Things to do in London in September 2019

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Events in London in September 2019

The IanVisits guide to Septembers unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.


Sunday 1st Sep

Occasional open day at the heritage windmill in Croydon.
 12pm to 5pm
 
 Croydon
2019-09-01
2019-09-01
Shirley Windmill open day
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
2019-09-01
2019-09-01
Royal Trinity Hospice garden open day
This 100m-long unique and award winning garden is home to the Corokia National Collection along with a great number of other unusual exotic plants
 1:30pm to 6pm
 
 Muswell Hill
2019-09-01
2019-09-01
33 Wood Vale garden open day
Tours of best plots. Fresh allotment produce, chutneys, jams, honey, cakes & light refreshments for sale.
 1pm to 4:30pm
 
 New Southgate
2019-09-01
2019-09-01
Golf Course Allotments open day
Monthly(ish) open days at 250 acres of the estate originally laid out by Capability Brown.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Reigate
2019-09-01
2019-09-01
Gatton Park monthly open day
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-01
2019-09-01

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Tuesday 3rd Sep

Why Christianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-03
2019-09-03
Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind - A Talk by Tom Holland

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Wednesday 4th Sep

Up to six young watermen will row under 11 bridges on the 4 mile 7 furlong course in the oldest river race in the UK.
 2pm to :
 
2019-09-04
2019-09-04
Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager 2019

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Thursday 5th Sep

Monthly late night opening at the modernist HQ of the ancient Royal College Of Physicians.
 5:30pm to 8pm
 
 Camden
2019-09-05
2019-09-05
Museum Lates at the Royal College Of Physicians
Bridget Kendall explores the Cold War through the eyes of those who experienced it first-hand.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2019-09-05
2019-09-05
Oral Histories of The Cold War
The boat tours offer the opportunity to sail underneath the bridges and view the beautiful latticework of these architectural structures artistically lit for the first time.
 9:15pm to 10pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-05
2019-09-05
Illuminated River Boat Tours

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Friday 6th Sep

With over 40 vintage sailing and motor boats to view and explore, the Festival lets visitors chat to the boat owners and even climb on board the vessels.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Wapping
2019-09-06
2019-09-06
Classic Boat Festival
The Archbishop's garden is open for a few hours each month between April and September.
 12pm to 3pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-06
2019-09-06
Monthly opening of Lambeth Palace Garden
Principal Medieval Records Specialist Dr Paul Dryburgh will introduce seals, sealing practices and how sealing changed over time, with an accompanying document display highlighting some of the finest examples in our collection.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-09-06
2019-09-06
Waxing Lyrical: The Joy of Medieval and Early Modern Seals

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Saturday 7th Sep

With over 40 vintage sailing and motor boats to view and explore, the Festival lets visitors chat to the boat owners and even climb on board the vessels.
 11am to 6pm
 
 Wapping
2019-09-07
2019-09-07
Classic Boat Festival
A delightful old barn now packed full of "clutter" that's oddly enjoyable to visit.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Upminster
2019-09-07
2019-09-07
 Occasional open day at the Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
 2pm to 5pm
 
 Tooting
2019-09-07
2019-09-07

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Sunday 8th Sep

With over 40 vintage sailing and motor boats to view and explore, the Festival lets visitors chat to the boat owners and even climb on board the vessels.
 11am to 5pm
 
 Wapping
2019-09-08
2019-09-08
Classic Boat Festival
Open day at a restored and working water mill.
 2pm to 5pm
 
2019-09-08
2019-09-08
Monthly open day at Cobham Mill

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Tuesday 10th Sep

Join Totally Thames Director Adrian Evans in this talk exploring the stories of the river in London.
 6:30pm to 9:15pm
 
 Poplar
2019-09-10
2019-09-10
Secret Rivers: Tales of the Waters
The boat tours offer the opportunity to sail underneath the bridges and view the beautiful latticework of these architectural structures artistically lit for the first time.
 9:15pm to 10pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-10
2019-09-10
Illuminated River Boat Tours

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Thursday 12th Sep

The boat tours offer the opportunity to sail underneath the bridges and view the beautiful latticework of these architectural structures artistically lit for the first time.
 9pm to 9:45pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-12
2019-09-12
Illuminated River Boat Tours

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Friday 13th Sep

Exhibition curator Mark Dunton delves into Security Service files in our collection to uncover how the authorities managed to unmask Fuchs and secure his confession, and reveals a fascinating local connection with Kew.
 2pm to 3:30pm
 
 Richmond
2019-09-13
2019-09-13
On the trail of Klaus Fuchs, atomic spy

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Saturday 14th Sep

Some three hundred and thirty crews will start The Great River Race from Docklands to Ham, to find the UK Traditional Boat Champions.
 11am to :
 
2019-09-14
2019-09-14
The Great River Race
Author Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, sharing tales of how past Londoners struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 Poplar
2019-09-14
2019-09-14
Lee Jackson’s Dirty Old London
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-09-14
2019-09-14
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Visit the Hawksmoor church and get a chance to visit the galleries which are not always open to the public.
 11am to 3:30pm
 
 Greenwich
2019-09-14
2019-09-14
St Alfege Church gallery spaces tours
A special close-up look at the Transport Museum’s poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-09-14
2019-09-14
Art and poster store tours
See historic vehicles and engineering collections, an array of signs and maps, as well as unusual and unexpected items from London’s rich transport past.
 Starts at 11am
 
 Acton
2019-09-14
2019-09-14
Monthly Depot Discovery 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 and personally meet some long-gone Londoners.
 1:30pm to 3pm
 
 Barnes
2019-09-14
2019-09-14
Graves in the Wood: The Abandoned Beauty of Barnes Cemetery

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Sunday 15th Sep

Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-09-15
2019-09-15
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend

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Monday 16th Sep

Speakers will present updates on the air quality challenge in London, and address how engineers can tackle some of the key challenges associated with pollution in the capital.
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-09-16
2019-09-16
Engineering Cleaner Air, in association with the City of London
Iain will be sharing smelly riverside histories, sights and scents and submerged Thames memories.
 7:12pm to 9:12pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-16
2019-09-16
Heritage Cruise with Iain Sinclair

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Wednesday 18th Sep

Medieval and historic graffiti can be found in churches, cathedrals, and other buildings all over the country, but did you know there are examples in Southwark Cathedral?
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-18
2019-09-18
Historic Graffiti Tour of Southwark Cathedral

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Thursday 19th Sep

Learn about how an old church school has been transformed into a Buddhist temple.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Fitzrovia
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
Tours of the London Fo Guang Shan Temple
A talk about the ongoing works at Amarna, the ‘House of the Aten’ the centre of Akhenaten's cult of the sun
 Starts at 12am
 
 Russell Square
2019-09-19
2019-09-19

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Saturday 21st Sep

Head down to the river to toast the end of the summer and enjoy fun for all the family with lots of games and activities for children of all ages.
 11am to 9pm
 
 Erith
2019-09-21
2019-09-21
Erith Pier Festival 2019
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-21
2019-09-21
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-09-21
2019-09-21
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Learn about how an old church school has been transformed into a Buddhist temple.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Fitzrovia
2019-09-21
2019-09-21
Tours of the London Fo Guang Shan Temple
The oldest surviving German church in the country, with an impressive Georgian interior and fascinating social history, particularly in the 1930's.
 8pm to 9pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-09-21
2019-09-21
Open days at St. George’s German Lutheran Church

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Sunday 22nd Sep

Semi-regular days where they fire up a Victorian steam engine.
 12:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 South Tottenham
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
Open day at a Victorian steam pump
Monthly opening of the only surviving windmill in inner London.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Brixton
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
Brixton Windmill monthly open weekend
Learn about how an old church school has been transformed into a Buddhist temple.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Fitzrovia
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
Tours of the London Fo Guang Shan Temple
The oldest surviving German church in the country, with an impressive Georgian interior and fascinating social history, particularly in the 1930's.
 8pm to 9pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
Open days at St. George’s German Lutheran Church
Join Richard Dawkins as he helps us rethink the big questions, and challenges us all, young and old, to understand how our world came into being.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Southwark
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
Richard Dawkins: An Argument for Atheism

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Wednesday 25th Sep

Hear stories of some of his most fascinating finds, evoking a forgotten London that can be rediscovered through those fragments of history lost and found along the Thames.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-25
2019-09-25
London in Fragments
Much-loved documentarian Louis Theroux reflects on a weird, wonderful journey through two decades of groundbreaking television.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-25
2019-09-25
Louis Theroux in Conversation

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Top events in London on Thu 26th Sep 2019

Mudlarks Nick Stevens and Jason Sandy have discovered and recovered many historically significant artefacts which have been featured in books, magazines, newspapers and on television.
 7pm to 8pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-26
2019-09-26
Author Hallie Rubenhold will discuss her fascinating new research, alongside a display of original documents which reflect womens’ lives, the context of their murders and late 19th-century Whitechapel.
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Richmond
2019-09-26
2019-09-26
The Five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper
History Showoff is a comedy cabaret event all about the past, where a cast of historians, archaeologists, museum folk and comedians try to make sense of the olden days.
 7pm to 9:30pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-26
2019-09-26
History Showoff

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Friday 27th Sep

Join Lara Maiklem and her mudlarking friends for an evening of Thames tales and time travel, as they share with you their adventures and foreshore finds.
 6:30pm to 8pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-27
2019-09-27
Supernatural, magical, demonic and haunted tales of London's River Thames on board the magnificent historic sailing vessel Lady Daphne.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Wapping
2019-09-27
2019-09-27
Ghosts of the Thames on Board the Lady Daphne

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Saturday 28th Sep

See the Lord Mayor and various livery companies on the Thames, headed by the Queen’s Row Barge ‘Gloriana’.
 1:30pm to 4pm
 
 Wapping
2019-09-28
2019-09-28
Lord Mayor’s River Progress
Visit the c.1397 Grade 2 listed ‘threshing’ barn, over 100ft x 40ft in size, with a fine crownpost roof.
 10:45am to 1pm
 
 Rickmansworth
2019-09-28
2019-09-28
Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that's next to the railway at Forest Hill.
 1pm to 4pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-09-28
2019-09-28
Monthly open day at the Dacres Wood nature reserve

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Sunday 29th Sep

Expect hundreds of canoeists, paddle boarders and rowers to fill the Thames today.
 All Day
 
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Regatta London
Today, Freemen of the City of London will exercise their ancient right to drive sheep across London Bridge.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Southwark
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Sheep drive across London Bridge
Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney.
 2pm to 4:30pm
 
 Hackney
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Monthly open day at a site of an important railway wildlife reserve.
 1pm to 5pm
 
 Forest Hill
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
A monthly open day at a quirky transport museum housed in an old water pumping building.
 10am to 4pm
 
 Enfield Town
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Monthly open day at a Transport Museum

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Monday 30th Sep

Visit three beautiful courtrooms and explore the building's extensive artwork collection.
 9:30am to 4:30pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
Open Days at the Supreme Court
From cottage gardens to formal gardens, kitchen gardens to water gardens, Kathryn Bradley-Hole, one of Britain's foremost garden writers, will take us on a horticultural tour de force of English gardens.
 7pm to 8:45pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-09-30
2019-09-30

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