What’s on in London Friday 18 August

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Old Royal Naval College

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to Old Royal Naval College See the spectacular ceiling of Sir James Thornhill's Painted Hall up close, from an observation deck 60-feet in the air.
Jurassic Park at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Watch ‘Jurassic Park’ at Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace Watch dinosaurs come to life in 'Jurassic Park', when Hampton Court Palace puts up a cinema screen on their East Lawn.
 
Greg Proops at Soho Theatre, London
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Greg Proops — The Smartest Man In The World

to Soho Theatre The smartest man in the world (that's Greg Proops, in case you were wondering) is back at the Soho Theatre.
In Bruges at Somerset House, London
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In Bruges — open-air movie at Somerset House

Somerset House Somerset House will be showing Colin Farrell's hitman movie 'In Bruges' on an open-air screen in the courtyard.
 
Natural History Museum

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to Natural History Museum 'Crime Scene Live' let's you become a CSI for a night, collecting evidence around the Natural History Museum.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Proms Concert #45 — Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Royal Albert Hall Proms Concert #45 at the Royal Albert Hall will include a performance of Mahler's 'Resurrection Symphony'.
 
Gad Elmaleh at Soho Theatre, London
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French comedian Gad Elmaleh — Soho Theatre

to Soho Theatre French comedian Gad Elmaleh is coming over to London to try and do an English-language show at the Soho Theatre.
Aunty Donna at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Australian comedy troupe, Aunty Donna

to Leicester Square Theatre Australian comics Aunty Donna are bringing their new show 'Big Boys' to the Leicester Square Theatre in August.
 
Against at Almeida Theatre

to Almeida Theatre 'Against' is a new play about a Silicon Valley billionaire who plans to change the world, and only violence stands in his way.
The Majority at Dorfman Theatre

to Dorfman Theatre Rob Drummond will be returning to the National Theatre to perform his new political show, 'The Majority'.
 
 at Kensington Gardens, London
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Discover Peter Pan at Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens Learn about Peter Pan and how JM Barrie was inspired to write it by walking around Kensington Gardens.
King Lear at Globe Theatre

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to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of 'King Lear' -- one of William Shakespeare's finest tragedies.
 
Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts 'Matisse in the Studio' collects together some of his most treasured objects, which he gathered from all around the world.
Were Going On A Bear Hunt at Cadogan Hall

to Cadogan Hall The popular children's book 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' will be brought vividly (and noisily) to life at Cadogan Hall.
 
 at Kensington Gardens, London
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Spend an evening in the park… to see the bats

Kensington Gardens This walk will get you close to the bats that come out around the grounds of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens at night.
Clarence House

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to Clarence House Enjoy a guided tour around Prince Charles and Camilla's Clarence House, and be treated to a glass of champagne at the end.
 
Clarence House

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to Clarence House Have a tour around Clarence House, home to Prince Charles and Camilla, which used to be home to the Queen Mother.
Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios 'Apologia' stars Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman, Desmond Barrit, Joseph Millson and Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael.
 
St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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to 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.
Guildhall Art Gallery

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to Guildhall Art Gallery The skull of a Roman gladiator will be returning to the amphitheatre where he lost his life, in the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery.
 
Evita at Phoenix Theatre

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to Phoenix Theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Evita' is returning to the West End for a 12-week run at the Phoenix Theatre.
Tower Bridge

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to Tower Bridge 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.
 
Gangsta Granny at Garrick Theatre

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to Garrick Theatre David Walliams' best-selling kid's book 'Gangsta Granny' is coming to the Garrick Theatre for the school holidays.
Hunting Of The Snark at Vaudeville Theatre

to Vaudeville Theatre Come and join the ragtag gang of adventurers on their quest to capture the mythical Snark, through the worlds of Lewis Carroll.
 
Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queen's gardens as well?
Houses of Parliament

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

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to Buckingham Palace Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the State Rooms, lavishly decorated with treasures from the Royal Collection.
Museum of Childhood

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to Museum of Childhood 'A Lifetime in Stories' will explore the work of Michael 'War Horse' Morpurgo, one of the Britain's best-loved authors.
 
London Zoo

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to London Zoo Travel back in time and see dinosaurs like Brachiosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex come alive at Zoorassic Park!
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum's new exhibition is called 'Beneath The Surface', all about the evolution of whales and dolphins.
 
Much Ado About Nothing at Globe Theatre

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to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' over the summer.
National Portrait Gallery

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to National Portrait Gallery 'The Encounter' is a major new portrait exhibition featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, Rubens and Rembrandt.
 
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern's 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power' exhibition will showcase American during the 1960s-80s.
Disco Pigs at Trafalgar Studios, London
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Disco Pigs — at Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios 'Disco Pigs' tells the story of two inseparable kids growing up in their own world, until they spiral wildly out of control.
 
Girl From The North Country at Old Vic

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to Old Vic 'Girl From The North Country' uses Bob Dylan's music to tell a story of a Minnesota guesthouse during the Great Depression.
Leighton House Museum

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to Leighton House Museum 'At Home in Antiquity' is an exhibition of romanticised images of domestic life in antiquity by Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
 
Much Ado About Nothing at Leicester Square Theatre

to Leicester Square Theatre Join Sh*T-Faced Shakespeare at the Leicester Square Theatre for a drunk performance of 'Much Ado About Nothing'.
Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.
 
Queen Anne at Theatre Royal Haymarket

to Theatre Royal Haymarket 'Queen Anne' explores the relationship between the Queen of England and Sarah, the pushy Duchess of Marlborough.
The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre

to Vaudeville Theatre 'The Mentor' sets a rising new literary star up against a cantankerous old writer still basking in the glory of his long-ago success.
 
Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery's 'Country People' exhibition will explore how William Henry Hunt depicted his rural figures.
The Magic Circle

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to The Magic Circle Enjoy an evening of entertainment performed by some of the world's best close-up magicians, at the Magic Circle's HQ.
 
 
 
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