Events in London - Saturday 21st September

Starts today – Star Wars -- The Empire Strikes Back

The Philharmonia Orchestra will be bringing John Williams' epic score for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back to life alongside a big-screen showing of the movie. This was the second instalment of George Lucas' original trilogy, and many fans rank it as the best Star Wars movie of all-time. It's the one where Han Solo and Princess Leia flee to Lando's Cloud City... more

 

Need some inspiration for 21st September? Prince Charles famously admitted that he likes to talk to plants on this day in 1986, so how about going to Kew Gardens or RHS Wisley and have a chat with some yourself? The prettiest parks in central London are Regent’s Park and St. James’s Park.

Theatre shows on 21st September

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Saturday 21st September

Master Harold And The Boys at Lyttelton Theatre

Master Harold… And The Boys

21 Sep to A blistering play about apartheid in South Africa and how it made people hurt friends and those that they professed to love
A Very Expensive Poison at Old Vic

A Very Expensive Poison

21 to Luke Hardings story takes us into the world of Cold War espionage to explain the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko
Les Miserables Staged Concert at Gielgud Theatre

Les Miserables all-star concert

21 Sep to Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables
As You Like It at Globe Theatre

Shakespeares As You Like It

21 Sep 2019 The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeares cross-dressing romantic comedy As You Like It

Music and comedy on 21st September

Have a night out at one of these rock and pop concerts or comedy gigs

Aled Jones And Russell Watson at London Palladium

Aled Jones & Russell Watson

21 Sep 2019 Two of Britains favourite classical music stars will be coming to the London Palladium in September for their joint In Harmony Tour
Theo Von at O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush

Theo Von at the O2 Empire

21 Sep 2019 American comedian Theo Von will be coming over to London to do two nights of stand-up at the O2 Empire in Shepherds Bush

Family & Kid’s events on 21st September

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 21st September

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back at Royal Albert Hall

Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back

21 to Watch the movie on a big screen while listening to John Williams epic Star Wars score being performed by a live orchestra
Museum of London

Beasts of London

21 Sep to Meet the animals that have shaped the city throughout history with voices provided by Kate Moss Pam Ferris Brian Blessed and Joe Pasquale

Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

21 Sep to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle
Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII
London Zoo

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures and get close to some of the friendliest animals at London Zoo

Art & Museum exhibitions on 21st September

How about spending a few hours on Saturday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

Benjamin Franklin House
free

Free tour around the Benjamin Franklin House

21 to Enjoy a free tour around Benjamin Franklins townhouse when the building takes part in Open House Weekend
Royal Academy of Arts

Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy of Arts

21 Sep to A solo exhibition by the famous sculptor Antony Gormley showcasing some of his best work both old and new
Tate Britain

William Blake - The Artist

21 Sep 2019 to Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet painter and printmaker William Blake
Royal Academy of Arts

Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

21 Sep to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck

Royal & Religious events on 21st September

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights

21 to Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queens gardens as well?
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

21 to Step inside Buckingham Palace and see the lavishly decorated State Rooms and all the treasures from the Royal Collection

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Westminster Abbey
free

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Evensong Mass at St Pauls Cathedral

If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free

Political & Military events on 21st September

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

Great Escape at Royal Festival Hall

The Great Escape - Live in Concert

21 Sep 2019 A special screening of one of the best-ever war movies alongside a live performance of the score by the BBC Concert Orchestra
National Army Museum
free

70 years of the WRAC - Rise of the Lionesses

21 Sep to An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRACs formation 70 years ago

Wartime Posters - The Art of Persuasion

21 Sep to An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament tour with afternoon tea

Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament and then enjoy an afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames
Houses Of Parliament Saturday Tour at Houses of Parliament

Saturday tour of the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament offers guided tours on most Saturdays when the MPs have returned to their constituencies

Classical music on 21st September

Saturday sounds like a good day to go and watch an opera, ballet or listen to some classical music

Aled Jones And Russell Watson at London Palladium

Aled Jones & Russell Watson

21 Sep 2019 Two of Britains favourite classical music stars will be coming to the London Palladium in September for their joint In Harmony Tour
Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium

Sightseeing tours on 21st September

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

Jason’s Trip

Jasons Trip from Little Venice to Camden

21 Sep to Jasons Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regents Canal from Little Venice to Camden Lock
London Bike Tour at BrakeAway Bike Tours

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the sights and landmarks of London from your saddle

See London by night - on a sightseeing bus

The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Ghost Bus Tour London at Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tour around Londons dark past

The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets at Thames Rockets

Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat

A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges

Sports events on 21st September

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Saturday 21st September

Lord’s

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC - Tour of Stamford Bridge

Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum

Arsenal FC - Tour of the Emirates Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium tour

Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup

Other London events on 21st September

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Saturday

St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

21 Sep to Hire out a deck-chair in one of Londons Royal parks and have a nice relaxing sit-down and do a bit of people-watching
Bateaux London at Bateaux London

Dinner cruise on the river with Bateaux London

Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers at Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers from Putney to Greenwich

Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
 
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