Unmissable Things To Do in London in September 2022
Ah, the blessed relief of Autumn, cooler in every way – this is when we find out what the creatives were dreaming up on their beach holidays.
Here’s our pick of the unmissable things to do in London (and beyond) this September.
Make your life fabulous by ticking off everything on this list – but do it safely!
Not Your Circus Dog a collective made up of disabled and neurodivergent present a sexy punk cabaret.
Moving Day | Lewisham Shopping Centre on 1 & 3 September / Deptford Lounge on 7 & 9 September | FREE
A touching and rib-tickling tribute to older people who are forced to leave their homes.
An inspiring new music festival themed around migrations with headliner and Mercury Prize winner Talvin Singh OBE.
Out of the Margins: Performance in London’s institutions 1990s – 2010s | Whitechapel Gallery | All September, and until 15 January 2023 | FREE
A free display depicting the history of live and performance art institutions.
A free festival in a slightly polished Camden, let’s hope it brings a bit of community to the glass fronted malls.
The largest female-led festival in the UK comes to New Cross for a punk party filled with talented DIY heroes like I, Doris, Killdren and Pink Suits.
For one day only experience a new (or your local) cinema for just £3.
The ultimate boss-revenge flick starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin comes to Brockley.
The immensely talented Vinay Patel reimagines Chekhov’s bittersweet (and often boring) play in space.
A thoughtful art programme and exhibition around lost LGBTQ+ venues.
Dive in to Ray Young’s BODIES, a sound and performance installation taking place in Leytonstone Leisure Centre’s swimming pool.
In Catford, the home of the giant cat sculpture, see non-stop feline films at this special event.
ps. Catford is actually named after a cattle ford as Rupert’s history teacher used to remind him. It is a monument to Lewisham’s stupidity. AND WE LOVE IT!
Obsessed with the Lizzie line? Us too! Join in this late and you could even drive an Elizabeth Line train. HONK HONK!
A queer mashup of next generation performers in London’s beautiful Matchstick Piehouse.
Get the train up to Cambridge for this epic LGBTQ+ fiesta including Dream Nails.
Women help women with interactive workshops, topical panels and talks to give you motivation and skills to succeed.
Delve deeper into London’s buildings and discover somewhere unusual on your doorstep. Create an account and book early for the best free opportunities!
Queer films & parties in this kaleidoscope of colour, rebellion and light.
Did we forget something? We almost certainly did – please let us know in the comments below!
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.