What’s on in London for September 2011

Summer is coming to an end and Londoners are back at work. All the popular sight seeing spots are a little less crowded now with all the children back at school.

This month there is still plenty to see and do, with the high lights being listed below.

Enjoy London while the weather is still mild, and particularly take advantage of all the outdoor events. For all those interested in soccer, the season has now started and every weekend there is always at least one match taking place in London, so check the newspapers for full details.

No. 1. 1st September till10th September. The BBC ‘Proms’ season is still running.  Held on every weekend at the Royal Albert Hall. Every week sees a new theme for each Prom.  For full listings check out the BBC Proms website.

No. 2. September 6th First European match of the season  “2012 Euro Qualifier” England versus Wales will be held at Wembley Stadium.  Should be a good game between to UK teams with the Welsh always trying to pull one over there English neighbours., and the English not wanting an embarrassing home defeat at the hands of the Welsh under dogs.   For tickets contact the Wembley box office.

No. 3. 7th September “Dolly Parton” makes one of her rare appearances in London at the O2 centre. Continuing her Better Day world Tour For tickets contact the O2 Box office.

No. 4. 8th to 11th September  “Eco Velocity” at Battersea Power station. This a special show giving car manufactures the opportunity to display their Eco friendly vehicles to the public and giving them the chance to drive them on a specially constructed circuit. Companies such as Ford, Fiat, Nissan, VW, Renault, Vauxhall, Kia, Peugeot, SEAT, Honda, Citroen and many more will each be bringing there cars for you to see and drive. For all car enthusiasts this should be a great day out. Tickets cost Adults £10 Kids tickets £5, Under 5’s Free.   Family tickets £25.

No.5. 9th and 10th September “Quintessentially Epicur” held at The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham. If you love top cuisine then this is a show for you, with top chefs from around the world demonstrating their culinary skills, this show, held over two days, will give you the chance to sample fine food and wine. Chefs lined up for the event include Marcus Wareing, Brett Graham, William Curley, John Campbell and many more. Tickets for this event start at £100 and for VIP tickets £170, for tickets for demonstration start at £300 (£500 for both days).

No. 6. 10th September “Sainsbury’s Super Saturday” held on Clapham Common this is a full day of Music, Arts and crafts, bungee trampolining, face painting and lots of other entertainment for the whole family, but the main event is the music. With groups like The Saturdays, the Sugarbabes, Pixie Lott . Olly Murs  and loads more acts still to be named. This will be a great day out. Tickets for Adults are £30 and for kids £20. Check out web site for tickets.

No.7. 10th and 11th September “The Mayor’s Thames Festival” held from Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge. This is London’s largest free festival showcasing the capitals incredible creativity and bringing together all the multi cultural communities of London. Featuring Music, Dance, Street art, River racing, Carnival. Fireworks,  and Food and drink. This is a really good way to spend the day with the whole family. The whole event finishes off with a magnificent fireworks display from the centre of the Thames.

No.8. 10th September “Proms in the Park” held in Hyde Park. This event is the final performance of the BBC’s Proms that are usually held at the Albert hall. This event is being simultaneously run with the regular concert at the Albert Hall. This show is  Featuring, Westlife, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson and Josh Groban.

There will be big screens linking this event with the one taking place live in the Albert Hall. Culminating with a joint rendition (as is the norm) of Land of Hope and Glory with the crowds at the Albert hall. This is as English as it gets, with everyone waiving Union Jack flags and singing along. It makes you proud to be British.

No. 9. 18th September  “Tour of Britain” 2011 Cycling Race. This is Britain answer to th Tour de France. This is the last day of the race and London is holding the final stage with the riders going through Westminster and the City of London with the finish at Whitehall. All the worlds’ top cyclists will be taking part at this warm up event for the Olympics in London 2012.

No.10. 23rd till the 25th September “London Fashion Weekend” Taking place at Somerset House of the Strand in Central London. This event gives you the chance to purchase clothes that have graced the catwalks of this seasons London Fashion week.

All the top designers clothes will be available to buy at special bargain prices and give you the chance to replenish your wardrobe and bring it totally up to date.

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