Think that September is just the damp end of summer? Think again. It’s still warm enough to enjoy some of outdoor London, pop-ups continue to provide food, booze and fun, and there are tons of great autumn events to enjoy. There’s also the month-long Totally Thames festival to dip into, and anyone desperate to get indoors should check the excellent Open House London weekend.
Totally Thames– Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September. The programme is curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust, with activity taking place on, beneath, and along the River Thames.The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses. 1st – 30 September .2018
Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival – It’s easy to spot a Pearly: they wear suits and hats covered in hundreds of shiny buttons! The origins of this 125-year-old tradition is rooted in charity, The annual event features traditional English entertainment including maypole dancing, Morris dancers and a marching band – be prepared to declare your London pride by shouting along to ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner’ – before embarking on a parade around the City of London to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the 3pm service. Sunday September 16 2018
London Fashion Week Festival– London Fashion Week Festival is back from 20th – 23rd September at the official BFC London Fashion Week Show Space, The Store X, 180 Strand. This is the only event that gives you unparalleled access to the industry to experience the best of British and international fashion including a showcase of Designer and Trend catwalks shows, designer shopping and industry talks. 20th—23rd September 2018
London Design Festival – London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Now in its sixteen year, the Festival will be returning to venues and institutions across the city. Explore a range of creative installations and events celebrating a contemporary design. During the festival, hundreds of large-scale installations, exhibitions and events pop up in many unique spaces across London, from world-famous museums to small local studios. 15th September- Sunday 23th September 2018
Sushisamba – Located on the 38th and 39th floors at 110 Bishopsgate, SUSHISAMBA Liverpool Street features the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe, offering unparalleled, 360 degree views of the City. Two panoramic glass elevators whisk patrons from the ground to the 39th floor, opening up London from inside-out as the lifts climb further and further upwards.