Unmissable Things To Do in London this September 2023
Autumn is here! Yes, that WAS summer, we hope you made the most of it! We’re back from a mad month of reviewing in Edinburgh, to make sure you have another list of Unmissable Things To Do in London (and beyond) this September!
Our favourite (and mostly FREE) festival of performance art continues in September, highlights including the eye-boggling Resurgam (pictured) taking place on (yes, on) St Paul’s Cathedral (6:15pm, 1 & 2 September), the poetic swan ballet of Cygnus (until 3 September at Victoria Dock), and the extensive programme which makes up Canary Wharf’s Dancing City (9 & 10 September).
Three weeks of free stunning performances and cultural events in the City of London including Kit Green’s incredible reworking of Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson (1614), and a free vertical dance performance on the façade of St Paul’s Cathedral. Bartholomew Fair is like London’s version of Burning Man.
Celebrate work by Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists in London Borough of Culture, Croydon.
A free festival of UK Black culture including food, art, dance and DJs.
This monthly flower market (first Sunday of the month) will brighten your September, with beautiful bunches and bouquets and stems galore! Fill your life with flowers.
£3 cinema tickets might just drag you back into the cinema post-Barbenheimer.
No cover versions allowed. Support new artists performing original songs at this festival.
Scratch the surface of the redeveloped glossy Camden, with a raucous festival of performance, art and creative workshops.
Take the Megabus to Leeds to uncover epic outdoor promenade theatre from National Youth Theatre, at RSPB St Aidan’s Nature Park.
A surreal night of comedy and unpredictable amusements.
Camden People’s Theatre has taken BAC’s crown as the home of scratch performances. New Adventures is an exciting testbed where you can see the next big thing in performance, lightyears ahead of the fringe.
A chance to see the next literary boundary breakers including Jordan Martin/Hell, in a former Peckham Car Park.
Hackney Showroom is back with Sutara Galye’s inspirational solo performance packed full of music.
A hilarious and emotional descent into the world of psychosis – featuring circus rope.
A free programme of events including music, art and Pexmas indie market.
London’s hottest bookshop presents a festival of indie publishing.
A genre-defying digital feast of music and live art from Chagall.
Pioneering theatre company Access All Areas explore the politics around neurodiversity in this playful, whodunnit caper.
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.