Things to do in London in August 2019

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Events in London in August 2019

The IanVisits guide to Augusts unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Thursday 1st Aug

Monthly late night opening at the modernist HQ of the ancient Royal College Of Physicians.
 5:30pm to 8pm
 
 Camden
2019-08-01
2019-08-01
Museum Lates at the Royal College Of Physicians

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Friday 2nd Aug

The Archbishop's garden is open for a few hours each month between April and September.
 12pm to 3pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
Monthly opening of Lambeth Palace Garden
Ruth Selman, Principal Early Modern Records Specialist, will explore the wills left by musical luminaries including Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel, between the 16th and 18th centuries.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-08-02
2019-08-02
Composing Wills: Legacies of Early Modern Musicians
Explore American nuclear testing and protest, and the meanings of the Mayflower, 1620-2020
 12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-08-02
2019-08-02

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Saturday 3rd Aug

Come along and meet the firefighters at our open day.
 11am to 3pm
 
 Bethnal Green
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
Bethnal Green fire station open day 2019
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
This guided walk will tell the story of these lost and often long-forgotten graveyards, taking in a circular route around Southwark and finishing up back at Southwark Cathedral.
 1pm to 2:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-03
2019-08-03
Southwark's Lost Burial Grounds

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Sunday 4th Aug

Occasional open day at the heritage windmill in Croydon.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Croydon
2019-08-04
2019-08-04
Shirley Windmill open day
Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
2019-08-04
2019-08-04
Gatton Park monthly open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-04
2019-08-04

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Wednesday 7th Aug

Author Chris Naunton describes the quest for the great ‘missing’ tombs – those we know existed, but which have not yet been identified
 6:30pm to :
 
 Hampstead
2019-08-07
2019-08-07
Chris Naunton - Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

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Thursday 8th Aug

This Thursday, at around 11:35am marks the 50th anniversary of the famous photo session of the Beetles walking over the zebra crossing.
 11:35am to :
 
 St John's Wood
2019-08-08
2019-08-08
The Beatles' Abbey Road 50th Anniversary
Four late night openings of the Cathedral for visitors.
 5pm to 6pm
 
 City of London
2019-08-08
2019-08-08
Summer Lates at St Paul's Cathedral

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Friday 9th Aug

This talk by Overseas Records Specialist Dr Juliette Desplat will look beyond hero worship, at lesser known aspects of Lawrence’s war – and some of his failures.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-08-09
2019-08-09
Lawrence, of Arabia and Beyond

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Saturday 10th Aug

Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-08-10
2019-08-10
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Discover how Edward Johnston, the man behind London Underground’s typeface and the iconic roundel, changed passenger journeys forever.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-08-10
2019-08-10
Johnston Journeys tour
See a collection of steam traction engines big and small on display and moving around North Weald station. Steam and Diesel train services too
 All Day
 
2019-08-10
2019-08-10
Vintage Steam Weekend

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Sunday 11th Aug

Open day at a restored and working water mill.
 2pm to 5pm
 
2019-08-11
2019-08-11
Monthly open day at Cobham Mill
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-08-11
2019-08-11
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
See a collection of steam traction engines big and small on display and moving around North Weald station. Steam and Diesel train services too
 All Day
 
2019-08-11
2019-08-11
Vintage Steam Weekend

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Monday 12th Aug

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the year.
 tba
 
2019-08-12
2019-08-12
Join world-renowned Leonardo da Vinci expert, Martin Kemp, for a discussion of his 50-year relationship with the work of the most famous artist of all time.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-08-12
2019-08-12

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Tuesday 13th Aug

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the year.
 tba
 
2019-08-13
2019-08-13
Speakers include Jacqueline Riding, historian for Mike Leigh’s film Peterloo, and George Hay, records specialist at The National Archives.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2019-08-13
2019-08-13
The Peterloo Massacre at 200

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Wednesday 14th Aug

Paul Wood (author of the bestselling London’s Street Trees) takes us on six forest trails that lead from London’s edgelands to the centre.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Hampstead
2019-08-14
2019-08-14
Paul Wood - London is a Forest

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Thursday 15th Aug

A chance to go into the normally private gardens in the medieval monastery by the Barbican
 5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-08-15
2019-08-15
Monthly opening of the Charterhouse's gardens
Join George Hoyle in Southwark Cathedral and learn about brewing, it’s history in Southwark, and the links with the Cathedral.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-15
2019-08-15
Beer in Southwark- Exploring the Historic Brewery Connections of the Cathedral
Four late night openings of the Cathedral for visitors.
 5pm to 6pm
 
 City of London
2019-08-15
2019-08-15
Summer Lates at St Paul's Cathedral
A talk by the author on a book about the UK's lighthouses
 6:30pm to :
 
 Hampstead
2019-08-15
2019-08-15
Tom Nancollas - Seashaken Houses
Join Professor Curry as she demonstrates the fascinating insights revealed by a project, now on the verge of completion, to create an online calendar of the rolls.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-08-15
2019-08-15
Writs of passage: medieval Anglo-French relations though the Gascon rolls

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Friday 16th Aug

A range of at least 15 different rums to taste on board the replica Golden Hinde ship.
 6:30pm to 9pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-16
2019-08-16
National Rum Day Rum Tasting
Dagmar Hovestädt – Head of Press at the Stasi Records Archive – explores this controversial corner of history and just how the Stasi Archive manages its wealth of top secret material never meant for public eyes.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-08-16
2019-08-16
The legacy of secrecy: experiences from the Stasi Records Archive
Join us in The Regent’s Park for a moth talk and trapping session with expert Tim Freed.
 Starts at 8:45pm
 
 Camden
2019-08-16
2019-08-16
Dani Trew will speak about her role as Assistant Curator in the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department at the V&A, with particular responsibility for the Fashion Gallery.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-08-16
2019-08-16

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Saturday 17th Aug

Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-17
2019-08-17
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
2019-08-17
2019-08-17
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
This guided walk will tell the story of these lost and often long-forgotten graveyards, taking in a circular route around Southwark and finishing up back at Southwark Cathedral.
 1pm to 2:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-17
2019-08-17
Southwark's Lost Burial Grounds
Join us in The Regent’s Park for a moth talk and trapping session with expert Tim Freed.
 10am to 12pm
 
 Camden
2019-08-17
2019-08-17

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Top events in London on Sun 18th Aug 2019

Monthly tours of the City of London Cemetery & Crematorium
 Starts at 10am
 
 Manor Park
2019-08-18
2019-08-18
Cemetery heritage walks
Open day at one of the largest surviving historic estates in Surrey.
 1pm to 5pm
 
2019-08-18
2019-08-18
Titsey Place Gardens Open Day

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Tuesday 20th Aug

Tudor Allen returns to Finsbury Library to tell the fascinating story of the Italian Quarter in Holborn and Clerkenwell from the time of the first Italian settlers to the last days of the community in the late-20th Century.
 6pm to 7:15pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-08-20
2019-08-20
Little Italy – The Story of London’s Italian Quarter

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Wednesday 21st Aug

Let’s do the Time Warp again at an outdoor screening of the cult musical film starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.
 8:30pm to :
 
 Southwark
2019-08-21
2019-08-21
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Spend an evening taking photos of the Cathedral lit by candlelight.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Southwark
2019-08-21
2019-08-21
Summer Candlelit Photography Evening

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Thursday 22nd Aug

Four late night openings of the Cathedral for visitors.
 5pm to 6pm
 
 City of London
2019-08-22
2019-08-22
Summer Lates at St Paul's Cathedral

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Top events in London on Sat 24th Aug 2019

See historic vehicles and engineering collections, an array of signs and maps, as well as unusual and unexpected items from London’s rich transport past.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-08-24
2019-08-24
Monthly Depot Discovery tours

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Sunday 25th Aug

Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
2019-08-25
2019-08-25
Monthly open day at a site of an important railway wildlife reserve.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-08-25
2019-08-25
A rare opportunity to visit the Claremont's island by boat, full of mysterious hideaways and historical importance.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Esher
2019-08-25
2019-08-25
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
2019-08-25
2019-08-25
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
An opportunity to have a look at the buildings and engines, to take in the exhibition and learn something of the Victorian sewer system.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
2019-08-25
2019-08-25
Crossness Engines open day

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Bank Holiday Monday

Semi-regular days where they fire up a Victorian steam engine.
 12:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 South Tottenham
2019-08-26
2019-08-26
Open day at a Victorian steam pump
17th Century Renaissance walled gardens on the outskirts of Harefield Village, next to the beautiful medieval church of St Mary's and Anzac war cemetery.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Denham
2019-08-26
2019-08-26
Church Gardens open day
Over 150 stalls, children's activities, local craft, interactive demonstrations, farmers' market, etc.
 10:30am to 8pm
 
 Carshalton
2019-08-26
2019-08-26

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Tuesday 27th Aug

Visit three beautiful courtrooms and explore the building's extensive artwork collection.
 9:30am to 4:30pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-08-27
2019-08-27
Open Days at the Supreme Court

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Wednesday 28th Aug

Visit three beautiful courtrooms and explore the building's extensive artwork collection.
 9:30am to 4:30pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-08-28
2019-08-28
Open Days at the Supreme Court

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Thursday 29th Aug

Four late night openings of the Cathedral for visitors.
 5pm to 6pm
 
 City of London
2019-08-29
2019-08-29
Summer Lates at St Paul's Cathedral

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Saturday 31st Aug

Each open day will be individual to the station, but there will be a fire engine on display for everyone to have a good look at, and may be even get in!
 11am to 4pm
 
 Barkingside
2019-08-31
2019-08-31
Hainault fire station open day
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
 10:45am to 1pm
 
 Rickmansworth
2019-08-31
2019-08-31

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