Events in London – 20 August

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 20th August

One New Change
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Watch Cocktail on the roof of One New Change

How about watching Tom Cruise in 'Cocktail' on the roof of One New Change, with a fantastic view of St Paul's Cathedral?
O2 Arena
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BROS are back - at the O2 Arena

BROS are getting back together and playing a reunion gig at The O2, thirty years after their big hit 'When Will I Be Famous'.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Sunday 20 August, or one of London’s musicals

Cadogan Hall
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Were Going On A Bear Hunt - at 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.
Garrick Theatre
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David Walliams Gangsta Granny

David Walliams' best-selling kid's book 'Gangsta Granny' is coming to the Garrick Theatre for the school holidays.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 20 August for one of these family events

Vaudeville Theatre
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The Hunting of the Snark - Vaudeville Theatre

Come and join the ragtag gang of adventurers on their quest to capture the mythical Snark, through the worlds of Lewis Carroll.
London Zoo
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See dinosaurs come alive at Zoorassic Park

Travel back in time and see dinosaurs like Brachiosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex come alive at Zoorassic Park!
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Sunday 20th August and see an exhibition

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.
Royal Academy of Arts
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Matisse in the Studio - Royal Academy of Arts

'Matisse in the Studio' collects together some of his most treasured objects, which he gathered from all around the world.
 

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 20 August?

Clarence House
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Clarence House - Tour around Prince Charles home

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

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

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 20 August

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Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.
National Army Museum
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War Paint - Brushes With Conflict

'War Paint - Brushes With Conflict' is the National Army Museum's first temporary exhibition after their grand re-opening.
 

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Sunday 20th August

The City
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Explore some of the Citys finest gardens

Explore some of the prettiest and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London, on this 2-hour walking tour.
Jason’s Trip
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Jasons Trip, from Little Venice to Camden

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 #48 - Reformation Day No.2

Proms Concert #48 at the Royal Albert Hall will tell the story of the Passion, through five centuries of western music.
Royal Albert Hall
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Proms Concert #47 - Reformation Day No.1

Proms Concert #47 at the Royal Albert Hall will include music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Jonathan Dove and Daniel Saleeb.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 20 August

Guildhall Art Gallery
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Trauma - a gladiator returns to the amphitheatre

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.
Museum of Childhood

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.
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Sunday 20th August

Photographer’s Gallery
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Gregory Crewdson - Cathedral of the Pines

The Photographer's Gallery will be putting on an exhibition called 'Cathedral of the Pines' by American artist Gregory Crewdson.
St. James’s Park
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Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

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.
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.
 
 
 
 
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