Editor’s Picks: 3 Unmissable Events in SeptemberBy Claudine Levy
We love a list as much as the next person – but an endless list of 20 something things to do in London in September makes our head hurt. So much choice. So little time. In the spirit of keeping it simple, we’ve handpicked three events worth your time and money. Here’s what’s hot in the capital this month:
What: Roll up, roll up. We’re excited about this one; it’s a truly unique, immersive murder mystery event that cleverly integrates food, music, dancing and visual arts into an intense theatrical experience. Think Secret Cinema meets Punchdrunk.
Beforehand, each guest will be given an individual character and their role in the mystery will be explained. The event will be running for only two nights, and what we love is that there’s absolutely no hierarchy of guests, and no actors; so not only will you be there to witness everything that unfolds, you’ll be creating it.
Why: Two Dolphins is the brainchild of a few university graduates who combine their love for organised fun and creativity into thrilling, immersive events. Two Dolphins’ last event saw them transform the old train tunnels of Loco Klub in Bristol into a magical Bar-mitzvah venue complete with speeches, a klezmer band, Israeli dancing, a three course meal and, of course, a mystery to solve. On the back of the success of this event, they’ve decided to bring their unique idea to London. For their launch event, you will be taken back to 1930 for a mining themed murder mystery… yes, you heard right. Expect an event like no other that immediately brings people together in friendship, fun and mystery.
Price: Tickets are priced at £39.99. For that you’ll get dinner, entertainment and your place in an elaborately organised and intricately planned mystery. You can apply for tickets here. Be quick as spaces, we hear, are limited.
Must be over 18 to attend.
Where: Secret location in East London
What: A chance to take those shower singing sessions to the stage with a gospel choir backed karaoke evening. Gone are the days of listening to woeful renditions of the Killers and Kings of Leon – Toni Robinson and her troop of 15 choir singers will give all the classics the harmonies and solos the soulful sounds they deserve.
Why: Gospeloke have been providing joyful, soul for four years. Each event gives you the chance to unleash your inner Turner. Even if you don’t choose to perform, just listening to the choir transform Karaoke classics to absolute showstoppers.
Price: There are four shows over the coming months with the first on thursday September 20th. Tickets start at £14 but you the VIP table options too if you want to come in a group. Buy here.
Where: Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Photo Credit: Gospeloke
What: After a string of well received events, Overdough returns to nourish your stomach and soul taking over DUO in North London for another blissful reunion of Pizza and Party on Saturday 1st September. All you need is an empty stomach and an appetite to party and you’ll be sure to have a great time.
Why: Bottomless cocktails, food challenges, karaoke, music and of course delicious pizza are all on the menu for this daytime shindig. Fancy dress is encouraged so whack on your calzone costume and come and join London’s biggest Pizza Party. DUO is an exciting new addition to Camden’s portfolio of quirky venues so get a ticket for this and come and check it out.
Price: There are a few early bird tickets starting at £2 so get in quick before they go. After that, prices start at £11. Get your tickets here
Where: Duo London, 22 Inverness Street, London NW1 7HJ
Photo Credit: Overdough