September Events in London

As warm summer days give way to brisk fall evenings, visitors will be surrounded by a flurry of activity. From fashion and music to art and live theater, September is an exciting time in the city.

September Events in London

Just because the summer is ending doesn’t mean the activity does. On the contrary, September provides London with a wealth of entertainment, ranging from annual river races to plays in Regent’s Park. The beginning of fall beckons all lovers of design, art and music to London for this festive month.

Totally Thames

September 1 - 30, 2018

Returning for another year, the Totally Thames festival graces the banks of the River Thames this September. Bigger and better than ever, dive into this month-long party full of arts festivals, community events, music, river races, foreshore archaeology, environmental activities and boats galore.


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London Design Biennale

September 4 - 23, 2018

After it's inaugral event in 2016 the London Design Biennale retuns to the Somerset House to exhibit the works of some of the world's most up and coming design talent as they respond to this year's theme of 'Emotional States'. 


Great River Race

September 8, 2018

Come watch more than 330 crews from all over the world tackle a challenging 21-mile course past many famous London landmarks. Competitors of all levels and skills are welcome, whether they’re in it for fun in fancy dress or determinedly in it to win it. Any traditional-style, coxed boat, propelled by a minimum of four oars or paddles and without sliding seats or riggers, can also be used.


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Video Games Exhibition

From September 8, 2018

This Fall the V&A delves into the creative and contemporary realm of video games, exploring the art of world building and the culture and politics that have arisen within these new communities.


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Christian Marclay: The Clock

September 14, 2018 - January 20, 2019

The Tate Modern will be showing Christian Marclay's 'The Clock' installation, a moving montage of film clips of clocks, painstakingly edited together to continuosly tell the time for 24 hours. The museum will remain open all night once a month to allow a full viewing to play for the public.


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London Design Festival

September 15 - 23, 2018

The annual event returns this September to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and the gateway to the international creative community. Originally conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans, their aim was to create an annual event that would promote the city's creativity, drawing on the country's greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design. Come judge for yourself whether or not they succeeded!


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Open House London

September 22 - 23, 2018

Peer inside some of the most architecturally unique spaces in the city as Open House London throws open the doors to hundreds of buildings and spaces in and around the capital. With more than 800 free guided tours, architectural-themed walks, cycle rides, debates and activities there’s something for everyone to enjoy. These iconic buildings are not usually open to the public, so come explore the private homes of the rich and famous or find out interesting details about more familiar spaces.


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