London this September: What to see; Where to go and Which festivals are still running
London Brunch Fest, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane – 1- 2 September
Famous for their breakfast breads, The Old Truman Brewery is hosting London Brunch Fest during the first weekend in September. Some of London’s best cafes will be serving up their best brunch menus – not forgetting that all important avocado.
Tower of London Food Festival – 7- 9 September
Included in your ticket entrance to the Tower of London from the 7-9 September is entrance to the Tower of London Food Festival. Enjoy a range of street foods and artisan dishes inside the infamous moat. For those who love to cook, book a spot to watch demonstrations by Michel Roux Jr to Nadiya Hussain, Melissa Hemslsey and Dr Rupy Aujla.
Great River Race – 8 September
Attracting over 330 crews from all over the world, the Great River Race is the Thames equivalent of the London Marathon. Enjoy the atmosphere as you support friends, family and the best costumes as they undertake the 21.6 mile race.
BBC Proms Finale, Hyde Park. Kensington – 8 September
Hosted by Michael Ball, the BBC proms finale will host exceptional music and fireworks in Hyde Park. Get your last minute tickets from the BBC below.
Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival, Guildhall Yard – 16 September
Experience London’s historic pearly tradition with this unusual harvest festival. Pearly Kings and Queens will start the afternoon with traditional morris dancing before they parade through the streets for their afternoon service of thanksgiving.
Totally Thames – throughout September
Celebrate the River Thames with a programme of arts, talks, walks and boat rides during Totally Thames this September. Enjoy a concert below river level or join an archaeological tour of the river’s surroundings. If you’re a water baby, take part in some of the water sports and boat parties.
London Design Festival – 15- 23 September
With the V&A as the main festival hub, London Design Festival will showcase the work of designers, architects and artists all over London. This year, there will be a focus on re- introducing water fountains into the city and an alphabet themed installation. Check out the full line up at the London Design Festival Homepage.
London Fashion Week, BFC Strand – 14 -18 September
London’s second fashion festival runs this September. Get ahead of the game by viewing next season’s trend and hear from experts and pop up designers.
Open House London, 22 – 23 September
Offering free access to over 800 public buildings, houses, churches and museums, Open House London allows you behind the scenes access to all those places you have never been able to see. Our favourites include the BT Tower, FCO and the Gherkin.
Underbelly Festival Finale, Southbank – 30 September
After a glorious summer, the Underbelly Festival will finish on the 30 September. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, don’t miss your final opportunity to see the circus, comedy and cabaret!