London in September - Things to Do, Places to Visit & Events 2021
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Things to Do in London in September

Cruise at River Thames, Visit the Buckingham Palace, Witness the Open House London, Enjoy the Angel Canal Festival, Views from the Shard, Have Fun at Heritage Open Days, Shop at Summer Streets, Ride in the London Eye, Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum and many more.

London in September is a city full of autumnal hues and vibrant colors of the season of fall. The streets of London are full of people attending the fun summer festivals like the Angel Canal Festival or Summer Streets at Regent’s Street. The pleasant weather of the city makes it a perfect place to enjoy the open-air theatre or open concerts like the BBC Prom Night.

But one of the best places to visit in London in September is the magnificent Hyde Park to attend festivals like Horseman's Sunday and marvel at the beautiful colors of the season. Be it concerts, food, shopping, open bars, or just touristing around- you will have so many things to do in London in September. And the city will make sure that you get to enjoy the season of autumn to its fullest!

Here is the list of best places to visit in London in September:

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Weather in London in September

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The weather in London in September is quite pleasant as compared to the other months. The highest temperature is 20 degrees and the lowest goes to 13 degrees. As the evening can be quite chilly, make sure you carry a sweater or jacket to fight the cold.

The days are quite pleasant but you must still carry a light sweater in case it rains and gets cold. Although rain is quite rare in the month of September in London, one should still remain cautious as the weather in London is quite unpredictable.

You can also carry an umbrella with you in the bag to survive the light rain showers. The best parts about September in London are the colorful leaves, the autumn shades and the gentle breeze all over the city.  

What to Pack for London in September

As the evenings in September in London are a bit chilly, and the weather is unpredictable, you must carry some sweaters to save yourselves from the cold. Layering is key- carry scarves, cardigans and light sweaters that you can also carry in your day bads easily.

These are not just great to keep you warm but also add a statement to your usual basic outfit. Carry hats and sunglasses if it’s sunny and always wear comfortable shoes to walk around the city. You can also carry light leather or knit jackets for those diners and evening outings in the city.

Also carry a raincoat with you as it may rain a few days in September. Make sure the raincoat is small enough to fit in your day bag so that you don’t have to wear it around the entire day. 

Cruise at River Thames

River Thames runs in the middle of London City and many of the monuments and tourist attractions of the city lie near the river. Taking a cruise ride over river Thames is a great way to see all these attractions from the comfort of a seat! One of the best things to do in London in September is to enjoy marveling over the bridges of London as you pass under them on the cruise and enjoy the blue autumn skies of the city.

You can get on the River Cruise from Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier.

Runs every 40 minutes every day from 10 am to 6:15 pm
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Visit the Buckingham Palace

The royal residences of the royal family is quite a treat to watch in the hues of fall in London which makes it one of the best places to visit in London in September. Enjoy watching the change of guards or visit Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms, TRoyal Mews or Queen’s Gallery and get a feel of the royal life.

The palace also boasts some of the most beautiful gardens around it which are absolute heaven in fall.

Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom

9:30 am to 7:30 pm

Marvel at the Views from the Shard

The Shard is one of the most popular buildings in London and is a part of the astonishing skyline of the city. One of the tallest buildings in Western Europe, the Shard stands tall at 310 meters length and undoubtedly provides the best panoramic views of the city of London.

The building consists of 26 floors and houses various companies, a hotel, and restaurants. You can also enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the city and the bright colors of autumn at the highest public viewing gallery in London on the topmost floor here. This makes it one of the most popular places to visit in London in September.

32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom

10 am to 9 pm

Ride in the London Eye

London Eye is one of the most iconic tourist attractions in London. The 443 ft tall structure of the London Eye is as marvellous and magnificent as it gets. The 360-degree panoramic views from the top of the London Eye beats no other- especially with the golden colors spread all across the city which makes it even more beautiful.

You can also ride the London Eye after it gets dark to enjoy the view of the glittering city lights of the city. This is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in London in September.

The Queen’s Walk, Bishop’s, London, SE1 7PB, United Kingdom

11 am to 6 pm
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Stroll at Warner Bros. Studio

 If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this has to be on your bucket list! Warner Bros Studio tour in London takes you through all the Harry Potter’s filming locations and gives you a feel of being inside the movie! From the great halls, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, to Gryffindor’s Dorms- this studio will take you everywhere in Hogwarts.

The studio also houses the original and authentic props and costumes used in the filming of Harry Potter. The studio hosts several special tours around the movie in the month of September which makes it one of the most popular places to visit in London in September. 

Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Watford, WD25 7LR, UK

9 am to 6 pm

Witness the Open House London

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Open House London is the world's biggest architectural festival. Being a part of this festival is one of the best things to do in London in September as it gives you free access to hundreds of buildings across the city of London.

You can also take part in several tours, walks and talks around architecture and the city of London. The festival attracts millions of design professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world each year. This festival is a great way to explore all the famous buildings in London that make the city’s stunning skyline from inside.

Mid September each year (The festival is taking place on the 19th and 20th of September in 2020)


Enjoy the Angel Canal Festival

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The Angel Canal Festival is one of the best festivals to enjoy the serene canal waters of London in September amidst the colorful season of fall. The festival features many fun activities to do like Kayaking, Pedalos, Boating, Children’s entertainment and activities like crafts and theatre and entertainment like dance, music, theatre and comedy.

You can also indulge in lip-smacking food at the street food stalls at the food market or treat yourself with some shopping at the floating market. 

City road Lock, Basin, and townpath alongside Regent’s Canal and local streets and park in Islington

Sunday 6 September 2020, 11 am to 5 pm (the festival take place at the beginning of September each year)

Have Fun at Heritage Open Days

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Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest history and culture festival. The festival hosts thousands of events all across the country to celebrate British culture and heritage. Experience classic British culture with workshops, visits to several historical places and walks through old gardens and much more.

The festival also allows you to visit many castles across England to discover English history in all its glory. Some of the highlights of the festival include viewing of Excelsior (a 98-year-old ship), Norwich Museum, Overbeck’s in Salcombe, De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire, and many more.

Have Fun at BBC Proms in the Park

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BBC Proms in the Park is hosted by Micheal Ball at Hyde Park every year in September. The prom is an open-air concert featuring various famous artists from all over the world. The genres of the performances are classic rock, pop and musical theatre.

If you’re a fan of concerts and all things musical, this is one of the best places to visit in London in September for you. Don’t miss out on the ever-changing artists’ lineup every year and catch your favorite artists on stage life!

Hyde Park, London

17 July to 12 September 2020 

Shop Till You Drop at Summer Streets

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Summer Streets takes place at Regents Street in London every year in Summers. The festival is a celebration of fashion and food at the most iconic streets in the heart of London. From complimentary styling advice to fashion talks and street food stalls- you’ll get it all in this festival.

Every high-end fashion brand present at the street hosts some of the other events during this festival or provides complimentary food/drinks or services which makes it quite a delight to shop at these brands. Shopping at the Summer Streets market is one of the best things to do in London in September.

Regent’s Street, London

July to September, every year- One set Sunday each month 

Enjoy the Underbelly Festival

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Underbelly Festival at Southbank is another popular summer festival that takes place in London in September. You can indulge in several street food markets, cheap drinks and entertaining activities at this festival.

It also features activities like circus, cabaret, comedy and music along with outdoor bars and theatre. Treat yourself with its famous street food pop up stalls which serve one of the most scrumptious foods of all cuisines.

337-338 Belvedere Rd, Bishop's, London SE1 7NA, United Kingdom

From April to September every year

Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A museum or the Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the most famous museums in not just London, but the entire world. The museum houses a collection of 2.3 million artifacts and objects showcasing art and creativity of the past 5,000 years.

These include paintings, furniture, fashion, theatre, etc. One of the finest art museums in the world, the V&A museum is also famous for its beautiful architecture, and interiors other than its vast collection of art pieces.

Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

10 am to 5:30 pm

Go to the London Fashion Week

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London fashion Week is one of the biggest and the most popular fashion weeks in the world. Fashion designers, influencers and retailers from all over the world attend the fashion week for its phenomenal designs and walks.

Some of the many highlights at the fashion week are designer catwalks, creative installations, a discovery LAB, and a designer exhibition to give you the ultimate experience. Many high-end designers and brands also launch their fall/winter collections during this week and see a huge crowd shopping at teh festival.

Location: 180 Strand, London, United Kingdom

Timings: 18-22 September 2020

Witness the Horseman's Sunday

Horsemen’s Sunday is a tradition in England that now takes place at Hyde Park on the penultimate Sunday of September each year. Hundreds of horses gather at Saint John’s Church for a blessing by the vicar and then follow to ride around the city.

Thousands of locals and tourists from all around the world gather in the streets to look at the cavalcade of horses riding in the streets of London in September and the colorful Hyde Park in fall- a sight no one would ever want to miss.

Hyde Park, Saint John’s Church Entrance, London

Watch a Film Under the Stars

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London has some of the best outdoor cinemas you can visit for a movie. The pleasant weather in London in September makes it the best way to spend time in London during the evenings. Some of the most famous outdoor cinemas in London include Nomad Cinema, The Luna Cinema, Block Party Cinema, Herne Hill Free Film  Festival, etc. All you have to do is grab your blankets, get some popcorn and join in for a movie under the stars! 

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03 February 2020
Not an experience that you get to have every day. From all the places I visited in London on my tour, this had a distinct feel to it. I didn't expect a lot of tourists there but to my surprise, I found there was a great line for ticket booking. The entire museum had a very offbeat feel to it. It really made me feel like I was in a war room preparing for some kind of a battle.
18 November 2019
Even though the building looks a little ancient the overall feel of the place is very futuristic. It is not something that we get to see everyday. The kids are also going to love it. A good place to learn and have some fun! Must visit.
09 January 2020
Always wonder where the word GMT came from. Haha! My trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich was extraordinary. I got to discover a lot and it was an insightful tour. The tickets I got were from Thrillophilia. I did a lot of cool stuff like standing right on the meridian line and also took a lot of photos with my friends. Overall, a blissful experience providing a rich learning opportunity to people like me. I would definitely want every holidaymaker to visit this place.
12 September 2019
The best way I can describe my entire experience starting with getting my tickets from Thrillophilia to touring around St. Paul's Cathedral would be to the day that it was simply amazing. The place was so quiet and soothing, it was the kind of thing I wanted towards the end of my first-day tour in London. A side note, Just make sure you have a valid ID proof along with the tickets, it is important.
12 February 2020
I had a great time at St. Paul's Cathedral. The experience was sublime and I loved every bit of it. The place was amazing and we got a chance to just relax and enjoy some peace in the Cathedral. It is a definite recommendation from my end to every tourist visiting London. Trust me, advance booking your tickets take a load off of you.
13 February 2020
My visit to the Imperial War Museum was insightful and really inspiring. I got to see a ton of war artilleries from the time of World War. Upon entering it will take you some time but the place will really grow on you. I must say that the guide was also thorough about the entire place.
16 December 2019
Kensington Palace is very grand and beautiful. The palace also carries a rich history that we learned a lot about from the people there. If you are interested in architecture and history then visit as I got bored after sometime.
22 October 2019
It is a royal palace with a distinct architectural design that is really beautiful for the visitors. I really admired the entire ambiance of the place and the tour was just perfect. I strongly recommend everyone to visit the place on their tour to London.
09 December 2019
I got a chance to relax and me and my parents just sat in the garden and admired it's beauty. We spent around 30 minutes there walking around. Overall, it was nice experience but nothing special.
17 November 2019
The Kew Gardens was the perfect addition to my overall London trip. Upon reaching I visited the place towards the evening and I must tell you what a relaxing feeling it was. It was great sitting amidst the raw nature and enjoying some time in peace. We also took a lot of pictures and overall, we enjoyed the place very much.

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  1. What are the Things to Do in London in September?

    1. Cruise at River Thames - River Thames covers most of the city of London including some of the most prominent monuments and tourist attractions. It is the most recommended and comfortable way of exploring the city, especially in the month of September since the weather is ideal. 

    2. Ride in the London Eye - London Eye is the most renowned tourist attraction of London. Thousands of tourists fly from across the globe to hop on it. It is a 443 feet magnificent and tall structure. You can enjoy the glittering city lights from the top of the ride with your beloved ones in cool, breezy weather. 

    3. Visit BBC Proms - BBC Proms is an open-air concert featuring famous artists from all over the world hosted by Michael Ball. For all music lovers it is an absolute thing to do in London in September. People from all over the world visit London specially to visit this thrilling festival held at Hyde Park.

    4. Shop at the Local Streets - You cannot visit London and not become a shopping aficionado. Regent Street is a famous high-end street market organised every year from the months of July to September, in London. From iconic clothing ranges to mouth-watering snacks, you can get it all here.

  2. Which are the places to visit in London in September?

    1. Buckingham Palace - The Buckingham Palace is quite a retreat to your eyes with lavish architecture and royalty studded into the place. With beautiful gardens and carriages you can get a royal feel or even get a chance to spot the Royal family. 

    2. Warner Bros. Studio - The Warner Bros. Studio is a must visit place in London in September. If you are a huge Harry Potter fan then this is the place for you! The studio hosts several Harry Potter themed tours during the month of September which makes it more worth visiting London in September.

    3. Open House - Open House is the world’s largest architectural festival, hosted in London in the month of September. If you are a student of architecture or fascinated by the subject then you can get the opportunity to explore hundreds of buildings across the city of London for free. For all architecture fanatics, it is a must thing to do in London in September.

    4. Angel Canal Festival
    - The Angel Canal Festival is hosted in the beginning of September every year in London. You can indulge in fun activities like kayaking, boating, pedalos, as well as interactive theatre sessions here. If you feel like munching then there are hundreds of street food stalls readily available to serve you.

  3. Is it cold in London in September?

    No, it's not cold in London in September and it is one of the best months to visit London. The temperature can go as high as 20 degrees and as low as 13 degrees celsius. The days are quite pleasant in the city but the nights can be chilly and you might need to layer up and embrace for a cold night.
  4. Is September a good time to go to London?

    September is one of the most happening months in London. The beautiful hues of autumn and the amazing colors of nature during the fall in London attract tourists from all over the world. The weather in September in London is at its best- it's always pleasant and a bit chilly and there are so many festivals taking place everywhere! London during September is truly a treat to everyone who visits it.
  5. What is London famous for?

    London is famous for its magnificent monuments and tourist attractions like Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey and more. London is also famous for its larger than life parks and gardens like Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, etc.

     Some of the most popular and iconic streets in the world like Oxford Street, Regent’s Street and markets like Covent Gardens and Carnaby Street and also situated in the city of London. London is famous for all this, its world-class museums and so much more!
  6. Is it worth visiting London?

    London is one of the biggest and most popular cities in the world. The city houses some of the most popular buildings, monuments, parks, and museums of the world. London is definitely worth visiting if you want to witness and explore these iconic monuments and the rich culture of England. The city is always full of festivals, vibrant streets, and has an amazing crowd! Visiting this iconic city will be a decision you will surely never regret.