Things to do in London in September 2020

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The ianVisits guide to September's unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Tuesday 1st September

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Wednesday 2nd September


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The most expensive square on the British Monopoly board for good reason. Hear the scandalous stories hidden behind these grand addresses
 7pm to 8pm
 
Scandalous Mayfair virtual tour

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Thursday 3rd September

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Friday 4th September


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This talk examines these incredibly audacious missions that wrecked Nazi plans for an atom bomb.
 2pm to 3pm
 
Audacious raids: Operations Grouse, Freshman, Swallow & Gunnerside

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Saturday 5th September

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
clock 2pm to 5pm
 
location Tooting

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Sunday 6th September

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
clock All Day
 
location Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
clock 11am to 5pm
 
location Southwark
Monthly open day at Gatton Park, the core 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
clock 1pm to 5pm
 
location Reigate
Gatton Park's monthly open day

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Monday 7th September

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Tuesday 8th September


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Join author and actuary Chris Lewin for an exposition on the early history of pensions.
 2pm to 3pm
 
The Early History of Pensions

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Wednesday 9th September

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Thursday 10th September

£15.00 Octavia Hill
Come into the Victorian living room of Thomas and Jane Carlyle to hear the historian Gillian Darley discuss the life of Octavia Hill.
clock 7pm to :
 
location Chelsea
Octavia Hill

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Friday 11th September

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Saturday 12th September

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Sunday 13th September

Monthly opening of the only surviving fully working watermill in Surrey.
clock 2pm to 5pm
 
location Cobham
Monthly open day at Cobham Mill

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Monday 14th September

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Tuesday 15th September

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Wednesday 16th September

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Thursday 17th September

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Friday 18th September

Although open daily, the Supreme Court also has a number of special open days with events and tours through the year.
clock 9:30am to 4:30pm
 
location Pimlico
Open Day at the Supreme Court

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Using unique archive items, this talk seeks to tell the important story of some of the clandestine LGBTQ+ spaces that were raided and closed by police and the covert methods of communication that had to be relied upon.
 2pm to 3pm
 
What's Online: Out in the City - Queer Club culture in London, 1918–1967

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Saturday 19th September

Monthly tour of the former Inland Revenue offices, now a artists workshop.
clock Starts at 1:15pm
 
location Strand
Somerset House Studios Tours
Complete with a musical finale with a song that was once heard in many music halls up and down the land, join Sheldon from the Cemetery Club to discover a real gem of London's heritage
clock 1:30pm to 3pm
 
location Barnes
Graves in the Wood: The Abandoned Beauty of Barnes Cemetery

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Sunday 20th September

Every conceivable vehicle and pieces of apparatus used in the emergency services will grace the Museum site in an impressive line-up of display vehicles.
clock 9:30am to 5pm
 
location Weybridge
Emergency Services Day

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Monday 21st September

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Tuesday 22nd September

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Wednesday 23rd September

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Thursday 24th September

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Friday 25th September

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Saturday 26th September

A two-day celebration of tabletop gaming. See and play the latest releases from the makers of KeyForge, X-Wing, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Kingdomino, Sushi Go!, Catan and much more.
clock 9am to 6pm
 
location Wood Green
Tabletop Gaming Live
Southwark Cathedral hosts a day of talks focusing on the Tudor Queens who shaped the history of modern Britain.
clock 10am to 4:30pm
 
location Southwark
Tudor Queens: The Hearts and Stomachs of Kings - A Day of Talks
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
clock 1pm to 4pm
 
location Forest Hill
Monthly open day at Dacres Wood nature reserve

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Sunday 27th September

A two-day celebration of tabletop gaming. See and play the latest releases from the makers of KeyForge, X-Wing, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Kingdomino, Sushi Go!, Catan and much more.
clock 10am to 4pm
 
location Wood Green
Tabletop Gaming Live
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
clock 10am to 4pm
 
location Enfield Town
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
clock 2pm to 4:30pm
 
location Hackney
Nightingale's partnership with Sidney Herbert was the most important of her life, thus an inevitable target for innuendo...
clock 2pm to 3pm
 
location Southwark
A Moral Threesome: Florence Nightingale and the Herberts

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Monday 28th September

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Tuesday 29th September

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Wednesday 30th September

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Thursday 1st October

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