What to do in London This September

Sep­tem­ber marks the begin­ning of the end of sum­mer, but that’s not some­thing to be sad about. It sim­ply means that there is plen­ty of events hap­pen­ing in Lon­don for you to enjoy. Sep­tem­ber is one of the busiest of months in Lon­don, com­ing just after fes­ti­val sea­son and bring­ing a good selec­tion of more chilled and inspir­ing events. We want­ed to bring you a selec­tion of these great events that may inter­est you in the upcom­ing month, as well as events you would cer­tain­ly not want to miss.

Open House London

Open House Lon­don is an amaz­ing­ly inter­est­ing event, where for a week­end only some of the most pri­vate and elu­sive build­ings to enter open their doors to explore. These build­ings and parks tend to be ones of great archi­tec­tur­al or his­tor­i­cal impor­tance which are now pri­vate­ly owned. Exam­ples of build­ings you will be able to see dur­ing this time include 10 Down­ing Street, The Gherkin, Christ Church Spi­tal­fields, the BT Tow­er, and St Paul’s Cathe­dral. How­ev­er, that isn’t all, you can see the whole list of build­ings you can vis­it on the events’ web­site: http://www.open-city.org.uk/activities/london/

Buckingham Palace Tour

Sep­tem­ber is the last month where it is pos­si­ble to vis­it Buck­ing­ham Palace for its sum­mer tours. This year’s open­ing fea­tures a spe­cial exhi­bi­tion ded­i­cat­ed to Princess Diana in cel­e­bra­tion of her life, 20 years after her pass­ing. Along­side this new exhi­bi­tion, you’ll be able to see some of the crown jew­els, the inte­ri­ors of the palace, and a his­tor­i­cal insight into the country’s Roy­al Fam­i­ly. Adult tick­ets for the tour are £23, but there are also fam­i­ly tick­ets avail­able.

BBC Proms

Whilst the BBC Proms takes place through­out the sum­mer, Sep­tem­ber is espe­cial­ly impor­tant as it will mark the clos­ing night which is the biggest feat of the event. The 123rd edi­tion of the clas­si­cal music event presents more than 90 con­certs includ­ing 30 pre­mieres. See and lis­ten to some of the world’s best orches­tras, com­posers, and musi­cians in a series of con­certs. For more infor­ma­tion and tick­ets, vis­it the web­site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/proms

Frieze Sculpture 2017

Keep your eyes out for inter­est­ing sculp­tures in Regent’s Park this Sep­tem­ber as Frieze Sculp­ture takes over the gar­dens. For this month the gar­den will play host to 25 fas­ci­nat­ing sculp­tures from some of the world’s most promi­nent con­tem­po­rary sculp­tures, includ­ing the likes of John Cham­ber­lain, Urs Fis­ch­er, Gary Hume, Michael Craig-Mar­tin, Eduar­do Paolozzi and Ugo Rondi­none. There is also a free audio tour app to help you nav­i­gate through the gar­dens and learn more about the pieces. More infor­ma­tion can be found on the web­site: https://frieze.com/article/frieze-sculpture-2017–0

Let us know which of these events you attend, and if you want any more infor­ma­tion don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us and our team would be hap­py to try and arrange some­thing for you before your arrival in Lon­don. If you know any oth­er great events too, let us know on Face­book or Twit­ter!