Events in London – August 2017

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Music, comedy & film

The best bands and comedians performing in London this month

Royal Botanic Gardens
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See Ghostbusters outside Kew Palace

Watch Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd save the world in 'Ghostbusters', on a big outdoor screen in front of Kew Palace.
Soho Theatre
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Urzila Carlson: First Edition - at the Soho Theatre

Urzila Carlson will be making her debut at the Soho Theatre with a brand-new show, 'First Edition'.
 

Theatre shows

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

Eventim Apollo
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The Drag Ball - at the Eventim Apollo

The Drag Ball is the UK's largest RuGirl concert, featuring Charlie Hides, Katya, Jinkx Monsoon, Sharon Needles and BenDeLaCreme.
Olivier Theatre
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Stephen Sondheims Follies - National Theatre

Stephen Sondheim's 'Follies' will be coming to the National Theatre with Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton.
 

Family & Kid’s events

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

Kensington Gardens
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Family Bat Walk, in Kensington Gardens

This walk will take your kids close to the bats that come out around the grounds of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
Hampton Court Palace
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Watch Jurassic Park at Hampton Court

Watch dinosaurs come to life in 'Jurassic Park', when Hampton Court Palace puts up a cinema screen on their East Lawn.
 

Art & Museums

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

Old Royal Naval College
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See the ceiling of the Painted Hall up-close

See the spectacular ceiling of Sir James Thornhill's Painted Hall up close, from an observation deck 60-feet in the air.
Natural History Museum
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Crime Scene Live - at the Natural History Museum

'Crime Scene Live' let's you become a CSI for a night, collecting evidence around the Natural History Museum.
 

Royal & Religious

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

Hampton Court Palace
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Four Weddings And A Funeral - Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace will be showing the Hugh Grant movie 'Four Weddings And A Funeral' on an outdoor cinema screen.
Kensington Palace
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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Kensington Palace will be showing JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off, 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'.
 

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during August

Dorfman Theatre
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Rob Drummonds Majority - at the National Theatre

Rob Drummond will be returning to the National Theatre to perform his new political show, 'The Majority'.
Houses of Parliament
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Summer Opening at the Houses of Parliament

Have a nose around Parliament during the Summer Opening, and step inside the House of Commons and House of Lords.
 

Sightseeing tours

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

Kensington Gardens
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Discover Peter Pan at Kensington Gardens

Learn about Peter Pan and how JM Barrie was inspired to write it by walking around Kensington Gardens.
Museum of London
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Guided walk around Londons West End theatres

The Museum of London will be putting on a walk around the West End, and revealing the history behind its theatres.
 

Classical music

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

Royal Albert Hall
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Proms #63 - Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Taneyev

Proms Concert #63 at the Royal Albert Hall will include some classical music by Taneyev, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
Royal Albert Hall
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Proms #62 - Handel, Dvorak, Popper, Rimsky-Korsakov

Proms Concert #62 at the Royal Albert Hall will include music by Handel, Dvorak, Popper and Rimsky-Korsakov.
 

Free events

Visit London on the cheap in August, by trying these great free events

Notting Hill
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Notting Hill Carnival 2017

The Notting Hill Carnival is the biggest street festival in Europe, and is always held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
 

Other London events

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

Oval
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County cricket game - Surrey vs Middlesex

Enjoy a few innings of cricket at the Kia Oval, when Surrey take on Middlesex in a County Championship game.
Oval
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NatWest T20 Blast - Surrey v Gloucestershire

Watch some fast-paced T20 cricket at the Kia Oval, when Surrey play Gloucestershire in a NatWest T20 Blast game.
Oval
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NatWest T20 Blast - Surrey v Sussex

Watch some fast-paced T20 cricket at the Kia Oval, when Surrey play Sussex in a NatWest T20 Blast game.
 
 
 
 
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