What's on in London this September 2015 near Canary Wharf
For the whole of September we can celebrate the river with Totally Thames. There are 2-for1 river travel offers as well as river-related art, music, open days, family fun, talks, walks and more.
Why not try some watersports? Surrey Docks Watersports Centre is offering free taster sessions of sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and more on weekends throughout September.
Or admire beautiful boats at The St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival on 12 and 13 September. As well as the boats there is food, drink and entertainment on offer.
And you can see the Thames Barrier Annual Closure on Sunday 27 September. The Thames Barrier begins to close at 6.30am and the cafe and Information Centre opens at 8am. From 10am you can meet the Thames Barrier staff and it's all over by 5pm. It would also be good to watch from the other side of the river at Thames Barrier Park which is a nice space to take the family.
Greenwich Comedy Festival
The Greenwich Comedy Festival returns to the lawns of the National Maritime Museum on 16-20 September. This year's comedy extravaganza looks really good with acts in the Big Top and Apple Top including Reginald D. Hunter, Adam Buxton, Bridget Christie and Ed Byrne.
Canada Square Park has some fantastic family entertainment at the Spiegeltent from 10 to 20 September. There's comedy, music, dance, cabaret and high flying acrobatics. The baby rave looks fun and Comedy Club 4 Kids is particularly recommended.
This is a wonderful idea. Street Pianos are part of an internationally touring artwork devised by British artist Luke Jerram where pianos are placed on the streets with no barriers and a simple 'Play me, I’m Yours' suggestion.
Canary Wharf is getting 15 pianos from 14 September to 12 October for spontaneous musical fun. They can be found in open spaces, parks, malls and the waterfront areas and are for everyone to enjoy. The pianos will be decorated by local artists and community groups and donated to local charities when they leave next month.
Romeo & Juliet
You can enjoy live ballet from the Royal Opera House on a BP Big Screen in the East Wintergarden on Tuesday 22 September. Romeo & Juliet is about young lovers who defy their warring families to begin a breathless affair, one that will change the course of their lives forever. Kenneth MacMillan's ballet of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers is a classic of 20th-century ballet and a must-see for ballet fans and newcomers alike.
Starring Sarah Lamb as Juliet and Rupert Pennefather as Romeo, this production will also feature exclusive backstage footage. Tickets are free but you do need to book.
Wilton's Music Hall is a real delight to visit and considered a true London hidden gem.
From 19 September to 17 October you can see The Sting - an adaptation of the 1973 film about 1930s Chicago and the mob. Full of unexpected twists this insight into the sleazy underworld makes it hard to know who to trust but the comedy is there too.
While at Wilton's you must stop for a drink at The Mahogany Bar for a 1930s-inspired cocktail. It is the oldest part of the building, built around 1725. There has been a long renovation project happening but all of the repairs should be finished in September.
Over in North Greenwich, The O2 always has something going on. September has such diverse events as Martha Reeves and The Vandellas (3 September), the Dalai Lama (19 September) and One Direction (24-30 September).
There are lots of restaurants inside and thrill seekers can even climb over the top of the building with Up At The O2.
Trinity Buoy Wharf
There are free arts activities for children at Trinity Buoy Wharf until 23 September. Pick up the free interactive activity guide at the main gate and start exploring.
Trinity Buoy Wharf is a fascinating place with London's only Lighthouse and Container City. It is also has one of London's smallest museums, The Faraday Effect, and a range of other permanent art installations, plus cafes too.
Holi Festival of Colours
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is hosting the Holi Festival of Colours on 12 and 13 September. It's the festival's second year at the Park and it's all about music, dancing and throwing powdered colours in the air. Definitely a unique event and tickets are selling fast. It's best to wear white clothes as the colours show up best.
By choosing to stay at Fraser Place Canary Wharf you will be in the heart of Canary Wharf, and a short ride away from some of these great events happening in September. Check-out our Special Offers and we hope to welcome you soon!
Laura Porter writes the About.com London Travel site and contributes to many other publications while sustaining an afternoon tea addiction to rival that of our Queen. You can find Laura on twitter as @AboutLondon and on Facebook as@AboutLondonLaura.