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What's on in London this September

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30 August 2018 | Location

Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s still a host of great reasons to explore the capital this September.

Here are 5 things to check out in London this month.


Totally Thames

The annual festival celebrating London’s iconic waterway takes place throughout September and is jam-packed with events on the famous river’s banks.

Visitors to Riverside Walk, South Bank, can enjoy an outdoor exhibition celebrating the vibrant Durga Puja festival, an annual pilgrimage which attracts 10 million people to Western Bengal.

Other Totally Thames highlights include the Classic Boat Festival on September 8th to  10th, an exhibition of The World’s Oldest Boat Race and the chance to uncover some of the myths and legends of the River Danube.


Buckingham Palace Tour

Each summer Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public, allowing visitors to explore its magnificent State Rooms.

September is the last chance for you to tour the palace this year, with your ticket giving you access to iconic areas including the Throne Room, Ballroom and the vast picture gallery.

A guided tour with an expert is available in the evening on selected dates.

If you don’t get your royal fill from the tour alone, the palace also sells a Royal Day Out ticket, which includes admission to the Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery, alongside the tour of the State Rooms.


Japan Matsuri

On Sunday 30th September, Trafalgar Square will be transformed into a hot bed of Japanese culture, with a day of food, fun and live entertainment.  

It’s the 10th anniversary of the Matsuri and visitors can try their hand at drawing Japanese cartoons, dressing in a Kimono or sampling some authentic cuisine from one of the many food stalls.

Entry to the celebrations is free and the festivities kick off at 10am.  


London Design Festival

Taking place between the 15th and 23rd September, the London Design Festival returns to the V&A Museum hoping to beat last year’s record-breaking visitor levels.

Now in its 16th year, the 2018 event will feature a special exhibition to celebrate the festival’s 10 years at the V&A as well as a range of extraordinary displays.

Accompanying the many exhibitions at the V&A, there are also a handful of special exhibitions scattered throughout the capital, including an interactive lion in Trafalgar Square.


Tower of London Food Festival

The Tower of London may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of quality food but from 7th to 9th September, the Tower’s iconic moat will host some of the country’s finest chefs.

Foodies can relax and enjoy the capital’s vibrant street food scene while listening to live music from the bandstand or trying their luck at one of the funfair games.

Michel Roux Jr, Nadiya Hussain, Melissa Hemsley and Dr Rupy Aujla are all scheduled to appear, hosting live cooking demos and answering any food-related questions.


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