After a beautiful summer, who else is ready to spring into September 2018 full of energy? I find London in September so busy, there is so much going on, that it is hard to pick favourites. London is showcasing design on such a scale, that if you didn’t love London before, you’ll be falling head over heals this month. Let’s start you off with our September Super Seven, and be sure to go to check out the Extras;
London Design Festival 17-23 September. The hub for this is at the V&A, which promises to showcase some extraordinary pieces of design, starting here at the new entrance. The festival goes beyond the V&A though, so look at the programme, discover and be inspired by the best & the up and coming designs of our future. On Sunday 23 September Exhibition Road will close for the day as all the museums come together for the closing festival. Expect an all day party! FREE EVENT
Somerset House : Design Biennale : 4-23 September. In its second year at Somerset House. It’s theme this year is Emotional States. See installations, art works, design solutions.
Open House London. 22-23rd September. An opportunity to see another side of London’s architectural scene, from the inside. One weekend a year, London’s offices, historical buildings and iconic designs can be viewed. Many of the buildings aren’t open during the year, so it’s a wonderful time to get nosey, and inspire the budding architect or just feed your curiosity! FREE EVENT
Chelsea Harbour is home to FOCUS from Monday 17 September. Check out the line up of speakers for design, interiors, creative inspiring talks. Runs all week. Chelsea Design Centre info
Totally Thames. 1-30 September. This festival is run for the whole month. There is so much going on along the river, from visual arts, to concerts at Tower Bridge, the oldest boat race (the GREAT RIVER RACE is on the 8th), to taster sessions with Thames Rockets. LLW headed out with these guys on the river and it was awesome! Check the Totally Thames website, as it shows you very much what is going on day by day or by category. Lots of FREE EVENTS. Some are ticketed, but on the whole there is lots to see for FREE.
Tower of London Food Festival. 7-9 September. Set in the iconic Tudor location, hoping for a balmy September weekend to enjoy the whole thing. We have our tickets, now get yours! You can follow us on Instagram for an up to date idea on Friday 7th.
Organic Food Festival: 8-9 September in Battersea Park. If you are as obsessed about organic as I am, this is for you. Food, music, lifestyle – see what’s new, see what’s out there. Fun for the whole family it says – for the record I think I’ll be going to both!
Talks to look out for… book now to avoid disappointment:
The Art of Making Buildings at the RA. From September 15, explore the work of Renzo Piano, the man who designed the Shard & the Pompidou Centre to name just two of his epic architectural winners. There is a curator’s introduction on Friday the 21st.
V&A. Chris Levine, Mary McCartney, Rankin, Nina Campbell to name but a few, of the line up this Autumn tempting me.
Buckingham Palace. Remember this is still open for all of September. Wedding fever isn’t over with Eugenie getting married this October in Windsor, so get nosey in the other Palace, or enjoy a walk in the beautiful gardens.
Pearly Kings & Queens Harvest Festival . Guildhall Yard Sunday 16 September. If you want to do something totally English, then this is it. Dressed up in their finest pearly outfits, the King’s & Queen’s of London come together for Harvest. There will be entertainment, but also bring your offering for harvest and be a part of their charity.
Peckham Festival is back 14-16 September. Explore and enjoy the culture and arts that has Peckham firmly on the map. We can help you with our Day Out in Peckham for eats & treats!
Wellness Event at The Old Truman Brewery Saturday 8 September. Workshops, talks, eats – everything to do with health and fitness with Sweaty Betty Live. Get your tickets. This sold out quickly last year.
We can’t help but be excited for Proms in the Park. With a line up including Gladys Knight, Matt Goss, there will be some big tunes out there.
London Fashion Week Festival 14-18 September. Get yourself a bargain from the catwalk. Well worth it. We’ve had fun here before and grabbed some great buys.
Anya Hindmarch is at Banqueting House for a chubby cloud induced festival of talks, music and mindfulness. It will be fabulous.