london in September

Visiting London in


September in London is a time of transition. It's still technically summer until around the 21st, but the city takes on an autumn frame of mind. Most Londoners are home from vacation, and the number of tourists in town is dwindling. London weather in September is pleasant and brings a bit of autumn color to Hyde Park and other green spaces, and a certain excitement is in the air as everyone looks forward to fall and upcoming events in the city.

What to expect


  • Average Daytime Temperatures: 61 F (17C)
  • Average Overnight Temperatures: 50 F (10C)
  • Sunny or partly sunny days: 16
  • Rainy days: 15

What to wear

  • Pack sweaters or a light jacket for the evenings.
  • Dress in layers – in can be cool particularly in the mornings and evenings, especially on the observation decks
  • Wear comfortable shoes – you will be happy you did after a long day out.
  • A good pair of comfortable waterproof walking shoes is a must-have.
  • A small umbrella might be handy for those cloudy days with possible rains.
  • London is a rather formal city. Some of what you want to pack depends on where you intend to visit.

London Prices in September

London is a busy year-round destination. September is the beginning of the shoulder season, which means that travel to London can start to come down in price during the month. Children will be back in school, so fewer people in the city will be taking a holiday. If you're looking to save some money while the weather is nice and the crowds have calmed down, September can be a great time to take that trip. Book your flights and accommodation in advance for the best prices and save money by booking at the right times.

Planning your trip is a key to a balanced budget, use free online resources like our maps & guide or the itinerary tool, if you are going to visit some iconic attractions, get a sightseeing pass, it will easily save you 50% on regular admission prices – see more

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Getting around

With roughly 30 million travellers per year, London easily ranks as one of the most visited cities on earth. London is easy to navigate, but if you can't walk to your destination there are plenty of options

London Underground

The quickest way to travel around, London's Underground metro system is the oldest and most famous in the world. In total, there are 11 lines on the Tube within nine zones. On most days the London Tube is open between 5AM and 12AM, but there is extended services for Friday and Saturday. Fares vary widely for the London Underground depending on when you're using the service and how far you're going. The easiest way navigate the Tube is to invest in what's known as an Oyster Card. These re-chargeable card can be purchased at any Tube station. Put as much money as you want on your Oyster Card and scan it at the entrance of the Tube station. It’s much cheaper to use than single tube tickets.

Black Cabs - Traditional London taxis

These cabs can easily be found all over central London as well as by major train stations, bus stops, and by Heathrow Airport. Please ensure the yellow "taxi" light in the front of the cab is on when you're trying to hail a vehicle.
All taxicab services in London are metered and there's a £3 minimum charge. While you're not required to tip, it's always welcome, and most Londoners will round up their fare.

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Things to do in September

Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in London in September:

1.Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It takes place outside Buckingham Palace, begins at 10:45 AM and lasts around 45 minutes (handover takes place at 11:00 AM). You can join the Change of the Guard walking tour to learn much more about this ceremony.

2. BBC Proms – the world’s biggest classical music festival

The Proms is an orchestral classical music concert series that runs for eight weeks of the summer season. The annual event series was first held in 1895 and has since become a significant staple of British culture. Most of the concerts occur in Royal Albert Hall, with smaller concerts taking place in Cadogan Hall or outdoor venues. The concert series also features ballet and opera performances for kids and special events showcasing musical genres outside of the classical realm.

3. Totally Thames

Totally Thames is a month-long celebration of London’s river. Take a walk along the Thames and discover artwork, enjoy outdoor concerts and other culture events. You can also learn about The Thames’s history through free exhibitions and walking tours.

4. Open House London

Many of the most iconic buildings within the capital are open for free during the festival known as Open House London. Discover London’s architectural gems and step inside private homes of the rich and famous. Explore London’s museums, public buildings, churches and plenty of other iconic buildings.

5. London Design Festival

The annual London Design Festival celebrates contemporary design and presents the projects of designers, architects and retailers. During the festival, design projects and events and exhibitions appear in unusual spaces around the capital. Start your exploration at the V&A and join tours and workshops. Enjoy the majestic installations and exhibitions.

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace 1
BBC Proms – the world’s biggest classical music festival 2
Totally Thames 3
SOpen House London 4
London Design Festival 5

Rainy Day Options in London

Tower of London

Learn about the storied history of London with a trip to this epic tower. Visitors will delight in the exhibit of the Royal Family crown jewels, including the Imperial State Crown. The guards of the tower will regale visitors with tales of the bloody history of these times, enchanting everyone who walks through the gates. Visit to the Tower of London is free with the London Sightseeing Pass.

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West End Theatre

taking a West End show will chase away any rainy day blues during your visit to London. It might not be possible to get last minute tickets to every show, but you can find something a couple of hours before the show starts by visiting the Encore Box office. With every sightseeing pass purchased on this site we offer 55 GBP towards your theatre ticket

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London Museums

Your weather app says it’s going to be raining the whole day? Head over to one of the best London Museums or Galleries. Whether your interest is in art, science or history, there’s something for everyone in just about every neighbourhood. Pick from the British Museum, The National Gallery, Tate Modern, the Kensington Museums of Natural History or Science Museum – all offer free entry to the public.

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