Top Things to Do In London (25-27 September)

It’s the last weekend in September and there is a whole host of indoor and outdoor events happening around the city. Check out our top picks right here.


Riverside Studios has collaborated with Cambridge’s Art Hound Gallery to launch Icons, featuring portraits of Amy Winehouse, The Sex Pistols, David Bowie and Princess Diana, among others. The exhibition celebrates some of the many pop culture legends associated with Riverside Studios throughout the venue’s diverse history. This selection of artwork is by some of the most exciting contemporary artists on the scene – including David Studwell, Lauren Baker, Mark Illuminati and Terry Pastor. 


Boxpark at Bethnal Green is kicking off this weekend by launching the capital’s first street food-style brunch. On the last Sunday of the month from 11am to 1pm, there’ll be dishes on offer from some of Boxpark’s biggest food traders. Rudie’s, Salt Shed, Eat Chay, Salad Mafia and Snog will be serving up treats, with a choice of Cava Sangria, beer, cider, wine or spirit. DJ GW Harrison will be providing the tunes. 


Pop Up Yoga Club’s first ever Beer Yoga Class takes place on 27 September in celebration of the unique Bavarian holiday, Oktoberfest. Small Beer Brew Co has partnered with Pop Up Yoga Club founder Cassie McClements for the special class, which kicks off at 10.30am. The 70-minute session featuring poses like the Extended Swig Anglet and there will be plenty of time to enjoy your Oktoberfest tipple as tickets (costing £20) also include entry into Neverland’s Oktoberfest Party, which runs from 12pm-5pm. 


London Podcast Festival returns to Kings Place for its fifth annual celebration of live podcasting. The festival will take place in front of a live audience at the UK’s home of podcasting, with all events live streamed in broadcast quality to a worldwide audience via pay-per view. Highlights include Spaced and Shaun of the Dead star Nick Frost joining Edith Bowman for Soundtracking on 25 September, and long-time LPF supporter Deborah Frances-White curating a day of her favourite female-led podcasts, including Sara Pascoe’s Sex Power Money, Isy Suttie’s The Things We Do For Love and The Divorce Club with Samantha Baines on 26 September. 


Fancy your chances in becoming a diver for Great Britain? Well there is only one place to get started! The London Aquatics Centre, home of the Tom Daley Diving Academy. Whether you are brand new to diving or have some experience they cater for all levels.  You will be diving off the 10 metre board in no time! Book your lessons today through the link below.


The critically acclaimed Greenwich Comedy Festival returns for its 12th year, with performances from Bill Bailey, Sara Pascoe, Dara O’Briain, Nish Kumar, Rachel Parris, Josh Widdicombe, Lou Sanders, Reginald D Hunter, and Jamali Maddix. Tickets to this year’s event are being sold in pairs (priced £25). 


Annka Kultys Gallery is making history as the first commercial art gallery to represent a humanoid robot artist, Ai-Da Robot, in Do Robots Dream of Electric Bees? Ai-Da is the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist, who made the headlines last year for making over £1m in sales before her inaugural exhibition at Oxford University opened. The exhibition deals with themes from global warming, the extinction of species to the uses and abuses of future technologies. Aided by computer vision, Ai-Da can draw, and is a performance artist. Open Saturday, 12pm-6pm. 


A host of breweries and pubs are running giveaways and promotions until October 4 to celebrate Cask Ale Week. Among these, Fuller’s is introducing its new 2020 Vintage Ale in select pubs and giving away mini-kegs via social media, while Five Points Brewery is sharing interviews with landlords about the importance of cask beer.