It seems that the heat wave has passed at last and London is drifting slowly back towards the resplendent raiments of autumn. There are still a few warm evenings left in the year, however, and September is the perfect time to make the most of the outdoors before the chill sets in.
The parks, beer gardens and roof-top venues are still full, and Londoners continue to keep an eye out for any and all exciting events that get us out in the open air. Whether you love culture and art, health and fitness, food, drink or just fancy a slice of British culture, there’s definitely something you’ll love happening this month.
Let’s take a look at what’s on the menu! Things to do in London in September
The website of the Lunar Cinema calls it the number one open-air cinema in the UK. I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if this were the case. This stunning outdoor movie experience is held in some of the UK’s most majestic locations, including Fulham Palace, Hampton Court and Greenwich Park. Showing everything from Alien to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, you’ll be able to catch up with old classics and fairly new releases in a movie experience that you’ll remember for a very long time.
If you’ve never heard of a mindfulness triathlon before, get ready to have your mind filled with it. Wanderlust is part festival, part sporting event that brings together health and wellness fans from all over London. The event combines a 5k run or walk with a ninety-minute yoga class and thirty minutes of guided meditation. Entrants then get to explore 23 other fantastic activities, from healthy cooking classes to hula hooping and sound healing workshops. The range of things to do is pretty amazing, so take a look over on their website.
Art car boot fair
Those of you not native to the UK might not have a clue what a car boot sale is. It’s a little bit like the British version of the American ‘garage sale’, where members of a community come together to sell old nicknacks and heirlooms that they have no use for anymore. The Art Car Boot Fair is a little more refined, though the premise is essentially the same. Independent creatives from all over London will be gathering to show off and sell some of their best work.
Last Night of the Proms & Proms in the Park
Following our previous article on the Proms, you should know all about this musical extravaganza in the heart of London. Well, September is the month that the famous Last Night of the Proms plays out at the Royal Albert Hall. You also might be able to catch the beautiful Proms in the Park that presents the same exceptional quality music to the majestic backdrop of Hyde Park.
Open House London
Open House London is so much more than just an architecture festival. It’s a celebration of the physical essence of London itself – the buildings that shape our lives. The city’s huge open house event opens the doors of over 800 buildings that are not normally accessible to the public. Amongst them are some of the capital’s least accessible buildings, including 10 Downing Street, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alexandra Palace and the Royal Academy of Music.
If you’re still looking for the best way to explore the city, take a look at our walking tours around London. You’ll be able to take in some of the best views in the city before going on to one of the fantastic events we’ve brought to you here.