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 26th September 2016
Ceilidh is coming to Peckham Liberal Arts Club for a night of buoyant and fast-paced dancing and drinking. Fiddle Paradiddle Ceilidh Band is providing the music as an expert caller explains the steps of traditional Celtic dance. There will be a fully stocked bar featuring ales from the local area and the dance floor will be decorated head-to-toe.
Voted as the 6th best pop-up in the world just last year, imagine how good POPdown is another year down the line… They’re taking over two stunning floors overlooking Borough Market, taking London’s foodie scene by storm with their seasonal, Asian-styled 5-course tasting menus inspired by the market traders and their produce. There’s also a cracker of a bar serving craft beer, wine and bespoke cocktails on the ground floor to look out for.
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.
Temperatures might be starting to cool off but that won’t stop The Nest Collective from welcoming you out to the great outdoors for their Campfire Clubs. Join a group of like-minded people for music and live performances around the campfire, with a fully stocked bar to enjoy a few drinks and lots of charming and intimate vibes assured. A must-try for an alternative date night that doesn’t break the bank.
If you’re sick of standstill traffic and congested tube journeys, it’s time you let off some steam with Thames Lates. This is one for the thrill-seekers, with your tour of the river including a 50 minute journey that is part-guided and part speed-experience, taking in the sights at speed with a soundtrack curated by a leading DJ from Hackney’s Oslo. Take in this exhilarating experience and top it all off by sipping away at a bespoke LCC cocktail while you pass under Tower Bridge at sunset.
Saturday 17th sees London’s newest lock in party make its debut! Come expecting outstanding food, feel-good vibes and a retro playlist of party tunes in a new daytime event sure to get pretty damn boozy. Warm up with a couple of drinks from 3pm before sitting down to a banquet of Italian pasta and risotto dishes, with lots of prosecco flowing with the banter and the playlist building up throughout the afternoon. From there, the chefs pack up and resident DJs come out to play with an 80s electronica and old-school house playlist ‘til late.
Forget one great event in September, go for two brilliant events instead. It's Unknown are throwing four parties throughout the month including a fast-paced, fun-filled quiz, a gospel-choir accompanied karaoke and an immersive comedy party, AND tickets are 2-4-1. Great news if you like doing fun activities for free...
You think you’ve discovered all there is to know about drinking beer, and then Innis & Gunn turn up and push the boundaries like never before. They’ll transport you into a new world that heightens all the senses, introducing you to a virtual reality experience arranged in collaboration with the cognitive neuroscientist, Dr Jacob Jolij. As if all this pioneering drinking wasn’t enough, there’ll be two matching dishes from Ikigai’s Michelin-trained chefs to enjoy while you’re at it.
While summer might be nearly over, September is still full of amazing cinema events in particular Backyard Cinema who are taking movie goers to a lost world of ancient ruins, lush vegetation and brilliant movies. Join them for their immersive cinema screenings in a secret south London location.
Denim N' Dine is a short-term pop-up happening in Walthamstow. The event will take place in a denim atelier, with a big communal table on which chef Pedro Passinhas' seven-curse tasting menu will be served. He's trained at Le Cordon Bleu and worked at several Michelin-starred restaurants, so expect good things.
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.
When it comes to inventive and playful pop-ups, Christabel is Queen. Join her for another creative special overlooking Regent’s Canal, where you’ll delve back into your childhood while gobbling up delicious playful treats along the way. You’re actually encouraged to play with your food here as you devour build-your-own quiona sandcastles and try your hand at shortbread jenga.
For a Bavarian experience this Autumn, head straight to this characterful pub in West London and dive head first into the Oktoberfest celebration they have on offer. The Oktoberfest Pub offers 85 different beers and an impressive selection of slated pretzels and mustard drenched wurst to their eager audience. Expect to find lots of Leiderhose, huge steins of beer and traditionally dressed waitresses.
September in London just got a whole lot sexier with the teaming up of two cabaret superstars. Black Cat Supper Club and Rah Rah Rooms will be hosting three dates of incredible theatrics. Start the night a three course dinner and incredible show of fire eaters and aerial performers before sipping moonlit cocktails and dancing until the small hours at the after party.
Dive deep into the rabbit hole for an enchanting Mad Hatters brunch this month. Lap up the handsome views of Regent’s Canal while you chow down on a bountiful spread of scones, pancakes, brownies and the like. Your ticket includes this indulgent brunch and a Mad Hatters cocktail upon arrival.
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.
Our reviewer described Nicole Line’s workshops as “inclusive, mucky and informative” - so if you like the sound of letting those creative juices flow, these hands-on events could be right up your street. Hosting screen-painting and tie-dying practicals, you’ll learn all about the equipment, how to source the materials and even how to set up your own studio space at home, in a super-relaxed environment with a genuinely lovely host.