London To Do List – 9-15 December

London To Do List – 9-15 December

Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week!

// Feeling Festive? //

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TO DO LIST PICKS: TOP 10 LONDON CHRISTMAS SHOWS

Christmas isn’t just endless mulled wine, cheesy music, mince pies and jazzy jumpers! We’ve picked out 10 great shows to see this Christmas – CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

// Pick of the Week //

Waiting for Shakespeare

Waiting on Shakespeare | Pop-up Theatre | 10-14 December | 8pm | £12-15

“A feast fit for king
Eight dinner guests dressed to the nines.
All waiting…
Who are they? Where are they? What’s the special occasion? And why the hell are they all speaking in rhyming couplets?”

[Foreign Affairs] return with a show exploring the themes of love, lust and death using extracts from some of Shakespeare’s greatest hits – Shakespeare iPod shuffle-style!

More Info & Book Tickets

// Monday //

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Beauty and the Beast | The Young Vic | 7:45pm | £10-£19.50

The true love story of a natural-born freak and an American beauty queen – this could not be any further up our street.

Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz present an adult fairytale like no other, exploring “the naked truths and half-truths told in the name of love”.

Beauty and The Beast runs until December 21st // More Info & Book Tickets

// Tuesday //

snowyfingersSnowy Fingers – Vintage Christmas Market | The Invisible Dot | 2.30pm-9.30pm | FREE

50 of the best marketeers London has to offer, plus some of the UK’s best vintage furniture traders (regulars at the Vintage Furniture Flea run by Judy’s Affordable Vintage). Get your home-wares and kitchenalia, fashion and accessories (for boys and girls), furniture, prints, vinyl, handmade goods and retro bakes, street food, hot spiced cider and live music from The B-Side Beatles. Sounds like the perfect Christmas market!

More Info

// Wednesday //

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CAMP (on the Estate) | Dick Collins Hall | 7.30pm | £15

Scottee invites you to knock back a sherry this Christmas with Camp (on the Estate) – a special festive edition of his variety showcase, featuring Jonny WooBourgeois & Maurice, Bryony KimmingsDickie BeauJosephine ShakerDonald Choi, Japan’s People and Mr Glanville.

Camp (on the Estate) runs until December 14th // More Info & Buy Tickets

// Thursday //

Winter Book Sale

Winter Book Sale | Parasol unit | 10am-6pm

Up to 50% off selected publications, plus specially designed Christmas cards and postcards bundles.

The sale continues until January 13th – online only from December 16th.

// Friday //

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The Shinky Shonky Christmas Caper | The Black Cap, Camden | 9pm £4/5

Boogaloo Stu, Princess Knickers & some very special guests bring the Christmas cabaret capers, smutty sing-a-longs and naughty showbiz shenanigans – plus FREE nativity badges, hula hoops, nuts & berries, yule log & more!

PURE PARTY DYNAMITE!!!

More Info

// Saturday //

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Sing Along with The Muppet Christmas Carol | Prince Charles Cinema | 4.15pm & 9pm | £15

Muppet Christmas Carol IS Christmas – if you haven’t seen it at least once per year since 1992, we don’t want to know you.

And here’s the best way to watch it – a Sing Along With… screening at the Prince Charles Cinema, your chance to show off just how many words you’ve committed to memory!

More Info & Buy Tickets

// Sunday //

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Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho | Theatre 503 | 7pm | £12/10

Too soon? Maggie, in some people’s eyes the perfect pantomime dame, returns for Christmas season… Staunch Tories might not be amused…

They Say: ‘I was lost, alone in the middle of deepest, darkest Soho, desperately seeking a private members club, but it soon became clear I was going the wrong way, and I could have turned back….but you all know my opinion on turning’

She’s back! Matt Tedford is pulling on the tights once more to play Britain’s first female Prime Minister in a drag comedy cabaret musical Christmas extravaganza like no other!

Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho runs until January 4th // More Info & Book Tickets

Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.