Events in London - Saturday 20th July

Last chance to see – Rosmersholm -- Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell

Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell will be starring in Henrik Ibsen's piercingly relevant work of political passion, Rosmersholm. There's an election looming and the press is baying for blood. At the centre of it all stands Rosmersholm, the grand house of an influential dynasty. This is where the future will be decided by John Rosmer, a man torn between idea... more

 

Need some inspiration for 20th July? Britain’s first major railway station opened on this day in 1837 – at Euston. Unfortunately they knocked the original building down in the 1960s, along with the monumental Euston Arch, and rebuilt the concrete monstrosity that we’re still saddled with today.

Theatre shows on 20th July

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 20th July

Night Of The Iguana at Noël Coward Theatre

The Night Of The Iguana

20 Jul to Clive Owen will be starring in Tennessee Williams last great play about a group of lost souls thrown together in a rainforest hotel
Jesus Christ Superstar at Barbican Centre

Jesus Christ Superstar

20 Jul to Andrew Lloyd Webbers and Tim Rice’s classic rock opera musical Jesus Christ Superstar will be playing at the Barbican
Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

20 Jul to The Gruffalo is a musical adaptation of the award winning childrens picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre

A Midsummer Nights Dream

20 Jul to Shakespeares tale about the arrival of the king and queen of the fairies to the forest and the complicated love life of two couples

Music and comedy on 20th July

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

Marc Almond at Eventim Apollo

Marc Almond & Immodesty Blaize

20 Jul 2019 The Apollo Nights Summer Series at the Eventim Apollo will include a meal by chef Bryn Williams and music by Marc Almond
Demi Lardner at Soho Theatre

Demi Lardner - Ditch Witch 800

20 Jul 2019 Australian comic Demi Lardner is bringing her unique and completely surreal comedy to the Soho Theatre for three nights in July

Family & Kid’s events on 20th July

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 20th July

Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

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

Great Fire of London family walk

20 Jul to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way

Beasts of London

20 Jul 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

20 Jul 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 20th July

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

Royal Academy of Arts

Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

20 Jul 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

20 Jul 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

20 Jul 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 20th July

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

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

20 Jul to Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the lavishly decorated State Rooms and all the treasures from the Royal Collection
Windsor Castle Tour at Windsor Castle

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
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 20th July

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

20 Jul to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

20 Jul to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

20 Jul to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament tour with afternoon tea

Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament and then enjoy an afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames
Houses Of Parliament Saturday Tour at Houses of Parliament

Saturday tour of the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament offers guided tours on most Saturdays when the MPs have returned to their constituencies

Classical music on 20th July

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

L Arlesiana at Holland Park Opera

LArlesiana - Francesco Cilea

20 Jul to Opera Holland Park is putting on a production of Cileas opera about Federicos jealousy and passion for another woman
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 20th July

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

The City

Great Fire of London family walk

20 Jul to A family-friendly walk around some of the sites associated with the Great Fire of London with mini-challenges along the way
Jason’s Trip

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

20 Jul to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock

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 Tour at See London by Night

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

Sports events on 20th July

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Saturday 20th July

Lord’s

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 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
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium tour

Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup

Other London events on 20th July

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

St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

20 Jul 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
Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
 
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