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Events in London in July 2018

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


Sunday, 1st July

One one Sunday morning in June/July, expect up to 50 hot air balloons to fly over Central London.
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A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment. (Southwark)
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Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon. (Croydon)
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Occasional open days at Capability Brown's Gatton Park landscaped 600 acres. (Reigate)
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Plotholders at London’s oldest allotment are giving visitors the opportunity to experience the capital’s horticultural heritage. (West Ealing)
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A row of historical railway cottages opening up their gardens to the public. (Wood Green)
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Occasional open weekend at a private garden inside Regents Park. (Camden)
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Dr Kitta’s research draws on ethnography, media, Internet, and narrative analyses to explore reasons why parents decide not to vaccinate. (Holborn)
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Monday, 2nd July

Are teenagers really irrational? Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of UCL talks about the adolescent brain.  (Camden)
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To launch the AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival, join us for an evening of games, activities and displays. (Harley Street)
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Wednesday, 4th July

Richard Aronowitz-Mercer will talk about his work in provenance research and his encounters with so-called ‘degenerate art’ over the last twenty years. (Russell Square)
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Katrina van Grouw will be talking about Unnatural Selection: Evolution at the Hand of Man. (Southwark)
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Thursday, 5th July

Take an irreverent and amusing look at the not-so-famous people who have been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history.  (Russell Square)
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Discover truly remarkable – but surprisingly little known – collections, featuring everything from artworks to scarce anatomical preparations and ext (Camden)
2018-07-05

Pride in STEM will host a special Out Thinkers night in collaboration with Proud Crick, in the Francis Crick Institute in St.Pancras. (Camden)
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This talk will take a look at the history of childbirth through time on the day when the NHS was born 70 years ago.  (Southwark)
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Friday, 6th July

As part of the RAF's 100th anniversary events, there will be a display of military aircraft on Horseguards Parade. (Whitehall)
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The large private garden of the Archbishop of Canterbury is open once a month in the summer. (Southwark)
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Using bat detectors, our site warden and volunteers will reveal a hidden, nocturnal world in urban south London. (Sydenham)
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Saturday, 7th July

As part of the RAF's 100th anniversary events, there will be a display of military aircraft on Horseguards Parade. (Whitehall)
2018-07-07

This free day will be an exploration and celebration of out very diverse grasslands and the plant and animal life they support. (Bow)
2018-07-07

An ecological introduction to the large acid and neutral grasslands, open water and trees of Bushy Park including the important veteran trees. (Hampton)
2018-07-07

A wondrous old barn now filled with random heritage clutter -- go for the atmosphere than the objects themselves. (Upminster)
2018-07-07

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, 8th July

As part of the RAF's 100th anniversary events, there will be a display of military aircraft on Horseguards Parade. (Whitehall)
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Monday, 9th July

British Museum Curator Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis will look at the magic of ancient Persia from 550 BC to AD 651 and discuss the intricate connection between kingship and religion, (Russell Square)
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As part of the RAF's 100th anniversary events, there will be a display of military aircraft on Horseguards Parade. (Whitehall)
2018-07-09

Join leading language authorities to reflect on the state of, and attitudes towards, English grammar and vocabulary (Camden)
2018-07-09

Hear from founders and members of ICW about their experiences, past and present, of healthcare, advocacy and activism. (Harley Street)
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Tuesday, 10th July

Upwards of 100 military aircraft are due to join a huge flypast over central London on Tuesday.
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Join our Head Gardener and discover the history of our beautiful 13 acre site, the botanical garden, and projects for the future.  (Fulham)
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Thursday, 12th July

A handful of unique guided tours that provide a glimpse of the hidden interiors of Fulham Palace that are not normally open to visitors. (Fulham)
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This talk will explore attempts in the UK and abroad to counter the Nazi attack on 'degenerate' art.  (Russell Square)
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Join astronomer and comedian Jon Culshaw for a personalised tour of the night sky in his own unique style. (Greenwich)
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Saturday, 14th July

London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition. (Clerkenwell)
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Tours of the the only surviving windmill in inner London (Brixton)
2018-07-14

In the early nineteenth century, when commercial cemeteries began to be created with no precedents for the type of landscape they should present.  Join Dr Brent Elliott to explore the history of this unique landscape. (West Brompton)
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Sunday, 15th July

The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise all in one place. (Euston)
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Monday, 16th July

Join the Royal College of Physicians in their medicinal garden for a series of afternoons exploring medical plants and herbal remedies, celebrating the College’s 500th anniversary. (Camden)
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Tuesday, 17th July

Matt Brown will share his love of maps, and particularly how they can be used to illuminate London's history and culture (City of London)
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The Pathology Museum at QMUL presents the book launch The Science of Sin by Dr Jack Lewis. (Barbican)
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Wednesday, 18th July

This talk examines the experiences of German-Jewish emigre artists in the UK, examining not only their achievements and legacies but also the challenges they faced. (Russell Square)
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Enjoy the quiet of Southwark Cathedral in the evening by attending this history tour. (Southwark)
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Thursday, 19th July

Moor Park Mansion is a Grade I listed Palladian mansion set within over 300 hundred acres in Hertfordshire. (Rickmansworth)
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Professor Mark Ormrod will unpack their personal stories and also look at the contribution of the immigrants to English social and economic life (Richmond)
2018-07-19

Historian James Evans discusses some fascinating individual stories and the variety of reasons for the astonishing migration of English men, women and children to North America during the 17th Century. (Southwark)
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Sunday, 22nd July

The cemetery runs guided history and heritage walks every month throughout the summer.
2018-07-22

Join us for our annual open day showcasing the best of Brompton Cemetery! You can expect our popular catacomb tours, artwork from Heatherley Art School, performances from local musicians in our newly restored chapel, and various family activities. (West Brompton)
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Saturday, 28th July

Somerset House presents two summer weekends of distinctive contemporary circus, hip hop dance and music.  (Strand)
2018-07-28

Southwark Cathedral is delighted to host a day of talks in our Garry Weston Library looking at different aspects of archaeology, not just at the Cathedral, but also in our local community. (Southwark)
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Sunday, 29th July

Somerset House presents two summer weekends of distinctive contemporary circus, hip hop dance and music.  (Strand)
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Tuesday, 31st July

This event will draw powerfully on excerpts from oral histories of HIV/AIDS affected people, including nurses, curated by researchers Tommy Dickinson and George Severs. (Harley Street)
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