To Do List Daily - 13-19 January 2020

To Do List Daily: Unmissable Things To Do in London | Mon 13 – Sun 19 Jan 2020

We are here to recommend one free, cheap and/or unusual offbeat adventure for every day of your week in London!

Monday 13 January 2020

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker brings her five-star Edinburgh Fringe hit to the Soho Theatre – in August we called it “a riotous challenge to the straight white male-dominated comedy scene – with twerking”, and we’re sticking by it!

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Bar Wotever

The RVT hosts this selection box of live music, cabaret, drag, performance art, burlesque and spoken word: basically, anything can happen, and probably will.

Wednesday 15 January 2020

The Mail Centre Takeover

A former Royal Mail delivery office in the rapidly developing Nine Elms becomes – for 12 days only – home to two must-see art installations. ‘Of All The People In All The World’, by Stan’s Cafe, celebrates the Mayflower’s 400-year anniversary, with 6.7 tonnes of rice representing the combined populations of the UK and the USA. Meanwhile, Matthew Harrison’s ‘The Actual Reality Arcade’ lets you try out 10 life-sized classic arcade games.

Thursday 16 January 2020

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Mark Farrelly IS Quentin Crisp, in this special one-off performance of an Off-Broadway hit, directed by Linda Marlowe.

Friday 17 January 2020

Winter Lights

An annual fixture on our January To Do List, Winter Lights is an excuse to wander around the Canary Wharf estate and do some solid-gold Instagramming. Don your scarf and check out snazzy light installations from artists including Julius Popp, Gali May Lucas, Philipp Artus & many more!

Saturday 18 January 2020

RISE / Brent 2020 Opening Event

RISE takes up the baton from Waltham Forest, as the London Borough of Culture for 2020. This launch event promises a spectacular family-friendly outdoor show, telling the story of Brent through dance, theatre and projections.

Sunday 19 January 2020


Trey Edward Shults (2017’s ‘It Comes at Night’) directs an excellent ensemble cast in this “heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times”. January can be a time of the year for movie studios to quietly release their duds, but Waves bucks that trend.

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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.