Unmissable Things to Do in London this Spring 2022
Spring has sprung! That’s right, we’re calling it, that cold spell is over and things are heating up with our Unmissable Things To Do in London (and beyond) this Spring 2022!
Make your life fabulous by ticking off everything on this list – but do it safely!
Althea McNish: Colour is Mine | William Morris Gallery – Walthamstow | 2 April – 11 September 2022 | Free to all
The time is now, at last, for Althea McNish and her inspirational textiles. See her colour-popping work in the Tate Britain, and now a retrospective at William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow.
Power up with 160 consoles from five decades. From multiplayer showdowns, to trying out retro favourites, and the latest VR – gamers will be in heaven.
‘A spectacular new show that puts the FUN back into our fundamentally pointless existence…’ We can’t wait to see B&M’s new masterwerk.
WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards 2022 with Sooz Kempner | Bloomsbury Theatre | 9 April | £15/12.50
Comedy and music combined for a laugh-a-minute night of pure joy. We’re sad to miss it this year, but trust the judges will pick a worthy winner from a stellar line-up!
Illuminated River Official Boat Tours | Tower Pier | Thursdays or Saturdays until 26 May 2022 | £12.90/8.90
Launched in 2019, the Illuminated River project transformed the capital at night, bathing the bridges that cross the Thames in environmentally-friendly LED light. See them all from this boat trip.
Taking Care of Business: Migrant Entrepreneurs and the Making of Modern Britain | Migration Museum – Lewisham | From 9 April | Free
An unmissable exhibition highlighting the untold stories around migrant entrepreneurship, from corner shops to tech giants.
A fabulous showcase of over 50s talent, from Sonofa Tutu, Fay Presto, Black Elvis, Miss Em, Mysti Vine & Mister Meredith.
Inspiring opera from the pioneering GRAEAE, celebrating the extraordinary blind musician, 18th-century pianist and composer Maria-Theresia von Paradis.
Dabbers hunts for it’s ‘Next Top Bingo Caller with Malibu’ | Dabbers – Aldgate | Sundays 17 April,15 May, 29 May | Tickets From £10 (includes complimentary Malibu Cocktail on arrival)
Help find Dabbers’ next top bingo caller in this housey housey extravaganza hosted by comedian Sikisa Barnes.
‘Join Love Ssega at the National Gallery for ‘Love Ssega’s HOME-zero’, a promenade performance exploring themes of sustainability and social housing, uplifting young voices through dance, poetry, art and music.’
This year the theme is dance, so be sure to explore the V&A’s performance collections and events including performances, screenings, workshops, talks, tours and more.
Discover South Asian LGBTQIA+ performing arts and short films, celebrating well-being in the community.
‘K-pop is everywhere but are you ready for trans-masculine, non binary BESEA-pop?’
The ICA’s festival on the theme of Communality includes eight days of screenings, discussions, workshops, experiments in sound and live performances.
Out of this world performance from Moonchild Sanelly, whose electro-pop-ghetto-funk has taken South Africa by storm and now is ready for London.
‘La Clique is back – an unmissable thrill ride with the world’s sexiest cabaret showpeople.’
Queer Vietnamese artist Dam Van Huynh resists stereotypes of Asian politics as being quiet and internal in this powerhouse performance with Tommaso Petrolo.
The ultimate feel good musical returns with inspired new casting from Harrison Knights and direction from ‘Six’ musical supremo Lucy Moss.
For one night only, The National Archives recreates 20s ‘Nightclub Queen’ Kate Meyrick’s Gerrard Street 43 Club.
Marja Mortensson explores her indigenous Saami identity with jazz tubist Daniel Herskedal.
‘In addition to the hockey-haired hero, the Casio-heavy soundtrack, and the plucky Asian friend, there are elements of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Gymkata, The A-Team, Mad Max, and James Bond… basically the result of a thinktank comprised of cocaine-fuelled movie executives who have been asked “what do young people like?”. As an example of completely misunderstanding what would grab an audience, it is magnificent.’
Did we miss any amazing, beautiful things to do in London (or beyond) this Spring?
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.