Events in London – 16 August 2017

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Wednesday 16th August

Westminster Abbey
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Watch Romeo & Juliet at Westminster Abbey

Luna Cinema will be screening Baz Luhrmann's version of Romeo and Juliet in Dean's Yard, round the side of Westminster Abbey.
Soho Theatre
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Kevin Bridges (work in progress show)

Scottish comic Kevin Bridges is coming to the Soho Theatre for a couple of nights to do some 'work in progress' shows.

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Wednesday 16 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 16 August for one of these family events

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.
Garrick Theatre
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David Walliams Gangsta Granny

David Walliams' best-selling kid's book 'Gangsta Granny' is coming to the Garrick Theatre for the school holidays.

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Wednesday 16th 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.
Royal Academy of Arts
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Matisse in the Studio - Royal Academy of Arts

'Matisse in the Studio' collects together some of his most treasured objects, which he gathered from all around the world.

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 16 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 16 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 Wednesday 16th August

The City

The City This walk will take you around the City, showing you the Guildhall, Mansion House, Bank of England, and Royal Exchange.
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral This guided walk will show you some of Sir Christopher Wren's finest City churches, rebuilt after the Great Fire of London.

Classical music

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

Royal Albert Hall
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Proms #42 - Saint-Saens, Delibes, Franck and Lalo

Proms Concert #42 at the Royal Albert Hall will include some classical music by Saint-Saens, Delibes, Franck and Lalo.

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 16 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 Wednesday 16th August

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.

Monument The Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.
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