Things to do in London in July 2019

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Events in London in July 2019

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


Top events in London Today

An evening of exhibitions, experiments, lectures, tours and family-friendly workshops exploring elements across art, history and science at Burlington House.
 6pm to 10pm
 
 Picadilly
2019-07-19
2019-07-19
Author Paul Baker joins former Music Hall superstar Ida Barr (the comedy creation of Christopher Green) and her special guests for an evening of conversation and fun celebrating Polari, the camp language of gay men.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-07-19
2019-07-19
Discover the secrets that lie behind, or rather underneath, the Charterhouse.
 10:30am to 12pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-07-19
2019-07-19
Crossrail and the Charterhouse Tour

More London events on Friday 19th Jul

Top events in London on Saturday

Watch a tall tower built in Guildhall Yard on Saturday, and demolished on Sunday
 11am to 6pm
 
 City of London
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
The People's Tower
Annual show that was more country fair and is now a general music and beer fest.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Herne Hill
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
Chance to go up on a roof in the center of London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Soho North
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
Open Rooftops: Carnaby Roof
A weekend of events at "Europe's largest Japanese food hall" to mark it's 1st birthday.
 10am to 10pm
 
 Shepherds Bush
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
Ichiba's 1st Birthday Festival
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
Annual open weekend to show off the excavated remains of a Roman bathhouse.
 11am to 4pm
 
 St Mary Cray
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
Annual open weekend of a Roman Bathhouse
A note that a steam train will leave Waterloo Station in the morning, returning in the evening.
 All Day
 
 Southwark
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
Open day to visit the garden overlooking Bank in the City of London.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Bow
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
Open Rooftops: Coq d'Argent Restaurant & Bar
A street party down Frith Street to mark the birthday of the famous Jazz Club.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Soho
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
Ronnie Scott's 60th anniversary street party
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

More London events on Saturday 20th Jul

Top events in London on Sunday

Watch a tall tower built in Guildhall Yard on Saturday, and demolished on Sunday
 11:30am to 2pm
 
 City of London
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
The People's Tower
Annual show that was more country fair and is now a general music and beer fest.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Herne Hill
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
A range of events at Crystal Palace, which includes tours of the Victorian subway.
 11am to 2pm
 
 Upper Norwood
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Crystal Palace Subway tours
Chance to go up on a roof in the center of London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Soho North
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Open Rooftops: Carnaby Roof
A chahar-bagh (four-part) garden delineated by a central fountain, and channels of water, on the roof opposite the V&A Museum.
 3pm to 5:30pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Open Rooftops: Ismaili Centre
A weekend of events at "Europe's largest Japanese food hall" to mark it's 1st birthday.
 11:30am to 9pm
 
 Shepherds Bush
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Ichiba's 1st Birthday Festival
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!
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Shadwell fire station open day
Go up to the 14th floor, where they have an outdoor running track.
 1pm to 5pm
 
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Open Rooftops: White Collar Factory
Annual open day including catacomb tours. Get there early as the catacomb tours (£5) tend to sell out very quickly.
 11am to 5pm
 
 West Brompton
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Annual Open Day at Brompton Cemetery
Watch the Italian church's annual procession, and buy typical Italian products from different gastronomic stands.
 3:30pm to :
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Annual open weekend to show off the excavated remains of a Roman bathhouse.
 11am to 4pm
 
 St Mary Cray
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Annual open weekend of a Roman Bathhouse
Open day to visit the garden overlooking Bank in the City of London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Bow
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Open Rooftops: Coq d'Argent Restaurant & Bar
Monthly tours of the City of London Cemetery & Crematorium
 Starts at 10am
 
 Manor Park
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Cemetery heritage walks
The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise.
 Starts at 12pm
 
 Euston
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Retro games fair
Open day at one of the largest surviving historic estates in Surrey.
 1pm to 5pm
 
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Titsey Place Gardens Open Day
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
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Crossness Engines open day

More London events on Sunday 21st Jul

Tuesday 23rd Jul

A screening and talk about the cult classic sci-fi movie
 7pm to :
 
 Homerton
2019-07-23
2019-07-23
Forbidden Planet +Talk: Inviting Worlds
LGBTQ+ people have often gravitated towards libraries in search of self and community, but why? What does it mean to be queer in the library?
 7:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-07-23
2019-07-23
The man behind the conical bustier: Jean Paul Gaultier reflects on his decades at the forefront of fashion and latest creation Fashion Freak Show in conversation with TV presenter Anita Rani.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-23
2019-07-23
Jean Paul Gaultier in Conversation
A talk by City of London Guide Julian Romain
 6:30pm to :
 
 Whitechapel
2019-07-23
2019-07-23

More London events on Tuesday 23rd Jul

Wednesday 24th Jul

Don’t feed the plants… Just sit back and relax at this outdoor screening of the creepy musical film starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene.
 9:15pm to :
 
 Southwark
2019-07-24
2019-07-24
Outdoor screening - Little Shop of Horrors
Get hands on with the hidden treasures of Fulham Palace's collection.
 11am to 12pm
 
 Fulham
2019-07-24
2019-07-24
Fulham Palace: behind the scenes: handling the museum collections

More London events on Wednesday 24th Jul

Thursday 25th Jul

Hear the best in new classical and experimental music to the City skyline for two free events.
 6pm to 9pm
 
2019-07-25
2019-07-25
Nonclassical in Sky Gardens
In this illustrated talk, Palin will recall the last days of the USSR, and his time spent there.
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-07-25
2019-07-25
Michael Palin: Pole to Pole and the Last Days of the USSR

More London events on Thursday 25th Jul

Friday 26th Jul

An evening of contemporary and classic film shorts inspired by the Moon—and the universe beyond.
 7pm to 8:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-07-26
2019-07-26
London Short Film Festival presents Astro Shorts

More London events on Friday 26th Jul

Saturday 27th Jul

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
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
Monthly open day at the Dacres Wood nature reserve
Dr Jackie Hall is offering a tour of the Cathedral, using recent research undertaken by her as Southwark Cathedral Archaeologist as her starting point.
 1pm to 2:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
An Archaeological Tour of Southwark Cathedral with Jackie Hall
A special close-up look at the Transport Museum’s poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
Art and poster store tours
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
2019-07-27
2019-07-27
Monthly Depot Discovery tours

More London events on Saturday 27th Jul

Sunday 28th Jul

Take part in a creative workshop, talk to our artists and production team, get a closer look at our set designs, and try conducting the City of London Sinfonia.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Kensington
2019-07-28
2019-07-28
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!
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Streatham
2019-07-28
2019-07-28
Norbury fire station open day
Semi-regular days where they fire up a Victorian steam engine.
 12:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 South Tottenham
2019-07-28
2019-07-28
Open day at a Victorian steam pump
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
2019-07-28
2019-07-28
Monthly open day at a site of an important railway wildlife reserve.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-07-28
2019-07-28
Revisit some of your favourites such as The Poddington Peas and Bodger & Badger, with special guests.
 3pm to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-28
2019-07-28
90s Kids’ Shows
£5.00
Annual chance to go down inside a Victorian Ice Well.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Islington
2019-07-28
2019-07-28
Ice Sunday
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
2019-07-28
2019-07-28
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum

More London events on Sunday 28th Jul

Monday 29th Jul

Curator Olenka Horbatsch offers an insight into the work of Rembrandt - one of the world's most renowned artists - by looking at his lesser-known works on paper and in print
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-07-29
2019-07-29

More London events on Monday 29th Jul

Tuesday 30th Jul

An evening of cultural insight, top travel tips and Japanese whisky tasting.
 7pm to 8:15pm
 
 Soho
2019-07-30
2019-07-30
Be More Japan: The Art of Japanese Living

More London events on Tuesday 30th Jul

Wednesday 31st Jul

Mark the 50th anniversary of Armstrong and Aldrin’s famous first steps on the Moon with a special Space Lates.
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-07-31
2019-07-31
A panel debate about why people believe the moon landing conspiracy theories.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-07-31
2019-07-31

More London events on Wednesday 31st Jul

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