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Visiting London In September – The Definitive Guide

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Europe’s popularity in the tourism arena is not a big secret. A big chunk of an average person’s travel bucket list is packed with places from this little continent. The likes of Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona are known for their distinct flavour. Likewise, London is another European hotspot that has its own fans. It is a city of cultural diversity. Just witness an international cricket match in the city and you will see how the city comes up with both English and Non-English fans every time. However, that doesn’t mean that London has given up on its own culture. The architecture bears evidence of London’s commitment to nostalgia. The city’s long-standing heritage is always at the foreground with innumerable historical sites spread across the city. The reason people don’t seem to get enough of London is that it maintains a perfect balance and as such has something for everyone. Find out how a September in London can be enjoyed in the best possible way.

What Makes London in September Special?


London in September

September is the time when Summer is just about to leave London for the year. The warmth is still there, which makes this month an attractive choice for many. Around the middle of September, the schools reopen taking the tourist footfall down significantly. London is a wildly popular spot. So if you ever find a time when London is both habitable and not absolutely bustling with tourists, you should cease the tour. You can visit popular attractions like The Shard and Westminster Abbey relatively peacefully in September.

This being the last month of summer, the locals don’t hold back on the festivities. Totally Thames and Japan Matsuri are two of the most eagerly awaited events in London. The city’s cultural diversity and its metropolitan appeal are on full display in September. Overall, this should be a great time to be in London.

London in September : Weather


London has a fairly moderate weather in September. For most of the month, you will require some amount of layered clothing. There is a fair amount of rain during the month but snowing is unlikely. The sky remains overcast for most of the month. The daylight hours keep dropping throughout the month.

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Visiting London in September : Things to Do


1

ArcelorMittal Orbit & The Slide Option

London in September


Arguably the best sights in the city of London is its skyline. On a clear day, there is nothing that beats a view of the city from a vantage point. The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the tallest sculpture in the United Kingdom, standing at 114.5 meters. Not only will you be enjoying a panoramic view of the city from here, but you will also have the choice to descend via a slide. Too good to miss, in our opinion.

September Timings
Monday – Friday: 11 AM to 4 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM

Location

ArcelorMittal Orbit, Stratford , London, UK
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The View from The Shard

London in September


The marvel of modern architecture, the Shard is quite clearly the standout structure in London. The Shard has office spaces, restaurants, apartments, and hotels. It also has Europe’s highest observation decks. It is located right beside the Thames and offers an unrivalled view of the city. On a clear day, this experience should be on the top of your list.

September Timings
Sunday – Thursday: 10 AM to 10 PM
Friday & Saturda:y 10 AM to 11 PM

Location

32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG,
UK
Getting There ›

3

Buckingham Palace

London in September


London has a number of attractions that form its image to the world. Buckingham Palace is one of them. It stands as the representative of the nation’s monarchy. Buckingham Palace has ornate staterooms that you can visit. The change of guard at the Buckingham Palace is a spectacle and you shouldn’t miss it.

September Timings
Daily: 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM

Location

Westminster, London SW1A 1AA,
UK
Getting There ›

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British Museum

London in September


The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world. It traces the history of human evolution as well as the complex developments that have led to the current state of our lives. On this tour, you will be accompanied by a professional guide who will help you navigate through the vast museum.

September Timings
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 2 PM

Location

Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK
Getting There ›

5

Warner Bros. Studio - Harry Potter Tour

London in September


Harry Potter has been the single biggest influential work of art in the 21st century. The world of this franchise comprising of movies, novels, and plays has been brought to life at the Warner Bros. Studio. From the forbidden forest to the great hall, it is all there for you to explore. The drop-in student crowd because of the schools reopening in September will surely help you.

September Timings
Monday – Friday: 9:30 AM to 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 AM to 10 PM

Location

Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden WD25 7LR,
UK
Getting There ›

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Unique Fully Guided Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Unique Fully Guided Warner Bros. Studio Tour Londo...
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£139
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Return Transfers
Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Return Transfers
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£75.65
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Premium Coach Transfers
Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Premium Coach Transfers
from
£92
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Harry Potter Film Locations Guided Tour
Harry Potter Film Locations Guided Tour
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£14
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Harry Potter Film Locations Guided Tour + Thames Boat Cruise
Harry Potter Film Locations Guided Tour + Thames B...
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£25
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Harry Potter Film Locations Walking Tour
Harry Potter Film Locations Walking Tour
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£28
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The Magic of Film Experience
The Magic of Film Experience
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£15
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Magic of Film Tour with Games & Quizzes
Magic of Film Tour with Games & Quizzes
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£15
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Magic of Film Experience with Boat
Magic of Film Experience with Boat
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£25

6

Stadium Tours

London in September


London is quite serious about its sports. There are a number of international standard sporting arenas in London - ones that have seen some of the greatest moments in sporting history. No trip to London is completed without visiting the Wembley Stadium, the Wimbledon Stadium, the Emirates, and Stamford Bridge. Each stadium has a museum for you to delve deeper into its history.

7

London Eye

London in September


Surely you didn’t think it was okay to leave London without a London Eye ride? This observation wheel has become one of the icons of the city. There are capsules on this gigantic wheel which can be boarded from the platform below. You get a great view of the city of London from these capsules, including the river Thames.

September Timings
Daily: 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location

Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK
Getting There ›

Best Safety
Golden Tours: 24Hrs London Hop-On-Hop-Off & London Eye Tickets
London Eye
Golden Tours: 24Hrs London Hop-On-Hop-Off & Lo...
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£56 £49

8

West End Theatre

London in September


If performance art is your thing, you should catch at least one show at London’s West End. From the classics like The Lion King and Aladdin to modern productions like Waitress and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, West End Theatre has quite comfortable filled the shoes of the British rendition of New York’s Broadway.

Location

40 Bloomsbury Way Lower Ground Floor, London
WC1A 2SE, UK
Getting There ›

Free Cancellation
TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
from
£24
Free Cancellation
The Book Of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
from
£24
Free Cancellation
The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
from
£36
Free Cancellation
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
from
£21.6
Free Cancellation
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
from
£24
Free Cancellation
The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
from
£21.6
Free Cancellation
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
from
£132
Free Cancellation
Six
Six
from
£27.6
Free Cancellation
The Drifters Girl
The Drifters Girl
from
£24
Free Cancellation
Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
from
£24

9

Stonehenge Day Trip

London in September


The city is still sort of packed with tourists in September. You might be required to look for a short day trip during your stay. None of the day trips is as loaded with historical significance as the Stonehenge. Believed to be erected some 5000 years ago, these stone blocks truly give you the idea of how far back human history goes.

September Timings
Daily: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Location

Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK
Getting There ›

Best Safety
Stonehenge Half-Day Tour from London
Stonehenge Half-Day Tour from London
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£53
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Stonehenge Half Day Tour from London with Audio Guide
Stonehenge Half Day Tour from London with Audio Guide
from
£51
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Stonehenge and Bath Tour from London
Stonehenge and Bath Tour from London
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£75
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Stonehenge and Bath Guided Day Trip From London
Stonehenge and Bath Guided Day Trip From London
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£56
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath from London
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath from London
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£65
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Stonehenge Admission Tickets
Stonehenge Admission Tickets
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£20.11
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Windsor, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Bath Tour
Windsor, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Bath ...
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£65
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London City Tour and Discover Stonehenge Combo
London City Tour and Discover Stonehenge Combo
from
£73
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford from London
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford from London
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£65
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath
from
£65

10

River Thames Cruise

London in September


September is the time when summer begins to give way to autumn. The foliage changes colours, giving London a unique hue. This sight is especially delightful from the Thames river. Take a cruise down the river from Westminster to Greenwich, passing Cutty Sark, the Shard, and the Tower of London on your way. The well-stocked cafes on the ferries make this experience a must.

Location

Pipers Island, Bridge St, Reading RG4
8AH, UK
Getting There ›

Free Cancellation
Westminster To Greenwich River Thames Sightseeing Cruise
Westminster To Greenwich River Thames Sightseeing ...
from
£13
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Thames Rockets High Speed Boat Experience
Thames Rockets High Speed Boat Experience
from
£39
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Lunch Cruise with Sightseeing on Thames River
Lunch Cruise with Sightseeing on Thames River
from
£34
Free Cancellation
Bateaux London: Lunch Cruise on River Thames
Bateaux London: Lunch Cruise on River Thames
from
£39
Best Safety
Evening Cruise with Sparkling Wine & Live Music on Thames River
Evening Cruise with Sparkling Wine & Live Music on...
from
£29
Free Cancellation
Bateaux London: Dinner Cruise on River Thames
Bateaux London: Dinner Cruise on River Thames
from
£79
Best Safety
London Showboat 4 Course Dinner Cruise on Thames River
London Showboat 4 Course Dinner Cruise on Thames R...
from
£70
Free Cancellation
Willow Room : Afternoon Tea Cruise
Willow Room : Afternoon Tea Cruise
from
£46
Best Safety
Unlimited Hop On Hop Off Thames River Sightseeing Cruise
Unlimited Hop On Hop Off Thames River Sightseeing ...
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£17.8
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Afternoon Tea Cruise on River Thames
Afternoon Tea Cruise on River Thames
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£34

London in September : Events to Look Out For


London in September events

Totally Thames

1st – 30th September 2020
Totally Thames is an annual celebration of the river that gives London its unique identity. Throughout the month there are several events that take place along the banks of or on the river Thames, giving people the chance of having varied experience with the river in the backdrop. Environmental activities, river races, and art shows are the major attractions.

London in September events

London Design Festival

12th – 20th September 2020
London might not be the first name that pops into our head when it comes to design, but this festival is out to prove everyone wrong. Taking place at multiple locations within the city, this event attracts some of the best names in the industry to the exhibits. The works of the new talents are also on display during this week-long celebration of the city and its fashion.

London in September events

London Fashion Week Festival

18th – 22nd September 2020
The London Fashion Week ends with a two-day special festival that has been a new addition to the prestigious event. The London Fashion Week Festival allows you exclusive access to some of the top designers’ catwalk events and some of the most high profile preview and launch shows.

London in September events

Japan Matsuri

29th September 2020
As we have mentioned before, London is a melting pot of cultures and it celebrates all of those cultures. The Japan Matsuri is a celebration of Japanese culture. The festival is free to attend and features Japanese art, music, food, and activities for you to enjoy. So be ready to put on a kimono and let yourself go in this steady stream of cultural exhilaration.

London in September : 5-day Itinerary


London in September : Essentials


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London Weather in September

September marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn in London. The highs during the month hover around 20°C and the lows come as far down as 14°C. Rain is highly likely during the month of September in London, with every other day seeing some form of precipitation. London receives an average of 6 hours of sunshine during September.

Where to Stay in London during September

As the tourist count drops, it will become easier for you to find accommodation in London. However, do not expect discounts o the original rates as September is a niche holiday crowd time. Stay near central London if your itinerary revolves around attractions within city limits. However, the outskirts might be the better choice if you have a few day trips planned. Either way, there are plenty of options for you.

  • Luxury: The Connaught, The Goring, Hotel 41
  • Mid-Range: The Montague on The Gardens, Park Grand London Kensington, The Chesterfield Mayfair
  • Budget: The Hide London, Premier Inn London City (Aldgate) Hotel, Hotel Moonlight

What to Pack for Visiting London in September

Honestly, London never really gets warm enough for you to completely forget about the jacket and scarf. September can be unpredictable because of the increased precipitation, so pack more than one set of warm clothing along with waterproof jackets and boots. Despite the humidity, chapped lips can be an issue, so don’t forget to carry a chapstick.

Getting Around London in September

The city of London has expanded over time. For administrative ease, the city is divided into 32 boroughs. These boroughs are well connected via public transport networks. Tube railway is easily the fastest and the most convenient mode of transit within the city limits. The local trains come next. These trains also connect some of the boroughs that are beyond the reach of the Tube. In East and Southeast London, you will be able to avail driverless trains. The iconic double-decker buses should also do the trick for you if the speed of travel isn’t an issue for you. You can opt for the waterways as well for sightseeing & travelling experience.

Must-Try Dishes While Visiting London in September


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Cream Tea

English culture and tea go hand in hand. No morning is complete in London without a proper cup of tea. Cream tea is also common in the afternoon, usually accompanied by some gossip and a few scones. Every English household will be happy to present you with a cup of tea when you visit them, but in case you are looking for a good cream tea outside, head to Aqua Shard.

london in September
English Breakfast

English Breakfast has now made its way to almost every reputed restaurant in the world that serves European cuisine. However, you better try the breakfast speciality in the country of its origin. A typical English Breakfast consists of toasts, eggs, sausages, mashed potatoes, and vegetables. Try the English Breakfast at Hawksmoor Guildhall.

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Duck Fat Fries

The English are a fan of a good fry. You are guaranteed to have some form of fries during your time in London. Duck Fat Fries are unique in the sense that they are fried in duck fat, lending it a unique texture and underlying taste. It is served with a raclette cheese dip and truffle mayonnaise. The Frenchie Bistro serves one of the best Duck Fat Fries in London.

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Eton Mess

A messy dessert is a dream. This elegant mess of an English dessert is quite sinful. It has some of the classic elements of a dessert- strawberry, cream, and meringue. Combinations of a number of ice cream flavours are used in order to create many variants of this dish. Head to the humble Eat ‘n’ Mess bakery shop to have a great version of this decadent dessert.

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Yorkshire Pudding with Roast

This is a savoury pudding dish that has become a classic in the country over the years. The Yorkshire Pudding becomes famously heavy when served with a side of the roast. A flour and egg batter is fried and then soaked in gravy. This is then served with vegetables and roast. Visit Mr. Fogg’s Tavern from one of the best Yorkshire Pudding in London.

Tips for Visiting London in September


  • Get the Visitor Oyster Card to ensure you don't have to deal with the wait times during the sufficiently busy holiday period.
  • Visit the parks of London as the leaves change colour for an enchanting autumnal experience on your trip.
  • Enjoy the wildly popular Underbelly Festival which has all kinds of events, including comedy acts, cabaret shows, and circus events.
  • Make your booking for the Shard Observation Deck well in advance in September if you don’t want to miss out on the amazing view.
  • Witness the Great River Race, a 21.6-mile long boat race on the Thames river that brings tother rowing crews from around the world.
  • Watch the witty Ian McKellen taking the West End stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited time only, beginning in September.

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