Events in London - Saturday 31st August

Pick of the day – Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody

Forget the big cinemas in Leicester Square, with their huge queues and crushed-up popcorn on the floor.. how about watching a movie on an outdoor-screen instead? This summer the Luna Cinema will be showing a few movies in the spectacular setting of the Old Royal Naval College. Tonight's movie will be the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (12A, 134 mins), which tel... more

 

Need some inspiration for 31st August? Jack the Ripper’s first victim was discovered on this day in 1888. If you’re feeling brave then how about going on a Jack The Ripper Tour and seeing where the rest of the bodies were found? If that’s your idea of fun then you might also like a ride around London on the Ghost Bus Tour.

Theatre shows on 31st August

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 31st August

The Secret River at Olivier Theatre

The Secret River - National Theatre

31 Aug to A story about an English convict who lands in Australia to find that the land he wants already belongs to the locals
Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

31 Aug to Hansard is a witty new play about a Tory MP who returns home who find his secrets uncovered during a marital spat
A Very Expensive Poison at Old Vic

A Very Expensive Poison

31 Aug to Luke Hardings story takes us into the world of Cold War espionage to explain the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

31 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

Family & Kid’s events on 31st August

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 31st August

Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear at Dorfman Theatre

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

31 Aug 2019 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

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

Beasts of London

31 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

31 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 31st August

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

31 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

31 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

31 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

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

Royal & Religious events on 31st August

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

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

31 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

31 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 31st August

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

Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

31 Aug to Hansard is a witty new play about a Tory MP who returns home who find his secrets uncovered during a marital spat
National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

31 Aug to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

31 Aug 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 31st August

Saturday 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 31st 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

31 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 31st August

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Saturday 31st August

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 31st August

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

Bohemian Rhapsody at Old Royal Naval College

Queens Bohemian Rhapsody

31 Aug 2019 Watch the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody on an open-air cinema screen at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich
Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

31 Aug to Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo
St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

31 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
 
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