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


Online events / webinars

These monthly talks explore the story of the clock tower from its beginnings, to the most complex conservation project in its history.
6pm to 7pm
 
Elizabeth Tower: from construction to conservation

More London events on Wednesday 1st September

Thursday 2nd September

A note that a steam train will depart Victoria station in the morning, and return in the evening.
8:45am to 10pm
 
Steam train to run through Southwest London
A special session exploring local maps of Bethnal Green led by Tower Hamlets Archives.
2pm to 3pm
 
Bethnal Green
Maps of Bethnal Green: From Elizabethans, to Cholera to Iconic Landmarks
Join Natalie Haynes and guests for this special comedy event, live at the British Museum, to discuss all things Nero.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Russell Square

Online events / webinars

Join Caroline Crampton author of The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
The Way to the Sea - An Online Talk by Caroline Crampton
Judge Peter Herbert OBE, founder of the society of Black Lawyers speaks on race, law, and his recent legal action against the judiciary
6:30pm to 7:45pm
 
I fought the Law and I won, a Black Judge speaks

More London events on Thursday 2nd September

Friday 3rd September

Join former Brixmis officer Major General Peter Williams as he discusses East German intelligence operations against the Allied military liaison missions during the Cold War.
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
 Athenstedt: A Cold War Cold Case - The Stasi Versus Brixmis
Over the next few weeks, a walking boat will be in the Royal Docks - and yes, it's art.
4:30pm to 5:30pm
 
Victoria Dock
Walking boat demonstration

Online events / webinars

Exploring the records of church and state, Paul Dryburgh examines how society dealt with dramatically changed circumstances and how the country attempted to recover from the pandemic.
2pm to 3pm
 
Recovery from the Black Death in late-medieval Britain and Ireland
Join exhibition project curator, Francesca Bologna and from Rome's Museo Nazionale Romano (National Roman Museum) Carlotta Caruso and Sara Colantonio as they explore Nero's rule through some of the objects in the Museo Nazionale Romano's collection
5pm to 6pm
 

More London events on Friday 3rd September

Saturday 4th September

Around 40 vintage boats will fill St Katherine Docks next to Tower Bridge.
All Day
 
Wapping
Classic Boat Festival
Dozens of local society stands, local history experts and bookstalls will be on hand.
10am to 4:30pm
 
Kennington
The Worshipful Company of Cutlers will open their doors to the public for an exhibition of mudlarking finds and knives recovered from the River Thames.
10am to 4pm
 
City of London
Mudlarking Exhibition @ Cutler's 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
Roughly monthly open day at a most unusual museum in an old barn.
10:30am to 4pm
 
Upminster
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
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
Traditional village fete, held near Denmark Hill
12pm to 6:30pm
 
Camberwell
Ruskin Park fete
There will be all the familiar traditional attractions for a village fete - dog shows, food, coconut shies, etc.
12pm to 5pm
 
East Dulwich
Peckham Rye Park Summer Fete

Online events / webinars

A chance to explore the eye-catching 1930s cinema designs of a highly individual architect.
5:30pm to 7pm
 
Curves and Streamlines - the cinemas of Frank E Bromige

More London events on Saturday 4th September

Sunday 5th September

Around 40 vintage boats will fill St Katherine Docks next to Tower Bridge.
All Day
 
Wapping
Classic Boat Festival
The fair brings together families, teachers and the wider dyslexia community to learn more about dyslexia, talk to experts, discover useful resources and share experiences and learnings.
10am to 4pm
 
Dulwich
Dyslexia Fair 2021
A day devoted to stars and stripes as Brooklands welcomes a whole host of American cars and motorbikes.
10am to 5pm
 
Weybridge
American Day
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
Set over nearly 2 acres, they offer space for quiet contemplation, family fun and make a great backdrop for events.
10:30am to 4:30pm
 
Clapham
Visit a garden - Royal Trinity Hospice (Clapham Common)
35 metre long paved suburban garden. It is divided into different areas incl a Mediterranean themed area, a raised bed vegetable garden, an aviary and summer house.
11am to 3:30pm
 
Wealdstone
Visit a garden - Risingholme Road (Harrow)
An inspiring exotic jungle of lush big leafed plants and Southeast Asian influences.
11am to 4:30pm
 
Camberwell
Visit a garden - Grove Park (Camberwell)
Annual "village" fete held in the heart of Soho.
12pm to 6pm
 
Soho
Soho Village Fete
Exotic, huge, recently-designed garden, featuring tropical/Mediterranean-zone plants.
12pm to 5:30pm
 
East Finchley
Visit a garden - Lauradale Road (Muswell Hill)
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
Arts & Crafts churches of Great Britain - architects, craftsmen, and patrons - a presentation by Roger Button
2:30pm to :
 
Belgravia

More London events on Sunday 5th September

Monday 6th September

Join historian Dan Jones for a look at the enduring legacy of the Middle Ages
7:30pm to 8:45pm
 
Camden

More London events on Monday 6th September

Tuesday 7th September

John Clarke presents an account of how railway funerals were conducted.
7:30pm to :
 
Streatham
In a special lecture for Pushkin House, Antony Beevor looks at myths and misunderstandings around the Soviet role in this conflict.
7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
Holborn
Antony Beevor: The Soviet Union and the Second World War

Online events / webinars

Join us for a walking tour of Regent's Canal, now one of London’s most popular recreational waterways and an increasingly attractive place.
10am to 12pm
 
New London Architecture Walking Tour – Regent's Canal

More London events on Tuesday 7th September

Wednesday 8th September

The annual boat race on the Thames, that's been taking place for over 300 years.
11am to 11:45am
 
2021 Doggett’s Coat & Badge race
With wide paths and plenty of seats carefully placed to enjoy the plants and views.
11am to 4pm
 
Havering
Visit a garden - Long House Plants (Romford)
An Evening of Cocktails & Curiosities! Celebrate the Launch of Spirits of the Otherworld: A Grimoire of Occult Cocktails & Drinking Rituals
6pm to 9pm
 
Hackney
Spirits of the Otherworld: Cocktail Book Launch at The Last Tuesday Society

Online events / webinars

City of London Guide Pete Smith surveys 2,000 years of river crossings, and, in the process, reveals a number of intriguing findings, from a mid-air burial to a mysterious spike on London Bridge.
2pm to 3pm
 
Online - The City’s Bridges: Now We Are Five (Totally Thames Festival)
The John Snow Society Annual Pumphandle Lecture will be given by Dr Anthony Fauci, entitled "COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges".
5:30pm to 7:30pm
 
2021 Pumphandle Lecture with Dr Tony Fauci
A talk about the early adventures of the rover as it begins its geological exploration of Jezero crater.
6pm to 7:15pm
 
Join a panel of experts in agriculture and food innovation in this online debate on how the way we produce, transport and consume food needs to change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
7:30pm to 8:45pm
 
Helen Carr will discuss how she pieced together and interpreted the life of one of England’s greatest medieval magnates.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Writing John of Gaunt, The Red Prince: a conversation with Helen Carr
Most of us give little thought to the last few pages of a book – it's just where you go to look things up. But the index is an unsung and extraordinary everyday tool with an illustrious, little-known past.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 

More London events on Wednesday 8th September

Thursday 9th September

Approximately 100 stand-up boards will paddle from Kew Bridge to Richmond at lunchtime.
12pm to :
 
Brentford
Get on Board

Online events / webinars

Expert of ancient and modern Stoicism Dr John Sellars (University of London) joins journalist Eliot Haworth to explore how Stoicism remains immediately relevant to our lives today, particularly in these uncertain times.
5pm to 6pm
 
This online presentation will cover a summary of the rapid design, build and fabricate period.
6pm to 7pm
 
Serpentine Pavilion 2021
Join Martijn Heck as he shows how light and lasers are taking over electronics in computers
7pm to 8:30pm
 
Optical computers light up the horizon
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

More London events on Thursday 9th September

Friday 10th September

Join Dr Emily Mayhew as she examines the achievements and the failings of the medical profession during the war in Afghanistan.
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
A Heavy Reckoning
A talk about how the award of the Military Medal to WAAF members impacted on the WAAF’s development, perceptions of women in the services
12:30pm to :
 
Colindale
Women in the Battle of Britain — A catalyst for change?

Online events / webinars

Explore objects in the collection linked to the themes of desire, love and identity.
1pm to 2:10pm
 

More London events on Friday 10th September

Saturday 11th September

Due to its pending closure, this is a farewell open day at the Alperton Bus Garage near Wembley.
10:30am to 4pm
 
Last ever open day at Alperton Bus Garage
London’s only medieval festival with battle re-enactments, gunnery, archery display and talks, together with living history encampments, a medieval market and children’s activities.
10:30am to 5pm
 
Arkley
Barnet Medieval Festival
St Mary le Strand will be hosting a re-launch of the Church, now as a traffic-free space.
12pm to 4pm
 
Strand
St Mary Le Strand - Community Day
See the archaeological excavations and Tudor foundations at Scadbury Moated Manor – which still has its moat around it.
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Chislehurst
Scadbury Moated Manor open days

More London events on Saturday 11th September

Sunday 12th September

London’s only medieval festival with battle re-enactments, gunnery, archery display and talks, together with living history encampments, a medieval market and children’s activities.
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Arkley
Barnet Medieval Festival
See the new archaeological excavations and visit the original stables that are not normally open to the public.
11am to 4pm
 
Hayes
Cranford Park archaeological excavations open day
Romantic rose tunnel winds through the middle of the garden. Good displays of bulbs and blossom.
12pm to 5pm
 
Kensington
Visit a garden - Edwardes Square (Kensington)
Two races along the Thames in heavy barges.
12pm to 4pm
 
Southwark
Steve Faldo and Dave Pope Barge Drives
Walled garden leads to veg plot, greenhouse, chickens and orchard. Romantic woodland walk, lawns and stone ornaments.
12pm to 4pm
 
Enfield Town
Visit a garden - Oak Farm/Homestead (Enfield)
See the archaeological excavations and Tudor foundations at Scadbury Moated Manor – which still has its moat around it.
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Chislehurst
Scadbury Moated Manor open days
Informal, romantic ¼ acre garden with mature flowering trees, shrubs and imaginative planting in flowing herbaceous borders.
2pm to 5:30pm
 
Chiswick
Visit a garden - The Orchard (Chiswick)
Psychiatrist Dr Alastair Santhouse draws on his experience of treating thousands of hospital patients to show how our emotions are inextricably linked to our physical wellbeing.
3pm to 4:30pm
 
Holborn

Online events / webinars

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

More London events on Sunday 12th September

Monday 13th September

In this talk Kyle Lewis and Will Stronge argue that one powerful and practical response to the trend of job polarisation is the call for a shorter working week.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Holborn

More London events on Monday 13th September

Tuesday 14th September


Online events / webinars

A presentation on just some of the key challenges of redeveloping an iconic structure and the surrounding area.
6pm to 7:30pm
 
This talk will chart the development of the different types of Chinese export wallpaper during the second half of the 18th century.
6:30pm to :
 
The taste for Chinese wallpaper in the British Isles during the long eighteenth century
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

A talk about the time that Charles I (as heir to the throne) made a secret and hazardous trip to Madrid to win the hand of a Spanish princess.
6pm to 7pm
 
Barbican
The Spanish Culture of Charles I's Court
A talk about the surprising, the head-scratching, and sometimes the plainly absurd claims connecting the Universe with the Divine.
7pm to 9pm
 
Holborn

Online events / webinars

A journey along the early Georgian river from Westminster to the Tower of London.
2pm to 3pm
 
Virtual Tour: A Trip Along The River Thames, 1749 (Totally Thames Festival)
An online technical lecture on the principle and design of double composite bridges for use on HS2.
6pm to :
 
A panel of experts as explore the evidence that has been gathered from previous missions demonstrating why there may have been life on Mars.
6pm to :
 
Has there ever been life on Mars?
Explore the world of the 1970s eco horror movie with Dr Scott Freer
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
The Eco Horror film with Scott Freer
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

More London events on Wednesday 15th September

Thursday 16th September

This lecture observes how music is a highly effective tool in the promotion of cultural and personal nostalgia.
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Nostalgia and Music

Online events / webinars

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
Join Arthur Turrell as he explores the past, present and future of fusion power
7pm to 8:30pm
 
The star builders: Nuclear fusion and the race to power the planet

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Friday 17th September

A street festival that will host a series of activities, workshops, live music, film screenings and performances.
11am to 8pm
 
Camden
Join David Wells as he explores the service of the West India Regiments in Britain’s early 19th-century military campaigns against France and America.
12pm to 1pm
 
Chelsea
 The West India Regiments in the Napoleonic Wars
This illustrated talk will trace its story from its origins to demolition in 1962.
6pm to 7pm
 
Southwark
The Waterloo Shot Tower – A Biography

Online events / webinars

A talk by Andrew Lane, Education Officer, Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre
1pm to 2pm
 
London's Roman Amphitheatre

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Saturday 18th September

A heritage day of events throughout Ewell Village including Bourne Hall, the Watch House and The Grove
10am to 5pm
 
Epsom
Ewell History Day
Over forty vintage and futuristic vehicles will mark London’s world of wheels, as the Sheriffs and ritually robed Carmen brand each ‘cart’ with a red-hot iron – the origin of vehicle licensing.
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
City of London
Cart marking ceremony
Roughly monthly open day at a most unusual museum in an old barn.
10:30am to 4pm
 
Upminster
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Visit the British Museum for a day of performances, workshops, talks, demonstrations and games to celebrate Chuseok – the Korean harvest festival.
11am to 4pm
 
Russell Square
A street festival that will host a series of activities, workshops, live music, film screenings and performances.
11am to 8pm
 
Camden
A weekend festival of talks, performances, workshops, food and music, exploring home and belonging.
11am to 5pm
 
Bethnal Green
Features up to 30 stalls - selling a good variety of Bus and Railway items.
11am to 3pm
 
Arkley
Bermondsey Street Festival is an annual celebration of music, dance, arts, cuisine and creativity
12pm to :
 
Southwark
Members of Second Floor Studios & Arts community will open their workspace doors allowing the public to enter, view, and purchase original works of art
12pm to 6pm
 
New Cross
Open Studios - Second Floor Studios & Arts
Climb the 80 steps to the Ringing Chamber where you can see demonstrations of the ringing of church bells.
1pm to 4pm
 
Camberwell
St Giles Church - climb up the church tower
Come and visit this green oasis in an urban setting it is a one of the many local green lungs in Forest Hill where you can find some interesting wildlife.
2pm to 5pm
 
Forest Hill
Garthorne Road nature reserve open days

More London events on Saturday 18th September

Sunday 19th September

A weekend festival of talks, performances, workshops, food and music, exploring home and belonging.
11am to 5pm
 
Bethnal Green
A note that there will be a flypast over East and Central London, likely to be by vintage aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
11:45am to 12:45pm
 
Military flypast over London
Open day with demonstrations, look around a fire engine, and use the fire hoses.
12pm to 4:30pm
 
Richmond
Richmond fire station open day
Members of Second Floor Studios & Arts community will open their workspace doors allowing the public to enter, view, and purchase original works of art
12pm to 6pm
 
New Cross
Open Studios - Second Floor Studios & Arts
Big garden for London, thickly enclosed by ivy, roses and jasmine, crowded with plants, many unusual
1pm to 5pm
 
Stoke Newington
Visit a garden - Manor Road (Stoke Newington)
Join Suresh Singh and Bishopsgate Institute archivist Stefan Dickers to reflect on being born and bred in Brick Lane.
2pm to :
 
Whitechapel
Memoirs of a Cockney Sikh

Online events / webinars

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

More London events on Sunday 19th September

Monday 20th September

This lecture looks at new results from the UAE’s Hope mission, China’s Tianwen-1 and NASA’s Perseverence.
1pm to 2pm
 
Holborn
Mars Missions 2021: Early Discoveries

Online events / webinars

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
Archivist Susan Snell and Prof. Colin Jones, discuss the life and times of pioneering dentist and freemason Bartholomew Ruspini.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Keep on smiling: Dentistry 18th-century style
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

A talk with renowned puppet maker Andy Gent of Arch Model Studio, who will discuss the creative process and technical skill of creating models for stop-motion animation.
6pm to 8:30pm
 
South Kensington
 In-conversation with Andy Gent: stop-motion animation and activism
This talk will explore the development of the house and its collections.
6:30pm to :
 
Harley Street
Wilton House: The Art, Architecture and Interiors of One of Britain’s Great Stately Homes

Online events / webinars

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

This lecture will introduce this series about these early missionary projects; why they mostly failed; and why they still matter.
6pm to 7pm
 
Barbican
The Failure of the First Protestant Missionaries
Join us at Stanfords as we welcome the Sunday Times bestselling author, Ben Wilson as he talks about his latest book Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Soho
Metropolis by Ben Wilson

Online events / webinars

Interested in Art History? Discover ways to approach the subject at the British Museum.
5pm to 6pm
 
The British Museum as a resource for Art History
The talk will present the work completed on the redevelopment of the Shell Centre in Waterloo.
6pm to 7:15pm
 
Southbank Place - The Redevelopment of the Shell Centre, Waterloo
A talk on the eventful life and career of the late, great and quintessentially British film star David Niven.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
David Niven - soldier turned movie star
The Age of Genius explores the intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell the story of the 17th century in Europe.
7pm to :
 

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Thursday 23rd September

Occasional open days at the overflow depot where the London Transport Museum stores its trains and most of its unseen collection.
11am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton Depot open days
For one night only, Illuminated River artist Leo Villareal will programme a dazzling light display on nine bridges across the Thames.
7pm to :
 
One Night Light Show by Leo Villareal

Online events / webinars

Join Rhona Levene on a virtual tour of this wonderful Victorian cemetery in north west London. With over 60,000 graves to choose from, she uncovers a small selection of the resident dead and brings their stories to life.
2pm to 3pm
 
Dead But Not Forgotten - a virtual tour of Hampstead Cemetery
Prof. Pratik Chakrabarti will explore how the complex world of nature came to define the intellectual pursuits of British natural history.
6pm to 7pm
 
The Global Heritage of British Natural History
An online event with London mudlark Lara Maiklem and historian Dr Emily Cockayne
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Talking Rubbish: Refuse, Reuse and Scavenging on t
Join us on Zoom as Lara and Emily discuss Refuse, Reusue and Scavenging on the Thames Foreshore Lara Maiklem, author of Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames and A Field Guide to Larking:
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Talking Rubbish with Lara Maiklem and Dr Emily Cockayne
Now that two decades have passed since the disaster of September 11th, 2001, and a new World Trade Center rises on the site, we can begin to remember what the original was like — “a city-within-a-city” that housed 50,000 employees.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
World Trade Center - architectural history with Anthony Robins
Historian Owen Davies will examine a panoply of macabre medical curiosities.
7pm to :
 

More London events on Thursday 23rd September

Friday 24th September

Occasional open days at the overflow depot where the London Transport Museum stores its trains and most of its unseen collection.
11am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton Depot open days
An annual parade by the pupils and marching band of Christ's Hospital.
12pm to :
 
Barbican

Online events / webinars

Listen to Illuminated River lighting designers, Jonathan Gittins and Elga Neimann, discuss the delivery of the world's longest public artwork.
1pm to 2pm
 
'How to Be Brilliant' talk with Illuminated River
This talk will look at how depictions of African people in British and Irish heraldry have changed over time
6pm to :
 
Considering the Image of the African in British heraldry
Kate MccGwire is joined by Catriona McAra to explore the themes of the feminine grotesque that have come to characterize MccGwire's work
8pm to 9:30pm
 
Kate MccGwire's Marvellous Menagerie by Dr Catriona McAra - Zoom Lecture

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Saturday 25th September

See the finds and learn about recent excavations at Holy Family Catholic Technology College.
10am to 4pm
 
Discover Walthamstow’s past through archaeology
A street party to celebrate the opening of the Northern line extension to Battersea.
11am to 6pm
 
South Lambeth
Northern line extension street party
Occasional open days at the overflow depot where the London Transport Museum stores its trains and most of its unseen collection.
11am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton Depot open days
A day of vintage shopping, bringing vintage traders selling fashion, menswear, jewellery, homeware, furniture, posters, maps, vinyl records, collectables and more
11am to 5pm
 
Islington
Pop Up Vintage Fashion & Homeware Event

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Sunday 26th September

Every conceivable vehicle and pieces of apparatus used in the emergency services will grace the Museum site in a line-up of display and serving vehicles.
9:30am to 5pm
 
Weybridge
Emergency Services Day
Watch Freemen/women exercise their right to drive sheep across a London Bridge - and lots of stalls from the livery companies.
10am to 4pm
 
Southwark
Sheep drive across Southwark Bridge - and livery fair
A street party to celebrate the opening of the Northern line extension to Battersea.
11am to 6pm
 
South Lambeth
Northern line extension street party
Occasional open days at the overflow depot where the London Transport Museum stores its trains and most of its unseen collection.
11am to 5pm
 
Acton
Acton Depot open days
A vibrant celebration of Bengali arts, culture and heritage in Aldgate Square.
12pm to 5pm
 
Tower Hill
Mela in the City
Hackney’s oldest building will be open to the public.
2pm to 4:30pm
 
Hackney
St Augustine's Tower open day
Be outside and watch the most unusual sight of a large crowd of people walking down the road laden with big ornate plants, squashing onto buses and tube trains.
4pm to 5:30pm
 
Hackney

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Monday 27th September

Conflicting views shaped the numerous versions of King Kong and the Planet of the Apes films, which the lecture will use to look at evolving images of humanity.
6pm to 7pm
 
Holborn
Apes in Science Fiction

Online events / webinars

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

More London events on Monday 27th September

Tuesday 28th September

An evening of brilliant conversation and find out London's extraordinary secrets that lie beneath it.
6:30pm to 8pm
 
Soho
London Clay:  Journeys in the Deep City By Tom Chivers
Professor Alexei Leporc, curator of Western European art at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, speaks at a hybrid in-house event.
7pm to 9pm
 
Bloomsbury
Cubes and Columns: Palladianism in Russia and Britain

Online events / webinars

A talk about the forming of the collection before looking at a selection of paintings and the stories behind them, covering the Tudor period to the present day.
2pm to 3pm
 
The Royal Art Collection: The Queen's Paintings
Join Carole Annett in conversation with author and colour expert Patrick Baty about his book ‘The Anatomy of Colour’
7pm to 8pm
 
The Anatomy of Colour with Patrick Baty
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

A talk about end-of-life medical treatment.
6pm to 7pm
 
City of London
The Sydney Selwyn Lectures 2021
This lecture will examine the evidence for and the significance of events that unfolded in the early Universe.
6pm to 7pm
 
Barbican
Early Universe

Online events / webinars

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
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
Jacob Moss highlights the Museum’s recent project to identify & map more than three hundred fan makers active in London from the 17th century onward.
7pm to 8pm
 

More London events on Wednesday 29th September

Thursday 30th September

In conversation with fellow author and historian Peter Frankopan Colin describes the dramatic journey he embarked upon for his latest new book, The Amur River.
6pm to 7:30pm
 
The Amur River by Colin Thubron

Online events / webinars

Discover the story of a priory that became a parish church that became a Cathedral Southwark Cathedral has had a long and distinguished history with over 900 years of Christian witness and mission
10:30am to 11:30am
 
Southwark Cathedral Tour: Over 900 Years of History!
This talk looks at how a newcomer to London found a room and what life was like in a crowded house shared with strangers who were subsidising the household budget.
2pm to 3pm
 
Lodging in Georgian London
Explore the idea of Collecting Covid-19 with the Natasha McEnroe, Keeper of Medicine at the Wellcome Galleries in the Science Museum.
6pm to 7pm
 
 Collecting Covid-19: In Conversation with Natasha McEnroe
Lee Jackson talks about his book "Dirty Old London", explaining how the nineteenth century capital struggled to stem a rising tide of filth, from toxic pollution of the Thames to disposing of mountains of 'dust' (household rubbish).
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Dirty Old London - An Online Talk by Lee Jackson
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
At our online lecture, Tracy Borman presents the history of witches and what happened to them in Stuart England
7pm to 8pm
 
James I and the English Witch Hunts

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