Unmissable Things to Do in London - February 2018

Unmissable Things to Do in London – February 2018

You lucky things! As if our epic VAULT Festival list isn’t keeping you busy enough, here are some more things to do in London to ward off those winter blues…

This month’s top picks include wacky collage, family friendly (and educational) fun, tasty morsels, awesome live music, exciting new theatre, guided walks, DIY Porn (!) & much more…



London Lovecraft Festival | Etcetera Theatre | 6-11 February | Times Vary | From £8

Celebrate the bizarre world of Stephen King’s inspiration, HP Lovecraft, with this short festival of plays.

Stronger Than Fear | Theatre Royal Stratford East | 6-24 February | Times & Prices Vary

A festival of new performance taking inspiration from current world affairs.

LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0 | LSE | 19-24 February | Times Vary | FREE

LSE is the place to be for this cavalcade of fun and strokey-chin events. Our pick is Figs In Wigs’ GIANTS – an interactive quest for young’uns (5-10 years old) to meet and tackle the 5 giants that make up the welfare state.

Food & Drink

Vegan Chinese New Year Dinner | Pamela | 18 February | 6pm | £35

A delicious-sounding New Year vegan feast to celebrate the Year of the Cock (ahem).

Launches & Openings

Tase LC Presents Club Yeke | The Yard | 10 February | From 10pm | £5

A brand new night showcasing all the wicked sounds bubbling in the UK via the African Diaspora, Caribbean, and beyond into unfamiliar territories.


Kelela | Roundhouse | 22 February | 7pm | £17.50

American singer songwriter Kelela brings her future R&B sounds to the big round rail shed.

Halo Maud | The Waiting Room | 23 February | 8pm | FREE

An epic night of music from the French multi-instrumentalist.

Theatre & Performance Art

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties | Southwark Playhouse | Until 17 February | 7:30pm | £20

‘In Collective Rage, the lives of five very different New York women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex and “theat-ah.” As they meet, fall in love, rehearse, revel and rage, they realise that they’ve been stuck reading the same scripts for far too long.’

Generator | The Tramshed, GLYPT | 2 February | 7pm | FREE

A free night of work-in-progress performance, featuring work resident artist Roxanne Carney, plus short scratch performances and music from GLYPT’s in2music project.

VOID | VAULT Festival | From 14 February | 6pm | £13.50

An immersive one person trip into the VOID.


Winter Wanders Weekend | Across London | 3 & 4 February | Times Vary | FREE

Discover unusual London landmarks by foot with this free series of winter walks.

MONEY Masterclass Series | Hackney Showroom | From 14 February | Wednesdays @ 7.30pm | FREE (Priority for Hackney residents)

Demystify money with these free masterclasses – starting on Valentine’s Day with Facts about the Economy Which Will Blow Your Mind.

DIY Porn: How To Make It And Feel Good Doing It | The Book Club | 14 February | 8pm | £12

+18 only for this raunchy ride into the art of making your own porno.

POPSTARZ Winter Pride 2018 | Scala | 24 February | From 9pm | From £15

Dance like it’s the 90s in this celebration of the magic that was gay indie club institution POPSTARZ.

Did we miss the perfect February event or opening? Let us know and we’ll do our best to add it in!


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.