What's on this month - September
Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean the fun has to end, September is still warm enough to enjoy lots of outdoors events. There’s a bit of a boating theme to the month with the Old Leigh Regatta taking place in picturesque Leigh-on-Sea, and Totally Thames festival in London is well worth diving into. Or if you’re an architect fan, Open House London is your chance to go through the keyhole of some of the coolest buildings in and around the city.
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Totally Thames Festival (all month)
Totally Thames festival is back and it's bigger than ever. Celebrating the life and heritage of this mighty river, the festival is a month-long party full of art, community events, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities. There is so much to dip into that we suggest you check out their full guide of activities for more.
Silk River, 24 September
As part of Southend's 125th Anniversary, Silk River explores the unique relationship between London and India's Kolkata through an artistic exchange between the two communities. The final part is a walk with silk scrolls from Leigh-on-Sea culminating at Southend Pier's Pavillion at 4pm.
Paddle Steam from Southend, all month
If Russell Brand's recent wedding on a paddle boat has put you in the mood, here's your chance to ride a paddle steamer along the Thames. The Waverley paddle steamer is running trips from Southend Pier along the Thames throughout September and promises a real nostalgia kick.
More London highlights
National Maritime Museum - Death in the Ice, all month
The story of Captain Sir John Franklin and his two ships that sailed for the Canadian Arctic in 1845 is a chilling tale. This world-first exhibition at the National Maritime Museum offers insight into the mystery's of what happened on the expedition.