The List - TO DO

Here's the full To Do List - both whenever, and those that can only be done at certain times of year. Almost all of these come from Time Out's 1000 Things to Do in London but a few extras have been added. See something you've done? Let me know! Got any suggestions for me? Again, get in touch!



Battersea Park; fountains                              
Battersea Park pagoda                      
Way of Tea Japanese session; British Museum (read about it here)
Freemason's hall (read about it here)                         
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 - just more Gray's Antiques now
Pagan city heart; opposite Cannon st station (read about it here)                                    
MPs secret tunnel; St Ermin's hotel lobby, Westminster  (read about it here)    
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                      
Musical bingo; Concrete, Shoreditch (read about it here)
Dr Sketchy's art school (read about it here)
Spark;  Canal Cafe Theatre (read about it here)
Scene and heard (read about it here)
Hot Breath karaoke; The Legion, Old Street (read about it here)
Substone; 93 Feet East         
Picnic; Horniman Museum                                        
Wildlife Photographer of the year; Natural history museum (read about it here)                          
BBC tour                                            
Ironmonger Row Baths; IronMonger Row, EC1V; closed until May 2012
Thames walk                                     
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 (read about it here)                                            
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 (read about it here)                        
Highgate Cemetery (read about it here)           
Skate outside                                     
Albert memorial                                  
Execution Dock; 62 Wapping High St for access  (read about it here)                           
Hula hooping; The old queens head (no longer happens)
Boxing; York Hall, Bethnal Green, Old Ford Rd
Beachy head                                      
Inter-rail                                              
Devon                                     
Scotland                                             
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 (read about it here)
Fetish  Liberation (read about it here)                  
The Duck Tour (read about it here)
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
Wine tasting at home, includes dinner                   
www.irabbit.org - nocturnal 'happenings' (defunct)                 
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 Road
Westminster Bridge Road; Old MI6, Necropolis Railway (read about it here)       
Film clubbing; Roxy Bar & Screen                
Denis Severs house;  Spitalfields                              
Rollerskiing                   
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)                         
http://www.artangel.org.uk//projects/2010/surround_me/about_the_project/surround_me
The ghost bus    (read about it here)                                  
Shoreditch house literary salon (read about it here)                                          
The book club boutique                                              
White rabbit - are you sitting comfortably; Toynbee studios  Www.thewhiterabbit.org.uk (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 
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                                   
Rootmaster (closed)                                   
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                                     
Camping                                            
Les Mis                                               
The Bad Book Club; Robin Ince will do other things (read about it here)
Little Ben - little brother to Big Ben; Victoria Street                
Penguins at London zoo                                
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 (read about it here)
Map of London Peculiars
Secret Cinema (read about it here)
Medieval Banquet
Shunt stuff (read about it here)
Bang said the Gun (read about it here)
Letters you never Sent
Storytails
Last Man Standing quiz (read about it here)
Hip hop karaoke (read about it here)
Dalston Superstore Quiz
Whiskey and Words
Cringe - diary reading (read about it here)
London Word Festival; March
Pancake race; Spitalfields; Shrove Tuesday (read about it here)
Hot Cross Bun - Widow's Son Inn; Easter
Homework; Bethnal green working men's club; April to october (read about it here)
Camden Crawl (read about it here)
Land of Kings; first weekend of May (read about it here)
Gumball 3000 rally; end of May
All tomorrows parties; Minehead, butlins; Mid may
Beatboxing convention; 
Covent Garden Puppet Festival; St Paul's Church Gardens; 10-May (ish) (read about it here)
BP Summer Screens; (Carmen); June
West End Live; Leicester Square; 19-20 June (ish)  (read about it here)
Exhibition Road Music Day; Exhibition Road; 20-Jun(ish)
Dragon boat race; June
Greenwich and Docklands International festival; 24 June - 4 July
Zoo lates; June-July (read about it here)
Strawberry Fair; Ely place; late June
Lovebox (read about it here)
Doggett Coat and Badge Race; London Bridge to Chelsea; July
V & A  summer camp; end of July
Field Day; end July/beg Aug 
Fruitstock; first weekend August
International athletics; Crystal Palace Park; 13-14 August
Midnight Madness finals
National Panorama Championship; (week before Notting Hill Carnival) (read about it here)
Open Air Theatre Regent's Park; 6th Aug - 11 Sept
Tin Pan Alley festival; Denmark Street; September
Mayor's Thames Festival; South bank; mid Sept
Open House weekend; 18-19 Sept
London design festival;  18-26 September
London Tattoo convention; 24-26th September
Great river Race; 16 Sept (read about it here)
Regent Street Festival; end Sep
The Proms; Royal Albert Hall; mid July - Sept
Falcon watching; South bank; July - Sept
Pearly Kings and Queens; St Paul's Covent Garden; October
Apple Day; 21st October(ish)
Films, concerts etc; The Scoop, South Bank; May - October (read about it here)
Hammerton's ferry; Marble hill house/ham house; mid-Feb to Oct (read about it here)
Veteran car rally;  5-Nov
Moonwalk
See the stars; Hampstead Observatory; 8-10 Fri and Sat, 11-1 Sun, Sept-April (read about it here)
A Door in a Wall (read about it here)
Scotch Egg Challenge at the Ship (read about it here)
Ping Pong - Rich Mix/Book Club/Bounce/PUPP (read about it here)
Roller Derby (read about it here)
Backyard Cinema (read about it here)
Rock Paper Scissors Championships (read about it here)
Roxy Film & TV quiz
Finger in the Pie (read about it here)
Twisting tongues at Apres London
Sounds familiar quiz (read about it here)
VHS Video pub quiz (read about it here)
Art Macabre drawing
Simon Drake's House of Magic
The Dalston Arts Club
London Street Games
Treasure Trails
Hint Hunt (read about it here)
Madame La Freak (read about it here)
Butchery Bingo (read about it here)
Classic Album Sundays (read about it here)
It's Your Funeral (read about it here)
Limbo at London Wonderground (read about it here)
Punch Drunk (read about it here)
The Book Stops Here [finished now]
Salon London
Crystal Palace Overground Festival (read about it here)
Tongue Fu (read about it here)
Ukebox (read about it here)
Shell Lecture Series
Velvet Tongue (read about it here)
In the Flesh London
Future cinema (read about it here)
Wilfred Bagshaw's Time Emporium
Scrapclub
God's Own Junkyard (read about it here)
The Commitments Musical (read about it here)
The Katzenjammer Club (read about it here)
Black Cat Cabaret (read about it here)
The Flying Dutchman
Listen Softly London
Lady Dinah's Cats
Golden Slippers
Lost Lectures (read about it here)
Bright Club (read about it here)
Night Tales (read about it here)
Wilton Music Hall (read about it here)
Romantic Misadventures (read about it here)
BUG (read about it here)
Laughing gas and lemonade (read about it here)
Oblique London party
Whiskey tasting at Central & Co (read about it here)
Videoke (read about it here)
Goblin King's Ball
Ig Nobels tour (read about it here)
Grimm Tales (read about it here)
The Dark Room (read about it here)
Late Night Shop Cabaret
Queen Mab parties
Secret Cinema again... (read about it here)
Stranger than Fiction (read about it here)
Shoot from the Hip (read about it here)
YOLO Bingo at Oslo (read about it here)
Natural Born Storytellers
Kopparberg Urban Forest (read about it here)
Showstoppers
Agent November (read about it here)
Talking to Strangers
Heist
Citydash
Shotgun Weddings
Enigma escape
Bubble football
Indieoke/Rockaoke
Liars League
Swingers
Luna Cinema (read about it here)
Interrobang
Fifth column
Queen of Hoxton rooftop wigwam

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