Insider guide: How to enjoy a socially distant London staycation
Put the Berlin trip on ice, say ciao to Rome for now and indulge in some of the capital’s best bits with our guide to safely making the most of London in this new era.
8th August 2018
Throughout September, London is celebrating everything to do with its famous waterway, the River Thames. There’s a packed schedule of events, including art installations, boat trips, musical performances and craft workshops for children. The Great River Race on 8 September will see 300 crews from around the world journey along the Thames through London – it’s a spectacle not to be missed.
The incredible tropical butterfly house at the Natural History Museum will be available for families to visit until 16 September. Walk amid hundreds of butterflies and moths and learn more about the insects hailing from Africa, Asia and the Americas.
This event for art and design fans involves a vibrant calendar of events across London from 15 to 23 September. Visit design fairs, browse an independent ceramics market and go behind usually closed doors at open studio events.
This open-air event is the finale of the two-month-long BBC Proms music festival. Held in Hyde Park on 8 September, there will be an array of classical music performances, fireworks and other festivities.
This typically British tradition celebrating the autumn harvest festival takes place in the historic Guildhall courtyard on 16 September. Expect old-fashioned costumes, Morris dancing and marching bands.
When London Fashion Week comes to the city from 20 to 23 September, a whole host of fashion-related activity pops up too. Buy tickets to catwalk shows, shop with a selection of carefully curated brands and listen to talks by fashion insiders.
This exhibition with an appeal that spans generations gives new insights into the design process of videogames. With interactive experiences and immersive installations, this exhibition opens at the V&A on 8 September.
On 22 and 23 September, many of London’s amazing buildings that are often closed to the public open their doors free of charge. With more than 800 buildings to choose from this year, this is a great way to get an insider perspective of London life.
The special summer season celebrating the tenth anniversary of this children’s classic on stage ends on 8 September. Suitable for children aged three and up, catch this delightful family show while you can at the Piccadilly Theatre.
This delectable food market at the Southbank Centre re-opens on 7 September. It’s the perfect spot to indulge in a range of global flavours and gorgeous produce from local foodies.
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