Things to Do in London in September 2017

September is festival month in London as the capital comes alive with an array of city-wide celebrations, many of which are free to attend.

The weather in September is normally warm as the capital enjoys the last few weeks of summer.

September is one of the liveliest months in London, with the city welcoming an exciting line-up of architecture, fashion and music festivals.

September Events in London

Enjoy a month-long celebration of London's river during Totally Thames. See large-scale art installations, catch concerts in unusual spaces and explore the history of the Thames through free exhibitions and archaeology walks.

Back on dry land, nose around some of the capital’s most interesting buildings during Open House London. This month is also your last chance to explore Buckingham Palace during its summer opening.

London Fashion Week Festival

If you're more into fashion than architecture, catch up on the latest trends with catwalk shows, pop-up designer shops and expert-led panels at the London Fashion Week Festival.

Innovative design projects pop up all over the capital in September during London Design Festival. Plus, visit the festival hub at the V&A for a dynamic programme of exhibitions, workshops and talks.

Retrace the capital’s Roman history during the Londinium season of events, with walking tours, exhibitions and Boudica at Shakespeare’s Globe this month.

BBC Proms in the Park: BBC - Tim Kavanagh

Get set for the grand finale of the BBC Proms, the world’s largest classical music festival in September. Expect fireworks, live music and British eccentricity during the Last Night concert at BBC Proms in the Park.

Spend the final days of sunshine looking for artworks dotted around Regent’s Park during Frieze Sculpture, catch a film under the stars with The Luna Cinema and choose from comedy, circus and cabaret shows at the Underbelly Festival.

Experience a taste of Japanese culture with the whole family at Japan Matsuri, or join in a vibrant South Asian celebration at ZEE London Mela.

For more things to do in September in London, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London, or download a free copy of the September London Planner visitor guide. Plus, discover the top shows to see in September.

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London Weather page.

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