Events in London – Friday 18 August

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Friday 18th August

Hampton Court Palace
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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.
Soho Theatre
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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.
 

Theatre shows

Go and watch a play on Friday 18 August, or one of London’s musicals

Almeida Theatre
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A new play about a Silicon Valley billionaire - Against

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.
Dorfman Theatre
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Rob Drummonds Majority - at the National Theatre

to Dorfman Theatre Rob Drummond will be returning to the National Theatre to perform his new political show, 'The Majority'.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 18 August for one of these family events

Kensington Gardens
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Discover Peter Pan at Kensington Gardens

to Kensington Gardens Learn about Peter Pan and how JM Barrie was inspired to write it by walking around Kensington Gardens.
Cadogan Hall
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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.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Friday 18th August and see an exhibition

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

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.
Natural History Museum

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

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 18 August?

Clarence House
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Exclusive guided tour around Clarence House

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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Clarence House - Tour around Prince Charles home

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

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here are some on the 18 August

Houses of Parliament
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Summer Opening at the Houses of Parliament

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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Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

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

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Friday 18th August

The City
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Great Fire of London walk, followed by a cocktail

to The City The Museum of London's two-hour tour will teach you all about the Great Fire of London, before ending with a cocktail.
Jason’s Trip

to Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.
 

Classical music

How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Royal Albert Hall
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Proms Concert #45 - Mahlers Resurrection Symphony

Royal Albert Hall Proms Concert #45 at the Royal Albert Hall will include a performance of Mahler's 'Resurrection Symphony'.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 18 August

Guildhall Art Gallery

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.
Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge - Scheduled lift times

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.
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Friday 18th August

Kensington Gardens
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Spend an evening in the park… to see the bats

to 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.
Photographer’s Gallery
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Gregory Crewdson - Cathedral of the Pines

to Photographer’s Gallery The Photographer's Gallery will be putting on an exhibition called 'Cathedral of the Pines' by American artist Gregory Crewdson.
St. James’s Park

to St. James’s Park Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London's Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair.
 
 
 
 
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