The IanVisits guide to Septembers unusual events, tours, lectures and exhibitions happening around London.
Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine. (Tooting)
The free event is packed full of spectacular kite flying displays and is an opportunity for everyone to go fly a kite. (Streatham)
A monthly opening of the Victorian museum of industrial testing equipment. (Southwark)
Step back in history and visit the terminus building of London's original international airport - in Croydon. (Croydon)
Occasional open days at Capability Brown's Gatton Park landscaped 600 acres. (Reigate)
Discover truly remarkable – but surprisingly little known – collections, featuring everything from artworks to scarce anatomical preparations and ext (Camden)
The large private garden of the Archbishop of Canterbury is open once a month in the summer. (Southwark)
Attend a Regency Ball in a historical setting with expert dance tuition from Mrs Bennet’s Ballroom and live Regency music from Fortuna Trio. (City of London)
Free Forgotten London
London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition. (Clerkenwell)
A wondrous old barn now filled with random heritage clutter -- go for the atmosphere than the objects themselves. (Upminster)
Join the Royal College of Physicians in their medicinal garden for a series of three afternoons exploring medical plants and herbal remedies. Special lectures, expert garden tour and refreshments included. (Camden)
Over the course of the day find out about the history of the Port of London, once one of the busiest ports in the world (Southwark)
Join our Curator, Miranda Poliakoff, as she examines the fascinating mixture of architectural styles, from the Tudor to Victorian periods, that are showcased here at Fulham Palace. (Fulham)
Moor Park Mansion is a Grade I listed Palladian mansion set within over 300 hundred acres in Hertfordshire. (Rickmansworth)
Death on the Brighton Road is an account of a recent nine mile journey along the old coach road between Kennington and South Croydon. (Southwark)
The cemetery runs guided history and heritage walks every month throughout the summer.
Tours of the the only surviving windmill in inner London (Brixton)
A talk by Dr Neil MacGregor on his new publication Living with the Gods: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Beliefs. (Southwark)
A varied day of talks, tours, workshops and interactive fun for all ages and interests.