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

1 - 30 September 2023

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.


Great River Race

16 September 2023

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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London Design Festival

16 - 24 September 2023

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

6 - 17 September 2023

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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