Events in London – 30 August 2017

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Wednesday 30th August

Royal Botanic Gardens
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See Ghostbusters outside Kew Palace

Watch Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd save the world in 'Ghostbusters', on a big outdoor screen in front of Kew Palace.
Soho Theatre
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Urzila Carlson: First Edition - at the Soho Theatre

Urzila Carlson will be making her debut at the Soho Theatre with a brand-new show, 'First Edition'.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Wednesday 30 August, or one of London’s musicals

Olivier Theatre
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Stephen Sondheims Follies - National Theatre

Stephen Sondheim's 'Follies' will be coming to the National Theatre with Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton.
Trafalgar Studios
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Late Company - a play about cyber-bullying

'Late Company' is a brand-new play that explores the problems of cyber bullying and the difficulties of modern parenting.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 30 August for one of these family events

Kensington Gardens
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Family Bat Walk, in Kensington Gardens

This walk will take your kids close to the bats that come out around the grounds of Hyde Park and 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 Wednesday 30th 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 30 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 30 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 30th 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 #62 - Handel, Dvorak, Popper, Rimsky-Korsakov

Proms Concert #62 at the Royal Albert Hall will include music by Handel, Dvorak, Popper and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Royal Albert Hall
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Proms #61 - Renee Fleming sings Strauss

Proms Concert #61 at the Royal Albert Hall will include some music by Barber, R Strauss, Nielsen and Andrea Tarrodi.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 30 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

to Museum of Childhood '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 30th 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.
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.
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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