What's on in London in September 2013
Event of the Month
London Fashion Weekend (13th - 17th September 2013)
This September is all about fashion with the focus on London fashion. Somerset House will be transformed into Europe's most elite fashion and designer shopping hub. Don't miss your chance to see why the event puts London on the global stage for fashion. Previously, the event has attracted over 5,000 visitors. If you're mad for fashion, you'll not want to miss it.
Location: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA
Cake and Bake Show (13-15 September 2013)
For the first time, the world of baking has appeared in Vogue as the popularity of baking continues to grow. The exhibition will feature live demonstrations from celebrity speakers, hands-on classes, loads of market stalls and event competitions. This yummy event has something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie expert, a family with young children, a baking professional or a passionate cake-maker – it’s a show with all the right ingredients!
Location: Earls Court, London SW5 9TA
Outdoor Cinema - The Birds (1 September 2013)
Make the most of the glorious UK sunshine and spend a summer's evening under the stars. Watch Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller The Birds on a big screen, located in the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park. Food and drink will be available on site or you can choose to bring your own picnic - fingers crossed for a dry evening.
Location: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London NE1 4NU
London Wonderground (until 29th Sep 2013)
Roll-up, Roll-up! It's your last chance to experience the spectacular London Wonderground, a four-month long festival taking place at the Southbank Centre. The 2013 London Wonderground has an unbeatable line-up of cabaret, circus performances and family shows that are set to enchant and astonish. Look out for the quirky outdoor bars, sideshows and outdoor performances too.
Location: Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Rod Stewart (20- 21 September 2013)
The rock legend himself will be performing his eagerly awaited 'Time' Tour at the O2, easily accessed from all our London Hotels. 2013 is a significant year for Rod, with his tour coinciding with the release of his first album of original songs in nearly two decades. In addition to the new songs from the new album, you can expect to see performances of his old classis, set to get everyone up on their feet.
Location: The O2, London SE10 0DX
Sir John Soane's Museum by Candlelight (3 Sep 2013)
Experience this free, exclusive event and take a tour around one of the most intriguing houses in London. Sir John was an devoted collector of antiques and works of art, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth. Now you get to see inside his Georgian townhouse and marvel at his artefacts from all over the world.
Location: Sir John Soane's Museum, London WC2A 3BP
BBC Proms in the Park (7 Sep 2013)
Disappointed you missed tickets for 'Last Night of the Proms'? Not to worry as you can still be a part of the BBC Proms and experience 'Proms in the Park'. Join in with the last night of the proms celebrations, hosted by Sir Terry Wogan. The open-air concert will host the world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja, the BBC Concert Orchestra, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Craig Charles and more.
Location: Hyde Park, London WC2A 3BP
Open House Weekend - Bank of England (21 - 22 Sep 2013)
"Open House" is the city's biggest architectural celebration, giving the public an exclusive opportunity to see the inside of the London's most iconic buildings. Take a free minute tour around the country's central bank and explore areas that aren't usually open for the general public. Right on the doorstep of Apex London Wall, this is one unique tour not to be missed.
Location: Bank of England, London WC2A 3BP
Puccini's "Turandot" (Selected dates in September 2013)
Located a short walk away from the Apex Temple Court Hotel, The Royal Opera House will be staging a production of Puccini's operatic 'Turandot'. Arguably one of the most impressive performances in The Royal Opera’s repertory, this production is set to transport audience members to a striking but savage world, as this dark and erotic fairytale is performed.
Location: Royal Opera House, London
The Great River Race (7 September 2013)
London's river marathon will once again take place this September and is set to catch the fancy of over 300 crews from all over the world. This race attracts everyone from the serious and competitive sportsmen and women, to those who enjoy fancy dress, fun and charity stunts.
Location: From Millwall Slipway to Ham, London E14 3QS
Sleep Overnight on the Golden Hinde (28 Sep 2013)
For one special night only, you can become part of Sir Francis Drake's crew and spend a night on the iconic Golden Hinde. Be prepared to step back in time, as you dress up in Tudor clothes and carry out your commands giving for the evening. Enjoy a Tudor snacks, dinner and breakfast and hope for a good night's sleep as you settle down and sleep by the cannons.
Location: Golden Hinde, London SE1 9DG