Thursday, September 15, 2011

To Do List pt 2

Here is my next list of things to do. Rather more substantial than the last one. Note it doesn't include any eating or drinking or clubbing - they have their own lists.

I don't care if you think that's weird.

Battersea Park; fountains                              
Battersea Park pagoda                      
Way of Tea Japanese session; British Museum; once a fortnight, Fridays
Freemason's hall; Great Queen Street, nr Holborn                           
Ally Pally hill; Alexandra Palace                                 

Parliament Hill; Hampstead Heath                             

Picnic; Hampstead Heath                              
Lovely loo; bus terminus South End green, nr Hampstead Heath                            
Magdala pub - last woman hanged committed murder here; South Hill Park, Hampstead                             
Spaniards Inn; Hampstead Heath (read about it here)                               
Bibilion - rare, second hand, antiquarian books; 1-7 Davies Mews
Pagan city heart; opposite Cannon st station (read about it here)                                    
MPs secret tunnel; St Ermin's hotel lobby, Westminster                              
Soane's tomb; St Pancras Gardens  (read about it here)                         
Tank; Mandela Way (read about it here)                           
Binsey walk, Clockwork Orange; Thamesmead South Estate                                 
Manholes; Notting Hill (read about it here)                         
Street designs;  Bellenden Road, Peckham                         
Charles Dickens Museum; 48 Doughty Street                      
Thames clipper                                              
Indieokie; Buffalo bar, Upper St
Musical bingo; Concrete, Shoreditch (read about it here)
Spark;  Canal Cafe Theatre (read about it here)
Hot Breath karaoke; The Legion, Old Street
Substone; 93 Feet East         
Picnic; Horniman Museum                                        
Wildlife Photographer of the year; Natural history museum (read about it here)                          
Money; Bank of England
BBC tour                                            
Ironmonger Row Baths; IronMonger Row, EC1V; closed until May 2012
Thames walk                                     
Pub in Chiswick (mum's recommendation)
Street art                                            
Roller skating                                     
Make a meal at The Kitchen; New Kings Road
Long view, 10-miles; Richmond Park, King Henry VIII's mound                               
Forest walk; Epping Forest (read about it here)                        
Scuba dive                                         
Woolwich ferry                          
Design museum                                            
Wander along regent's canal; Camden Lock to Little Venice (read about it here)                         
Mystery shopping                                           
TV shows for free                                          
Bunhill Fields Burial Ground; London Wall                             
Brompton Cemetery; Fulham Road                          
Highgate Cemetery; Swain's Lane                
Skate outside                                     
Albert memorial                                  
Execution Dock; 62 Wapping High St for access  (read about it here)                           
Hula hoping; The old queens head
Boxing; York Hall, Bethnal Green, Old Ford Rd
Beachy head                                      
Pig Day                                              
West Ruislip                                      
Oasis Sport Centre, outside swimming pool; 32 Endell St, WC2     p12                 
Late at Tate                            
Bloomsberg Space - exhibition area; 50 Finsbury Square               
Fetish  Harmony
Fetish  Liberation                   
Books for cooks - cookery bookshop with workshops     
Banger racing - Wimbledon stadium; 
Theatre pub; King's Head Theatre, 115 Upper St                 
·                Hen & Chickens, 109 St Paul's Road              
·                Gate Theatre/Prince Albert, 11 Pembridge Road                    
·                Theatre 503, Battersea Park Rd                                  
·                Oxford arms, 265 Camden High St                             
Learn to butcher; Hawksmoor           
Changing of the Guard; 11 am, daily, 10 am Sundays          
Roller Stroll; Sundays, Hyde Park
Urban Rites Friday Night Skate; Fridays; Hyde Park           
EasyPeasySkate; Battersea Park
HMS Belfast
Wine tasting at home, includes dinner                   
Abbey road zebra crossing - nocturnal 'happenings'                  
Eine A to Z       Hackney Rd, Kingsland Rd, Broadway Market, Brick Lane, Redchurch St  
Tiling graffitti    Dragon Bar, St Anne's Churchyard, Soho, Hanway St
Windmills        Wandsworth common, Mitcham common, Benheim gardens, Wimbledon common
Bolan shrine; Barnes Common                     
Row on Serpentine; Hyde Park         
Boogaloo for the most famous jukebox in London; 312 Archway Roa
Westminster Bridge Road; Old MI6, Necropolis Railway (read about it here)       
Film clubbing; Roxy Bar & Screen                
Denis Severs house;  Spitalfields                              
Dodo remains, amongst others; Grant Museum, UCL                     
Ice hockey (to watch)                    
Longplayer exhibition, Trinity wharf or Greenwich observatory          
Open air bus by night        
Tower hill memorial (read about it here)                
The ghost bus                                      
Shoreditch house literary salon                                             
The book club boutique                                              
White rabbit - are you sitting comfortably; Toynbee studios (read about it here)
Benjamin Franklin House        36 Craven Street, WC2N
Literary death match                                      
Drink shop do; Kings cross (read about it here)                         
Museum of childhood; Whitechapel (read about it here)                                      
Wellcome collection                                      

Hatchards - london's oldest bookshop; 187 Piccadilly

Magma - design books; 117-119 Clerkenwell Road

Fake houses; Leinster Gardens, 23 and 24                          

Thames Tunnel; Railway Ave, SE16

Top of the Monument  Monument Street                   

Waterloo Bridge books                                              

John Soane's Museum; Lincoln Inns                         

Last duel site; 3 St James's St, sw1A                                   

Gaslight London                     

Cabman's shelters; Chelsea Embankment, Russell Square, V & A, Temple square

Pet cemetery; Hyde Park                               

Tybrun martyrs; 8 Hyde Park Place                          

Book Slam                                         

Royal Observatory planetarium; Royal Observatory

Picnic; Thames Barrier Park                         

Thames Barrier; 1 Unity way, SE18

Hunterian Museum; Lincoln's Inn fields

Day in Sloane city                              

Actors' church; St Paul's Church Gardens                           

City farm; Spitalfields                         

City farm; Hackney                            

Smallest police station; Trafalgar Square                             

Ceremony of the Keys; Tower of London

Central Criminal Court; Old Bailey
Cocktail classes; Salvador and Amanda
Photographer's Gallery; Ramillies St                         

National Portrait gallery                                              

Up the Creek                                      

Stock Pot; Soho                                 

Richmond; Park and deer                                          

Antifolk; 12 bar                                   


The Globe                                          

Prospect of whitby                                         

Ye Olde Mitre                                     

The Inns; Holborn/temple                               

The Clink; Clink Street                                   

Borough Market; Borough                              

Appearing Rooms; South Bank                                 

Nice square; Hoxton                          

Nice square; Lincoln's Inn fields                                

Royal Observatory panorama                                               

Jimmy's farm                                     


Les Mis                                               
The Bad Book Club; Robin Ince will do other things   p33                 
Little Ben - little brother to Big Ben; Victoria Street                

Penguins at London zoo                                
London Zoo Aquarium
Psychic Mews - recreation of Victorian street with gypsy caravan at end  

Crystal palace dinosaur court; Crystal palace park

Bluebird - all sorts of things here; 350 King's Road             

Last sewer lamp; Carting Lane                     

Roman Bath', Strand Lane; Red brick plunge pool   

Postman's Park off Aldersgate St; Plaques commemorating fatal acts of bravery, was in Closer
First red phone box; just by the RA   
Ultimate power ballad night
Map of London Peculiars
Secret Cinema (read about it here)
Medieval Banquet
Bang said the Gun
Letters you never Sent


  1. Have you done Secret Cinema? I think that should be on your list .... :)

  2. I haven't done it but I DO want to! Can't believe it hasn't made it onto the actual List. The prices put me off every time though, and the tickets have started selling out so quickly nowadays you barely have time to get them. I will do it one day though - I was looking at video of the last one and it looks so good!


Please feel free to add your views, or maybe suggest somewhere I should put on my list!

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