Looking for exciting things to fill your ears and eyes in London this September 2018? Here’s your guide to the very best events and activities on offer. From food festivals to arts exhibitions, the capital city has something for people from all walks of life. Choose coach hire in London to attend these events.
The month long season of events is here, with the River Thames brought to life with live performances, free exhibitions and large-scale art installations. Join an archaeological tour of the river’s surroundings or enjoy a concert below river-level. See boats of all sizes cruising down the river or get on the water yourself with boat parties. At the annual Great River Race, watch the magical display of over 300 crews rowing the Thames. Set foot on historic boats and enjoy interactive activities at the Classic Boat Festival.
London Brunch Fest
The capital city is getting its first brunch festival packed with tasty green fruits. This 2-day event on the 1st and 2nd of September is the biggest celebration of brunch London you will ever witness. There will be music, coffee, booze, workshops, talks and what not. Things will get seriously brunched up at the drinks serving at The Pickle House, while Urban Pantry, Café Miami and The Dayrooms Café will be serving up brunch plates and tasty breakfast.
London Design Biennale at Somerset House
The London Design Biennale event starting the 4th of September will showcase inspiring work from some of the most talented designers, during a 3-week celebration of craftsmanship and creativity. The event is returning to Somerset House, with over forty countries presenting new exhibits in modern design and innovation. Emotional States is the theme for this year’s biennale. Get yourself indulged into the impact of design, and explore how it can change our society and lives through a range of exciting installations by international artists, architects, scientists and designer. The diverse mix of participating countries include USA, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Nigeria, Germany, France and India.
This September, the SE3 is hosting its own music festival with vibrant live music and loads of fun. With a rich history behind its back, the OnBlackheath is returning for its 5th season, bringing together the worlds of food and music for some non-stop action. On the music front, there will be the likes of London Afrobeat Orchestra, Lightening Seeds, De La Soul, Corinne Bailey Rae, Billy Bragg, Paloma Faith and Squeeze. In addition to that, there will be a food village where you can witness professional cooks in action, and families can indulge for a fun day out.
Exhibition: Rivers of the World
This fabulous exhibition is primarily of river-inspired artwork created by young people across the world, working in association with expert artists to discover and express the significance of river in today’s communities. This time, the team has worked with young people from Palestine, Malawi, Kenya, Exeter and Worcestershire, along with Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Nepal. Till date, the Rivers of the World has worked with 30000 young people across different countries to inspire them about rivers through art and creativity.
London Design Festival
Discover a range of events and creative installations rejoicing modern design during the London Design Festivals. The annual festival has been displaying the work of retailers, artists, architects and designers since 2003. The 10-day long festival, starting 15th of September will witness hundreds of events and exhibitions popping up in many spaces across London, from renowned museums to small studios. V&A is the focal point of the festival, hosting a wide array of activities, from workshops and tours, to exhibitions and installations.
Open House London Free
This is a great opportunity to peek inside some of the most architecturally unique spaces and iconic buildings in London for free. On the 22nd and 23rd of September, you can enjoy free access to over 800 public buildings, offices, schools, museums, churches, private houses, and join activities, walks and tours. You can discover symbolic buildings that are not generally open to public, and learn something interesting about the private residence of famous and rich people. Some of the key highlights include Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, the Royal Albert Hall, The Gherkin and the BT Tower.