When visiting London in September, be prepared for a transition in the seasons. The summer is wrapping up and autumn is on its way. This can mean a mix of warm days and cool nights, and of course there is always a chance of rain. It’s London, right? The average high temperature is 19 C/67 F and the average low is 12 C/55 F. No matter the weather, there is still plenty to do in London in September.
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Open House London
Open House weekend is a celebration of architecture in the city. Many buildings that are usually private are opened to the public – for free! Some venues require tickets, so book in advance as those ones sell out fast. It usually happens on a weekend in mid- September. Visit the Open House London website for more information and to order their guide.
This festival celebrates the River Thames for the whole month of September. There are many events including shows, exhibitions, and boat parties. From the world’s oldest boat race to hip-hop inspired poetry, to musicians and storytellers, this festival has a ton going on. To see what’s happening when you’re in London, visit the Totally Thames website.
London Fashion Week Festival
If you’re visiting London in September and have an interest in fashion, the London Fashion Week Festival allows you to shop more than 150 of the top British and international fashion brands at discounted prices. You can also see catwalk shoes and go to special industry talks. This festival takes place mid- September and is more accessible than London Fashion Week itself (which happens before the festival). Tickets for some events sell out fast so visit the London Fashion Week Festival website and order tickets early to ensure you get to check out whatever interests you.
London Design Festival
Similar to Fashion Week Festival, the London Design Festival happens throughout the city with a purpose to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. There are many design events and exhibitions to explore during the week-long festival. Listings of the various exhibits are available on the London Design Festival website.
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening
The Buckingham Palace Summer Opening continues into September, during which London visitors can get access inside Buckingham Palace and experience that year’s special exhibition. Ticket prices, opening times, and directions are available on the palace’s website. It’s worth
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