Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 7-13 Dec

Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 7-13 Dec

This week our list of unusual things to do in London include a Christmas horror story, Peckham Christmas, top drag king & much more!

Monday 7 – Sunday 13 December 2015


Adam All | The Victoria, Walthamstow | Sat 12 Dec | 8.30pm (Adam All is on at midnight) | £5

Drag king Adam All will make you question your sexuality in a wonderful mix of offbeat music & performance.

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Licensed to Ill | Camden People’s Theatre, Euston | Until 19 Dec | 7pm | £12/10

licensed to ill

A theatre music mashup of the story of Beastie Boys rise to international rapping stardom.

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Weirdo’s for Xmas Number 1 | Grotto at HoHo Theatre | Tues  8 – Fri 11 Dec | 8pm | £10

One of our top 10 Christmas shows, Weirdo’s alt panto is sure to bring a smile to even the most cold hearted Scrooge in town. Book now and all proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar (Work in Progress) | Soho Theatre | Mon 7 – Wed 9 Dec | 9.30pm | £10


To Do List faves Eastend Cabaret are back with a whole new batch of bonkers hilarious characters to tell the story of a strange dive bar.

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The Odd Box Xmas Party | The Shacklewell Arms | Sat 12 Dec | 7pm | £8.80

kid canaveral

Twee pop is alive! Get on down to cult label Odd Box’s Xmas shindig to discover the raw upbeat sounds of bands like Kid Canaveral (above) & Mammoth Penguins.

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Krampus | Various Cinemas | Grab it soon as we don’t think it will last after Star Wars begins

For those seeking a deliciously dark alternative to the usual Christmas fluff, Krampus is here to scare you silly!

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Ukranian Cinema Days | Richmix | Thurs 10 – Sun 13 Dec | Various Times & Prices

ukranian cinema days

A fascinating programme of Ukranian cinema including POVODYR (pictured above) which tells the story of human courage in one of the darkest periods of Ukranian history, the bloody 1930s.

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Bootyard Bazaar | Ashwin Street, Dalston | Fri 11-Sun 13 Dec | Times vary | Free Entry

bootyard bazaar

Creative industry powerhouse Bootstrap presents a chance to get to know the new residents of their shipping container spaces. Meet community groups, makers, brewers, bakers and more.

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Copeland Park Christmas Yard Sale | Bussey Building & environs, Peckham | Sat 12 Dec | 11am-5pm | Free Entry

The heart of Peckham’s creative bubble is opening its doors with a huge range of arts and crafts, jewellery, vintage clothes and collectibles on display, this will be a great opportunity to find some Christmas prezzies.

ps. While you’re there why not check out Pexmas in nearby Warwick Gardens.

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The Florist Arms Christmas Market | The Florist Arms, Bethnal Green | Sun 13 Dec | 12pm | Free Entry


The frankly gorgeous Florist is here with a bevvy of bodacious makers and shakers for a Christmas market with the all important ale attached.

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.