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21 top things to discover in August 2022 in London and Surrey

21 top things to discover in August 2022 in London and Surrey


Theatre picks in London and Surrey in August 2022


Closer, Lyric Hammersmith, until 13 August 

Would you risk it all for a moment of passion? This new adaptation by the Olivier Award winning director, Clare Lizzimore celebrates the 25th anniversary of Patrick Marber’s cult-classic about longing, lust and desire. Read our review!

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THE GRUFFALO at RoseTheatre, Kington, 24 August to 3 September 

Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 


‘Dame Dolly Does…’, Colour House Theatre, SW19, 6 and 7 August

Dame Dolly is back at the Colour House Theatre. Her cast haven’t turned up though – so the boys and girls (and grown-ups too) need to help her perform the story of Little Red Riding Hood. 

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Footloose, New Wimbledon Theatre, 15-20 August 

Footloose is back! Based on the 1980s classic, it sizzles with spirit, fun and cutting-edge choreography. Starring international pop superstar Aston Merrygold and West End veteran Darren Day.  


The Jungle Book, Kew Gardens, until 21 August  

The classic tale reimagined with a female lead: join Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and the wolves as they seek to escape the tiger Shere Khan! With original music and lyrics by Guy Holden.  


Harlequin Outdoors: Much Ado About Murder, Castle Grounds, Reigate, 26 August 

An original murder mystery where you are the detective. Five suspects are set under the spotlight and it is the audience that has to find the answers! Suitable for ages 10+. 


The Lord Chamberlain’s Men: As You Like It, Morden Hall Park, 12 August 

See this great play as Shakespeare saw it – in the open air, by an all-male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. It’s BYOP – Bring Your Own Picnic. 

Family events in London and Surrey in August 2022


Hampton Hill Theatre workshops, 15-19 August  

Kids can try the magical world of musical theatre with the award-winning independent performing arts school Step on Stage. Drama, dance, drumming, arts and crafts, stage combat and Roald Dahl stories for the youngest. 


Night Safaris, WWT London Wetland Centre, Fridays – 5, 12, 19 and 26 August 

Fab fun with pond-dipping at twilight, looking for bats, reading the stars in the night sky and toasting marshamallows over the fire. For children 7+.  


BRICKLIVE in the Park, Battersea Park, 20 – 24 Aug

Fantastic alternative indoor entertainment within one of London’s loveliest parks, BRICKLIVE uses over five million bricks in both sculptures and play. Head to Battersea to see 80 life-sized sculptures of your favourite characters, wildlife species, fantastical beasts, London landmarks and even some space history.


Family Cinema Club, Fairfield Halls 6 – 27 August (various dates) 

Catch family favourites on the big screen, from Disney’s Encanto and Coco to Clifford and Scoob, there’s something for all. 

Fun outdoors in London and Surrey in August 2022


The Royal Parks Hidden Stories of St James’s Park, 19 August 

This fab walking tour will put you at the heart of many a momentous event in history focusing on the park’s royal history and revealing the exotic royal pets it’s been home to as well its dark underbelly.  


Friday Food & Play PopUp at Wimbledon Piazza – 5 Aug, 2 Sep

Relax and enjoy the glorious summer weather with delish food selections (from Pho’s Vietnamese salads to Diba’s kebabs), amazing music and games – from midday to dusk. Your furry friends are welcome!


Hampton Court Palace Food Festival, 27 – 29 August 

A summer celebration of the best food and drink in the iconic East Front Gardens: delicious street food, cocktails, feel-good music, face painting, circus skills, and of course, the palace to explore. 


Garden tour at Fulham Palace, 21 August 

A true stroll back in time: explore how successive bishops made their mark on the garden, learn about the unique plants growing there and see what today’s gardeners are up to. 

Concerts and gigs in London and Surrey in August 2022


Folk Lawn Sessions, Chelsea Physic Garden, 16 August 

Head to Chelsea Physic Garden for an evening of best contemporary folk music on the iconic main lawn. Light bites and drinks will be served.  


Dover House Singers Summer Sessions, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Putney Park Lane, 3, 10, 17, 24 August 

Whether you’re brand new to choir singing or a seasoned performer, come and enjoy relaxed, informal ‘Summer Sessions’ with the Dover House Singers and learn to sing in 3/4-part harmony.  


Folk In The Park, Manor Park, 27 August 

A day-long live music festival in the heart of Sutton, Folk in the Park will feature more than 9 hours of music across two stages, including the Magic Numbers, Matt Owens & The Delusional Vanity Project, the Ric Sanders Trio, Louis Brennan, John Smith, Peter Bruntnell and Hannah White.


SIXTIES DAY MINI-FESTIVAL, The Barmy Arms, Twickenham Embankment, 14 August 

Join in this free event with The Eel Pie All-Stars. Delish food and drink are served all afternoon. Sixties dress is optional but recommended. 

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Community events in London and Surrey in August 2022


Networking Breakfast, Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court, 11 August 

Bring along your business card and join like business-minded people for breakfast and networking. 

Art exhibitions in London and Surrey in August 2022


Mandala (Pen & Ink) Workshop, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, 16 August 

Explore this ancient artform as a contemporary outlet of creative expression. More than just paintings, creating a mandala can become a meditative process with the design flowing from the mind of the artist.