TOWER OF LONDON FOOD FESTIVAL
Tower of London, Tower Hill EC3
Fri 7 Sep-Sun 8 Sep
The historic Tower of London becomes a hotspot for London foodies with artisan producers, top-notch chefs, culinary experts, fun entertainment and live music. Highlights include demonstrations from Michel Roux Jr, Naked Cake Decorating Workshops and gin and cocktail Masterclasses.
THE GREAT RIVER RACE
Sat 8 Sep
London’s River Marathon – a spectacular boat race up the River Thames, with more than 330 crews from all over the globe. There are dedicated athletes as well as those who prefer fancy dress and charity stunts.
AUTUMN ARTS MARKET
The Piazza, Wimbledon
Sat 15 Sep-Sun 16 Sep
The Love Wimbledon Arts Market on The Piazza showcases an array of original and hand-crafted work from local artists and designers. With over 20 stall holders, there’s something for everyone including free art projects and craft activities for the whole family.
BELLEVUE SUMMER FAIR
Bellevue Road, Wandsworth
Sun 16 Sep, 11-5
Bellevue Road Summer Fair, a community street festival now in its seventh year, celebrates and promotes the area as a place to live in, work in and do business. Last year’s event saw a turnout of over 3,000 people. Stalls with crafts, jewellery and clothing plus street food and pop-up bars, live music, a dog show and more.
OPEN HOUSE LONDON
Sun 16 Sep-Mon 17 Sep
An annual celebration of London’s architecture and design which allows access to 800-odd venues not normally open to the public – private homes, government buildings, historic sites, educational establishments – but it’s not just about being nosy, there are also loads of walks and tours to bring the buildings alive.
THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
Sat 15 Sep-Sun 23 Sep
The London Design Festival spans dozens of locations, features a wide range of events, includes hundreds of exhibits and has one clear mission: to prove that our city is the capital of design. It’s the perfect chance to explore craft and design at its very best.
LONDON FASHION WEEK
Thur 20 Sep-Sun 23 Sep
Shop a curated edit of designer collections from over 150 brands, go front row for a show and listen to talks from industry experts so you can get a head start on next season’s trends. all while swinging your comp tote bag.
The Totally Thames festival will once again grace the banks of our much-loved waterway this September. An annual celebration of the River Thames – dive into a month-long party full of arts festivals, community events, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities.
GREENWICH PAINTED HALL CEILING TOURS
Old Naval College, Greenwich
until Sun 30 Sept
Join this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to the ceiling of the Greenwich’s Painted Hall in this series of ceiling tours taking place while conservators restore 40,000 sq ft of the ceiling’s painted surface. The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich is described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’. The paintings, drawn by Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726, are considered to be the greatest Baroque decorative scheme in England.