With the summer holidays having concluded, visitors to London in September would not only find the city less crowded, but also more tranquil. This also means that it is the perfect that to explore London’s historical heritage. Travel back in time with the editors of london.com as we traipse across the city’s history from Roman Londinium to contemporary rock!
Buckingham Palace Tour
Despite being the official residence of the Queen, Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public annually and 2017 is no exception. Though the tour had started in July, the editors at london.com recommend you visit the Palace’s lovely State Rooms and Royal Collection’s treasures without the summer crowds, as it remains open through all of September.
Trace London’s history to its Roman roots with the Londiuim event. Like the Buckingham Palace above, the event started in July, but crowds are smaller in September and October and so, this is the better time to visit. From gladiator games to historic talks, from films to archaeological tours, Londiuim abound with activities for all fans of Roman history.
Open House London
Open House London brings free access to hundreds of iconic architectural locations detailing the city’s culture. So check out the churches, museums, public buildings, private houses, schools and offices and more, with tours and guided walks also available. Most importantly, some of the locations open do not allow during the Open House access at other times, so don’t miss the 2-day event from lasting from the 16th to the 17th of September.
Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains
As the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow so eloquently stated, music is the universal language of mankind. So, while high culture is undoubtedly fascinating, the Pink Floyd exhibition is undoubtedly an integral part of London’s history. With more than 350 of the band’s pieces exhibited, the Pink Floyd Exhibition is not one you should miss, especially if you have also seen London’s other celebrity-based attractions. From exclusive memorabilia to handwritten lyrics and original posters, the Victoria and Albert Museum host this and more from London’s beloved rock band.
If you are interested in other things to do in London during September, also remember to check out our article on Things to Do in London – September 2017.