Events in London - Monday 8th July

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Need some inspiration for 8th July? The Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs escaped from prison on this day in 1965 by climnbing up a ladder that had been thrown over a 30-foot wall. Tourists can’t visit any modern-day prisons, but they can visit a medieval one: the notorious Clink Prison in Southwark.

Theatre shows on 8th July

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Monday 8th July

Night Of The Iguana at Noël Coward Theatre

The Night Of The Iguana

8 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
Jellyfish at Dorfman Theatre

Jellyfish - National Theatre

8 to Jellyfish is about a girl with Downs Syndrome coming of age and entering her first romantic relationship in a seaside town
Jesus Christ Superstar at Barbican Centre

Jesus Christ Superstar

8 Jul to Andrew Lloyd Webbers and Tim Rice’s classic rock opera musical Jesus Christ Superstar will be playing at the Barbican
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre

A Midsummer Nights Dream

8 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 8th July

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

Robin Ince at Soho Theatre

Robin Inces Chaos Of Delight

8 to Join Robin Ince for another of his shows that manages to mash-up art and science in a sort-of stand-up comedy lecture routine
Arthur Smith at Soho Theatre

Arthur Smith at the Soho Theatre

8 to Arthur Smiths nostalgic new show is about his dad Syd who fought in the war and ended up a prisoner in Colditz Castle

Family & Kid’s events on 8th July

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 8th July

Museum of London

Beasts of London

8 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

8 Jul to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures and get close to some of the friendliest animals at London Zoo
Royal Observatory

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich puts on a daily show at their planetarium to show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
Namco Funscape London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar

Art & Museum exhibitions on 8th July

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

Royal Academy of Arts

Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

8 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

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

BP Portrait Award 2019

8 Jul to The National Portrait Gallerys annual BP Portrait Award is one of the most prestigious portrait painting competitions in the world
National Gallery
free

Bermejo - Master of the Spanish Renaissance

8 Jul to The National Gallery will be showing two masterpieces by the Spanish painter Bartolome Bermejo

Royal & Religious events on 8th July

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

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
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 8th 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

8 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)

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

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

8 Jul to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

8 Jul to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Houses Of Commons Public Gallery at Houses of Parliament
free

Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

Visit Parliament for free and watch MPs debating in the House of Commons and House of Lords

Classical music on 8th July

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

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

8 Jul to St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
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 8th July

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

8 Jul 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 8th July

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Monday 8th July

Surrey at Oval

County cricket game - Surrey vs Kent

8 to Enjoy some cricket at the Oval when the reigning champions Surrey take on Kent in a County Championship game
Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon

Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2019

8 to Join over half a million tennis fans at Wimbledon to see Sir Andy Murray play one last time before he retires

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 8th July

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

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge scheduled lift times

8 Jul 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

8 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
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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