Things To Do in London in September
Summer is just about clinging on, but even if the weather takes a turn for the autumnal our offbeat tips for things to do in London in September are sure to brighten your month!
This month’s top picks include a whole host of festivals, loads of FREE fun, and more beyond-interesting things to do than you can shake a stick at…
Cabaret & Comedy
Drag sensation DENIM hit the classiest subterranean cabaret in town. Expect mayhem.
Penny Arcade ‘Longing Lasts Longer’ & Truth to Power Café | Soho Theatre | 19-24 September | 6pm & 7.30pm | From £3
Don’t bottle up your post-Brexit battles, get out and do something with the help of Penny Arcade (who we recently awarded 5 stars at the Edinburgh Fringe) and 24 Londoners who will be speaking their truth to the power that controls them in the Truth to Power cafe.
London lights up with fire themed culture to remember 350 years have passed since the Great Fire of London. Key free events include:
Totally Thames Festival is a diverse arts festival with loads of free and cheap highlights including:
Japan has arrived in Dalston with a free festival at Cafe Oto stuffed with madcap live performances from the likes of ‘Yummy, Yummy, Yummy’ legends Frank Chickens.
If you read To Do List regularly you’ll know that we’re based in Lewisham and constantly trying to prove it’s cultural merit. Here we go again with a lovely event organised with Lewisham Card full of vegan Caribbean cuisine and live music.
Pitching itself as ‘London’s only authentic Mexican festival this year!’ this celebration of Mexican food and culture looks to be a fiery fiesta.
Awesome lineup at the new ‘London by the sea’ of Kent, Margate including Super Furry Animals, Wild Beasts, Mystery Jets, Jagwar Ma, Joe Goddard, Ibibio Sound Machine, Anna Meredith, Let’s Eat Grandma, The Big Moon and Bill Ryder Jones.
Film & Music
The third in our attempts for you to acquaint yourself with the London below the river, this free film festival looks to be a hoot with workshops and screenings of all sorts from The Great Gatsby to Zombieland.
Theatre & Shows
Roald Dahl’s most disgusting family get the ‘dinner experience’ treatment. Expect the food to look revolting but taste fantastic.
We believe that art is more fun when you’re dancing. Duckie has proved this for years now and is giving a platform to new talent from various diverse backgrounds at Rich Mix in Shoreditch.
Not many people seem to be making stuff in reaction to Brexit so we were happy to see this day of thoughts and feels at Camden People’s Theatre.
Strictly Come Dancing is nearly back in its heteronormative state with even Will Young dancing with a woman. Strictly Queer Dancing turns these gender norms on their head, with some divine steps and emotional routines.