Events in London – 18 August 2017

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Friday 18th August

Hampton Court Palace
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Watch Jurassic Park at Hampton Court

Watch dinosaurs come to life in 'Jurassic Park', when Hampton Court Palace puts up a cinema screen on their East Lawn.
Soho Theatre
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Greg Proops - The Smartest Man In The World

The smartest man in the world (that's Greg Proops, in case you were wondering) is back at the Soho Theatre.

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Friday 18 August, or one of London’s musicals

Almeida Theatre
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A new play about a Silicon Valley billionaire - Against

'Against' is a new play about a Silicon Valley billionaire who plans to change the world, and only violence stands in his way.
Dorfman Theatre
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Rob Drummonds Majority - at the National Theatre

Rob Drummond will be returning to the National Theatre to perform his new political show, 'The Majority'.

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 18 August for one of these family events

Kensington Gardens
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Discover Peter Pan at Kensington Gardens

Learn about Peter Pan and how JM Barrie was inspired to write it by walking around Kensington Gardens.
Cadogan Hall
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Were Going On A Bear Hunt - at Cadogan Hall

The popular children's book 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' will be brought vividly (and noisily) to life at Cadogan Hall.

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Friday 18th August and see an exhibition

Old Royal Naval College
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See the ceiling of the Painted Hall up-close

See the spectacular ceiling of Sir James Thornhill's Painted Hall up close, from an observation deck 60-feet in the air.
Natural History Museum
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Crime Scene Live - at the Natural History Museum

'Crime Scene Live' let's you become a CSI for a night, collecting evidence around the Natural History Museum.

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 18 August?

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace Tour, and garden highlights

Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queen's gardens as well?
Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening 2017

Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the State Rooms, lavishly decorated with treasures from the Royal Collection.

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 18 August

Houses of Parliament
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Summer Opening at the Houses of Parliament

Have a nose around Parliament during the Summer Opening, and step inside the House of Commons and House of Lords.
National Army Museum
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War Paint - Brushes With Conflict

'War Paint - Brushes With Conflict' is the National Army Museum's first temporary exhibition after their grand re-opening.

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Friday 18th August

The City
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Great Fire of London walk, followed by a cocktail

The Museum of London's two-hour tour will teach you all about the Great Fire of London, before ending with a cocktail.
The City

The City Walk the streets of Londinium, and see what remains of the Roman amphitheatre, Temple of Mithras, military fort and walls.

Classical music

How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Royal Albert Hall
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Proms Concert #45 - Mahlers Resurrection Symphony

Proms Concert #45 at the Royal Albert Hall will include a performance of Mahler's 'Resurrection Symphony'.

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 18 August

Guildhall Art Gallery
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Trauma - a gladiator returns to the amphitheatre

The skull of a Roman gladiator will be returning to the amphitheatre where he lost his life, in the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery.
Museum of Childhood
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Michael Morpurgo - A Lifetime in Stories

'A Lifetime in Stories' will explore the work of Michael 'War Horse' Morpurgo, one of the Britain's best-loved authors.

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Friday 18th August

Kensington Gardens
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Spend an evening in the park… to see the bats

This walk will get you close to the bats that come out around the grounds of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens at night.
Photographer’s Gallery
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Gregory Crewdson - Cathedral of the Pines

The Photographer's Gallery will be putting on an exhibition called 'Cathedral of the Pines' by American artist Gregory Crewdson.
Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch The balconies on Wellington Arch have views of Constitution Hill, Apsley House and part of Buckingham Palace's gardens.
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