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August 2019

Prudential Ride London 2019

August 3 - August 4
Free

Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling, which takes place over the weekend of 3rd-4th August 2019. There is no other closed-road event like it that combines the fun and accessible element of a free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the world’s best professional cyclists in a variety of exciting races. Prudential RideLondon Freecycle on Saturday 3rd August offers the chance for all the family to enjoy a traffic-free circuit on closed roads through central London…

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Open Day at Croydon Airport

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Airport House, Purley Way
Croydon, CR0 0XZ United Kingdom
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Free

Don’t miss this chance to explore the early days of passenger air travel at London Croydon Airport, which traces its history back to World War I. It was established in response to Zeppelin bombing raids on London, and developed into  the first major international airport in the UK. It eventually closed in 1959, when it was replaced by Northolt Aerodrome, Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport. The former terminal building and gate lodge at Airport House were granted Grade II listed…

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The Great Barn at Harmondsworth

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Great Barn, Manor Court, High Street
Harmondsworth, Middlesex UB7 0AQ United Kingdom
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Free

Visit this jewel of medieval architecture, before the picturesque village of Harmondsworth is flattened by Heathrow’s Third Runway! Rescued by English Heritage after years of neglect, this Grade I listed barn ranks alongside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey for its exceptional architectural and historic interest. It was dubbed the “Cathedral of Middlesex” by Sir John Betjeman. Built in 1426 by Winchester College as part of its manor farm at Harmondsworth, the oak-framed barn is an outstanding example of…

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August 2019 Pub Night

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
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Free

Please note that this month we are moving back to the Liberty Bounds! You are cordially invited to our monthly pub night, which is due to take place at the Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AA. The venue has had a major face-lift, with the result that there is now space for an extra 40 tables. This event is open to everyone, and there is no need to book. Just come along on the night…

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The Legacy of Secrecy

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The National Archives, Bessant Drive
Richmond Surrey, TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£5

Experiences from the Stasi Records Archive A National Archives lecture by Dagmar Hovestädt The East German Stasi have earned the reputation of one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies ever to have existed, forcing their methods for collecting information on their citizens. 30 years after German citizens regained control from the Stasi in 1990, Dagmar Hovestädt – Head of Press at the Stasi Records Archive – explores this controversial corner of history and just how…

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Zoe Gilby Quartet at St Martin’s

August 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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£15

Jazz and Live Music in the Crypt Zoe Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter who writes compelling original compositions with double bassist husband Andy Champion. Her repertoire reaches a wide range of contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd and Kate Bush, with influences from Sheila Jordan and Joni Mitchell. Touring the UK and internationally, she continues to perform at prominent jazz festivals and venues. At the Café in the Crypt, St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London…

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Notting Hill Carnival 2019

August 25 - August 26
Notting Hill, Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3HT United Kingdom
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Free

This celebration of Caribbean culture is Europe’s biggest street festival. It has been taking place on the August bank holiday since 1964, showcasing London’s rich multicultural heritage. The festivities take place in the London W10 postcode area, around Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park. The tube stations at Notting Hill Gate, Royal Oak and Westbourne Park will be very busy, and exit-only at certain periods. You are advised to use High Street Kensington, Queen’s Park, Shepherd’s Bush, Holland Park,…

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September 2019

Totally Thames 2019

September 1 - September 30

Totally Thames is an annual festival which takes place along the banks of the River Thames. This month-long celebration lasts from the 1st to the 30th September 2019. Planned events include arts festivals, community events, concerts, exhibitions, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities. Further information on the Totally Thames website

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Crusaders

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£15

A British Library lecture by Dan Jones Listen as Dan Jones tells the three-hundred-year story of the Crusades – the sequence of religious wars fought across the high medieval period. Drawing on his new book Crusaders, Dan Jones tells a tale soaked in Islamic, Christian and Jewish blood, peopled by extraordinary characters, characterised by both low ambition and high principle. These are events that have left an enduring imprint on relations between the Muslim world and the West. Dan Jones…

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