If you are making the big move to London this September, we are here to make sure that you’re clued up on all of the awesome events happening in and around central London. From art exhibitions to late night music festivals, colour runs and food festivals, there really is something for everyone. All of the urbanest buildings are within London’s zone 1, meaning that transport to and from each of these events is super easy. We know that the number of events in London can be slightly overwhelming (not to mention expensive!) which is why we’ve decided to put together a What’s Hot guide to help you through the first month in your new nest!
Printworks Opening – 28th September
Formerly a Printing Factory, Printworks is a ground-breaking venue renowned for its live and electronic music seasons. Don’t miss Printworks’ biggest opening party to date with internationally renowned artists and DJs. If you’re looking for an all day and night party, this place is most definitely for you!
The Tower of London Food Festival – 12th-15th September
This one is for all the foodies out there! The Tower of London Food Festival takes place inside the Tower’s moat – cool right? With top chefs, food from all over the world, live music and full access to the Tower, make sure not to miss out. You may even learn a thing or two from the live demonstrations… who says students have to live on beans on toast?
Totally Thames Festival – 1st-30th September
Totally Thames is a month-long festival that runs throughout September. You’ll find art installations, concerts, guided walks, river swims, regattas, sailing events and much more. It’s a great way to begin to discover London and as a bonus, most of the events are free! A perfect way to get settled into that student budget.
Greenwich Comedy Festival – 4th-8th September
The Greenwich Comedy Festival is currently running for its 11th year and boasts an outstanding comedy line up alongside street food and craft beer. If you’ve just made the move to London, making the tube journey over to East London will most definitely be worth it.
William Blake: The Artist – Tate Britain – From 11th September
If you’re new to London, a visit to the Tate is essential. The William Blake Exhibition, running from the 11th September, is the biggest to run in over 20 years. If you’ve never visited the Tate before, this exhibition is a great place to get started!
5th Test Match at The Oval – 12th-16th September
The Colour Run London – 28th September
You may not be much of a runner but The Colour Run is also known as the happiest 5K on earth! This could be the perfect time to bond with your new flatmates whilst snapping some seriously cool Instagram shots.
BBC Proms in The Park – 14th September
Held in Hyde park, BBC Proms in the Park is guaranteed to be an incredible night of classical music, rock and pop, choirs and musical theatre ending with a spectacular firework display. Can you think of a better way to spend one of your first evenings in London?
Emerge Festival – 27th September
Over two nights in September, Emerge Festival is turning some of London’s most iconic buildings into music venues from dusk until the early hours. With tickets from just £15, this is one seriously cool night out.
Marvel Universe Live! – 26th September-6th October
If you’re into all things superhero, make sure not to miss out on ‘Marvel Universe Live!’ running through September into October to be fully immersed in the world of Marvel.
London Fashion Week – 13th-17th September
There are plenty of events open to the public this year as part of London Fashion Week including catwalks, fashion talks and designer exhibitions. This is a unique chance to be part of a huge celebration of fashion, community, diversity and creativity in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.