Events in London – 17 August

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Thursday 17th August

Westminster Abbey
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Watch Notting Hill outside Westminster Abbey

Luna Cinema will be screening the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts movie 'Notting Hill' in Dean's Yard, by Westminster Abbey.
Soho Theatre
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French comedian Gad Elmaleh - Soho Theatre

French comedian Gad Elmaleh is coming over to London to try and do an English-language show at the Soho Theatre.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Thursday 17 August, or one of London’s musicals

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

'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

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 17 August for one of these family events

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.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Thursday 17th 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 17 August?

Clarence House
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Exclusive guided tour around 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

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’s some on the 17 August

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.
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 Thursday 17th August

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.
Jack The Ripper Tour

Jack The Ripper Tour Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!
 

Classical music

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

Royal Albert Hall
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Proms Concert #44 - Bang On A Can All-Stars

Proms Concert #44 at the Royal Albert Hall will include music by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Philip Glass.
Royal Albert Hall
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Proms Concert #43 - Falla, Lalo and Saint-Saens

Proms Concert #43 at the Royal Albert Hall will include some classical music by Falla, Lalo and Saint-Saens.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 17 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.
Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge - Scheduled lift times

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 Thursday 17th August

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.
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.
 
 
 
 
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