Events in London – 15 August

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Tuesday 15th August

Westminster Abbey
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Watch Casablanca outside Westminster Abbey

Watch Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergmann in Casablanca in Dean's Yard, round the side of Westminster Abbey.
Somerset House
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All The Presidents Men - Film4 at Somerset House

Somerset House will be showing the political thriller 'All The President's Men' on an open-air screen in the courtyard.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Tuesday 15 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 15 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 Tuesday 15th 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 15 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 15 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 Tuesday 15th 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 #41 - Passages, by Philip Glass & Ravi Shankar

Proms Concert #41 at the Royal Albert Hall will include a performance of 'Passages', by Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar
Royal Albert Hall
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Proms #40 - Brahms, Berg, Schumann, Thomas Larcher

Proms Concert #40 at the Royal Albert Hall will include classical music by Brahms, Berg, Schumann and Thomas Larcher.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 15 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 Tuesday 15th 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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