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.


Top events in London Today

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
Lovingly manicured, they offer an oasis of peace from the outside world, but beneath these paved churchyards - or paveyards - are the noisy stories and bones of Londoners past.
 6:15pm to 8pm
 
 Barbican
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
The City Paveyards
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
Paul Griffiths will be with us this evening to talk about the Transatlantic air race and the restoration of his Harrier XV741
 7:30pm to 9pm
 
 Weybridge
2019-09-19
2019-09-19
Transatlantic Crossing: Harrier XV741

More London events on Thursday 19th September

Top events in London tomorrow

Visit three beautiful courtrooms and explore the building's extensive artwork collection.
 9:30am to 4:30pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-09-20
2019-09-20
Open Days at the Supreme Court
Senior pupils from Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, led by the School’s famous Band will parade through the City.
 Starts at 12am
 
2019-09-20
2019-09-20
 Christ’s Hospital pupils march through the City
Dr David Kenyon uses the example of the D-Day operation to discuss the code-breaking site and the legacy of its intelligence triumphs.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
2019-09-20
2019-09-20
Bletchley Park and signals intelligence in the Second World War
With Steve Levine in conversation with David Quantick
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-09-20
2019-09-20
A dramatically-lit Late casting light on the stories behind the Soane.
 6pm to 1am
 
 Holborn
2019-09-20
2019-09-20
Soane Lates: Spotlight on Soane

More London events on Friday 20th September

Top events in London on Saturday

A great big annual weekend where hundreds of buildings across Greater London open their doors for free.
 All Day
 
2019-09-21
2019-09-21
Open House Weekend
This is an artist trail open to the public as visitors will be able to explore studios in action and also purchase art pieces hot off the easel, computer or photographic lens.
 1pm to 2pm
 
2019-09-21
2019-09-21
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
Join Sheldon of Cemetery Club an enthusastic and knowleadable storyteller for a tour to celebrate the lives of the quarter of a million people buried here.
 11am to 1pm
 
 Bow
2019-09-21
2019-09-21
Fundraising Heritage Tour
Come along for honey sales, candle rolling and the opportunity to see an observation hive with the bees!
 10am to 5:30pm
 
 Enfield
2019-09-21
2019-09-21

More London events on Saturday 21st September

Top events in London on Sunday

A great big annual weekend where hundreds of buildings across Greater London open their doors for free.
 All Day
 
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
Open House Weekend
Rare chance to go inside the only remaining free-standing chantry chapel in England.
 10am to 2pm
 
 Norbiton
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
Lovekyn Chapel open day
This is an artist trail open to the public as visitors will be able to explore studios in action and also purchase art pieces hot off the easel, computer or photographic lens.
 1pm to 2pm
 
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
A bustling mixture of over 100 antique, vintage and craft stalls, along with artisan food, music and entertainment
 11am to 5pm
 
 St John's Wood
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
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
£16.00
Lots of aircraft on display, revving their engines, and some flying in for a visit.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
2019-09-22
2019-09-22
Aviation Day
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
Come along for honey sales, candle rolling and the opportunity to see an observation hive with the bees!
 10am to 5:30pm
 
 Enfield
2019-09-22
2019-09-22

More London events on Sunday 22nd September

Monday 23rd September

What do you need to know about getting old and having sex? An honest and open discussion about sex and ageing.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Harley Street
2019-09-23
2019-09-23
The Joy of Sex Beyond 70
With David Hare and Ben Okri. Chaired by Samira Ahmed.
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-09-23
2019-09-23

More London events on Monday 23rd September

Tuesday 24th September

Discover some of the most exciting artists of the 1920s avant-garde
 7:15pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-09-24
2019-09-24

More London events on Tuesday 24th September

Wednesday 25th September

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
The Science Museum has joined forces with CompBioMed to assemble a panel of experts to explore the future of this incredible technology.
 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-09-25
2019-09-25
The Future of Quantum Computing
In a top-secret takeover featuring talks, activities and workshops, the Science Museum will reveal the stories that have underpinned secret communications over the course of a century and explore the future of intelligence in the digital age.
 6:45pm to 10pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-09-25
2019-09-25
This lecture will survey this ‘black legend’ and ask what made it so enduring – and why some parts of the story, such as the Inquisition’s genocidal campaign against Spanish Jews, received so much less attention than others.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-09-25
2019-09-25

More London events on Wednesday 25th September

Thursday 26th September

Professor Eddie will be reviewing the past, present and future of tunnelling and underground space technology with a particular emphasis on railway applications.
 6pm to 8pm
 
 Pimlico
2019-09-26
2019-09-26
Sustainable development and use of tunnels and underground space
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
The UK has no official censorship – but does that fact make us too complacent?
 7pm to 8:30pm
 
 Camden
2019-09-26
2019-09-26
Join Grace van Mourik, Library and Digital Archives Manager, to hear about these activists and many more in a tour of the women’s and feminist history collections.
 6:30pm to :
 
 City of London
2019-09-26
2019-09-26
Archives Tour - Women's and Feminist History

More London events on Thursday 26th September

Friday 27th September

Join David Callaghan as he charts the history of the Victoria Cross.
 11:30am to :
 
 Chelsea
2019-09-27
2019-09-27
 For valour
Join over 150 scientists and explore networks in nature, sustainable solutions to today's environmental issues, how digital technologies give us access to the latest research and how delving into the past is key to protecting the future of our planet.
 6pm to 9:30pm
 
 South Kensington
2019-09-27
2019-09-27
 World Wild Webs: Our Interconnected Planet
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
A special event to mark the closure of the Epping to Ongar line by London Underground 25 years ago, on 30 September 1994.
 All Day
 
2019-09-27
2019-09-27
25 Years In The Making
Tom Scott will explore how to deal with a world where view counts are often more important than truth.
 7:20pm to 8:45pm
 
 Hanover Square
2019-09-27
2019-09-27
There is no algorithm for truth (Discourse)

More London events on Friday 27th September

Saturday 28th September

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
A special event to mark the closure of the Epping to Ongar line by London Underground 25 years ago, on 30 September 1994.
 All Day
 
2019-09-28
2019-09-28
25 Years In The Making
This is your chance to discover the latest board games, card games, roleplaying games, miniatures, wargames, and much more.
 10am to 6pm
 
 Wood Green
2019-09-28
2019-09-28
Tabletop Gaming Live

More London events on Saturday 28th September

Sunday 29th September

London’s very own festival of Japanese culture.
 10am to 8pm
 
 Trafalgar Square
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Expect hundreds of canoeists, paddle boarders and rowers to fill the Thames today.
 All Day
 
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Regatta London
An annual Pearly Kings and Queens harvest festival held in the Guildhall yard.
 12:30pm to :
 
 City of London
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Costermongers harvest festival
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
The Thames Barrier is closed for a full test once per year for a full day -- and a convenient day to visit.
 All Day
 
 Woolwich
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Annual Closure of the Thames Barrier
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 special event to mark the closure of the Epping to Ongar line by London Underground 25 years ago, on 30 September 1994.
 All Day
 
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
25 Years In The Making
This is your chance to discover the latest board games, card games, roleplaying games, miniatures, wargames, and much more.
 10am to 5pm
 
 Wood Green
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
Tabletop Gaming Live
Three special screenings of James Bond movies and talks in one day
 All Day
 
 Southwark
2019-09-29
2019-09-29
James Bond Day
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

More London events on Sunday 29th September

Monday 30th September

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
Professor Vicky Pope will discuss the challenges of climate modelling and reduction of emissions; Dr Damien Short will talk about why we need to legislate against Ecocide; and Professor Geoffrey Beattie will discuss the psychology that stops us from taking action.
 5:30pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
Dr Simon Elliott will explain how this industry came to be, how the quarries were operated, how the stone was transported, and what became of the industry.
 2pm to 3pm
 
 City of London
2019-09-30
2019-09-30
From Ragstone To Riches, Dr Simon Elliot.

More London events on Monday 30th September

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