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.

@ Sanctum Soho Hotel Roof Garden, Saturday 9 August 2014

Disco vs. Roxx 'On The Roof'
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Roxx have been busy throwing some of the hottest rooftop parties in London this summer, and they’re joined by some very special guests for their latest bash. Soho members club Disco will join them atop the Sanctum Soho Hotel on the 9th August for a one-off celebration packed with special entertainment and multiple DJs playing rock ‘n’ roll, old school Disco and House tracks. Entry to the after-party at Disco is included with your ticket!

@ One Marylebone, Saturday 2 August 2014 and 7 other dates

Andalucia Our pick
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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 Roof Gardens, Saturday 2 August 2014

Roof Gardens Festival: Reverb Live Our pick
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Enjoy the amazing weather and head to the stunning rooftop location of The Roof Gardens this Saturday. A festival happening in an epic summer location makes for a great day out. 

@ Canal Boat Party, Saturday 2 August 2014 and 41 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 Bloomsbury Ballroom, Saturday 2 August 2014 and 7 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.

@ Cinnamon Kitchen, Sunday 3 August 2014

The Cinn-ema Club - Outdoor Pop Up Cinema Our pick
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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.

@ Old Street Underground Station, Wednesday 6 August 2014 and 4 other dates

'Under The Ground'
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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 View From The Shard, Wednesday 6 August 2014

Pop Up Bar + FREE DRINK + Giant Twister Our pick
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London’s most adventurous singletons can ascend 800ft for a dating night with a difference, involving a giant game of Twister at The View from The Shard. Sponsored by the brand new Caribbean rum, The Duppy Share, they will be making sure everyone gets a little Jamaican courage before the event gets started. Drinking, mingling, fun and games at 800ft – what more could you want on a Wednesday?

@ London Wonderground, Wednesday 6 August 2014 and 2 other Wednesdays

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.

@ The Roof Gardens, Friday 8 August 2014

Neon Ball Our pick
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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.

@ Temple Pier, Saturday 9 August 2014

Kinky Malinki Boat Party & After Party Our pick
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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.

@ Hippodrome Casino, Saturday 9 August 2014

Beyonce Dance Experience
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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.

@ Secret Location, Thursday 14 August 2014 and 2 other dates

Surrealist Dinner Party
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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.

@ London Wonderground, Saturday 16 August 2014

Saturday Night At The Spiegeltent Our pick
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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.

@ Bounce, Sunday 24 August 2014

Bank Holiday Hawaiian Ping Pong Party
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One of the best events in London for the single folks amongst you, head to Bounce in Holborn on Bank Holiday Sunday for an Hawaiian Ping Pong Party. Events specialists are holding their latest singles event; this time involving Ping Pong and Hawaiian Party games. Sure to be one of the best bank holiday events around.

@ 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.

@ Secret Location, Saturday 20 September 2014

Edible Stories
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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!

@ The Toy Shop, Sunday 24 August 2014

The Toy Shop Summer Party
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The event that tops off the Bank Holiday bill of events, as well as your whole summer of fun, has got to be The Toy Shop's summer party. They've put all the components of a great night on the razzle dazzle together with the best parts of your childhood to create a mammoth mash-up event. It's going to include a boozey punch, alcoholic ice-lollies, face painting, balloons and best of all, dancing until late. Get in. 

@ 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.


Moretti Gran Tour, East London

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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.

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@ 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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