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Events in London in August 2018

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

Wednesday, 1st August

Join George Hoyle in Southwark Cathedral and learn about brewing, it’s history in Southwark, and the links with the Cathedral.  (Southwark)

Thursday, 2nd August

Discover truly remarkable – but surprisingly little known – collections, featuring everything from artworks to scarce anatomical preparations and ext (Camden)

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Friday, 3rd August

The large private garden of the Archbishop of Canterbury is open once a month in the summer. (Southwark)

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Saturday, 4th August

A wondrous old barn now filled with random heritage clutter -- go for the atmosphere than the objects themselves. (Upminster)

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine. (Tooting)

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Sunday, 5th August

A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment. (Southwark)

Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon. (Croydon)

Occasional open days at Capability Brown's Gatton Park landscaped 600 acres. (Reigate)

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Monday, 6th August

Learn about All Saints, the Parish Church of Fulham, and its fascinating connections with Fulham Palace. (Fulham)

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Tuesday, 7th August

This short talk explores eighteenth and nineteenth century infirmary and dietary records, providing insights into the challenges faced every day. (Clerkenwell)

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Thursday, 9th August

Moor Park Mansion is a Grade I listed Palladian mansion set within over 300 hundred acres in Hertfordshire. (Rickmansworth)

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Saturday, 11th August

London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition. (Clerkenwell)

Tours of the the only surviving windmill in inner London (Brixton)

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Wednesday, 15th August

This summer Southwark Cathedral would like to invite all amateur and professional photographers to spend an evening taking photos of the Cathedral lit by candlelight. (Southwark)

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Thursday, 16th August

The impact epidemics have continues well beyond the crisis itself: social, psychological and political. (Harley Street)

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Sunday, 19th August

The cemetery runs guided history and heritage walks every month throughout the summer.

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Wednesday, 22nd August

Discover fascinating stories of the brewing, selling and drinking of beer in London. (Clerkenwell)

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Thursday, 23rd August

Join Nathen Amin, author of The House of Beaufort, to find out more about this incredible chapter of England’s tumultuous history. (Southwark)

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Thursday, 30th August

Dr Barbara Bond will draw on The National Archives’ collection revealing the methods used to get maps to prisoners, the human stories behind these maps and the significance of this collection on historical military mapping.  (Richmond)

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Friday, 31st August

George Hoyle who is a folk performer, storyteller & music promoter will through song and storytelling bring to life these urban legends of Thames rituals, sacred rites, magic, myths and votive offerings to Father Thames. (Southwark)