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What's on in London in September

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19 September 2019 | Location

What's on in London in September


With the warm days set to turn colder and the Autumn colours beginning to show, many people may have a case of the Summer blues.

However, in the capital, there is always something going on somewhere to extend the Summer just a little bit and take your mind off the looming Winter.

So, we’ve collated some great events in the Capital this month.


Totally Thames

1st - 30th September

River Thames - Thames Festival Trust


Throughout the month of September, residents and visitors to London can experience Totally Thames, a creative and diverse programme curated by the Thames Festival Trust to celebrate the river’s rich history.

The event originally began as a two-day festival along the Southbank but has since grown into a month-long cultural and artistic event, which stretches along 42-miles of the river and its banks.

There really is something for everyone, whether it be a historic walk and talk, exhibition, workshop, art installation, boat tour, live performance, or even a swim in the Thames itself. You can find out about the festival’s full catalogue of events by clicking here.

There is no general admission ticket for the festival, so visitors must purchase tickets to each of the events that they wish to attend. There are plenty of events at the festival that are free to attend, so don’t worry about breaking the bank.


London Design Festival

14th - 22nd September

V&A Museum District, Piccadilly and Circle lines to South Kensington


The 17th edition of the London Design Festival begins on Saturday 14th September, and for one week, it will celebrate London as the design capital of the world.

The week will feature hundreds of different events across the Capital, produced by creative partners from all over the country. The festival itself commissions and curates its own programme of Landmark Projects, exhibitions at the V&A and special installations for visitors to see and experience.

This year, there are 10 official design districts, four design trade shows and four main design routes for visitors to discover, as well as a whole host of art, architecture and design that can be found at the V&A - the festival’s official centre.

Last year alone, nearly 600,000 people visited the festival, so it is almost certain that the 17th edition will draw in even bigger crowds. To find out about all of the different events, click here.


Car Free Day

22nd September


London is car free on this day. Roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London are shut, and at least 18 London boroughs have special events planned, including pop-up playgrounds, street festivals and BMX rides. For more information click here.


Sheep Drive

29th September


London Bridge The Annual Sheep Drive sees Freemen of the City of London exercise their 'long-established right' to herd sheep over London Bridge. Held by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Woolman’s Charitable Trust. This great family day out welcomes visitors to this event and watch this time-honoured tradition For more information – click here.


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