Events in London - Thursday 15th August

Pick of the day – Outdoor cinema — Shakespeare In Love

It's summer.. you want to take your partner to a romantic movie.. but you don't fancy sitting indoors next to someone crunching on a bucket of popcorn all night. So what can you do? How about watching a big blockbuster movie at Westminster Abbey instead? (And no, that's not a typo!) Well.. that's what it's advertised as, but it's actually being screened round t... more

 

Need some inspiration for 15th August? India was granted independance from the British Empire on this day in 1947. So why not go and see Mathama Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square? There’s also an extensive collection of Indian art and textiles in the Nehru Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Theatre shows on 15th August

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Thursday 15th August

Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

15 Aug to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables
As You Like It at Globe Theatre

Shakespeares As You Like It

15 Aug to The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeares cross-dressing romantic comedy As You Like It
Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear at Dorfman Theatre

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

15 to Can Polly help Padlock the Bear escape the evil clutches of Mr Gum in this all-singing all-dancing adventure for kids?
Night Of The Iguana at Noël Coward Theatre

The Night Of The Iguana

15 Aug to Clive Owen will be starring in Tennessee Williams last great play about a group of lost souls thrown together in a rainforest hotel

Music and comedy on 15th August

Have a night out at one of these rock and pop concerts or comedy gigs

Anne Edmonds at Soho Theatre

Anne Edmonds - What’s Wrong With You?

15 to Australian comic Anne Edmonds is coming over to London for a six-night run of stinging wit at the Soho Theatre
Luisa Omielan at Soho Theatre

Luisa Omielan (work in progress)

15 to Luisa Omielan is coming to the Soho Theatre to practice her new stand-up show God Is A Woman And Jesus Was A Feminist

Family & Kid’s events on 15th August

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 15th August

Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear at Dorfman Theatre

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

15 to Can Polly help Padlock the Bear escape the evil clutches of Mr Gum in this all-singing all-dancing adventure for kids?
Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

15 Aug to The Gruffalo is a musical adaptation of the award winning childrens picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Beasts of London

15 Aug 2019 to Meet the animals that have shaped the city throughout history with voices provided by Kate Moss Pam Ferris Brian Blessed and Joe Pasquale
Serpentine

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

15 Aug to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle
Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII

Art & Museum exhibitions on 15th August

How about spending a few hours on Thursday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

Royal Academy of Arts

Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

15 Aug to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck
Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern

15 Aug 2019 to Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Royal Academy of Arts

Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

15 Aug to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the French painter and printmaker Felix Vallotton
National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman - National Portrait Gallery

15 Aug to A forty-year retrospective of Cindy Shermans entire career including her ground-breaking series Untitled Film Stills

Royal & Religious events on 15th August

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

15 Aug to Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queens gardens as well?
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

15 Aug to Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the lavishly decorated State Rooms and all the treasures from the Royal Collection

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Westminster Abbey
free

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Evensong Mass at St Pauls Cathedral

If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free

Political & Military events on 15th August

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

15 Aug to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

15 Aug to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Dismounting Ceremony At Horse Guards at Horse Guards
free

4 OClock Parade or Dismounting Ceremony

The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards
Tower of London

Yeoman Warder tour at the Tower of London

One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)

Classical music on 15th August

Thursday sounds like a good day to go and watch an opera, ballet or listen to some classical music

Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium

Sightseeing tours on 15th August

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

Jason’s Trip

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

15 Aug to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
London Bike Tour at BrakeAway Bike Tours

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the sights and landmarks of London from your saddle

See London by night - on a sightseeing bus

The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Ghost Bus Tour London at Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tour around Londons dark past

The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets at Thames Rockets

Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat

A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges

Sports events on 15th August

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Thursday 15th August

Surrey at Oval

T20 Blast - Surrey v Sussex

15 Aug 2019 Watch some fast-paced Twenty20 cricket when Surrey take on Sussex in a T20 Vitality Blast game at the Kia Oval
England Cricket at Lord’s

Test Match at Lords - England vs Australia

15 to Dust off your whites and get yourself down to Lords Cricket Ground for a Test Match between England and Australia

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC - Tour of Stamford Bridge

Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC - Tour of the Emirates Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum

Other London events on 15th August

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Thursday

Shakespeare In Love at Westminster Abbey

Outdoor cinema - Shakespeare In Love

15 Aug 2019 Watch the Gwyneth Paltrow movie Shakespeare In Love at an open-air cinema screen round the side of Westminster Abbey
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

15 Aug to Hire out a deck-chair in one of Londons Royal parks and have a nice relaxing sit-down and do a bit of people-watching
Bateaux London at Bateaux London

Dinner cruise on the river with Bateaux London

Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers at Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers from Putney to Greenwich

Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
 
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