September is a great month for events in London. There’s always so much to see and do in this fantastic city, but in September London really comes alive. There are city-wide celebrations, festivals and events on offer and – best of all – some of which are free to attend.
With so many events going on, there’s bound to be something that draws you to the capital this September and being in a central location, the Park Grand London Hyde Park is fantastically located for easy reach of several of these events. Plus, with the Park Grand London Paddington Reward scheme, you can build up your points the more your stay, so you can attend multiple events and build up your reward points for fantastic deals on your next visit. London comes alive with an array of city-wide celebrations in September, many of which are free to attend.
London is full of music venues with many of the biggest names in music regularly visiting one, if not multiple, iconic London venues. The chance to see your favourite artist live in concert is enough to draw anyone to the capital and this September there’ll be no shortage of famous acts strutting their stuff at venues across the city. Some highlights of September 2019 include:
- Muse – September 14
- Bonnie Tyler – September 18
- Jimmy Buffett – September 23
- Hozier – September 30
Electric Soul Festival – September 7
This year’s inaugural Electric Soul Festival will see four iconic electric soul acts take to the O2 stage on September 7. The festival is one of the most important dates in the music calendar for fans of funk and soul music and is a must-see for many. Four iconic acts will appear on the smoothest line-up of the year at The O2 on Saturday, September 7 2019, in what will be THE important date in the calendar for funk and soul fans, the inaugural Electric Soul Festival.
This one-day festival will see the legendary DJ Trevor Nelson host a series of fantastic music acts, including:
- Level 42
- Heather Small
- The Brand New Heavies
- Kool & The Gang.
Check out the football stadiums
London has a rich footballing culture with several stadiums – including the home of the England national team, Wembley Stadium. Not only do many of the stadiums offer mid-week tours of the stadium, but September will see the football season in full swing, giving you a chance to see your favourite stadiums in their peak. Settle in with other fans and watch your favourite teams battle it out for the glory of victory. Whether you’re a home or away fan, a football match in one of London’s iconic stadiums is sure to be an event you’ll never forget.
Open House London
Open House weekend is a celebration of the best architecture London has to offer. It’s a must for all architecture lovers and is the perfect chance to stay in the city and enjoy some of the most significant structural sights London has to offer. During the festival, many buildings which are typically closed to the public will be open to view so you can admire their phenomenal designs. While some venues require tickets and sell out fast, there are also several that you can get into for free.
The Totally Thames festival celebrates the River Thames and runs throughout the entirety of September. Across the festival, London will host several events, shows, exhibitions and boat parties to highlight the beauty and wonder the Thames has to offer, From the world’s oldest boat race to live performances of hip-hop inspired poetry and storyteller, Totally Thames has everything going on. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the month-long festival.
London Fashion Week Festival
If you’re a fashionista then London is the place to be during September. London Fashion Week draws hordes of fashion icons and lovers of style to the capital every year. The festival takes place just after actual London Fashion Week and is generally more accessible to those who have an avid interest in fashion but have no direct links to the industry. You can watch catwalk shows from some of the most famous and up-and-coming fashion houses and designers and gives you the chance to shop till you drop at more than 150 of the top British and international brands at discounted prices. The festival usually takes place during mid- September and tickets for some events sell out fast so make sure you visit the London Fashion Week Festival website to make sure you get the events you most want to.
BBC Proms & Proms in the Park 2019
BBC Proms is a must-attend event for fans of classical and contemporary music. The festival has a wold-renowned reputation for showcasing some of the best classical and contemporary music. The tickets are far more affordable than one might assume of such an event (standing tickets for some events start at just £6 each) and shows run from July right the way through to mid-September with a full schedule of shows at various London venues on multiple nights every week.
On the last night of the festival, make sure you head to Hyde Park, just a few minutes’ walk from the Park Grand London Hyde Park, for Proms in the Park. The grand finale of the event takes place in the open space of Hyde Park so you can enjoy live music underneath the stars for a truly magical experience.
Underbelly Festival in Southbank
The Underbelly Festival has been running for the last 11 years and has become a crucial part of London’s events calendar. From April through to September, the festival gives you a chance to watch live circus acts, cabaret, comedians and live music. There’s something for everyone of all interests and ages – make sure you check their website to see which shows are family-friendly and which have age restrictions.
What events in London are you most excited for? Book your tickets and accommodation now to ensure you make the most of the month of September!