Unmissable Things To Do in London - September 2017

Unmissable Things To Do in London – September 2017

Remember, remember, it’s only September – keep your fireworks dry and enjoy the end of summer with a month of amazing things to do in London!

This month’s top picks include hilarious character comedy, feminist festivals, the best in latest design, a classic Stephen King film adaptation, a tea party, a Wurlitzer, fantastic theatre, arms trading, wrestling women & much more!

Cabaret & Circus


We Are Now Festival | RichMix | 1 & 2 September | Times Vary | From £5

An intriguing festival mix of technology and performance including our faves Kill The Beast’s hit show.

Loud Women Fest | DIY Space for London | 2 September | From 12:30pm | £12

GET LOUD with an electric line up of feminist punk which will leave your ears ringing for days.

TLV in LDN Festival | Various Venues | 8-11 September | Times Vary

Israel’s hip as f*ck capital shows off it’s warez in this pop-up in the circular Roundhouse main space.

London Design Festival | Various Venues | 16-24 September

Strokey chin design delights for the aesthetically minded.

Open House London | 16-17 September

Leave gauping through windows to your local peeping tom, London’s most hidden gems (including Wilton’s Music Hall pictured) are opening their doors for one weekend like no other.

Nasty Women UK | Stour Space | 22-24 September | Various Prices

A FREE art exhibition and weekend of talks, comedy, spoken word, live music and workshops at Stour Space in East London, in support of the charity End Violence Against Women.


Misery | Genesis Cinema | 2 September | 6:30pm | £10

The classic Stephen King horror is shown in Mile End.

The Grime and the Glamour Season | Barbican | 29 September- | Various times and prices

The Barbican dirties its hands with a season of rough and ready films celebrating the fiery artistic spirit of NYC in the 70s and 80s.

Food & Drink

Tea Total | Courage Yard | 30 September | 11am – 5pm | From £5

Grab a cuppa chai and celebrate the UK’s favourite drink.

Launches & Openings

Mail Rail | The Postal Museum | From 4 September | 10am – 5pm | £16

You can’t ignore the amount of hype this mini train has got. We rode it at a preview and can confirm it’s a magical experience.


The Robert Wolfe Wurlitzer Concert | Troxy | 24 September | 3pm | £15

Robert Wolfe plays the finest organ in the world at the Grade II art-deco Troxy in Limehouse.

Theatre & Performance Art

Bite Your Tongue | Hackney Showroom | 1 & 2 September | 7.30pm (3pm on 2 September) | £8/5

We loved this story blurb for Talawa’s emerging company’s new work so we decided to add it below in its entirety. Hurry to get your ticket as they’ve just added a matinee after the other performances SOLD OUT.

Enough is enough!

How long can we do nothing?

How long can we bite our tongues?

In a city fracturing under the weight of hate and fear, a movement grows.

A new tower can be spotted on the skyline, nestled in between the glittering symbols of the city’s wealth and power.

Built by different hands.

Occupied by different bodies.

SLOB | Theatre Utopia | 1 & 2 September | 7:30pm | £10

Actor and clown artist Tommy Murray presents ‘a heavy drinking journey into the ‘spirit’ of alcohol addiction’.

DeadClub™ | The Place | 9-30 September | Times Vary | £12 – £20

Immersive theatre empresarios Requardt and Rosenberg’s new show DeadClub™ delves into death.

The State of Things | Jack Studio Theatre | 7-23 September | 7:45pm | £15

A fantastic sounding musical (listen to a preview above ^) about the increasing concerns about the reduction of arts education in the UK.

Dennis of Penge | Ovalhouse | 20 & 21 September | 7:45pm | £5 – £8

A scratch (work in progress) showing of this bonkers ode to a south London chicken shop? Or is it.

The Terrible Infants | Wilton’s Music Hall | From 27 September | Times Vary | £15 – £25

Les Enfants Terribles haunt the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall with their creepy tales.


EVE Pro Wrestling: “We Do Right – Not Nice” | Resistance Gallery | 8 September | 7:30pm | £20

Fired up by Netflix’ GLOW? EVE Pro Wrestling cranks up the mayhem for live all-female empowerment fuelled bust up.

#ArmingTheWorld | Various Locations | 12-16 September | Times Vary

A tongue-in-cheek exploration of the UK’s rather sick dependence on selling weapons of death.

Silk River | Various Locations | 15-24 September | Times Vary

An inspiring walking trail around London and then India.

Did we miss the perfect September event or opening? Let us know your top things to do in London and we’ll do our best to add them in!


I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.