Things to do in London in September 2021

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.

Wednesday 1st September

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Thursday 2nd September

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Friday 3rd September

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Saturday 4th September

Monthly opening of the museum dedicated to the life and work of the "lady with the lamp".
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Monthly opening of the Florence Nightingale Museum
They run tours of the cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt - not usually open - guidance on family history, plus food and drinks at the café.
11am to 5pm
 
Peckham
Nunhead Cemetery's annual open day

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Sunday 5th September

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.
All Day
 
Croydon
Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
Better than half price entry to the Painted Hall on the first Sunday of the month.
10am to 5pm
 
Greenwich
Monthly cheap entry to the Painted Hall
Monthly opening of the museum dedicated to the life and work of the "lady with the lamp".
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Monthly opening of the Florence Nightingale Museum
Annual "village" fete held in the heart of Soho.
12pm to 6pm
 
Soho
Soho Village Fete
A beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey.
1pm to 5pm
 
Reigate
Monthly open day at Gatton Park

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Monday 6th September

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Tuesday 7th September

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Wednesday 8th September

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Thursday 9th September


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The UnNatural History of Cornwall Lecture Series - the story of the Pencarrow Hunt and Black John
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Black John and the Pencarrow Hunt in Cornish Ballads

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Friday 10th September

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Saturday 11th September

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Sunday 12th September


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Join Professor Dawn Ades to explore the paradoxical role of Surrealist women artists in a movement that both elevated and silenced them
7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Women Surrealists  with Professor Dawn Ades on Zoom

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Monday 13th September

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Tuesday 14th September


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This illustrated talk highlights some aspects of the history, teachings and religious practice of a little known religion, Zoroastrianism.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Zoroastrianism and the Parsis - Professor Almut Hintze - Zoom Lecture

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Wednesday 15th September


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The Unnatural History of Cornwall - curated by Dr.amy Hale brings stories of the weird and wonderful from Cornwall to a wider audience, with an emphasis on Cornish voices from the past and the present.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Tony 'Doc ' Shiels - Reenchanted Landscapes of Cornwall - Dr.Rupert White

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Thursday 16th September


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Online presentation about the 223 year history of the Thames River Police
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
The History of the Thames River Police - An Online Talk by Robert Jeffries

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Friday 17th September

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Saturday 18th September

Annual fete held in Highgate around the local pond.
Starts at 12am
 
Highgate
Highgate's Fair in the Square

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Sunday 19th September


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Carl Hoffman will talk about his book – Savage Harvest - The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961
8pm to 10pm
 
The Death of Michael Rockefeller - Carl Hoffman - Zoom Lecture

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Monday 20th September


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This talk will explore the quirky, social and scientific history behind this iconic skyline structure.
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
The Story Of The Monument
There is a web of sites around the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, Cornwall, that are often seen as places where the veil between the worlds is thin.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Encounters with the uncanny with Helen Cornish

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Tuesday 21st September


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Examining the old, dark, scary and more serious world of traditional British and Irish peoples who lived alongside fairies, elves, gnomes.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Traditional Fairies - Professor Ronald Hutton Zoom Lecture

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Wednesday 22nd September

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Thursday 23rd September

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Friday 24th September

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Saturday 25th September

Occasional open day at a railway cutting nature reserve in Forest Hill.
1pm to 4pm
 
Forest Hill
Monthly open day at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve

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Sunday 26th September

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Monday 27th September


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Join us and our guest, Helen de Borchgrave - author and fine art conservator, for a glimpse of life in Gdansk, Warsaw and Krakow in 1984
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Restoration: An Art Restorer’s Journey through Communist Poland
This talk will explore the historical development of magical Cornwall in the cultural imagination.
8pm to 9:30pm
 
The Making of Magical Cornwall with Dr Amy Hale

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Tuesday 28th September


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In this lecture Dr. Asma will explore some of the dominant types of monsters in ancient Western literature, natural history, and philosophy
8pm to 9:30pm
 
The Philosophy of Monsters in Ancient Greece & Rome - Dr Stephen Asma /Zoom

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Wednesday 29th September


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Join Southwark Cathedral online as we reflect on the first anniversary of the passing of Doorkins Magnificat and the first year of Hodge
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Doorkins Magnificat and Hodge - An Online Talk by Southwark Cathedral

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Thursday 30th September


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Here's your opportunity to celebrate the series' 10th anniversary with the author himself, Ben Aaronovitch.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Centenary of the Rivers of London  with Ben Aaronovitch

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