Top Things To Do In London (11-13 September)

There is no shortage of Autumn events happening in the city this weekend. From ‘Comedy On The Terrace’ to ‘Cocktails In The City’, check out a few brilliant ways to spend your time in in London over the coming days. 


One of London’s most iconic venues – Alexandra Palace – is hosting ‘Comedy On The Terrace’ on Sunday, 13 September. Ventriloquist Nina Conti, whose laugh-out-loud routines have led to sell-out international tours, will perform alongside fellow comics Sean McLoughlin, Maisie Adam and Fin Taylor (MC). Enjoy street food and a large bar serving everything from indie craft beers and wine to cocktails. Tickets are £15pp. 


The London Design Festival comes to venues across the city with a mixture of online and IRL events, and runs to 20 September. The festival puts a spotlight on the brilliance of the design community in London and the UK. Each day throughout the Festival, LDF will share a digital programme of online events, talks, workshops and keynotes. One highlight is the 2020 Landmark Project – The Hothouse by London-based architecture practice Studio Weave. The large-scale installation, located at International Quarter London (IQL) in Stratford, will provide a controlled habitat for cultivating plants that would not ordinarily grow in the UK’s climate.


Cocktails in the City drops into the capital for a two-day alfresco cocktail garden party this weekend. The event will bring together 30 of the city’s most innovative bars for an unforgettable weekend of eclectic cocktails, in the sunny open-air surroundings of Bedford Square Gardens in Bloomsbury. A wide range of cocktails will be on offer, from trendsetting new drinks, sustainable serves and the latest in low and no-alcohol drinks and champagne cocktails. Experiences include live music from Nightjar and The Piano Works supported by Hennessy, spirited tasting sessions hosted by The Mixing Class and cocktail making sessions hosted by TT Liquor. Tickets cost £15. Additional cocktails will be priced at £7.50 and all profits will go to The Drinks Trust to support hospitality workers affected by lockdown. 


South London music venue, Brixton Courtyard has revamped its outdoor space with booths. There are plenty of live events taking place this weekend from hip hop jams, reggae, garage, house and disco beats. Tickets from £10.00. 


Voted  ‘Best Pub in Hackney’ by Time Out London’s Love London Awards, The Kenton Arms draws a crowd of loyal locals to an interior that mixes candlelit antiques and modern curiosities. One of Hackney’s hidden gems, this eclectic boozer serves tasty beers and an immense Sunday roast! The Kenton presents The Cosmic Cupboard sees Reverend Milo Speedwagon featuring this Saturday, 12 September. 


Ice cream is not just for summer! Fun loving dessert bar, Soft Serve Society is an Instagrammer’s dream, specialising in creating delightful premium soft serve ice cream flavours and treats. Perfect for a sunny September day. 


Open Air Theatre has returned to Regents Park for a six-week run of Jesus Christ Superstar, the 70′s rock opera from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The live performance will be relayed ‘live’ to up to 5,000 additional ticket holders via a giant screen on the lawn. The nearby 108 Brasserie at The Marylebone hotel has also reopened, serving a pre-theatre menu. Live performance tickets from £25-£65. 


Hackney Marshes is internationally known as the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with 82 football, rugby and cricket pitches on North and South Marsh and Mabley Green. Amenities include a bird trail, a tree nursery and a café/public terrace. The park holds a Green Flag award.