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.
Moretti Gran Tour, East London
Enjoy an authentic taste of Italy from the comfort of a cool and quirky Shoreditch spot! This is a pop-up street market event, designed to bring the UK's finest quality Italian street food traders together for a truly delicious foodie event. Tickets are a snip at £10, and entry includes a Birra Moretti along with two plates of food, a traditional coffee and a Gelato, as well as access to all of the masterclasses. Great beers and resident DJs sweeten the deal even further.
Canal Party Club
@ Canal Boat Party, Thursday 24 July 2014 and 48 other dates
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 Late Night Cocktail Club
@ Disco London, Friday 25 July 2014
Come fly with the Late Night Cocktail Club at Disco for a chance to revel with disco balls, enjoy a vintage fairground style bar offering the infamous ‘Disco Ball’ shared cocktail plus many more surprises. Get yourself on the dance floor and strut your 70s stuff to the best disco tunes, all whilst looking your absolute finest.
Summertime 90's Hip Hop Frat House Party
@ Earlham Street Clubhouse, Saturday 26 July 2014
Looking for a big night out in London? Well check out the frat party taking place in Earlham Street Clubhouse on the 26th July. Its got beer running from gas pumps, kitschy cool 50's throwback interior design, and the kind of playlist that will get you dancing like a sorority girl who has had her first cup of the spiked punch.
@ The Old Queen's Head, Saturday 26 July 2014
Bringing the party to North London this week are the legendary Artful Dodger. The duo responsible for bringing UK Garage to the mainstream (with classic hits including Re-Rewind and Moving Too Fast) are coming to The Old Queen's Head for one night only, so don't miss out on this amazing chance to see them live and up close!
The Wam Bam Club
@ The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Saturday 26 July 2014 and 8 other Saturdays
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.
Saturday Night At The Spiegeltent
@ London Wonderground, Saturday 26 July 2014 and Saturday 16 August 2014
For an evening packed with stunning acts, a constant stream of booze and a pulsating silent disco; look no further than Night At The Spiegeltent. Three special guest DJs will keep the tunes flowing as a lively crowd soak in spot cabaret performances as well as plenty of other surprises. Grab those headphones and prepare to indulge in an action-packed jamboree designed with the hedonist in mind.
Essex Summer Pool Party
@ Kings Oak Members Beach Club, Sunday 27 July 2014
Essex Pool Parties are back with a bang! Expect another level of partying with International DJs, spray packages, water-walker balls and beautiful bikini-clad model hostesses. Held at the stunning Kings Oak Members Beach Club (featured on TOWIE!) you can party like a VIP without the price-tag that comes with it! So kick back and party the Essex VIP way this summer.
@ Secret Location, Wednesday 30 July 2014 and 10 other dates
Dine Mile High are back! This time with a taste of sunny Spain for all you lucky diners. Your ticket gets you 2 cocktails, bar snacks, a 4 course meal and all the immersive entertainment you can shake a stick at! Of course you can expect a few surprises, because it wouldn't be Dine Mile High without them!
The Cinn-ema Club - Outdoor Pop Up Cinema
@ Cinnamon Kitchen, Sunday 3 August 2014
The Cinn-ema Club is being billed as one of London’s best outdoor activities this summer, and it’s not hard to see why. Revellers are treated to an evening filled with divine Indian food and cocktails before settling down to enjoy a film on Cinnamon Kitchen’s impressive terrace. Perfect for an easygoing date night or kicking back and relaxing with a group of mates.
'Under the Ground'
@ Old Street Underground Station, Wednesday 6 August 2014 and 4 other dates
Welcome to the London Underground's first ever film screening, courtesy of the guys at Press Play. Setting up in Old Street Station for five days in the first week of August, they will offer two screenings a night (one early, one late) of classic films such as Casablanca and The Italian Job. So if you like to try something a little bit different, then don't miss out on 'Under The Ground'.
The WOW Show
@ London Wonderground, Wednesday 6 August 2014 and 2 other Wednesdays
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.
@ The Roof Gardens, Friday 8 August 2014
There are few cooler events in London than hanging out on a glorious roof garden with a cocktail in your hand; but add Neon to the equation and suddenly it gets a whole lot cooler! This August the Late Night Cocktail Club brings their Neon Ball to the Kensington Roof Gardens for a fun filled evening of spectacular cocktails, gourmet burgers and heaps of style.
Kinky Malinki Boat Party & After Party
@ Temple Pier, Saturday 9 August 2014
Here’s your chance to experience a renowned Kinky Malinki summer boat party. You’ll hop aboard at 9pm before cruising down the Thames in the company of a seriously lively crowd and some top Resident DJs. Storming house tunes provide the soundtrack as you go hard until 1am, at which time you’ll return to shore before heading over to the pumping after party at Pacha (July) or Lightbox (August) to throw shapes until the sun comes up.
Beyonce Dance Experience
@ Hippodrome Casino, Saturday 9 August 2014
Ladies of London! You're invited to celebrate the Dance Party Experience at the Hippodrome Casino. Experience a Beyonce dance classlike no other, as they teach you the slick shapes of Queen Bey herself in the beautiful Matchem Theatre. A night of fun and frolics await, so get your best gal pals together and get ready to shake it.
Surrealist Dinner Party
@ Secret Location, Thursday 14 August 2014 and 2 other dates
London is king of bizarre events, and Surrealist Dinner Party is set to be an event like no other. Sure to be one of the best events in London, the event will see surrealist art mixed with experimental dining, in a truly unique evening experience. Expect an unforgettable night, as you are taken to a secret location and immersed into the world of the surreal.
@ Secret Location, Saturday 20 September 2014
Edible Stories are back, with a slightly different event. Join them as they celebrate their 3 year anniversary with an evening full of lots of surprises. Edible Stories is set in the mid 1920s so be sure to dig out those bow ties and feathers and look glamourous. The story will remain a secret and it is up to you to discover the clues on the night!
Roxx 'On The Roof'
@ Sanctum Soho Hotel Roof Garden, Every Saturday
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!
UFF TEA SUMMER BALL
@ Cecil's, Every Saturday
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
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!
House of Roxx Saturday's
@ Roxx @ Code, Every Saturday
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
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!
High Tea & Tease
@ Cellar Door, Every Saturday
Cabaret, cards, and burlesque and a number of other forbidden pleasures are to be expected Cellar Door's High Tea & Tease night. Open every Saturday, experience one of the most raucous displays of cabaret London has to offer from such performers Miss Daisy Page, Vicious Delicious and the legendary Beatrix Von Bourbon. Tickets include the show, casino chips and high tea with bubbles, finger sandwiches, cupcakes and tea.
Camden Pub Crawl, North London
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!