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Things to Do in London in September

Cruise at River Thames, Visit the Buckingham Palace, Witness the Open House London, Enjoy the Angel Canal Festival, Views from the Shard, Have Fun at Heritage Open Days, Shop at Summer Streets, Ride in the London Eye, Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum and many more.

London in September is a city full of autumnal hues and vibrant colors of the season of fall. The streets of London are full of people attending the fun summer festivals like the Angel Canal Festival or Summer Streets at Regent’s Street. The pleasant weather of the city makes it a perfect place to enjoy the open-air theatre or open concerts like the BBC Prom Night.

But one of the best places to visit in London in September is the magnificent Hyde Park to attend festivals like Horseman's Sunday and marvel at the beautiful colors of the season. Be it concerts, food, shopping, open bars, or just touristing around- you will have so many things to do in London in September. And the city will make sure that you get to enjoy the season of autumn to its fullest!


Here is the list of best places to visit in London in September:

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Weather in London in September

Weather in London in September
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The weather in London in September is quite pleasant as compared to the other months. The highest temperature is 20 degrees and the lowest goes to 13 degrees. As the evening can be quite chilly, make sure you carry a sweater or jacket to fight the cold.

The days are quite pleasant but you must still carry a light sweater in case it rains and gets cold. Although rain is quite rare in the month of September in London, one should still remain cautious as the weather in London is quite unpredictable.

You can also carry an umbrella with you in the bag to survive the light rain showers. The best parts about September in London are the colorful leaves, the autumn shades and the gentle breeze all over the city.  
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What to Pack for London in September

What to Pack for London in September
As the evenings in September in London are a bit chilly, and the weather is unpredictable, you must carry some sweaters to save yourselves from the cold. Layering is key- carry scarves, cardigans and light sweaters that you can also carry in your day bads easily.

These are not just great to keep you warm but also add a statement to your usual basic outfit. Carry hats and sunglasses if it’s sunny and always wear comfortable shoes to walk around the city. You can also carry light leather or knit jackets for those diners and evening outings in the city.

Also carry a raincoat with you as it may rain a few days in September. Make sure the raincoat is small enough to fit in your day bag so that you don’t have to wear it around the entire day. 
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Cruise at River Thames

Cruise at River Thames
River Thames runs in the middle of London City and many of the monuments and tourist attractions of the city lie near the river. Taking a cruise ride over river Thames is a great way to see all these attractions from the comfort of a seat! One of the best things to do in London in September is to enjoy marveling over the bridges of London as you pass under them on the cruise and enjoy the blue autumn skies of the city.

Location:
You can get on the River Cruise from Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier.

Timings:
Runs every 40 minutes every day from 10 am to 6:15 pm
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04

Visit the Buckingham Palace

Visit the Buckingham Palace
The royal residences of the royal family is quite a treat to watch in the hues of fall in London which makes it one of the best places to visit in London in September. Enjoy watching the change of guards or visit Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms, TRoyal Mews or Queen’s Gallery and get a feel of the royal life.

The palace also boasts some of the most beautiful gardens around it which are absolute heaven in fall.

Location:
Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom

Timings:
9:30 am to 7:30 pm
05

Marvel at the Views from the Shard

Marvel at the Views from the Shard
The Shard is one of the most popular buildings in London and is a part of the astonishing skyline of the city. One of the tallest buildings in Western Europe, the Shard stands tall at 310 meters length and undoubtedly provides the best panoramic views of the city of London.

The building consists of 26 floors and houses various companies, a hotel, and restaurants. You can also enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the city and the bright colors of autumn at the highest public viewing gallery in London on the topmost floor here. This makes it one of the most popular places to visit in London in September.

Location:
32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom

Timings:
10 am to 9 pm
06

Ride in the London Eye

Ride in the London Eye
London Eye is one of the most iconic tourist attractions in London. The 443 ft tall structure of the London Eye is as marvellous and magnificent as it gets. The 360-degree panoramic views from the top of the London Eye beats no other- especially with the golden colors spread all across the city which makes it even more beautiful.

You can also ride the London Eye after it gets dark to enjoy the view of the glittering city lights of the city. This is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in London in September.

Location:
The Queen’s Walk, Bishop’s, London, SE1 7PB, United Kingdom

Timings:
11 am to 6 pm
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07

Stroll at Warner Bros. Studio

Stroll at Warner Bros. Studio
 If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this has to be on your bucket list! Warner Bros Studio tour in London takes you through all the Harry Potter’s filming locations and gives you a feel of being inside the movie! From the great halls, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, to Gryffindor’s Dorms- this studio will take you everywhere in Hogwarts.

The studio also houses the original and authentic props and costumes used in the filming of Harry Potter. The studio hosts several special tours around the movie in the month of September which makes it one of the most popular places to visit in London in September. 

Location:
Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Watford, WD25 7LR, UK

Timings:
9 am to 6 pm
08

Witness the Open House London

Witness the Open House London
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Open House London is the world's biggest architectural festival. Being a part of this festival is one of the best things to do in London in September as it gives you free access to hundreds of buildings across the city of London.

You can also take part in several tours, walks and talks around architecture and the city of London. The festival attracts millions of design professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world each year. This festival is a great way to explore all the famous buildings in London that make the city’s stunning skyline from inside.

Timings:
Mid September each year (The festival is taking place on the 19th and 20th of September in 2020)

09

Enjoy the Angel Canal Festival

Enjoy the Angel Canal Festival
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The Angel Canal Festival is one of the best festivals to enjoy the serene canal waters of London in September amidst the colorful season of fall. The festival features many fun activities to do like Kayaking, Pedalos, Boating, Children’s entertainment and activities like crafts and theatre and entertainment like dance, music, theatre and comedy.

You can also indulge in lip-smacking food at the street food stalls at the food market or treat yourself with some shopping at the floating market. 

Location:
City road Lock, Basin, and townpath alongside Regent’s Canal and local streets and park in Islington

Timings:
Sunday 6 September 2020, 11 am to 5 pm (the festival take place at the beginning of September each year)
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Have Fun at Heritage Open Days

Have Fun at Heritage Open Days
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Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest history and culture festival. The festival hosts thousands of events all across the country to celebrate British culture and heritage. Experience classic British culture with workshops, visits to several historical places and walks through old gardens and much more.

The festival also allows you to visit many castles across England to discover English history in all its glory. Some of the highlights of the festival include viewing of Excelsior (a 98-year-old ship), Norwich Museum, Overbeck’s in Salcombe, De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire, and many more.
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Have Fun at BBC Proms in the Park

Have Fun at BBC Proms in the Park
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BBC Proms in the Park is hosted by Micheal Ball at Hyde Park every year in September. The prom is an open-air concert featuring various famous artists from all over the world. The genres of the performances are classic rock, pop and musical theatre.

If you’re a fan of concerts and all things musical, this is one of the best places to visit in London in September for you. Don’t miss out on the ever-changing artists’ lineup every year and catch your favorite artists on stage life!

Location:
Hyde Park, London

Dates:
17 July to 12 September 2020 
12

Shop Till You Drop at Summer Streets

Shop Till You Drop at Summer Streets
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Summer Streets takes place at Regents Street in London every year in Summers. The festival is a celebration of fashion and food at the most iconic streets in the heart of London. From complimentary styling advice to fashion talks and street food stalls- you’ll get it all in this festival.

Every high-end fashion brand present at the street hosts some of the other events during this festival or provides complimentary food/drinks or services which makes it quite a delight to shop at these brands. Shopping at the Summer Streets market is one of the best things to do in London in September.

Location:
Regent’s Street, London

Timings:
July to September, every year- One set Sunday each month 
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Enjoy the Underbelly Festival

Enjoy the Underbelly Festival
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Underbelly Festival at Southbank is another popular summer festival that takes place in London in September. You can indulge in several street food markets, cheap drinks and entertaining activities at this festival.

It also features activities like circus, cabaret, comedy and music along with outdoor bars and theatre. Treat yourself with its famous street food pop up stalls which serve one of the most scrumptious foods of all cuisines.

Location:
337-338 Belvedere Rd, Bishop's, London SE1 7NA, United Kingdom

Timings:
From April to September every year
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Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum

Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum
The V&A museum or the Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the most famous museums in not just London, but the entire world. The museum houses a collection of 2.3 million artifacts and objects showcasing art and creativity of the past 5,000 years.

These include paintings, furniture, fashion, theatre, etc. One of the finest art museums in the world, the V&A museum is also famous for its beautiful architecture, and interiors other than its vast collection of art pieces.

Location:
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Timings:
10 am to 5:30 pm
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Go to the London Fashion Week

Go to the London Fashion Week
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London fashion Week is one of the biggest and the most popular fashion weeks in the world. Fashion designers, influencers and retailers from all over the world attend the fashion week for its phenomenal designs and walks.

Some of the many highlights at the fashion week are designer catwalks, creative installations, a discovery LAB, and a designer exhibition to give you the ultimate experience. Many high-end designers and brands also launch their fall/winter collections during this week and see a huge crowd shopping at teh festival.

Location: 180 Strand, London, United Kingdom

Timings: 18-22 September 2020
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Witness the Horseman's Sunday

Witness the Horseman's Sunday
Horsemen’s Sunday is a tradition in England that now takes place at Hyde Park on the penultimate Sunday of September each year. Hundreds of horses gather at Saint John’s Church for a blessing by the vicar and then follow to ride around the city.

Thousands of locals and tourists from all around the world gather in the streets to look at the cavalcade of horses riding in the streets of London in September and the colorful Hyde Park in fall- a sight no one would ever want to miss.

Location:
Hyde Park, Saint John’s Church Entrance, London
17

Watch a Film Under the Stars

Watch a Film Under the Stars
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London has some of the best outdoor cinemas you can visit for a movie. The pleasant weather in London in September makes it the best way to spend time in London during the evenings. Some of the most famous outdoor cinemas in London include Nomad Cinema, The Luna Cinema, Block Party Cinema, Herne Hill Free Film  Festival, etc. All you have to do is grab your blankets, get some popcorn and join in for a movie under the stars! 

Location:
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In these days we every bit of London as soon as possible we could. Never thought we could go through many places in some days! It was nicely planned and smoothly executed.
I booked this tour as a solo trip to Europe,and being a person with a lot of interest in history, It was the perfect opportunity for me to take this package. As we visited many monuments and cities and as we visited it became more and more exciting!Will visit again, it is a complete package one could ask for.
11 February 2020
Excellent
The cruise was really grand and no matter where you are sitting you will have a wonderful view of the outside. The journey lasts for around 40 minutes and you get to explore a number of sightseeing spots around London. The best time to enjoy the ride is around sunset but it is also the time when a lot of tourists visit. I recommend you reach the place a little in advance if you want to capture a good seat for yourself. All in all, you should definitely give it a try.
14 December 2019
Excellent
I got to see some of the most amazing animals that I didn't expect I would have ever seen. I am not a big wildlife fan but my 9-year-old is a fanatic. I was very pleased by the entire decorum of the place. We took a lot of photos and not just my boy but I too had a great time. Getting so close to the animals was fun.
14 November 2019
Excellent
It was a great experience touring around the iconic Stonehenge. I always wanted to visit there and although I knew a bit about the place the guide gave me some great insight about the place and the grand mysteries that surround it. I suggest everyone who is visiting London to make a visit to the Stonehenge & Windsor Castle.
09 November 2019
Excellent
If you love to explore and are a fan of the arts like me, I would definitely recommend you to go the Buckingham Palace Queen's Gallery.The entire tour will not take more than 2 hours to explore and I assume you that it will be worth it. The gallery is one of the best places to learn a lot of London and it's past.
06 December 2019
Excellent
What a magical experience it was, I mean from the structures to the ambiance everything gives a very ancient vibe that I really loved. Upon reaching I just had to show my ticket and I got an entry just like that. Pretty cool. I would like to recommend it to everyone visiting London.
04 January 2020
Excellent
Transportation in London can be really expensive. I was looking for a cheaper option and I found that there was a Gatwick airport transfers in shared coach. I was traveling solo and believe me this was the best option. The rates were very reasonable. Upon arrival, finding the coach was easy and the ride was overall very comfortable.
13 January 2020
Excellent
One of the best ways to tour around the city and enjoy a number of destinations would be to take the London Pass Hop On Hop Off London. The ride is very comfortable, and we get to explore a ton of tourist spots. I would recommend that you visit the meeting spot well in advance so that you can grab the best seats for yourself.
10 December 2019
Excellent
The best place to enjoy a night in London. Me and my friend got direct access to the pubs and had a fun time throughout the night. The music was really good and we enjoyed a lot of local drinks there. Cheers.

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  1. Is it cold in London in September?

    No, it's not cold in London in September and it is one of the best months to visit London. The temperature can go as high as 20 degrees and as low as 13 degrees celsius. The days are quite pleasant in the city but the nights can be chilly and you might need to layer up and embrace for a cold night.
  2. Is September a good time to go to London?

    September is one of the most happening months in London. The beautiful hues of autumn and the amazing colors of nature during the fall in London attract tourists from all over the world. The weather in September in London is at its best- it's always pleasant and a bit chilly and there are so many festivals taking place everywhere! London during September is truly a treat to everyone who visits it.
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    London is famous for its magnificent monuments and tourist attractions like Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey and more. London is also famous for its larger than life parks and gardens like Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, etc. Some of the most popular and iconic streets in the world like Oxford Street, Regent’s Street and markets like Covent Gardens and Carnaby Street and also situated in the city of London. London is famous for all this, its world-class museums and so much more!
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    London is one of the biggest and most popular cities in the world. The city houses some of the most popular buildings, monuments, parks, and museums of the world. London is definitely worth visiting if you want to witness and explore these iconic monuments and the rich culture of England. The city is always full of festivals, vibrant streets, and has an amazing crowd! Visiting this iconic city will be a decision you will surely never regret.