday 27th July


Online events / webinars

In this talk, Sarah Goldsmith will explore why Grand Tourists risked the dangers of travel in 18th-century Europe.
6:30pm to :
 
Making Men: Rethinking the Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour

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Wednesday 28th July

Hidden away behind the high walls of a medieval monastery is a large garden, which will be open three evenings in 2021.
5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Clerkenwell
Open gardens at The Charterhouse

Online events / webinars

Join NLA and discover one of north London’s most exciting destinations and central London’s largest regeneration project.
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
New London Architecture Walking Tour –  King's Cross St Pancras
How different women coped with life in the Square Mile over the centuries.
2pm to 3pm
 
Online: Women in the City
A conversation to shape the future of the Camden Highline - a park in the sky.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Camden Highline Town Hall

More London events on Wednesday 28th July

Thursday 29th July

A talk to explore both the Camden Highline and Bankside's Low Line as projects reusing railway infrastructure.
1:15pm to 2pm
 
Railway Infrastructure: Dawn of a New Era?

Online events / webinars

A discussion about the nursing student experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Nursing a Pandemic: The Future of Nursing
This talk will give a unique opportunity to see in more detail how a construction project of the scale such as HS2 has been managed and progressed.
6pm to 7pm
 
HS2 Virtual Site Visit – East West Rail Overbridge
An in-depth conversation about all things bodysnatching with Suzie Lennox, author of Bodysnatchers: Diggin Up the Untold Stories of Britain’s Resurrection Men.
6pm to 7pm
 
Everything You Wanted to Know about Bodysnatching but Where Afraid to Ask
Thorney Island Society Member Michael Marriott will talk us around the back streets of Thorney Island, Westminster.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Caring for the Poor & Vulnerable on Thorney Island
Beneath the streets of the contemporary city lie the ghosts of previous Londons including Saxon Lundenwic and Norman Londonburgh.
7pm to 9pm
 
Constructing Medieval London
Join designer Harris Elliott for a discussion of the upcycled 'Le Tings' Scandal bags, made from rice bags sourced from West Africa, encompassing stories of identity and culture.
7pm to 8pm
 
Scandalous Bags: 'Le Tings'

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Friday 30th July

Speaker Steve Ladd, who will share his experiences in the US Air Force flying the F-4 Phantom and A-10 Warthog.
11am to 12pm
 
Stanmore
Memoirs of a Cold War USAF Fighter Pilot
Join Robert Fleming as he traces the development and service of King Edward’s Horse (The King’s Overseas Dominions Regiment).
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
All the King’s Horses and Men

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Saturday 31st July

Churches across the City of London will ring the bells in a festival of church bells.
9:20am to 5pm
 
Church bells to ring out across the City of London
Historical re-enactors will be setting up camp on the forecourt at the British Museum, offering you the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of early Roman Britain.
11am to 4pm
 
Russell Square
Meet the Romans
A walking boat will be in the Thames around Battersea - and yes, it's art.
12pm to 1pm
 
Battersea
Walking boat demonstration
Exploring the hidden churchyards and burial grounds in the heart of the City of London
12pm to 2pm
 
Barbican
The City Paveyards
Occasional open day at a railway cutting nature reserve in Forest Hill.
1pm to 4pm
 
Forest Hill
Monthly open day at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve
A talk about the history of rum in the Royal Navy, with drink tasting on HMS Belfast.
6pm to 8pm
 
Southwark
Rum talk and drinks on HMS Belfast

Online events / webinars

Jeremy Konsbruck, a military historian, joins us on Zoom to tell us about conscription and tribunals in WW1.
10:30am to 11:30am
 

More London events on Saturday 31st July

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