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.


Monday 1st Jul

Janet Gough OBE explores the development of England’s cathedral cloisters with spectacular photos, to encourage visitors to look beyond cathedral churches.
 7pm to 8:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-07-01
2019-07-01

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Tuesday 2nd Jul

This lecture focuses on an extraordinary pair of pictures painted by the prominent English artist Michael Andrews in the early 1960s, in which he juxtaposes a mass of visual elements taken from various photographic sources.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 St James
2019-07-02
2019-07-02
The Newspaper Man: Michael Andrews and the art of painted collage
This talk explores the ambitious set design and creative process behind the director's final film.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Kensington
2019-07-02
2019-07-02
Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film
A sensory, symphonic voyage through subterranean Madrid meets a night on the 1950s London Underground. Two cinematic trips into the depths of the hidden metropolis.
 All Day
 
 Barbican
2019-07-02
2019-07-02
The Hidden City + Under Night Streets

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Wednesday 3rd Jul

Hear how NASA are addressing and overcoming the engineering challenges to get man on Mars.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Vauxhall Bridge
2019-07-03
2019-07-03
NASA's Journey to Mars: Past Missions, Present Technology and Future Challenges

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Thursday 4th Jul

This talk will explore the relationship between Anglicanism, fiction and women’s writing, and be followed by a launch for the book.
 6pm to 7:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-04
2019-07-04
Excellent Women: the tradition of Anglican female novelists
A panel of experts will explore the ways Leonardo understood observation and drawing while combining art and science in every aspect of his work.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Whitehall
2019-07-04
2019-07-04
Panel discussion: Leonardo, art and science
Drawing on his work at Pew Research Center, Conrad Hackett will reveal the state of religious identity and commitment in Europe, before a panel discusses the implications for how different communities co-exist in modern society.
 6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
 Strand
2019-07-04
2019-07-04
How religious change is shaping society
A brief overview of the changing and diverse nature of women policing over 102 years.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Holborn
2019-07-04
2019-07-04

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Friday 5th Jul

A traveling vintage fairground visits Hornsey with steam powered rides.
 tba
 
 Peckham
2019-07-05
2019-07-05
Carters Steam Fair
The event includes free drop-in manga drawing workshops facilitated by award-winning manga artist Kutsuwada Chie, a cosplay 'COSParade' presented by HYPER JAPAN, live music performances by Ichikawa Hibiki and DJ Takaki, sake tasting, as well as a very special manga-inspired fashion presentation.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-07-05
2019-07-05
The Archbishop's garden is open for a few hours each month between April and September.
 12pm to 3pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-05
2019-07-05
Monthly opening of Lambeth Palace Garden
A talk about the efforts that went into a summer of music concerts in Hyde Park in 1969.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-07-05
2019-07-05
Culture clash? Pop in a royal park

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Saturday 6th Jul

A traveling vintage fairground visits Hornsey with steam powered rides.
 tba
 
 Peckham
2019-07-06
2019-07-06
Carters Steam Fair
An annual family event for the whole community and takes place every year on the first Saturday in July.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Fulham
2019-07-06
2019-07-06
As usual, not sure of the reason, but a note that there will a firework display in the Royal Albert Dock.
 10:25pm to 11:05pm
 
2019-07-06
2019-07-06
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
2019-07-06
2019-07-06

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Sunday 7th Jul

With live music, the Canary Woof Dog Show, KidZone, face painting, games, street food, market stalls, fire engines, fitness and much, bell ringing, Petanque and much more.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Poplar
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
A traveling vintage fairground visits Hornsey with steam powered rides.
 tba
 
 Peckham
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
Carters Steam Fair
Occasional open day at the heritage windmill in Croydon.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Croydon
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
Shirley Windmill open day
At almost two hundred years old, Northfields Allotments is London's oldest allotment site.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 West Ealing
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
Northfields Allotments Summer Open Day
A rare opportunity to visit the Claremont's island by boat, full of mysterious hideaways and historical importance.
 11am to 4pm
 
 Esher
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
2019-07-07
2019-07-07
Gatton Park monthly open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-07-07
2019-07-07

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Tuesday 9th Jul

Join British writer and broadcaster Sir Christopher Frayling for this keynote lecture on Ken Adam's set designs for Stanley Kubrick’s films.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Kensington
2019-07-09
2019-07-09
Ken Adam: Designing for Stanley Kubrick

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Wednesday 10th Jul

A short procession in full ceremonial garb by the Worshipful Company of Vintners from their Livery Hall to the local church.
 11:30am to :
 
2019-07-10
2019-07-10
The Annual Vintners Procession

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Thursday 11th Jul

Lilian Edwards, Professor of Law, innovation and society at Newcastle Law School, explores the rise of deepfakes in this Turing Lecture.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Barbican
2019-07-11
2019-07-11
Regulating Unreality
This illustrated talk will discuss the LCC's wide ranging role in meeting Londoners' needs for leisure, pleasure and entertainment.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-07-11
2019-07-11
Entertaining London
Carrie de Silva charts the extraordinary career of Irene Barclay (1894-1989), the first woman chartered surveyor.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Holborn
2019-07-11
2019-07-11

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Friday 12th Jul

A chance to go into the normally private gardens in the medieval monastery by the Barbican
 5:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Clerkenwell
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
Monthly opening of the Charterhouse's gardens
£21.00
A three day festival of all things Japanese. Prices vary depending on the day/time you visit.
 All Day
 
 West Kensington
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
Dr Katy Mair will explore the cultural significance of her writings, and shine a light on her personal creativity, with an accompanying document display.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-07-12
2019-07-12
Writer Queen: Elizabeth I’s literary works
An evening lecture by Olenka Horbatsch, curator of Rembrandt: thinking on paper.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-07-12
2019-07-12

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Saturday 13th Jul

Annual local fete with almost 300 stalls to wander around.
 9:30am to 5:30pm
 
 Barnes
2019-07-13
2019-07-13
Barnes Fair
Street art festival and street food party over a weekend.
 tba
 
 Moorgate
2019-07-13
2019-07-13
A local fete will take place in Wapping, which also includes a fairly rare chance to visit the Police Museum.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Wapping
2019-07-13
2019-07-13
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-07-13
2019-07-13
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Occasional open day at a 14th century building in Ilford.
 9am to 10am
 
 Ilford
2019-07-13
2019-07-13
Occasional open day at the Ilford Hospital Chapel
£21.00
A three day festival of all things Japanese. Prices vary depending on the day/time you visit.
 All Day
 
 West Kensington
2019-07-13
2019-07-13
Traditional local village fete, with aircraft flypast.
 12pm to :
 
 Orpington
2019-07-13
2019-07-13

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Sunday 14th Jul

Street art festival and street food party over a weekend.
 tba
 
 Moorgate
2019-07-14
2019-07-14
Think gourmet food, community ping pong tables, a selection of children’s fairground rides - plus - a kids music and dance stage and a visiting Fair
 11am to 6pm
 
 Battersea
2019-07-14
2019-07-14
Open day at a restored and working water mill.
 2pm to 5pm
 
2019-07-14
2019-07-14
Monthly open day at Cobham Mill
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-07-14
2019-07-14
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
£21.00
A three day festival of all things Japanese. Prices vary depending on the day/time you visit.
 All Day
 
 West Kensington
2019-07-14
2019-07-14

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Monday 15th Jul

Legend has it that the weather today will set the weather for the next forty days.
 All Day
 
2019-07-15
2019-07-15

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Wednesday 17th Jul

Annual tradition that sees a fleet of road vehicles parade though the Guildhall to be branded by the Lord Mayor with an annual letter mark.
 10am to 12pm
 
 City of London
2019-07-17
2019-07-17
Cartmarking Ceremony
Using contemporary images and video, and bringing along 50-year-old models, newspapers and other materials, and drawing on his considerable knowledge of the Apollo programme, Jerry will give his personal view of this incredible voyage of exploration.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 South Lambeth
2019-07-17
2019-07-17
Twenty-first century London contains some of the finest book collections in the world, but what about the libraries that haven’t survived?
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 City of London
2019-07-17
2019-07-17
The City’s Lost Libraries: A Walk through some Forgotten Book Collections (REPEAT)

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Thursday 18th Jul

Made in 1955 this bizarre and wonderful film tells the extraordinary adventure of Ben Carlin, who circled the world, over land and sea, in his rusting amphibious jeep.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Soho
2019-07-18
2019-07-18
The Adventure Travel Film Festival presents 'Half Safe'

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Friday 19th Jul

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

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Saturday 20th Jul

Annual show that was more country fair and is now a general music and beer fest.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 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
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 12:30pm
 
 St Mary Cray
2019-07-20
2019-07-20
Annual open weekend of a Roman Bathhouse
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

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Sunday 21st Jul

Annual show that was more country fair and is now a general music and beer fest.
 1pm to 2pm
 
 Herne Hill
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
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
Go up to the 14th floor, where they have an outdoor running track.
 11am to 5pm
 
2019-07-21
2019-07-21
Open Rooftops: White Collar Factory
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.
 1:30pm 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
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

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Monday 22nd Jul

This lecture looks at the legacy of the BBC Radio 4/British Museum radio collaboration, reflecting on the past nine years of the project’s life in the UK and beyond.
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-07-22
2019-07-22

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Tuesday 23rd Jul

A talk by City of London Guide Julian Romain
 6:30pm to :
 
 Whitechapel
2019-07-23
2019-07-23

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Wednesday 24th Jul

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

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Thursday 25th Jul

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
This lecture will explore the importance and subsequence decline of sail ships and how technology being used in shipping today is seeking to once again harness the power of wind to reduce fossil fuel consumption.
 5:30pm to 8pm
 
2019-07-25
2019-07-25
From the Cutty Sark to now: How can the resurgence of the use of wind power support a greener shipping industry?

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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

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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
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

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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

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Wednesday 31st Jul

A panel debate about why people believe the moon landing conspiracy theories.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-07-31
2019-07-31

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