Things to do OUTSIDE London in August 2019

Suggestions for things to do outside London in August 2019. My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.

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Things to do in London

Saturday 20th Jul

Watch a tall tower built in Guildhall Yard on Saturday, and demolished on Sunday
 11am to 6pm
 
 City of London
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The People's Tower
Annual show that was more country fair and is now a general music and beer fest.
 12pm to 8pm
 
 Herne Hill
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Chance to go up on a roof in the center of London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Soho North
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Open Rooftops: Carnaby Roof
A weekend of events at "Europe's largest Japanese food hall" to mark it's 1st birthday.
 10am to 10pm
 
 Shepherds Bush
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Ichiba's 1st Birthday Festival
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
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Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
Annual open weekend to show off the excavated remains of a Roman bathhouse.
 11am to 4pm
 
 St Mary Cray
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Annual open weekend of a Roman Bathhouse
A note that a steam train will leave Waterloo Station in the morning, returning in the evening.
 All Day
 
 Southwark
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Open day to visit the garden overlooking Bank in the City of London.
 12pm to 8pm
 
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Open Rooftops: Coq d'Argent Restaurant & Bar
A street party down Frith Street to mark the birthday of the famous Jazz Club.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Soho
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Ronnie Scott's 60th anniversary street party
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
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 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

Art exhibition on the theme of Saint Sebastian for Pride.
Arrows of Desire
event time Starts at 12am
 Clerkenwell
 Closes today
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Discover this pioneering, subversive artist as the British Museum lifts the veil on his life and works in the largest show of his prints in the UK for 45 years.
Edvard Munch: love and angst
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Closes tomorrow
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BEYOND THE ROAD merges the worlds of visual arts, music and film and offers visitors a chance to leave behind their modern day lives and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sound.
Beyond the road
event time 10am to 6pm
 Chelsea
 Closing soon Wed, 24th Jul
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This exhibition tells the story of how Robert and Ellen Paul really created cinema here in Haringey.
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Tottenham
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Jul
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A selection of Turner’s illustrations for Sir Walter Scott’s poetry and prose, part of the house’s permanent collection.
event time 12pm to 4pm
 Twickenham
 Closing soon Sun, 28th Jul
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An exhibition showcasing the work of master calligrapher, Mouneer Al Shaarani.
'Calligraphic Rhythms' by Mouneer Al Shaarani
event time 12pm to 5:30pm
 Mayfair
 Closing soon Wed, 31st Jul
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Ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition
event time 10am to 4:30pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
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Comprising 65 prints and drawings, this exhibition highlights Rembrandt’s technical and creative ingenuity on paper.
Rembrandt: Thinking on paper
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
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In this, the first major museum display of artists’ postcards, discover both the politics and playfulness of this unique collection of 300 postcards.
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 4th Aug
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An exhibition of kaleidoscopic sculptures, installations and video works informed by scientific processes and natural phenomena such as heat, cold, magnetism and light.
Hicham Berrada: Dreamscapes
event time 11am to 7pm
 Southwark
 Ends on Sun, 18th Aug
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Exhibitions opening soon


Regular events in London today

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
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A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.
 Starts at 1pm
 
 Barbican
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Architecture Tours - Brutal or beautiful?

Walking tours of London today

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
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London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
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Roman London Walking Tour

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Sun 21st Jul at 04:45am