Best Events in London

Here at DesignMyNight, we're determined to bring you right up to speed with the latest and greatest happenings. From quirky pop ups to banging club nights via bar crawls and cabaret; we have our finger on the pulse of the best parties in London. Here's our hand-picked guide to the best events in London this week and beyond.

@ Canal Boat Party, Thursday 28 August 2014 and 49 other dates

Canal Party Club
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Spend your summer afternoon sailing through the City by hiring out this party canal boat for you and your friends. Bring your own booze, food and music and throw the party exactly the way you want it. The two hour cruise leaves from King's Cross and travels to Camden, through the locks and along the stunning 200 year old underground Islington Tunnel. An extremely fun day out and a beautiful ride in London.

@ The Candlelight Club, Saturday 6 September 2014

Little Italy Our pick
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A clandestine pop-up party, entirely lit by candlelight, with an unmistakable 1920’s speakeasy flavour. Intrigued? This is The Candlelight Club, who are honouring the Italian influence on Prohibition with an evening of flapper fashion, Italian food, cocktails and gangster jazz in a secret London location. You could also win a pair of tickets to Venice…

@ The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Saturday 13 September 2014 and 5 other Saturdays

The Wam Bam Club Our pick
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No two nights at The Wam Bam Club are the same. We're talking a Gatsby-esque night of carnival, showcasing the talents of slick comedians, sassy burlesque dancers, powerful live musicians and dazzling circus performers in a stunning art deco venue. Week on week, this is a remarkable show.

@ London Wonderground, Wednesday 3 September 2014

The WOW Show Our pick
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Whoever said nothing happens on Wednesday evenings couldn't be further wide of the mark. The WOW Show's raucous rabble of tip-top entertainers are on call to bring you a bit of music, cabaret, comedy and circus all at once. Expect games, interviews and performances galore at this effervescent event, and, with a finishing time of 10.45pm, you can even make the last train home.

@ Cellar Door, Every Sunday

Kinema & Kocktails
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This Autumn London’s cutest and most intimate cinema, with just 25 seats, returns to CellarDoor with a series of classic movies divided into 4 seasons, from Amelie to Back to the Future, there is something for everyone. 

@ The Clapham Grand, Friday 29 August 2014

Bogan Bingo Shitty Disco Our pick
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One of the Best Events in London this August has got to be Bogan Bingo Shitty Disco. This Aussie mix of part bingo/part raucous night out, has travelled the globe from Melbourne, and will land at the Clapham Grand on August 28th. Expect an evening of comedy and fun filled contests; as well as bingo of course, before the DJ turns up the disco so you can dance the night away.

@ Cecil's, Friday 29 August 2014

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What could be a better event to end your summer with than reliving the romance and nostalgia of the most iconic and fabulous coming of age tale of the 20th century? We're not talking about Catcher in the Rye here. Picture jumping into the awaiting, muscly arms of an awaiting Patrick Swayze, or learning how to swing your hips like a pro in a rebellious after-hours staff party at a 1960s summer camp. This is a Dirty Dancing themed party, so don't get put in the corner when it comes to getting your hands on a ticket. 

@ The Dutch Master Boat, Saturday 6 September 2014

SOUL SATURDAYS 2014 The Boat Party Our pick
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We all love a good boat party, but this offering from Soul Saturdays really knocks our socks off. Last year the attendees of their Brixton summer rave were dancing for hours on end; and we think this year you won't be able to get enough of it either. Who would wanna stop when you've got the best tunes, loads of cheap booze and lots of beautiful people all in one place; that place being a majestic boat on the Thames?

@ The View From The Shard, Saturday 13 September 2014

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You might know a few people who have seen the View from The Shard but you can go one further with a Sleepover @ the View from the Shard. That's right, dating site are hosting an all-nighter where singles can meet to watch the sunset before hitting the hay; only interrupted by a midnight feast of pizza. The next morning you'll be woken early to watch the sun rise on London over breakfast.

@ The Round Chapel, Saturday 13 September 2014

Rhythm Junction London
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Swing back in time at this fabulous one day festival dedicated to jazz, jive and all things swinging. The 1920's to the 1950's will be recreated as the Round Chapel in Hackney is transformed into a vintage dance hall. There'll be swing bands playing jazz and jive, a craft beer stand from local favourites Crate Brewery and street food. Get your dancing shoes on!

@ Sky Bar, Friday 26 September 2014

Pulp Fiction 20th Anniversary Party Our pick
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It's been 20 years since one of the release of one of the most iconic films in movie history. Sky Bar are celebrating the release of Pulp Fiction by recreating Jack Rabbit slims restaurant, and that infamous dance scene between Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega. Expect Cadillacs, 50's glamour, memorabilia from the film, and lots of dancing.

@ Kettner's, Friday 19 September 2014 and Friday 21 November 2014

Kettner’s Kabaret Our pick
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This isn't just the best event in London, but the best event in Berlin too. Stepping back in time nearly a century as well as hopping over the channel (and then some) Kettners will transform you to another world with its glamorous three course meal, cabaret show, cocktails, absinthe and libertine values. Prepare yourself for the most opulent night out that history can muster.

@ Secret London Location, Saturday 27 September 2014

Great Gatsby Party Our pick
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There's no end to London's long list of amazing events but perhaps none quite like this. The Great Gatsby himself invites you along to one his legendary soirees. You'll be whisked away to a secret location where you'll be greeted with a drink on arrival. Afterwards you can expect canapes, cocktails and elegant entertainment at this late summer party like no other.

@ Secret London Location, Saturday 4 October 2014 and Friday 3 October 2014

Alice in Wonderland POP UP Our pick
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Keep this October weekend free for the immersive restaurant experience of a lifetime. When it comes to our idea of fun, themed experiential four course meals have to rank up there with swimming with dolphins. It doesn't get better than a surreal Alice in Wonderland pop-up restaurant with delectable cuisine, amazing cocktails and theatrical displays from the mad hatter himself. 

@ Secret London Location, Saturday 1 November 2014

HALLOWEEN BALL An Affair From Baron Vrykolakas Our pick
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This will be the event of the season for the party people of London's dark and sensuous underbelly. If you want to be debauched and sybaritic come Halloween (who doesn't?) to party the night away like a ghost risen for one night only, then get your name on Baron Vrykolakas' list and be welcomed into his beautifully scary and libertine home. Although, you might just not make it out in one piece...

@ Sanctum Soho Hotel Roof Garden, Every Saturday

Roxx 'On The Roof' Our pick
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The pop-up specialists Roxx are back and are taking over the rooftop at the Sanctum Hotel Soho for an unmissable summer extravaganza. Expect an afternoon full of top-notch DJs, themed parties, fashion shows - and if that isn't enough then why not take a dip in the Jacuzzi? Yes that's right, so bring your best swimwear. Who needs a festival when you'll be at a rooftop party that will rival the very best!

@ Cecil's, Every Saturday

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Promising to give you an invigorating evening, The UFF Tea Summer Ball brings 1930's Havana to life every Saturday night. You will be transported to a cocktail party hosted by Mr Cecil Russell George Uff esq. who will entertain you with live Latino Jazz and the most delightful cocktails. Dig out your panama hats, florals, ruffles and summer dresses and prepare yourself for an evening full of music, fun and plenty of frivolity!

@ Broadway House, Every Sunday

'On The Roof' Our pick
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Press Play are excited to be back at Broadway House rooftop residency this summer, screening a range of carefully picked films following every Sunday night until the end of September. The rooftop provides the perfect backdrop to wind down your weekend and offers amazing views of London. BBQ and drinks will be offer, alongside a free bag of popcorn and the world's first champagne ice popsicle!

@ Roxx @ Code, Every Saturday

House of Roxx Saturday's Our pick
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Every Saturday night, Roxx @ Code plays host to 'House of Roxx', a seamless night of some of the best rock and roll music from across the years, blending timeless classics with modern gems, house mixes and spontaneous live acts alongside resident DJs. As one of the best events in London, and notorious for its exclusive entry policy, it is advised that you book online through DesignMyNight to secure your place on the DMN guest list, getting you free entry before 10.30pm. 



Vestal Voyages, North London

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All aboard the Vestal Voyages cruiser, rain or shine, and cruise your way from King's Cross all the way through to leafy Islington. Mr. VV will be serving up a storm of vodka based libations as all of you thirsty folk cruise along Regent's Canal from the comfort of the heated cabin - or, if the weather is bright and warm, why not head on to the deck to watch the world go by bathed in glorious sunshine? This is a totally unique London adventure!

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Camden Pub Crawl, North London

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Camden Pub Crawl is the original alternative London Pub Crawl, taking you away from the tourist haunts and around some of the best bars, clubs and live music venues London has to offer. With great deals and prices, this is one of the best crawls in the capital. Enjoy some of Camden's more alternative party spots with some of the finest revelers in London! Tickets cost a mere £10, so make sure you get yours now!

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