Ah, the British summer, how it always seems to come and go all too quickly. By the first of September, as the rain and wind creep back in and we’re all back to work, distant memories of drinking cider in the park on balmy July evenings seem like some forgotten dream.
Yet there is no need to despair. For visitors or residents of the sprawling capital, there are hundreds upon hundreds of things always happening to chase those post-summer back-to-work blues away.
TOTALLY THAMES FESTIVAL
Returning for a second time this year, the Totally Thames Festival is a month long celebration of arts festivals, entertainment, community events, environmental activities, regattas, river races and general festivity which runs from the 1st-30th September. Located in various indoor, outdoor, and waterborne (!) venues along the 42 mile stretch of the capital’s river, it promises to be a distinctive, exciting, and stimulating month-long party.
CHELSEA V ARSENAL
London boasts 13 professional football teams, more than any other city in the world. So if you’re a resident of the capital, or just visiting, why not spend an afternoon doing the most British of pastimes, watching a football match? September 19th sees Chelsea and Arsenal, London’s biggest and most successful clubs (and notorious rivals) go head to head at Stamford Bridge. To add a bit more excitement, place a bet at William Hill football betting, grab your tickets and join the mega-fans for a truly British experience.
POP ART EXTRAVAGANZA
September will see the opening of the Tate Modern’s new major exhibition, ‘The World Goes Pop’, which will house over 200 works by artists all over the world. The exhibition will be the largest of its kind in collating so many works of the pop art phenomenon, examining how popular culture worldwide gave rise to different takes on pop art, from Latin America to the Middle East, Europe to Asia. From the 17th September to January 2016.
If you’re in London this September, don’t miss Jurassic 5 back in action live at Kentish Town’s Forum on the 10th September. The laid-back hip hop crew reunited a couple of years ago, with a host of new tracks to complement the classics. This will be their London stop on a worldwide headline tour. Don’t miss out! Tickets $32.50.
‘The Wick’ is a new weekend pop-up market in (you guessed it) East London’s trendy Hackney Wick. Part farmer’s market, and part day-party, it combines art and vintage clothes sales, fresh produce, food trucks, craft beer bars and DJs spinning house, techno and disco. Whether you want to do your (rather expensive) weekly shopping or just come and enjoy the party, it’s a perfect place to spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon.