Unmissable Things To Do in London - September 2018

Unmissable Things To Do in London – September 2018

You thought Summer was hot?! Autumn is the HOTTEST time of the year for Things To Do In London!

This month’s top picks include an Australian cabaret sensation, local festivals, offbeat film screenings, tasty food, thinky stuff, ace live music, provocative theatre, a walking tour with a difference & much more…

Cabaret & Circus

Yana Alana: Between The Cracks | Soho Theatre | Until 8 Septmber | 9:30pm | From £13

‘A ravishing, ribald, in-yer-face cabaret triumph’ comes to London. Yana really is a stunning talent.

Read our full review

Main pic by Kate Pardy


A Bit of a Do - Drunken Chorus - Things to Do In London

A Bit Of A Do | Stanley Halls, South Norwood | 14-16 September | FREE

A 3 day mini-festival of theatre, dance and comedy, by artists and companies with and without disabilities.

Peckham Festival | 14-16 September | FREE

A weekend of workshops, performance and open studios celebrating the buzzing creative heart of Peckham.


Unladylike: UK Screening of ‘Signature Move’ | Resistance Gallery | 2 September | From 2pm | £10

Help raise money for the upcoming book ‘Unladylike: A Grrls guide to wrestling’ at this night out celebrating female wrestling including a screening of ‘Signature Move’.

A Cinematic Tribute to Mary Shelley: The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) | Brompton Cemetery | 5 September | 8pm | £18

Reanimate Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein watching cult movie The Bride of Frankstein in the haunting surroundings of Brompton cemetery.

Food & Drink

Deptford Bites | Deptford Market Yard | Every Saturday | 10am-4pm

Deptford Market has gone foodie, we hope this won’t mean the regulars peddling bric-a-brac will move on but it’s worth checking out!


Show and Tell QMUL

Show & Tell | Arts One, Queen Mary University of London | Wednesdays in September | 6pm | FREE

A free talks series at radical socially minded university Queen Mary from leading movers and shakers in the arts and humanities.

Boring Talks | British Library | 19 September | 7pm | £12

Cult yawn-fest returns to the British Library with a whole new swath of boring talks.


Shannon & The Clams | The Garage | 4 September | 7pm | £12.50

Squeal worthy Americana from the divine Shannon Shaw and her band.

Shingai Shoniwa | The Albany | 13 September | 7:30pm | £12

Former Noisettes frontwoman takes over Lewisham’s Albany to debut new solo work.

Theatre & Performance Art

Six | Arts Theatre | Until 14 October | Various Times | From £6

The ‘showstopping hilarious feminist musical’ (read our ★★★★★★ review) hits the West End to take us back to school and rediscover the secret lives of Henry’s six wives.

Sylvia | The Old Vic | 3-22 September | 7:30pm | From £12

Beverley Knight leads this foot-stomping #timesup tale of Sylvia Pankhurst and her Suffragette city.

Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game | Soho Theatre | From 4 September | Times Vary | From £18

Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R Sheppard’s must-see provocation on American attitudes to race, sex and power comes to London.

An Execution (by invitation only) | Camden People’s Theatre | 11-29 September | 7:15pm | From £10

‘Performed in a cell shared by audience and performers.’ and inspired by Vladimir Nabokov – this sure to make you think.

Read our interview with creator Gemma Brockis here

Medusa | Crypt Gallery, Euston | 26-29 September | 7pm | From £12

An immersive retelling of the Medusa myth in a crypt by impressive ensemble 27 Degrees.


DEEP TRASH Escoria | Bethnal Green Working Mens Club | 22 September | 8pm | From £10

Exhibition-cum-performance-club-night featuring subversive flamenco, indigenous counteractions, radical analities, border-crossing resistance, Spanish anti-nationalisms and Latinx burlesque.

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


Occasionally the To Do List team are forced to work together.

Rupert likes: free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.

Stuart likes: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.