Events in London - August 2019

Need some inspiration for August? London’s attractions will be packed with families in August, but you’ve got the Notting Hill Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday, lots of outdoor cinema screens, and the start of a new football season. The Prom concerts continue all through the month and Buckingham Palace throws open its doors to the public.

Theatre shows in August

Book yourself a meal and a night at the theatre this August

Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

Spend a night with The Woman in Black

to A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera

to The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

to Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his jungle adventures
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches

Music and comedy in August

The best bands and comedians performing in London this month

Skunk Anansie at O2 Academy Brixton

Skunk Anansie at the Brixton Academy

Skunk Anansie are still touring off the back of Anarchytecture and you can hear it at the Brixton Academy in August
Ariana Grande at O2 Arena

Ariana Grande - Sweetener Tour

to Ariana Grande will be playing three nights at The O2 when her Sweetener World Tour comes to London in the summer
Eels at Eventim Apollo

Eels at the Eventim Apollo

Mark Everetts Eels will be coming to London in the summer and playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo

Family & Kid’s events in August

Here are some ideas if you’re planning a family holiday in London this summer

Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

to Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his jungle adventures
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes

Art & Museum exhibitions in August

A list of summer events and exhibitions in the capital’s galleries and museums

Museum of London Docklands
free

Slavery Culture & Collecting

to This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britains oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Victorian Surgery Old Operating Theatre at Old Operating Theatre

Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre

A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
British Museum
free

Reimagining Captain Cook

to The British Museum will be marking the anniversary of Cooks Pacific voyage by looking at it from the Islanders perspective
British Museum
free

Rembrandt - Thinking On Paper

to An exhibition of 65 rarely seen Rembrandt prints and drawings to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Masters death

Royal & Religious events in August

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

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

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

Monthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

On the 23rd of every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to pay their respects to societys outcasts
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
Somerset House
free

Old Palace Tour at Somerset House

The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House

Political & Military events in August

Daily parades and political events taking place during August

Hansard at Lyttelton Theatre

Hansard at the National Theatre

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

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

See the remains of Londons Roman fort

This short guided tour will show you what is left of the Roman military fort that stood on the western edge of Londinium
Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre

The Lehman Trilogy (about Lehman Brothers)

to The story of Lehman Brothers beginnings right up to its spectacular collapse during the financial crisis
National Army Museum

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

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

Classical music in August

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during August

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
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

to St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
L Arlesiana at Holland Park Opera

LArlesiana - Francesco Cilea

Opera Holland Park is putting on a production of Cileas opera about Federicos jealousy and passion for another woman
Il Segreto Di Susanna at Holland Park Opera

Il Segreto di Susanna + Iolanta

to This double-bill of two one-act operas will include a performance of Wolf-Ferraris Il Segreto di Susanna and Tchaikovskys Iolanta

Sightseeing tours in August

If you’re visiting London in August then try one of these sightseeing tours

Somerset House
free

Somerset House Historical Highlights

This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
The City

Guided walk around Charles Dickens London

This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels

11 - Londons cheapest sightseeing bus

If you dont fancy spending money on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus
The City

City Highlights: The Top 10 sights

A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London
Mansion House

Mansion House: The Lord Mayors Residence

Look inside the Lord Mayor of Londons official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall

Sports events in August

Here are some sports matches and events taking place in August

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
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

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
Hackney Marshes
free

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
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

Other London events during August

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during August

Albert Memorial

Get a closer look at the Albert Memorial

Go inside the Albert Memorials railings and see one of Londons finest looking monuments from up close
Boris Bike Hire In London at The City

Hire a Boris Bike and cycle around London

If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway

The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
No 15 Heritage Bus at Trafalgar Square

Ride an old-style double-decker bus

Ride around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
 
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