Best Events in September
Let's not beat around the bush. Summer was great, but you're secretly looking forward to digging out your favourite jumper to guard against that autumn chill, aren't you? That's not the only thing to get excited about either – with September's agenda coming packed full with the usual spread of the cool, the quirky and the downright unruly events throughout the capital. Here's our run-down of the best events in London this September.
Last updated on 21st September 2017
Head to Rio Cinema for a night of independent cinema and charity. Earlier this year, a devastating landslide hit Sierra Leone, British musician Sampha went over to film his upcoming album, watch the moving outcome while raising money for victims.
This September head to a little beach paradise in the middle of Brixton at Brixton Beach. From DJ nights to BBQ clubs and more, there’s plenty to keep you entertained at this holiday hideaway.
Time to dig out the flapper dress and dandy suit as Bourne and Hollingsworth buildings return with their roaring 1920s party. The night will take place in their gorgeous Islington venue and will be a dizzy mix of Charleston dance-offs, cocktails and the best sound track this side of 2017.
It's mad, it's rambunctious and it's utterly hilarious; Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an unmissable piece of immersive theatre. Headed by the three main characters, Basil, Sybil and Manuel, there will be a three course meal, lots of surprises and plenty of high-jinx.
So, you’re spending September in prison. That sucks. But don’t worry, smuggle in your favourite bottle of alcohol and the inmates can make sure that jail is a real party. But in this immersive drinking experience, you have to make sure you don’t get caught.
The Roof Gardens in Kensington are hosting the Late Night Cocktail Club's 5th-anniversary celebration this September. The team behind this famous venue will host the Late Summer Night's Dream Ball, an evening that combines stunning cocktails and masquerade fun all in one wild night out in West London.
The Library Private Members Club in Central London is hosting a Harry Potter-themed supper club this September. After enjoying a butterbeer cocktail on arrival, guests will be treated to a number of stunning courses, all with subtle references to the Harry Potter story. Dress in your best Hogwarts outfit and be sure to catch your train at platform 9 3/4.
With chocolate cocktails, vodka, and a screening of an iconic film in a gorgeous rooftop location, this is one event not to miss.
Staying awake beyond its usual bedtime, the London Aquarium is opening up its doors inviting Londoner to explore their two-floor aquarium with a glass of prosecco in their hand. Perfect for anyone looking to see something a bit different, guests will have a chance to see the sharks, see turtles and crocodiles that call the venue their home. Grab a glass of bubbles and explore the deepest parts of the ocean with this fun September event.
Discover the power of taste at this sensory experience. You’ll be shown into the room and familiarise yourself with your surroundings (with a glass of prosecco in hand) before the lights are turned off. Then you will be given four different drinks with your host discussing them with you in a fun and witty way.
This September prepare to enter into a world of intrigue and illusion at Secret Cellar. This close-up magic venue is hidden in the heart of London and offers up mystery and deception from some of the best magicians in the world.
Victorian London has come to life, and along with gin parlours, the crooks and villains are once more breathing to retell their stories. Head to London Dungeons for this immersive night that will make you see London in an entirely new way.
Social, Fun and Games Club has taken over Roof East in Stratford and offers London's adventurous crowds an afternoon of frivolous fun. Try your hand at bowls, hit a few home runs in the batting cage, enjoy an outdoor film screening or count your bruises after taking a few laps around the rollerblading ring, all the while taking in the amazing skyline views of East London.
It’s Oktoberfest time, which means there’s only one thing for it: drink steins. But in Shoreditch they’re doing something different: not only will it be all Bavaria’d out with long benches and steins, but it’ll be awash with dancers, performers, DJs and more.
This September visit the Crab Tavern and you could experience one of the best bottomless brunches around. Not only do you get a three-course brunch of delicious seafood dishes, but you have the option of adding 90 minutes of alcohol free drinks, or free-flowing alcoholic drinks.
Jump into a plot of deceit and obsession as you uncover who murdered and was murdered. Seven erratic personalities will bump off you as you discover a plot of deceit and obsession, all on the eve of Paradise Bar’s annual masquerade celebration.
All aboard the Tattershall Castle for some of the best nights out in London! Offering a wonderful range of drinks and food, as well as hosting nights ranging from comedy clubs to full on dance club nights all on a boat, it’s one of the best alternative nights out there.
Fin Taylor is taking over the mic at the Dogstar in Brixton for one night only this September, performing his latest stand-up masterpiece 'Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey' in front of a lively crowd of comedy fanatics. With a few performances at the Fringe Festival under his belt, the hilarious comedian will be poking fun at this left-wing leaning, leaving everyone in the audience in stitches.
Laugh Out London is back, bringing top quality comedy to the stage of the Old Queen’s Head. Expect Harry Hill, Adam Hess, Lou Sanders and Lucy Pearlman to bring their A-Game.
Nothing sparkles like the bygone days of the Golden Age. London's most infamous event collective known for throwing some of the most glamorous soirees this city has even seen return to show you how to have fun in September in London. Don your flapper dress, trilby hat and bootlegger attitude, we're taking you back to the 1920s.
With delicious plates inspired by China, this pop-up is bringing an authentic taste of Asia to Bethnal Green. Lucky & Joy is an intimate supper club that includes six courses, a welcome cocktail and some seriously cute design features.
Wine and cheese nights, sunset cycling and even poker nights, get off Tinder and meet someone special with My Friend Charlie.
Join the most fabulous brunch of your life as five drag performers lip-synch, dance and play games through a delicious brunch with bottomless prosecco.
Helping to brush away the Autumn blues that seem to hang over London in September, the London Cabaret Club invites its guests to an event that celebrates everything wonderful about Britain's proud musical history. After first being greeted and welcomed by the venue's stunningly dressed hostess, guests will watch as their team of performers stun the crowds with a wonderful routine, before handing things over to the DJs. Working long into the early hours, their DJs will be playing all the best tracks from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Featuring three massive acts, this evening at Blues Kitchen Camden promises to be a feast for your eardrums. London Afrobeat Collective will be kicking things off with their huge afrobeat sounds, before The Brass Souls take to the stage, and DJ Rob will finish the night.
Take your brunch to the next level for this fun and different brunch. Things kick off at Finsbury Park with a guided tour by foraging expert James Grant before you head over to Mac & Wild for brunch and a cocktail.
This September prepare for one of the hottest brunch events around. The 90s Brunch combines everything you love about the 90s – including fresh entertainment, lip sync battles and an amazing soundtrack – with amazing food and an hour of bottomless cocktails.
The Fever Tree Gin School is an event that every gin fan in London should check out. Taking over the Drakes and Morgans venue in Kings Cross, this September event will revolve around a great tasting session, where each guest will discover which type of gin best suits their palate and which Fever Tree tonic best accents the flavours of that particular spirit. Best of all, each guest will have the chance to make and take home their very own bespoke bottle of gin.
Tick some amazing experiences off you bucket list as Sky Garden host an impressive six-course, wine-paired dinner. The event will take place in the private dining room against a backdrop of London views and will also be led by a knowledgeable wine expert.
For a summer party like no other, be sure to check out Total Over Dough. Ticket holders will be treated to slice after slice of delicious pizza, all the cocktails they can handle and will get to see live DJ sets by some of London's freshest producers. Taking over a secret location in September, you'll struggle to find an event that makes you smile as much as this.
Like getting loads of funny for your money? Probably time you discovered the Top Secret Comedy Club, which reels out the top notch comics for evenings rich with thigh-slapping gags. Come along and have a laugh, there’s an open bar serving cheap booze, a buoyant atmosphere and the chance to mix with loads of really funny people.
Celebrate with Calcutta Street as they host Durga Pujo Festival, with four days of festivities including art, dance, music, games and storytelling at the home of Bengali dining.
Taste your way through three delectable courses created by chef Tom Childs, made to evoke a warm, comforting atmosphere that’s reflected in the food.
This September yoga pro Sarah Hunt has teamed up with DJ Darlo to bring one of London's quirkiest yoga classes, disco yoga. Stretch out your sun salutations and downwards dogs to the sounds of The Jackson Five and Donna Summer, and then refuel with a super foods smoothie after.
This burlesque retelling of Fitzgerald’s famous tale leads you through a night of sex, drugs and debauchery brought to life with twirling tassels, fabulous fans and loads of glitter, along with a three-course meal.
It's time to party as Supa Dupa Fly put on a massive series of events across the city. The huge club night is taking over London's hot spots with amazing DJs, a cool crowd and some of the most fun you can have on a night out.
This September six chefs will go head-to-head on six courses using the underappreciated meat, billy goat, as their key ingredient, and it will be up to you to decide who wins. There’s also a live auction with proceeds going to charity Action Against Hunger, as well as a portion of the ticket price.
To celebrate its first birthday, the Cocoa Butter Club is hosting a very special night this September. Taking over Her Upstairs in North London, the team running the show have pulled in huge music stars, DJs, spoken word performers and burlesque stars to dazzle their guests. Whether you can't wait to see Jeez Loueez on stage or are more excited about a spoken word performance by Travis Alabanza, this night promises to leave your mind blown.
Oktoberfest starts in September and Munich Cricket Club are taking it seriously with 6 weeks of Oompah bands, competitions for fun prizes, and loads of steins, table dancing and schnapps.
Emma and Jess at Spread Catering are hosting a series of supper clubs this September, focusing on seasonal ingredients and simple recipes. Taking over Flotsam and Jetsam café in Tooting Bec, the supper club will begin with welcomes cocktails and will revolve around a stunning 3-course dinner, made using only the freshest ingredients the two chefs can get their hands on.
To really push yourself, head to Temper in Central London and take part in a fun butchery, taco-making and cocktail masterclass. Guests will learn how to create fresh corn-based tacos and how to correctly butcher a fine cut of meat all in one day. Once the chefs have taught you how to cook the perfect steak, the bartenders will show off all the best things about Mezcal, before teaching you how to use the fiery spirit to create amazing cocktails.
Enjoy a Sunday of great food, relaxed vibes and reggae fun with the team at Brixton Jamm. Hosting a number of great DJ sets throughout the month of September and having called in some of the biggest street food vendors to cater, this event offers London's party animals the perfect way to fight off any Sunday blues and enjoy every the weekend has to offer.