What's On In London This Weekend? 10-12 September

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What's On In London This Weekend? 10-12 September

What are you up to this weekend? Here's a round up of our recommendations and a smattering of suggestions to help you make the most of your 48 hours leisure time.

Last night of the Proms on Saturday. Listen live or get tix to Proms in the Park. Image by TitaniumBlend via the Londonist Flickrpool.

All weekend:

  • The Mayor's Thames Festival
  • Sharpen your secateurs for Topiary Weekend at the Garden Museum
  • Lots of short shows - cheap and free - at Kings Place Festival
  • Free films in unusual places around Peckham and Nunhead
  • Crafty types, it's the I Knit Weekender at the Royal Horticultural Halls
  • The free Watch This Space Festival continues on Southbank
  • Foyles host Indie Publisher Weekend
  • Explore Secret Subterranean London in Shoreditch
  • Battle of Britain weekend at the RAF Museum, Colindale. Get the tube out there and hop on a vintage bus to the museum.
  • Visit Clarence House for Prince Charles' charity Garden Party experience and nose round the neighbours' stately piles too. Tickets £15.
  • Last few days of Greenwich Comedy Festival
  • Last chance to explore the E17 Art Trail.


  • Party with Duckie's at the Royal Festival Hall, celebrating 15 years of fabulousness
  • It's fully facial at the National Portrait Gallery's Late Shift Extra.


  • Get on trend ahead of London Fashion Week with an open air catwalk on Carnaby
  • N16 celebrates itself with I Love Stokey Day A performance of Blitz closes the Sydenham Arts Festival, 8pm at St John's Church, Penge SE20 7EQ (£8/5).
  • Boys and girls slug it out at It's Personal boxing at York Hall - two title fights plus the professional debut of British female boxer Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston. Tickets £35 unreserved.
  • Proms in the Park enables you to participate in the legendary Last Night of the Proms via a live link up with the Royal Albert Hall. El Tel hosts at Hyde Park. £30 for 5 hours of fun and flag waving.
  • Sunday:

  • The vintage train trips might be cancelled but Amersham Heritage Day goes ahead. Zone 9 is where it's at for classic cars, clowns, cake, the museum and much more.
  • Take a turn round Richmond Park and watch the London Duathlon exert itself around you, running and cycling.

    Planning ahead:

    There's the small matter of Open City weekend - if you haven't booked stuff already, heads up - you need to get planning.

    Other good stuff:

    Don't forget to comb our specialist selections for much more: all things literary in the Book Grocer, theatre, musical and art show openings and closings in Arts Ahead and things for when you're skint in London on the Cheap. You can also browse all latest arts and events features and salivate over our latest food and drink content for gastronomic inspiration.

    What are you doing? Let us know in the comments. And have a stonking time.

    Last Updated 10 September 2010