London’s much-loved waterway, River Thames is getting a festival of its own! Returning for its annual celebrations, September will be bringing to us a month long celebration of river races, regattas, art festivals, environmental activities, and lots more excitement with this year’s event line up being bigger than any previous year. Watch out for the Floating Dreams lantern by Ik-Joong Kang, in the middle of the Thames as part of the celebration. This 3-story high lantern is made up of 500 drawings by victims of the Korean War and will be afloat fully illuminated in River Thames. Head to to National Maritime Museum to discover the history of River Thames. Enjoy panoramic views from The Monument which will be open to public in honour of the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Entry will be free for you to climb its 311 spiral steps all the way to the top. Lot’s more happening over the whole month of September.
When: 1st – 30th September, 2016
Where: Bankside Riverwalk, South Bank and various other locations
Embrace yourselves for a carnivalesque food fest of everything meaty and succulent! Your hunger for protein will be best served at Meatopia’s fourth annual celebration of butchery and booze along with an opening night of awesome music. You’ll have London’s best chefs lined up with thick slabs of meat cooking away a storm for you. Dig your teeth into a juicy burger or a beast of a roast and down it with craft beer while dancing away to some great tunes. The exciting line-up includes Ramuel Scully, the Hoppers team, Yotam Ottolenghi and Francis Mallmann. Make sure you get there nice and early and grab your tickets on time. Meatopia is known for its long queues outside. But trust us, its well worth the wait and the price you pay to get in. Tickets of course don’t include any food. Click here to grab yours now.
When: 2nd, 3rd, 4th September
Where: 50 Porters Walk, London E1W 2SF
Dinner at the Twits
Pay tribute to the most treasured author, Roald Dahl by joining Mr and Mrs Twit for a super immersive dining experience featuring some Dahl-inspired grotesque dishes served in a windowless house with special wine from their ghastly garden. Dishes include some specials from The Twits, famously known for being the nastiest of all, serving up worm spaghetti, beard pickings, bird pie and a lot of other dishes that’ll make you wince.
This adults-only event is put together by the famous experimental chefs Bompas & Parr who have teamed up with the Les Enfants Terribles, the interactive theatre specialists. They’re calling it ‘the worst dinner party in the world’. Part of the interactive experience includes hunting for hidden canapes, fishing for glass eyes from your cocktails, with loud noises and smoke effects as part of the whole set up. It will all be topped up with 90 minutes of entertainment from the so called ‘worst hosts ever’. You’re definitely in for an evening you won’t be forgetting anytime soon! Click here to grab your tickets now.
When: 4th, 6th and 7th September
Where: Leake St, London, SE1 7NN
Our favourite comedian Amy Schumer is here in London! There’s no stopping this ‘Trainwreck’ star who took New York by storm in 2015 and is now here in London to make her debut at O2. Famed for her daring dark-hearted comedy where no joke is off limits or too filthy for Ms Schumer, she definitely knows how to leave her guests rolling over in laughter and most often hungry for more. Her ability to stay on line between offence and shock is truly astonishing. How deep she delves can sometimes be a bit questionable but hey no harm in some hilarious gags right? Don’t miss out on her one night stand in our beloved London city! Grab your tickets now.
When: 4th September, 6:00pm
Where: The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Head over to South Bank this weekend to join in on a celebration of the African diaspora. Flash mobs, dance routines, fashion, street-food stalls and a free clubnight with a DJ set from The Very best is what to enjoy. 35 different vendors will be getting together representing different countries across the continent and bringing to you authentic Africian cuisine. You’ll get to tuck into super colourful and varied cuisines, sample African spices and attend some live cooking demos so you can leave with some new recipes up your sleeve. Along with yummy cuisines, you can also enjoy catwalks, talks and workshops from the colourful fashion scene of Africa. Create your own accessories and learn about African crafting techniques. So much fun to look forward to at South Bank this weekend!
When: 31 – 3rd September, 2016
Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX