D'ya know what? September is just TOO good. I've been so ram packed busy enjoying September that I haven't even been able to find five minutes to tell you why this month is so ruddy great.
So forgive me that this month's Hot List is a tad late (please?!) and rest assured that there's still tonnes of fab things to enjoy this month.
From LFW shenanigans to restaurant openings, it's all about London when September rolls around.
Here are my top things to eat, drink, see and do this month in our capital...
Bunnychow comes to Soho.
Ever been eating something off a boring old plate and thought "this would be much better out of a hollowed loaf of bread which I could then consume after"? Me too. I love bread. Bunnychow do just that, as anyone who has eaten their bready goodness at Box Park will tell you. You can get a variety of fillings (don't worry, the "Monkey Gland Bunny" does not actually contain monkeys....or bunnies) and I am most excited about the Full English version. Mmmmmm. For those who hate trekking over to Shoreditch, you'll be pleased to know Bunnychow is opening on Wardour Street on the 29th of September. Form an orderly queue.
Wahaca have started serving breakfast.
I repeat, WAHACA HAVE STARTED SERVING BREAKFAST. It's currently only available at their Charlotte Street branch and their new Great Portland Street branch, but if they're not convenient locations for you then just look at the menu and appreciate it's worth getting on the bus for. Highlights include Mexican Baked Eggs, Sweetcorn Fritters, Huevos Rancheros Divorciados and a Breakfast Burrito. GET IN MY MOUTH. More here.
Festival of Heat.
After your spicy Mexican breakfast, why not head to Spitalfields City Farm on Sunday September 28th to enjoy cooking demos, presentations, live music and hot hot heat from 33 speciality traders? Prepare the tastebuds. A donation to the farm gains you entry. More info here.
Double your bar tab.
As far as offers go, this is a pretty good one. From the 16th-30th of September you can double your bar tab across Late Night London venues just by making a call and securing a booking. This could get messy. Book now.
I've become a bit obsessed with Prosecco and have decided - officially - that I like it way more than boring old Champers. Luckily for me it tends to be cheaper (and I have NEVER been known to prefer the cheaper alternative) and even better yet, selected Late Night London venues are offering it for £15 a bottle when you book and quote the offer. Say whaaaaaa? See which bars are taking part here, then get to quaffing.
Get 50% off sharing cocktails, beer buckets and platters.
Yep, every day in September you can get half price sharing goodness. That's why we're calling it 'Share-tember'. Clever, no? I'll be making the most of this offer at Foundation.
Go to the cinema *inside* Selfridges.
Yep, Everyman have just opened up inside Selfridges and it's not a pop-up. This cinema is here to stay until at least Spring of next year, so no need to worry that there's only one possible date to go. There's a mix of new releases and classic movies, but I'm most excited about seeing North by North West. See listings and book tickets here.
The great and good of street style at Somerset House.
London Fashion Week runs from September 12th-16th and it's completely free to wander over to Somerset House and have a gawp at what show-goers are wearing. You won't be able to just head into shows or see the exhibition unless 'on the list', but just going to take a nosey at the outfits outside can be a heady mix of inspiring and LOLtastic. See when the shows are here so that you can time your spying appropriately.
Classic movies in cool places with Luna Cinema.
I'll be honest, sometimes I wish that pop-up cinemas will show a more diverse range of movies (Dirty Dancing, we get it!) but if you wanna see a movie outside before it's officially winter than Luna Cinema still has showings at various locations. You could see Top Gun at Knebworth House or even The Dark Knight at Pinewood Studios. Tickets and more info here.
Be nosey during Open House London.
Over the 20th and 21st September a whopping 800 interesting, awesome and generally wonderful buildings open their doors to the public as part of Open House. I have previously enjoyed snooping around Sandys Row Synagogue in the East End but this year I'm most intrigued by the 'Hidden House' in Russel Garden Mews which was featured on Grand Designs. It's something a bit different and, best of all, it's free. See what buildings are taking part and plan your route here.
Get your Christmas wishes in early.
Everyone at Late Night London is slightly obsessed with Christmas and this year there'll be all sorts of goodies for LNL fans...you just need to ask for them! You may have seen the letterboxes in bars or you may have seen the #DearLateNightLondon hashtag on Twitter, but basically you can ask for ANYTHING as the LNL elves will be granting wishes throughout December and no request is too crazy! It seems a lot of you want Louboutins and holidays. Makes sense. More details here.
Head to Vodafone London Fashion Weekend.
From the 18th-21st September the LFW models move out of Somerset House and the LFWend models move in. Fashion Weekend is great because a) anyone can go and b) you can ACTUALLY BUY STUFF. There are amazing designer discounts as well as world class catwalk shows. More details and tickets here.