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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

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.

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 & City of Westminster) or 3 (London Bridge & Southbank ).

A extensive Whats On guide to SE1 is available online.

BROMLEY ARTS Diary of Events [webpage]

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

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.

PIRATE TAKEOVER at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich on 1 & 2 August 11:30 - 4. Admission charge.

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.

MODEL STEAM TRAIN RIDES at Hall Place & Garden on 8 August 10-4. Event charge. Tel 01322 526574.

TRIATHLON at Canary Wharf on 9 August. Free to watch.

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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 but charge for some events. 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.

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

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.

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.

BUTTERFLY JUNGLES at Hall Place, Bexley daily 10-5. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

OWLS at Hall Place, Bexley Fri - Sun & Bank Hols 10-4. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

WALTZING TO THE WURLITZER at The Musical Museum, Brentford on 8/8, 5/9, 3/10, 7/11, 5/12 from 2pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 8560 8108.

HUGUENOTS OF SPITALFIELDS Festival until 26 September.

FULL OF SPICE at Kew Gardens until 6 September. Admission charge. Tel 020 8332 5655.

SUMMER SCREENS at Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf until 18 August. Free event but space limited.

OUTDOOR THEATRE at Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf on 27 July at 6:45pm. Free event but space limited.

FESTIVAL OF LOVE at South Bank Centre until 31 August. Free and chargeable events. Tel 0844 847 9911.

LONDON WONDERGROUND Performances at South Bank Centre until 2 August. See website for details. Admission charge. Tel 0844 847 9911.

TOURS (Behind the Scenes & Architecture) at South Bank Centre throughout July. Check website for dates/times. Event charge. Tel 0844 847 9911.

REAL ALE FESTIVAL at Epping Ongar Railway 31 July - 2 August. Admission charge.

GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL at Hampton Court Palace 29 - 31 August. Admission charge. Tel 0844 581 1341.

LUNCH MARKET in Montgomery Sqaure, Canary Wharf on 29 July 11-3. Admission free.

BUTTERFLIES at the Natural History Museum until 13 September. Admission charge.

TEA DANCE at the V&A on 5 August 2:30-4:30pm. Admission free.

THEATRICAL 30s at Eltham Palace on 9 - 11 August 11-5. Admission charge.

VINTAGE VEHICLE RALLY at Epping Ongar Railway 15 & 16 August. Admission charge.

TABLE TENNIS MATCHES at Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf 10 - 14 August 12-2pm. Free event.

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CHILDREN'S EVENTS

FUN FRIDAYS at the Museum of Childhood 31 July - 28 August 11-4. Admission free but spaces limited for some events. Tel 020 8983 5200.

GUY FOX FAMILY NEWSLETTER July - September events [PDF download]

GRUESOME GOINGS ON at Eltham Palace on 26 - 28 July 11-5. Admission charge.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES at RAF Museum, Hendon until 31 August. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

ART & SCIENCE ADVENTURES at Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey until 31 August. Admission charge. Tel 01992 707370.

MASKERADE at the Bank of England Museum until 28 August 10-4:30. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

TRAIN THE TROOPS at Eltham Palace on 2 - 4 August 11-5. Admission charge.

WILD RIVER TRAIL at Hall Place & Gardens 1 - 31 August 10-4:30. Event charge. Tel 01322 526574.

ANIMAL MAGIC at Hall Place & Gardens 3-7 August 10am, 11:30 & 2pm. Event charge. Tel 01322 526574.

TIME TRAVELLERS at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich until 31 August at noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Admission charge.

ACTIVITY MORNINGS at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich on Wednesdays until 26 August 10-12:30. Admission charge.

ART IN THE GARDEN at Dulwich Picture Gallery Wednesdays in August 2-4pm. Admission free.

SUMMER GAMES at the Museum of Childhood Tue, Wed & Thu 11-27 August 11-4. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

FAIRY SCHOOL at Hall Place & Gardens 10-13 & 17-20 August 10am & 2pm. Event charge. Tel 01322 526574.

BUG SAFARI at Eltham Palace on 16 - 18 August 11-5. Admission charge.

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.

Chapel Choir Performances at the OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE CHAPEL, Greenwich on term time Sunday mornings & Monday evenings. Admission free.

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.

LIVE MUSIC at the National Portrait Gallery on Fridays at 6:30pm. Admission free. Tel 020 7306 0055.

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 (some can be reserved online in advance). 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.

Lunchtime concerts at LSE (Shaw Library, Old Building) on term time Thursdays 1:05-2pm. Admission free but space limited.

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.

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

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.

MUSICAL WEDNESDAYS at Fenton House, Hampstead until October 2:30-3pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7435 3471.

MERTON CONCERT BAND Concerts in various London venues. Details online.

BAND CONCERTS in Greenwich Park on Sundays in July & August 3-5pm. Admission free.

BAND CONCERTS in Westminster Abbey College Garden (St Margaret's Church if wet) Wednesdays until 26 August 12:30-2. Donations welcomed.

TWILIGHT DELIGHTS at Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf on 28 July at 7pm. Free event but space limited.

TWILIGHT DELIGHTS at Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf on 4, 11 & 18 August at 7pm. Free event but space limited.

JAZZ FESTIVAL at Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf 14 - 16 August 12-2pm. Free event but space limited.

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EXHIBITIONS

BP PORTRAIT AWARD 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery (Wolfson Gallery) until 20 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

AUDREY HEPBURN at the National Portrait Gallery until 18 October. Admission charge. Tel 020 7312 2463.

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

WOMEN & WW1 at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 31) until 25 October. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

ABSTRACT PORTRAITS at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 32) until 31 August. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

ON BELONGING at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 33) until 31 August. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

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

TUDORS REIMAGINED at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 3) until 17 Jan 2016. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

WILLIAM GIFFORD PALGRAVE at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 23) from 3 August. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

FAVOURITES at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 16) until 16 August. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

CORNELIUS JOHNSON at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 6) until 13 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

OLD TITLES, NEW MONEY at the National Portrait Gallery (Room 23) until 2 August. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

ROY STRONG at the National Portrait Gallery. Admission free. Tel 020 7312 2463.

FRAMES IN FOCUS at the National Gallery until 13 September.

SOUNDSCAPES at the National Gallery until 6 September. Admission charge.

CHRISTINA MACKIE at Tate Britain until 18 October. Tel 020 7887 8888.

FIGHTING HISTORY at Tate Britain until 13 September. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

BARBARA HEPWORTH at Tate Britain until 25 October. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

SONIA DELAUNAY at Tate Modern until 9 August. Admission charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

AGNES MARTIN at Tate Modern until 11 October. Admision charge. Tel 020 7887 8888.

SUMMER EXHIBITION at the Royal Academy until 16 August. Admission charge.

JOSEPH CORNELL at the Royal Academy until 27 September. Admission charge.

PAINTING PARADISE at the Queen's Gallery until 11 October with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 7301.

A ROYAL WELCOME at Buckingham Palace 1 August - 27 September. Admission charge. Tel 020 7766 7321.

WATERLOO LIVES at the Guards Museum until 28 November. Admission charge.

VERSES AFTER DARK at the Serpentine Gallery until 13 September. Admission free.

DUANE HANSON at the Serpentine Gallery until 13 September. Admission free.

PAVILION 2015 at the Serpentine Gallery until 18 October. Admission free.

BENEATH THE SURFACE at Somerset House (Embankment Galleries) until 24 August. Admission charge.

BEN URI at Somerset House until 13 December. Admission free.

UNFINISHED at the Courtauld Gallery until 20 September. Admission charge.

CARSTEN HOLLER at the Hayward Gallery until 6 September. Admission charge.

ECHOES & REVERBERATIONS at the Hayward Gallery (Project Space) until 16 August. Admission free.

ADOPTING BRITAIN at Southbank Centre (Spirit Level) until 6 September. Admission free. Tel 0844 847 9911.

VICTORIAN LONDON PHOTOGRAPHS at London Metropolitan Archives until 2 October. Admission free.

MAGNA CARTA at Temple Church. Admission charge.

FOOD & THE CITY at Guildhall Library until 7 August. Admission free.

THE GREAT PLAGUE 1665 at Guildhall Library until 11 September. Admission free.

BLACK ART IN ACTION at Guildhall Art Gallery until 13 December. Admission free.

DISCOVER GOLD at the Bank of England Museum. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

FLORA & FAUNA at the Bank of England Museum. Admission free. Tel 020 7601 5545.

POWER OF POISON at Truman Brewery until 6 September. Admission charge. Tel 020 3773 8995.

JUDITH KERR at the Jewish Museum until 14 October. Admission charge.

IT'S MY PARTY at the Museum of Childhood until 18 October. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

THE ALICE LOOK at the Museum of Childhood until 1 November. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

SMALL STORIES at the Museum of Childhood until 6 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

KITES FROM KABUL at the Museum of Childhood until 3 Jan 2016. Admission free. Tel 020 8983 5200.

LONDON OPEN at the Whitechapel Gallery until 6 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7522 7888.

DAVID MABB at the William Morris Gallery until 27 September. Admission free.

OLD HAMPSTEAD at Burgh House, Hampstead until 13 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7431 0144.

LADYBIRD BY DESIGN at the House of Illustration until 27 September. Admission charge.

FAUSTO PIRANDELLO at Estorick Collection until 6 September. Admission charge.

PENNY BLACK 175 at BPMA, Mount Pleasant until 7 August. Admission free. Tel 020 7239 2570.

fig-2 at ICA Studio until 20 December. Small admission charge.

MAGNA CARTA at the British Library until 1 September with associated events. Admission charge. Tel 01937 546060.

WATERLOO at the British Library. Admission free. Tel 01937 546060.

ANIMAL TALES at the British Library from 7 August. Admission free. Tel 01937 546060.

THE CROSSROADS OF CURIOSITY INSTALLATION at the British Library. Admission free. Tel 01937 546060.

BARKCLOTH CLOTHING at the British Museum (Room 91) until 16 August. Admission free. Tel 020 7323 8181.

INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA at the British Museum (Room 35) until 2 August. Admission charge.

BONAPARTE at the British Museum until 16 August (Room 90). Admission free. Tel 020 7323 8181.

ALICE IN CARTOONLAND at the Cartoon Museum until 1 November. Admission charge.

LINES OF BEAUTY at the Foundling Museum until 6 September. Admission charge.

POP IT IN THE POST at Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham until 27 September. Admission free.

WATERSHED at Hall Place & Gardens until 6 September. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

WEIRD & WACKY INVENTIONS at The Musical Museum, Brentford until 31 August. Admission charge. Tel 020 8560 8108.

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD at Danson House until 31 October. Admission charge. Tel 01322 526574.

REVISITING ROMANIA (DRESS) at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill until 6 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8699 1872.

PLANTASTIC! at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill until 1 November. Admission charge. Tel 020 8699 1872.

RAVILIOUS at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 31 August. Admission charge.

NAPOLEON'S DRAUGHTSMAN at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 15 November. Admission charge.

BELLE EPOQUE at the Fan Museum, Greenwich until 2 September. Admission charge.

WW1 AT SEA at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich until August. Admission free. Tel 020 8312 6608.

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 until July. Admission free.

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

SHOES FOR STARS at the Fashion & Textile Museum, Bermondsey. Admission charge. Tel 020 7407 8664.

RESORT & SWIMWEAR at the Fashion & Textile Museum, Bermondsey until 30 August. Admission charge. Tel 020 7407 8664.

SOLDIERS & SUFFRAGETTES at the Museum of Docklands until 1 November. Admission free. Tel 020 7001 9844.

STRIPPING THE WILLOW at Canada Square Lobby, Canary Wharf until 15 August. Admission free.

ELVIS at the O2 until 10 Jan 2016. Admission charge. Tel 020 8259 8600.

DESIGNS OF THE YEAR at the Design Museum. Admission charge. Tel 020 7403 6933.

LIFE ON FOOT at the Design Museum until 1 November. Admission charge. Tel 020 7403 6933.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR at the Royal Geographical Society until 5 September. Admission free.

CHURCHILL'S SCIENTISTS at the Science Museum until Jan 2016. Admission free.

CRAVINGS at the Science Museum until Jan 2016. Admission free.

EXPERIMENTS IN PHOTGRAPHY at the Science Museum until 13 September. Admission charge.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER 2014 at the Natural History Museum until 30 August. Admission charge.

CORAL REEFS at the Natural History Museum until 13 September. Admission charge.

PERSONAL FAVOURITES (SILVER) at the V&A (Room 66) until 24 October. Admission free. Tel 020 7420 9736.

ALEXANDER McQUEEN at the V&A until 2 August. Admission charge.

SHOES at the V&A until 31 Jan 2016. Admission charge. Tel 020 7420 9736.

CAPTAIN LINNAEUS TRIPE at the V&A until 11 October. Admission free.

WHAT IS LUXURY? at the V&A until 27 September. Admission free. Tel 020 7420 9736.

AFGHANISTAN 2014 at the Imperial War Museum until 6 September. Tel 020 7416 5000.

PETER KENNARD: WAR ARTIST at the Imperial War Museum until May 2016. Admission free. Tel 020 7416 5000.

FASHION ON THE RATION at the Imperial War Museum until 31 August. Admission charge. Tel 020 7416 5000.

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

SIR ALAN COBHAM'S FLYING CIRCUS at RAF Museum, Hendon until 11 September. Admission free. Tel 020 8206 2266.

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VISITS

Free tours of the ROYAL ACADEMY Fine Rooms available at selected days/times. Tel 020 7300 8000.

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 selected Tuesdays & Wednesdays (various times). Admission charge (limited places). Tel 020 7739 9893.

The remains of the ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE are on view to the public within the Guildhall Art Gallery. Admission free. 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 most Tuesdays 3-4:30pm. Admission charge. Tel 020 7427 0133.

KIRKALDY TESTING MUSEUM Southwark Street is open on the first Sunday of the month (next date March) 10-4. Admission charge.

STEAM TUG PORTWEY at South Quay is usually open to visitors on Wednesdays 2-9pm. Tel 01268 769 583.

WHITEWEBBS MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Enfield open Tuesdays 10 - 4 + last 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 Tues - Sun 10-4. 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.

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. Also special interest tours on selected Sundays. Donation welcomed. Tel: 020 8694 6079.

BROMPTON CEMETERY Tours every Sunday (May - August) & alternate Sundays (Sep - April) 2-4pm. Charge.

KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY tours every Sunday (March - Oct) 1st & 3rd Sundays (Nov - Feb) 2-4pm from the Anglican Chapel. Donation requested. Tel: 020 8969 0152.

MANSION HOUSE public tours most Tuesdays 2-3pm. Admission charge. Limited numbers. Tel 020 7397 9316.

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.

TURNER'S HOUSE in Twickenham open first Saturday of the month April - October 2-5pm. Admission charge.

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

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

LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN open first Wednesday of the month until October 12-3. Admission charge.

OPEN GARDENS in SE London and Bromley area for St Christopher's Hospice in July (mostly Sundays). Admission charge. Tel 020 8768 4573.

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WALKS

WALK 4 LIFE website

LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST programme of walks available online.

CITY OF LONDON Green Spaces events. Tel 01372 279083.

CROYDON COUNCIL Free Guided Wildlife & Health Walks. Tel 020 8726 6900.

BROMLEY HEALTH WALKS (1.5 - 3 miles) Monday - Friday. Free event. Tel 020 8662 6684.

BECKENHAM PLACE PARK Friends walks open to all. Donation welcomed. See website for details. Tel 020 8325 8781.

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

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.

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

HERITAGE WALKS in Richmond and surrounding area (mostly weekends). Charge. Tel 020 8894 3678.

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

RICHMOND PARK including Isabella Plantation. Mostly free. Tel 020 8948 3209.

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.

MAGNA CARTA & THE CITY from Blackfriars Station (tube ticket hall) at 11am daily until 20 September. Free event.

HISTORIC RICHMOND from Richmond Station Wednesdays until October at 2pm. Charge. Tel 020 8894 3678.

PILLAR TO POST from Farringdon to Bank on 23/8, 26/9, 25/10, 21/11 11-1. Event charge.

TEDDINGTON TALES from The Tide End pub on 15 August at 11am. Charge. Tel 020 8894 3678.

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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 but places limited (doors 12:30). Tel 020 7306 0055.

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

LUNCH HOUR LECTURES at UCL (Darwin Lecture Theatre) on selected Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:15-1:55. See website for topics. Admission free but space limited. Tel 020 3108 3839.

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

HISTORY TALKS at the National Archives, Kew. See website for details. Free tickets issued on the day. Available as podcasts after the event.

Orpington & Chislehurst NT CENTRE TALKS monthly at Methodist Church, Orpington on 4th Thursdays at 8pm plus some afternoons. Admission charge. Tel 020 8295 0188.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Bromley Civic Centre on second Wednesdays at 8pm. 2015 programme available online. Admission charge. Tel 020 8650 8389.

Beckenham & Bromley NT CENTRE TALKS at Public Hall, Beckenham on selected Thursdays at 2:30pm. 2015 programme available online. Admission charge. Tel 020 8650 8389.

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

PUBLIC LECTURES at LSE on selected evenings (generally 6:30-8pm). Admission free but space limited. Podcasts of some events available.

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

OBSERVATORY ASTRONOMERS at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich on 30/7, 27/8, 24/9 7-8:30pm. Admission charge.

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