September is always a strange transitional month, it’s no longer summer but it doesn’t feel quite like autumn, and what to wear is a daily conundrum with minimum success. It’s the end of the summer’s series of events and street food festivals, the final days of some of the biggest exhibitions and the last chance to catch a rooftop drink. It goes by in a blink of adjustment as we say our goodbyes to the summer and look forward to a fresh new season ahead.
It’s unlikely you’ll be left with nothing to do in London and for me it’s been a pleasant month of new finds amongst old favourites, trying to get to grips with the varying weather along the way.
The leaves have slowly been turning and we’ve really had every weather this month, from balmy temperatures in the late 20s, to cool and breezy, and wet and windy.There have been some pretty lovely sunsets too.
If I’m ever in doubt of trying to think of something to do at the weekend you’re likely to find me in a cafe sipping a coffee, rummaging around the Londonist and scrolling through my twitter feed for inspiration.
This month included a swift visit to Tonic Coffee Bar, the return to my favourite local Graveney and Meadow, a new local find Lavish Habit and an overdue visit to Embassy East for a post-Columbia Road Flower Market brunch.
The infamous flower market brims with flowers and shoppers so I find it’s always a good idea to have a rest planned.
Dirty Burger at Vauxhall a less healthy pitstop during the month, but it was devilishy good.
The last cocktail of the month was courtesy of Bourne & Hollingsworth at the Dark Circus Party.
Such a fun night of dancing and entertainment! (I’ve got a full post on the event coming soon!).
In between all the mayhem that another month of city life brings I caught some pretty great views of London’s most well-known icons. How could I forget the balmy cocktail hour at the Radio Rooftop Bar with that view over Somerset House and the Thames?
Daytime views seen from the ground can be just as lovely when the weather is right. I always feel lucky that I get to catch sight of all of these icons on a day-to-day basis.
The last weekend of the month was a much-needed relaxed one, a cinema date at Canary Wharf meant I got to enjoy a couple of minutes by the quayside. There’s nothing more relaxing than being by the water and it’s surprising how pretty it is down there.
As the new season begins there’s a lot to look forward to and I’m definitely ready to embrace autumnal London.
How did you enjoy transeasonal September? What are you looking forward to in October?
P.S. You can enjoy my daily snapshots of the city on Instagram @ThisCityLifeLdn.