Dolphin Square SW1

It may be getting colder and the days may be shorter, but the fun never stops in London. There are various fun, cultural events taking place in the capital this September, from music to baking there is bound to be something for everyone.

– In and around SW1 –

BBC Proms in the Park courtesy of Chris P Jobling

The pinnacle of the BBC Proms festival takes place on September 7th with the festival’s final night, Proms in the Park, hosted by Radio 2 DJ Tony Blackburn.  Situated in parks across Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland and Hyde Park takes centre stage.

Bryan Ferry, the English musician and singer songwriter, headlines this year’s event with other acts to include the BBC Concert Orchestra, comedian Dame Edna Everage who will lead the traditional Proms in the Park sing along, and many more.

Soak up the last of the summer sun, sit-back and relax as you listen to the best classical musicians in town. To make the night extra special pre order a hamper with all sorts of yummy treats made by top chefs, including delightful dishes such as hot-smoked Scottish Salmon and Shrimps with a fiery tomato salsa, and St. Clements cheesecake posset with British raspberries and vanilla jelly.

Where: Hyde Park

How Much: £35.00 for one ticket £62.00 for ticket and luxury hamper

When: 7th September 2013

 – All over – 

The Mayor’s Thames Festival

Flickr. com courtesy of harryalverson

One of London’s biggest and best outdoor arts festivals, The Mayor’s Thames Festival visits the banks of the Thames this September. Running for ten days it is host to a wide range of events from a riverside screening of 125 short films to The Great River Race, London’s River Marathon. A variety of competitors come together to race traditional and replica style boats, which are propelled by at least four oars race up the Thames. Some race for charity and fun wearing elaborate costumes while serious sportsmen and women take part in the hopes of winning first place

Where: Along the Thames

How Much:  Free

When: 6th to the 15th September 2013

– Somerset House –

 London Fashion Weekend courtesy of Lars Ploughman

London Fashion Weekend is a four-day extravaganza of catwalk shows featuring a mix of British and international designers and four key trends for the upcoming season; exclusive retail pop up shops from some of Britain’s top brands.

Held after London Fashion Week, one of the four main fashion trade shows throughout the world. London Fashion Weekend is open to everyone. Somerset House is transformed for four days into a mecca for all things fashion and design related.

Where: Somerset House

How Much: Tickets range from £17.00 to £165.00

When: 19th to 22nd September 2013

– All Over – 

Open House London courtesy of Secret Pilgrim

This is a chance to take full advantage of the exclusive opportunity to explore some of London’s most spectacular pieces of architecture that are normally closed off to the public.  You have the opportunity to explore the famous Battersea Power Station, which is currently under a regeneration. This year 700 buildings are open to the public including 30 St. Mary’s Axe colloquially known as The Gherkin as well as 100 private homes, architects homes and revolutionary housing developments across the city.

Where: All over London

How Much: Free

When: 21st to 23rd September 2013

– West London –

 The Cake and Bake Show Earls Court Courtesy of John of Austin

 After all that exploring and viewing The Cake and Bake Show Earls Court is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the gastronomic delights of some of the UK’s top chefs.  Currently the UK’s biggest baking event, expect demonstrations, master classes and a cake that will keep you full.

Where: Earl’s Court

How Much: £14.50

When: 13th to 15th of September 2013

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