Things to do in London in August 2018

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Events in London in August 2018

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


Tuesday, 21st August

How three delicate glass springs revealed the global extension of nineteenth century capitalism through the repeal of the Corn Laws. (Picadilly)
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A one-night only exhibition of images exploring the state of undress.  (Hackney)
2018-08-21
Sir Peter Crane will give an overview of the evolution of flowers in the age of the dinosaurs and Louise Yates will talk about how we are bringing this story to life. (Upper Norwood)
2018-08-21

Wednesday, 22nd August

Discover fascinating stories of the brewing, selling and drinking of beer in London. (Clerkenwell)
2018-08-22

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Thursday, 23rd August

Explore the brand new telescope facility at the Royal Observatory and see some of the spectacular images taken.  (Greenwich)
2018-08-23

This talk will assess the role played by Lord Fairfax, the commander-in-chief of the New Model Army, in securing victory for Parliament in the South-East of England during the Second Civil War. (Richmond)
2018-08-23

In this talk Adam Tooze will talk about his new book, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World. (Holborn)
2018-08-23
This talk features the stories of three surprising historic operations on the chest, kidneys and ovaries from the pre-antiseptic age (Southwark)
2018-08-23

Join Nathen Amin, author of The House of Beaufort, to find out more about this incredible chapter of England’s tumultuous history. (Southwark)
2018-08-23

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Friday, 24th August

Andrew Breer will discuss the development of British artillery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Chelsea)
2018-08-24

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Saturday, 25th August

Each day features a 5 hour airshow, 2 hours of motoring demonstrations, car club displays and a Military Zone (Weybridge)
2018-08-25
Each open day will be individual to the station, but there will a fire engine on display for everyone to have a good look at, and may be even get in. (Whitechapel)
2018-08-25
A two day festival to mark the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Markets. (Barbican)
2018-08-25

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Sunday, 26th August

Each day features a 5 hour airshow, 2 hours of motoring demonstrations, car club displays and a Military Zone (Weybridge)
2018-08-26
Are you a big Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings fan? Maybe you like the idea of owning your own hand carved walking stick or staff? (Broxbourne)
2018-08-26
Take a Routemaster bus for a tour around the capital, following in the footsteps of some of the major players in the suffrage movement. (Barbican)
2018-08-26
A two-day celebration of the food and drink produced in and around Enfield and the people that make it. (Enfield Town)
2018-08-26
A two day festival to mark the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Markets. (Barbican)
2018-08-26

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Monday, 27th August

A two-day celebration of the food and drink produced in and around Enfield and the people that make it. (Enfield Town)
2018-08-27
Allotment tours, food for sale, honey, and perennial flowers. (Finchley)
2018-08-27

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Tuesday, 28th August

Free copies of the Mr Men books will be handed out to encourage more reading opportunities for children of all backgrounds. (Southwark)
2018-08-28

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Wednesday, 29th August

Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series. (Russell Square)
2018-08-29

Meet unicyclists, magicians, clowns, stilt walkers and mime artists as you go behind the scenes to uncover the technical skill and scientific know-how that creates the thrill of a day at the circus. (South Kensington)
2018-08-29

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Thursday, 30th August

A comic book themed late opening, featuring live artist demos, workshops and a prize for the best dressed. (Camden)
2018-08-30

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)
2018-08-30

A suitably 18th-century evening sampling a range of 6 premium gins. (Holborn)
2018-08-30

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Friday, 31st August

Author Gavin Mortimer discusses the history of the Special Boat Squadron. (Chelsea)
2018-08-31

Black and Asian histories are a vital part of Britain’s fabric, and they will be celebrated in this late opening of the V&A. (South Kensington)
2018-08-31

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)
2018-08-31