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The London Parks & Gardens Trust has created an inventory of the green spaces open to the public in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Greenwich, Enfield & Newham on their PARK EXPLORER website where there are also lots of activity suggestions for children

Find out about NEW LONDON ARCHITECTURE at 26 Store Street WC1. Large model and information on display. Programme of changing exhibitions and events. Admission free.

LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST programme of walks, events and workdays available online

BROMLEY COUNTRYSIDE programme of walks, talk and events available to download. [click here]. Note: some events require booking and some are chargeable.

The GLIAS diary of events is available on their website

ALEXANDRA PALACE hosts a programme of public shows, fairs and events throughout the year. Details on their website.

Details of services, concerts & events in CITY CHURCHES can be found on the website

LONDON TOWN TALK has information on business and events, news, links and postcards for several areas

The EVENING STANDARD website sometimes has special offers for London attractions.

DISCOUNTS available at some London attractions click here to access the website.

FREE LONDON LISTINGS with entries in a number of categories.

Print a voucher at DISCOUNT BRITAIN to receive 20% off attractions and meals for up to six people. Discount attractions from Smartsave

2 FOR 1 ENTRY to London attractions when you travel by train.

2 FOR 1 MP3 walks available for 5 (City of London, Southbank and City of Westminster).

A extensive Whats On guide to SE1 is available online.

CITY OF LONDON Culture & Heritage Guide [download].

The HAMPSTEAD HEATH DIARY has a programme of events [download]

BROMLEY ARTS Diary of Events [webpage]

There is a listing of forthcoming events on Ian's webpage

LONDON DRINKER a bi-monthly magazine produced by CAMRA is available in some pubs, by subscription (3 for 6 issues) or online.

THE MUSEUM OF LONDON with its new post 1666 galleries should be your first port of call to discover the history of London. Open daily (except 24-26 December) 10-6. Admission is free.
They organise talks, walks, courses and visits. For details of events pick up a copy of their programme at the museum or join the free mailing list. Most chargable events require booking and numbers are limited. There is a Friends organisation. Detailed information is available on the
website.

THIS WEEKEND

FAMILY EVENTS at the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House. Admission free. Tel 020 8858 4422.

FAMILY EVENTS at the V&A including Backpacks, Activity Cart, Trails & Interactives. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY EVENTS at the British Museum including Backpacks, Trails, Workshops & Digital Discovery. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS at Somerset House Saturdays 2-3:30pm. Admission free but places limited (tickets from 1pm). Tel 020 7845 4600.

FOUNDLING SUNDAYS at the Foundling Museum on first Sundays. Talk at 2pm concert at 3pm. Included in admission. Tel 020 7841 3600.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow on third Sundays 1-4:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8496 4391.

GALLERY CHARACTERS at the Natural History Museum Saturdays 11:30-1 & 2-3:30. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 5000.

GALLERY TALKS at the National Portrait Gallery on Sundays at 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

PORTRAIT OF THE DAY at the National Portrait Gallery on Saturdays noon. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

FARMERS MARKET at Horniman Museum, Forest Hill on Saturdays 9-1:30. Admission free. Tel 020 8699 1872.

SHIRLEY WINDMILL Tours on 7 September 1-5 (last tour 4pm). Admission free.

CANAL FESTIVAL at City Lock Road on 7 September. Tel 0121 244 8439.

FAMILY SUNDAY at Kenwood House on 7 September 12-4. Admission free.

HAMPTON TRANSPORT GALA around Hampton Station on 7 September. Free event.

NEXT WEEKEND

FAMILY EVENTS at the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House. Admission free. Tel 020 8858 4422.

FAMILY EVENTS at the V&A including Backpacks, Activity Cart, Trails & Interactivies. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY EVENTS at the British Museum including Backpacks, Trails, Workshops & Digital Discovery. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS at Somerset House Saturdays 2-3:30pm. Admission free but places limited (tickets from 1pm). Tel 020 7845 4600.

FOUNDLING SUNDAYS at the Foundling Museum on first Sundays. Talk at 2pm concert at 3pm. Included in admission. Tel 020 7841 3600.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow on third Sundays 1-4:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8496 4391.

GALLERY CHARACTERS at the Natural History Museum Saturdays 11:30-1 & 2-3:30. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 5000.

GALLERY TALKS at the National Portrait Gallery on Sundays at 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

FARMERS MARKET at Horniman Museum, Forest Hill on Saturdays 9-1:30. Admission free. Tel 020 8699 1872.

BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY at RAF Museum, Hendon on 14 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

CLASSIC BOAT RALLY at St Katherine's Dock on 13 & 14 September. Tel 020 7264 5312.

ART DECO FAIR at Eltham Palace on 13 & 14 September 10-5. Admission charge.

ON BLACKHEATH (Music & Food) on 13 & 14 September. Event charge.

TOUR OF BRITAIN (CYCLING) on 14 September.

POEMS at Keats House, Hampstead on 13 September 3-4pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7332 3868.

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EVENTS
The following have extensive programmes of events. Please check their website for details

British Library - Museum of London (Group) - Tate (Group) - V& A (Group) - British Museum

National Portrait Gallery - National Maritime Museum (Group) - Imperial War Museum (Group)

There is an initiative to provide late night opening at museums, galleries etc usually on one evening per month. There are sometimes special events/concessions. ......... East London venues

FRIDAY LATE at the V&A last Friday of the month 6:30-10pm. Themed events with bar & music. Tel 020 7942 2000.

FRIDAY LATES at the National Gallery 6-9pm. Admission free.

LATE SHIFT at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursdays & Fridays 6-9pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

EVENING EVENT at Tate Britain first Friday of each month 6-10pm with music, talks, film or performances plus half price exhibition entry. Tel 020 7887 8888.

EVENING EVENTS at the British Museum at 6:30pm (see website for dates). Also selected galleries open. Tel 020 7323 8299.

EVENING EVENTS at Drink, Shop & Do at Kings Cross from 7:30pm. See website for details. Tel 020 3343 9138.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON public events include talks, exhibitions, fims, music and family activities. Mostly free. Programme online.Tel 020 7679 2000.

MUSEUM OF LONDON & MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS open until 9pm on first Thursday of the month with live entertainment and drinks available.

FIRST THURSDAYS at the Museum of Childhood 6-9pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

NATURE LIVE at the Natural History Museum daily at 2:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 5000.

Some performances at the GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA are open to the public. Tel 020 7382 7193.

KNIT & KNATTER at the Museum of Childhood most Tuesdays 2-4pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

HAMPSTEAD HEATH Diary of events. Download from webpage.

REAL FOOD MARKET at the Southbank Centre Friday - Sunday. Tel 0844 847 9911.

THEMED GUIDED TOURS at the Old Royal Naval College daily 2-3pm. Event charge. Tel 020 8269 4799.

MORDEN HALL PARK programme of family events 2014 [download]

BUTTERFLY JUNGLES at Hall Place, Bexley. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

OWLS at Hall Place, Bexley Fri - Sun & Bank Hols. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

BUTTERFLIES at the Natural History Museum until 14 September. Admission charge.

SUMMER OF SPORT at Broadgate on weekdays. Free event.

TOWER BRIDGE at 120 special events throughout the summer. See website for details.

THAMES FESTIVAL during September.

TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL at Greenwich 5 - 9 September.

SEGKIND in Paternoster Square on 12 September 12-2. Free event. Tel 020 7651 4070.

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MUSIC

Some GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA performances are open to the general public at their Barbican premises during term time. Admission mostly free. Tel 020 7628 2571.

TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC have a programme of lunchtime & evening concerts and recitals (many free) at various London venues during term time. Tel: 020 8305 9300.

Trinity College of Music also perform free lunchtime concerts at CHARLTON HOUSE on Fridays at 1-2pm. Tel 020 8856 3951.

Lunchtime Music at the OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE CHAPEL, Greenwich on term time Tuesdays & Fridays 1-2pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

Lunchtime Music at ST ALFEGE CHURCH, Greenwich on Thursdays at 1:10pm. Admission free. Tel 020 8305 4444.

Lunchtime Concerts at the REGENT HALL, 275 Oxford St Fridays at 1pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7629 5424.

Lunchtime Concerts in HYDE PARK CHAPEL Exhibition Road on Thursdays 1-1:45. Admission free.

FRIDAY MUSIC at the V&A (Norfolk House Music Room) selected Fridays 6:30-7:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

LIVE BANDS at the V&A Cafe selected Fridays 8-9:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2000.

BUFFET CONCERTS at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church on last Saturday of each month at 4pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7240 0544.

ORGAN CONCERTS in London online guide

Concerts and Recitals at BROMLEY venues. Online programme.

Organ Recitals at ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL Sundays 4:45-5:15. Admission free. Tel 020 7236 6883.

Organ Recitals at WESTMINSTER ABBEY Sundays 5:45 - 6:15. Admission free. Tel 020 7654 4854.

Organ Recitals at WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL Sundays at 4:45. Admission free. Tel 020 7798 9057.

Lunchtime Recitals at ST GEORGES RC CATHEDRAL Lambeth Road Fridays at 1:05pm. Tel 020 7928 5256.

Music Recitals at SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL 3:15-4pm most Tuesdays. Retiring collection. Tel: 020 7367 6700.

Organ Recitals at the TEMPLE CHURCH on Wednesdays during term 1:15-1:45. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7427 5641.

Lunchtime Music at ST ANNE & ST AGNES, Gresham Street at 1:10 Mondays & Fridays. Lunches welcome & coffee served. Retiring collection. Tel: 020 7606 4986.

Lunchtime recitals at ST OLAVE'S Hart Street Wednesdays & Thursday at 1:10. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7488 4318.

Organ Recitals at ALL HALLOWS BY THE TOWER on Thursdays 1:10-2. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7481 2928.

Organ Recitals at ST MARGARET LOTHBURY Thursdays 1:10- 2pm (not August). Donation. Tea & coffee served. Tel 020 7606 8330.

Organ Recitals at ST STEPHEN WALBROOK Fridays at 12:30. Lunches welcome. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7626 8242.

Organ Recitals at ST MICHAEL'S CORNHILL on Mondays at 1 - 1:50pm (not public holidays). Retiring collection.

Lunchtime Recitals at ST LAWRENCE JEWRY - piano on Mondays and organ on Tuesdays 1-1:45. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7600 9478.

Lunchtime Concerts at ST MARY LE BOW on Thursdays at 1:05. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7248 5139.

Lunchtime Concerts at ST BRIDE'S, Fleet Street on Tuesdays & Fridays 1:15-1:45. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7427 0133.

Music at ST JOHN'S WATERLOO at 1:10 some Fridays and 6pm Thursdays. Donations welcome. Coffee available. Tel 020 7928 2003.

Lunchtime Music at ST PANCRAS CHURCH on Thursdays at 1:15pm.

Lunchtime Concerts at ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS Mon, Tue & Fri at 1pm (doors 12:30). Donation of 3.50 suggested. Tel 020 7766 1100.

JAZZ NIGHTS at ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS Wednesdays 8-10pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 1100.

Free lunchtime concerts at ST JAMES'S, PICCADILLY on Mon, Wed & Fri at 1:10pm.

Lunchtime recitals at ST GILES-in-the-FIELDS on Fridays 1:10-2pm. Retiring collection. Tel 020 7240 2532.

Free lunchtime recitals at the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Covent Garden most Mondays at 1pm. Tickets available at the box office on the day from 10am. Tel 020 7304 4000

Free lunchtime Jazz in the Vilar Floral Hall at the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Covent Garden most Tuesdays 12-2pm. Tel 020 7304 4000

FRIDAY EVENING MUSIC at the National Portrait Gallery at 6:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

Free Lunchtime Concerts at LSO ST LUKES some Fridays at 12:30pm. Tel 020 7490 3939.

Free Music in the foyers of the SOUTH BANK CENTRE. Tel 0844 847 9910.

FRIDAY LUNCH at Royal Festival Hall most Fridays at 1pm. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9910.

FRIDAY TONIC at Queen Elizabeth Hall most Fridays at 5:30pm. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9910.

VOICELAB WELCOMES at Royal Festival Hall (Clore Ballroom) most Sundays. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9910.

Lunchtime Concerts at BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE some Tuesdays 1:05 - 1:55. Admission free but space limited. Tel 020 7392 9200.

Musical Events at the NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Fridays at 6:30pm. Admission free. Tel: 020 7306 0056.

SUNDAY MUSIC at Harrow Museum 12:15-1:15. Donations welcome. Tel 020 8861 2626.

LUNCHTIME JAZZ at the Cafe Opera in Croydon Clocktower Thursdays 12:15 - 2:15pm.

ORGAN RECITALS at St Michael & All Angels, Croydon Wednesdays 1:10-1:55. Retiring collection. Tel 020 8680 2848.

LUNCHTIME CONCERTS at Bromley parish church 1-1:50. Retiring collection. Refreshments served from 12:15. Tel 020 8464 5244.

LUNCHTIME RECITALS at St George's Beckenham Fridays 12:30-1. Tea & coffee served. Admission free.

SATURDAY CONCERTS at St George's Beckenham 11-11:45. Admission free.

BRASS CONCERT in St Margarert's Church, Westminster on 3 September 12:30-2. Admission free.

RAT PACK in Paternoster Square on 5 September 12-2. Free event. Tel 020 7651 4070.

MUSIC OF THE SEA at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich on 7 September 11-4. Admission free. Tel 020 8312 6608.

BRASS CONCERT in St Margaret's Church, Westminster on 10 September 12:30-2. Admission free.

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EXHIBITIONS

BP PORTRAIT AWARD at the National Portrait Gallery (Wolfson Gallery) until 21 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

VIRGINIA WOOLF at the National Portrait Gallery (Porter Galley) until 26 October. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 7343.

THE NAVAL OFFICERS at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 32) until 12 October. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

THE BOER WAR at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 23) until 23 November. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 37). Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

CATHERINE GOODMAN at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 41). Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

COLOUR, LIGHT, TEXTURE at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 33). Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

WW1 ENTERTAINERS at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 31). Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

SUFFRAGETTES at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 31). Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

ARCHITECTURE IN RENAISSANCE PAINTING at the National Gallery until 21 September. Admission free.

MAKING COLOUR at the National Gallery until 7 September. Admission charge.

PHYLLIDA BARLOW at Tate Britain until 19 October. Tel 020 7887 8888.

LATE TURNER at Tate Britain 10 September - 25 Jan 2015. Tel 020 7887 8888.

HENRI MATISSE at Tate Modern until 7 September. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

KAZIMIR MALEVICH at Tate Modern until 26 October. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

RADICAL GEOMETRY at the Royal Academy of Arts until 28 September. Admission charge.

JOURNAL at ICA until 7 September. Admission charge.

GERARDO DOTTORI at the Estorick Collection until 7 September. Admission charge.

TRACES OF WAR at The Fleming Collection until 18 October. Admission free.

RUSSIAN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY at the Photographers' Gallery until 19 October. Admission free.

GOODBYE PICCADILLY at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden. Admission charge.

SUMMER SHOWCASE at the Courtauld Gallery until 21 September. Admission charge. Tel 020 7848 2526.

MAX WEBER at Ben Uri Gallery until 5 October. Admission free.

DIGITAL REVOLUTION at The Barbican until 14 September. Tel 020 7638 4141.

GILDA BARON at Barbican Library 2 - 27 September. Admission free.

MUSIC THERAPY at Barbican Music Library 3 September - 31 October. Admission free.

REMEMBRANCE IMAGE PROJECT at Guildhall Library until 12 November. Admission free.

BEEF TEA TO BATTLESHIPS at Guildhall Library until 12 November. Admission free.

POPPY at Guildhall Library until 12 November. Donation requested.

DRAWING THE GAMES at the Museum of London until 28 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7001 9844.

OUR LONDINIUM at the Museum of London until 31 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7001 9844.

WWI at the Bank of England Museum until 31 December. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

GEORGIAN SILVER at London Silver Vaults until 4 October. Admission free. Tel 020 7242 3844.

EMERGENCY LONDON 1914 at London Metropolitan Archives until 30 October. Admision free. Tel 020 7332 3820.

MAIL RAIL at BPMA, Mount Pleasant. Admission free. Tel 020 7239 2570.

100 YEARS at the Geffrye Museum until 11 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7739 9893.

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS at the Geffrye Museum until 4 Jan 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 7739 9893.

DAYDREAMS & DIARIES at the Museum of Childhood until 2 November. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

GREAT DIARY PROJECT at the Museum of Childhood until 12 October. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

TOY STORIES at the Museum of Childhood until 14 December. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

KADER ATTIA at the Whitechapel Gallery until November. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

STEPHEN WILLATS at the Whitechapel Gallery until 14 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

NEW ARTISTS FAIR at Truman Brewery, Brick Lane 5 - 7 September.

PROGRESS at the Foundling Museum until 7 September. Admission charge.

FOUNDLINGS IN WWI at the Foundling Museum. Admission charge.

HANDEL IN 1713 at Handel House Museum. Admission charge. Tel 020 7399 1953.

ENDURING WAR at the British Library until 12 October with associated events. Admission free. Tel 020 7412 7332.

ANCIENT LIVES at the British Museum until 30 November. Admission charge. Tel 020 7323 8181.

NEVER AGAIN! (WWI) at the Cartoon Museum until 19 October. Admission charge. Tel 020 7580 8155.

PEACE BEAKS OUT! at Sir John Soane Museum until 13 September. Admission free.

BRIDGE at the Museum of London Docklands until 2 November. Admission free. Tel 020 7001 9844.

ENFIELD AT WAR at Enfield Museum until 11 Jan 2015. Tel 020 8379 8354.

THE HARMONY PROJECT at Orleans House Stables Gallery, Twickenham 4 September - 26 October. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

RICHMOND'S WWI at Orleans House Gallery. Twickenham until 16 November. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

ORSI COWELL-LCHOCZKY at Riverside Gallery, Richmond until 22 November. Admission free. Tel 020 8831 6000.

CARING FOR WW1 CASUALTIES at Beckenham Library 1 - 27 September. Admission free.

BROMLEY IN WW1 at Bromley Museum, Orpington until 26 September. Admission free.

QUILTS at Danson House until 31 October. Admission charge.

LIFE IN ARCTIC SIBERIA at Horniman Museum, Forest Hill until 7 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8699 1872.

EXTREMES at Horniman Museum, Forest Hill until 2 November. Admission charge. Tel 020 8699 1872.

EXTREMES GARDEN at Horniman Museum, Forest Hill until 1 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8699 1872.

ART & LIFE at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 21 September. Admission charge. Tel 020 8693 5254.

BOOKS ABOUT TOWN at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich until 15 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

CERAMIC & ENAMEL at Old Royal Naval College (Discover Greenwich) until 14 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8269 4799.

LONGITUDE PUNK'D at Royal Observatory, Greenwich until 4 Jan 2015. Admission charge.

FORGOTTEN FIGHTERS at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until August 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8312 6608.

SHIPS, CLOCKS & STARS at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until 4 Jan 2015 with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 020 8312 6565.

GUIDING LIGHTS (TRINITY HOUSE) at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until January 2016. Admission free. Tel 020 8312 6565.

ART & SCIENCE OF EXPLORATION at Queen's House, Greenwich. Admission free.

WAR & MEMORY at Queen's House, Greenwich until 14 November. Admission free.

WAR ARTISTS AT SEA at Queen's House, Greenwich. Admission free.

WW1 at the Tower of London. Admission charge.

EXTRAORDINARY STORIES at the Design Museum until 4 January 2015. Admission charge. Tel 0870 909 9009.

LOUIS KAHN at the Design Museum until 12 October.

A WORLD TO WIN at the V&A until 2 November. Admission free.

WEDDING DRESSES at the V&A until 15 March 2015. Admission charge. Tel 020 7420 9736.

DISOBEDIENT OBJECTS at the V&A until 1 Feb 2015. Admission free.

ONE MILLION YEARS OF THE HUMAN STORY at the Natural History Museum until 28 September. Admission charge.

MAMMOTHS at the Natural History Museum until 7 September. Admission charge.

A FAMILY IN WARTIME at the Imperial War Museum until 30 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7416 5000.

BRITAIN FROM ABOVE at RAF Museum, Hendon until 31 March 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

BIGGLES at RAF Museum, Hendon until 4 January 2015. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

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VISITS

Free tours of the ROYAL ACADEMY Fine Rooms available at 1pm Tue-Fri. Also 3pm Wed & 11:30am Sat. Tel 020 7300 8000.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS Open House on first Sunday of the month except January 10-1 (last admission 12:30). Also lunchtimes on first Friday but telephone to check 020 7451 6845.

Free Guided tours (45 mins) of SOMERSET HOUSE are available on selected dates (first come basis). Tel 020 7845 4600

GUIDED TOURS of the Royal Albert Hall. Admission charge. Tel 020 7838 3105.

BARTS & SMITHFIELD Guided Tour Fridays at 2pm. Event charge. Tel 020 7837 0546.

HUNTERIAN MUSEUM 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields. The art and science of surgery. Free guided tours every Wednesday at 1pm. Tel 020 7869 6560

WELLCOME COLLECTION Gallery Tours 2:30-3:30 on Saturdays (Medicine Now) & Sundays (Medicine Man). Admission free but places limited. Tel 020 7611 2222.

WELLCOME COLLECTION Behind the Scenes Tours last Friday of the month 1-2pm (see website for topics). Admission free but places limited. Tel 020 7611 2222.

RESTORED HISTORIC ALMSHOUSE at the Geffrye Museum open to view first Saturday of the month plus first & third Wednesdays (various times). Admission charge (limited places). Tel 020 7739 9893.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HOUSE Historical Experience daily (June - Sept) & Wed - Sun (Oct - May). Admission charge. tel 020 7839 2006.

ROMAN FORT organised by the Museum of London on selected dates 2-2:30pm & 3-3:30pm. Next dates 14/12 & 18/1. Free event. Tel 020 7001 9844.

The remains of the ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE are on view to the public within the Guildhall Art Gallery. Admission charge except Fridays and after 3:30. Tel 020 7332 3700.

CITY CHURCHES are generally open 11-3 as follows: Monday = St Martin Ludgate & St Mary Abchurch. Tuesday = St Dunstan in the West, St Botolph Aldgate & St Botolph Aldersgate (1:45-4). Wednesday = St Sepulchre Newgate, St Mary Aldermary, St Stephen Walbrook & St Magnus the Martyr (12-4). Thursdays = ,St James Garlickhythe, St Benet Paul's Wharf & St Mary at Hill. Friday = All Hallows London Wall, St Ethelburga Centre & St Andrew by the Wardrobe. Tel 020 7626 1555.

ST BRIDES FLEET STREET Guided Tours including charnel house on Tuesdays 3-4:30pm. Weekly until 24 September (but not 25/6 or 2/7) then fortnightly until 26 November. Admission charge. Tel 020 7427 0133.

KIRKALDY TESTING MUSEUM Southwark Street is open on the first Sunday of the month 10-4. Admission charge.

STEAM TUG PORTWEY at South Dock is usually open to visitors on Wednesdays 1:30-8pm. Tel 01268 769 583.

WHITEWEBBS MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Enfield open Tuesdays 10 - 4 + some Sundays. Admission charge. Tel 020 8367 1898.

CROYDON AIRPORT Purley Way first Sunday of the month 11-4. Donations welcomed. Tel 07932 081600.

RAF CHAPEL & BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL at Biggin Hill Airfield open daily 11-4. Admission free. Tel 01959 570353.

The PAINTED HALL & CHAPEL of the Old Royal Naval College are free to visitors. Additionally the grounds are open 8am - 6pm daily. Guided tours available (bookable - charge). Tel 020 8269 4747.

WELL HALL PLEASAUNCE Guided Tours on 1st Wednesday at 10:30am & 2nd Sunday at 2pm. Meet at Co-op Gate, Well Hall Road. Free event. Tel 020 8856 2232.

BECKENHAM PLACE PARK Visitor Centre in the mansion Sundays 1:30-3:30 (GMT) 2-4 (BST) or by arrangement for groups. Tel 020 8325 8781.

WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY Tours on first Sunday of the month at 11am (Nov -Mch) or 2:30pm (Apl-Oct). Donation requested. Tel 020 8670 5456.

NUNHEAD CEMETERY Tours at 2:15 on last Sunday of each month from Linden Grove gates. Tel: 020 8694 6079.

BROMPTON CEMETERY Tour 2nd & 4th Sundays 2-4pm. Charge.

KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY tours on Sundays 2-4pm from the Anglican Chapel. First & Third Sundays include catacomb. Donation requested. Tel: 020 8969 0152.

GARRICK'S TEMPLE at Hampton open April - October on Sundays 2-5pm. Tel 020 8831 6000.

TURNER'S HOUSE in Twickenham open first Saturday of the month until October 10-1 (last entry 12:30). Admision charge.

CARSHALTON WATER TOWER open summer Sundays 2:30-5. Admission charge.

NONSUCH MANSION Service Wing 2nd & 4th Sundays until October. Admision charge.

MANSION HOUSE public tours every Tuesday except August 2-3pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7397 9316.

ST BARTS Church & Hospital Tours Fridays at 2pm. Admission charge.

MUSEUM MILE walk visting 3 museums most Fridays 10 - 12:30. Limited places available from 9:30 at Holborn Tube Station kiosk. See website for programme. Free event. Tel 020 7078 7077.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE Summer Opening with Royal Children exhibition until 28 September. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 7300.

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WALKS

WALK 4 LIFE website

LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST programme of walks available online.

CITY COMMONS events programme including walks available to download. Tel 01372 279083.

CROYDON COUNCIL Free Guided Wildlife Walks. Tel 020 8726 6900. Jan - June 2014 programme

CROYDON HEALTH WALKS: Monday - Lloyd Park, Tuesday - Hamsey Green, Wednesday - South Norwood & Old Coulsdon, Thursday - Gravel Hill & Norbury, Friday - Selsdon Wood, Saturday - Lloyd Park. Free event. Tel 020 8726 6900.

BROMLEY HEALTH WALKS: Monday - St Paul's Cray, Hayes & Sundridge. Tuesday - Beckenham Place Park & High Elms Country Park. Wednesday - Sundridge & Darrick/Newstead Woods. Friday - Crystal Palace Park & Jubilee Park. Walks are 1.5 - 3 miles. Free event. Tel 020 8323 1718.

LEWISHAM HEALTHY WALKS Monday - Friday and early Sunday. Details and contacts on website.

RIVERS & PEOPLE PROJECT (Lewisham). Free events. Tel 07850 713974.

RICHMOND HEALTH WALKS programme Free event. Tel 020 8891 7445.

AGE UK BARNET Tuesdays Golders Hill Park at 9:30, Thursdays Hampstead Way/Linnell Drive at 9:30, Sundays at Hampstead Way/Wildwood Road at 10:30. Tel 020 8203 5040.

BIRD WATCHING WALKS from Parliament Hill staffyard every Tuesday at 10am. Tel 020 7267 8434.

BIRD WATCHING WALKS in Canons Park (from Donnefield entrance) first Sundays of October - June 10-12. Free event.

HISTORIC GREENWICH from TIC at 12:15 & 2:15 daily (90 mins). Charge. Tel 020 8858 6169.

DR JOHNSON Walk from Dr Johnson's House on first Wednesday of the month 3 - 4:15pm. Charge. Tel 020 7353 3745.

MITCHAM COMMON first Thursday of the month. Meet 10:30am Mill House Ecology Centre, Windmill Road. Tel 020 8648 0255.

LAMBETH LOCAL HISTORY FORUM free walks led by member societys (mostly Sundays). Programme online.

HISTORIC RICHMOND from Old Town Hall on Thursdays June - October at 2pm. Charge. Tel 020 8940 6888.

RICHMOND PARK WALKS organised by the Friends of Richmond Park [details]

ISABELLA PLANTATION (Richmond Park) on first & last Fridays 11-12:30. Admission free. Tel 020 8948 3209.

GREEN CITY WALKS Tuesdays - Fridays (different routes) at 11:30 or 1:30. Proceeds to charity.

CULTURAL BLOOMSBURY (several topics) Saturdays at 11am. Meet at The Goodenough Club, Mecklenburgh Square. Free event. Tel 020 7520 1573.

GO TO MID TOWN from Holborn Tube Station at 1pm (45 mins). See website for programme. Free event. Tel 020 7078 7077.

GO TO MID TOWN from 56 New Oxford Street at 2pm & 5:30pm. See website for programme. Free event. Tel 020 7078 7077.

MEDICAL LONDON themed walks from April - October. See website for details. Charge.

PILLAR TO POST Walks from Farringdon to Bank on 27/9, 26/10, 22/11 11-1. Event charge. Tel 020 7239 2570.

TWICKENHAM from St Mary's Church on 7 September at 2pm. Charge. Tel 020 8940 6888.

HAMPTON VILLAGE from St Mary's Church on 6 September at 11am. Charge. Tel 020 8940 6888.

KEW GREEN from St Anne's Church on 14 September at 2pm. Charge. Tel 020 8940 6888.

See LINKS page for more suggestions

TALKS

Illustrated talks at the CANAL MUSEUM on the first Thursday of the month except August at 7pm for 7:30. Shop & refreshments available. Admission charge. Tel 020 7713 0836.

A number of talks and discussion held at Tate Modern and Tate Britain will be webcast.

GRESHAM COLLEGE Lectures at 1pm or 6pm, generally at the Museum of London or Barnard's Inn Hall. See website for details. Transcripts and webcasts available online. Admission free. Tel 020 7831 0575.

COURTAULD GALLERY 15 minute lunchtime talks at 1:15 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Included in admission. Tel 020 7848 2526.

GALLERY TALKS at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesdays & Sundays at 3pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

LUNCHTIME LECTURES at the National Portrait Gallery (Ondaatje Wing Theatre) on Thursdays at 1:15pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

LUNCHTIME LECTURES at the V&A on Wednesdays 1-1:45. Admission free. Tel 020 7942 2211.

HISTORICAL TALKS at Harrow Museum on alternate Tuesdays. Admission charge. Tel 020 8861 2626.

FAMILY HISTORY TALKS at the National Archives Tuesdays at 2pm. See website for topics. Free tickets issued on the day. Available as podcasts after the event.

HISTORY TALKS at the National Archives Thursdays at 2pm. See website for topics. Free tickets issued on the day. Available as podcasts after the event.

Orpington & Chislehurst NT CENTRE TALKS monthly at Methodist Church, Orpington on Thursdays at 8pm. Next dates. Admission charge. Tel 020 8295 0188.

Orpington & Chislehurst NT CENTRE TALKS monthly at Methodist Church, Chislehurst on Wednesdays at 2:15pm. Next dates. Admission charge. Tel 020 8295 0188.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Bromley Civic Centre on second Wednesdays at 8pm. 2014 programme available online. Admission charge.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Public Hall, Beckenham on selected Thursdays at 2:30pm. 2014 programme available online. Admission charge.

CROYDON NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY Talks, generally Mondays at East Croydon UR Church at 7:45pm. [programme]

Rotherhithe & Bermondsey LHS talks at the Old Mortuary, Rotherhithe 7:30-9:30pm. Admission charge. Refreshments served. See website for dates & topics.

CRAYFORD TEXTILES at Dartford Science & Technology College on 6 September at 10:30. Admission free.

BROMLEY in WW1 at Beckenham Library on 11 September 2:30-3:30. Admission free.

 

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