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.
The Candlelight Club
@ The Candlelight Club, Friday 10 April 2015 and Friday 24 April 2015
The mighty Candlelight Club return for their first speakeasy pop-up parties of 2015. Taking to a secret London location lit entirely by candles, guests enjoy a lovely combination of jazz music and delicious cocktails in a roaring twenties atmosphere. Kit up in your finest 1920s outfit and expect an email two days before the event telling you where to meet!
AN APRIL FOOLS COMEDY NIGHT WITH SUZANNA GONZO: DARK LADY
@ Queen of Hoxton, Wednesday 1 April 2015
Have a giggle this April Fools with a lineup of great comic performers. Headlining is the Dark Lady and her spiritual tale of woe, followed by a whole host of amazing special guest entertainers. Laugh your socks off to the likes of Holly Burn and Oh Standfast at this April extravaganza and stick around for some live music and boogy times.
@ Kettner's, Friday 24 April 2015
Come and experience a night of authentic Wartime London (without the bombings, don't worry) with roaring 40s excess, live music and enough Lindy-hopping to send you silly. Expect tin can cocktails, military get ups and a cheeky dance class from Swing Patrol on the books. What's more period than some dapper drinks and darling cabaret performances?
The Craft Beer Bus
@ Old Street Underground Station, Saturday 11 April 2015
Roll up and clamber aboard the Craft Beer Bus this April 11th for a boozy bus ride with a difference. Get your four free craft beers, your brewery tours and your £1.50 pints here, all included in one £27 ticket. There's a BYOB policy so don't feel self-conscious as you guzzle your bottles at the back of the bus - save some dollar and have it your way on the hottest wheels in London.
Dinner at Beehive Place
@ Beehive Place, Thursday 2 April 2015 and 3 other dates
Beehive Place are returning to Brixton for a set of Springtime dinner sessions off the back of their sensationally successful winter pop-up. Chef Samuel Hodges penchant for fresh produce and ingredients sourced from across the UK has curated a signature style to all of his dishes. Explore rustic tastes, home grown flavours and mouth-watering morsels on your plate at Beehive Place.
Russell Lissack of Bloc Party presents
@ Proud Camden, Friday 17 April 2015
Camden's hottest hangout is about to light up your Saturday with an exciting list of great DJs, such as Redshift, Russell Lissack of Bloc Party and Rush Music, as well as live performers, including Inca Maps and Faux. Strap on your party shoes and prepare for a night of party tunes, head banging and some cheeky wiggling on a packed out dance floor.
Ghetto Funk presents....
@ Proud Camden, Every 2nd Friday of the month from 10th April
Ghetto Funk saves something pretty special for their monthly Proud residence. Coming to Camden on the second Friday of every month, these raucous party animals bring a night filled with bass, funk, hip-hop and breaks to a packed out dance floor. The DJ line-up is rotated to offer a fresh line-up each time, and you can save a few quid on entry by booking tickets in advance.
The Smiths Mike Joyce Presents
@ Proud Camden, Friday 15 May 2015
With a history steeped in one of the most iconic British Indie bands, Mike Joyce is swapping his drumming sticks for a set of decks to DJ at Proud Camden every other month. Forget The Smiths (joking, that's impossible), this night is all abut appreciating good music across all of its forms. Indie, House, Disco, Northern Soul, you name it, Mike will be playing it.
Mat Horne presents Session @ Proud
@ Proud Camden, Friday 24 April 2015 and Friday 29 May 2015
If your Friday night calls for anything it's some serious drinking and dancing shenanigans at one of London's most flamboyant and raucous party joints, and you know it's gotta be Proud. Camden will be leading your Friday wind down with some Indie tunes, Electro hits and classic clubbing beats. With tickets only £4 as well, you'd be mental not to.
Pop Up Barbados Food Shack
@ Pop Up Barbados, Friday 10 April 2015 and 15 other dates
Add a bit of the Caribbean into your evening with dishes infused with the exotic. Take your taste buds on a journey through the most authentic of jerk chicken, with coconut rice and peas for added flavour. Running on various dates from 20th March, this supper club is a paradise for your palate so book a ticket for £20 and prepare for taste sensation.
@ The Electric Ballroom, Friday 1 May 2015 and Friday 29 May 2015
The Electric Ballroom in Camden is transformed into den of retro fuelled romping and throwback tunes come Friday night. That sacred fifth day of the week is dedicated to playing only the biggest, baddest and most iconic power songs from all of the best musical decades you can think of. Old or new, power ballad of rock jam - they don't care, as long as it's a classic and you can air guitar or sing 'til your throat is sore.
Sex in the Pan – Seductive Dining
@ Palm 2, Friday 3 April 2015
Palm 2 will be cooking up a course of seductive dining and amorous entertainment with live musicians providing the backdrop to your decadent eating experience. Chef Boris Bouno has created a multi-course menu of palatable treats to stimulate your senses and ignite a new appreciation for food. Tuck in, food is getting some seductive treatment...
Essex Outdoor Cinema
@ Maldon Promenade Park, Saturday 29 August 2015
Watch the stars under the stars at this boutique outdoor Cinema pop up this cinema! Popping up in stunning locations throughout Essex, this is an ideal summer's night for 2015.
Mussel Men - Lobster Tuesday
@ Mussel Men, Every 1st Tuesday of the month
Those mighty Mussel Men are putting together a weekday hot-pot of Lobster loving and musical musings. Welcome to Lobster Tuesdays! Chow down on some crustacean creations served with some beefy sized chips and a choice of 3 tasty toppings. For £35 there'll be a cheeky cocktail waiting for your arrival and then the feast will unfold with a seasonal starter and the glorious main following. Enjoy a line-up of live music whilst you munch on your decadent dinner.
Forbidden Nights @ The Clapham Grand, South London
This event is not for the faint of heart. Expect to get hot under the collar and prepare your lungs for a hell of a lot of screaming. These guys have all the right stuff, performing strip teases, acrobatics and fire-eating for all your thrill-seeking needs. Free prosecco, professional photos, VIP entrance to the Pacha after party and a chance to meet and greet the stars are all included in this red hot ticket.
@ Rose Lipman Building, Wednesday 1 April 2015 and 3 other dates
Get your groove on at Abigail's Party of 70s excess and shag-pile carpets. Yes, that's right, the 70s are back and taking over the Rose Lipman Building for a night of 5 course feasting and cocktail supping. Expect retro romps, groovy fashion and heavy flares at this throwback event. Ain't no party like a 70s party!
The Last Sipper: Dram & Smoke + BrewDog
@ BrewDog Shepherd's Bush, Sunday 5 April 2015
Fresh from the Highlands, Dram & Smoke are bringing their barrel smoked foods South for a unique pop-up event at the Shepherd's Bush BrewDog. Scottish foodies and hop-heads unite as your taste buds will be treated to a 6 course roulette of authentic eats (Haggis BonBons, Slow Cooked Rabbit & Pork Belly aplenty) with specially matched beers for the ultimate dining and drinking experience.
'Balls to Dating' - An Easter Ping Pong Party
@ Bounce, Sunday 5 April 2015
Champions of all things Ping Pong and fun boozin', Bounce are hosting one cheeky little singles event that is less about dating and more about socialising (with some serious gaming in between). Revolutionising the dating world far away from tables with bells or internet profiles, Bounce have teamed up with DoingSomething to get you pinging and ponging allllll the way home.
The Spirit Social
@ Maxilla Hall Social Club, Every 2nd Thursday of the month
Independent Rum company, The Duppy Share are hosting a series of Thursday pop-ups dedicated to spirit tasting and those Rum connoisseurs out there. Celebrating four new and unique spirit brands in the industry, this event will showcase the latest, greatest and undiscovered spirits in an old social club in Notting Hill. Get your drinking on with eats, beats and cocktail treats.
Roxx's Rock&Roll Tour Bus
@ Roxx Bus Party, Saturday 25 April 2015
The ultimate pop-up party champions are taking to the road for their next Rock 'n' Roll venture. Bringing the party aboard a double decker bus pimped out with sound system, 2 bars and one raucous atmosphere, Roxx will be rolling around some of London's iconic sites pumping out rock anthems, guitar jams and some general debauchery.
@ Disappearing Dining Club, Saturday 18 April 2015 and 4 other Saturdays
Dinner Dance have carved out a reputation for hosting excellent pop-up parties in unlikely locations. Where will they land next? Well that’s a secret, but we can confirm that there will be cocktails, canapes and a four-course meal to get stuck into. DJs take over with an eccentric mix of house and Balearic disco, and £1 from each ticket sold goes to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Saturday Circus Show
@ Aeronaut, Saturday 4 April 2015 and 3 other Saturdays
Prepare to be dazzled, astonished and completely entertained. Aeronaut are modern day champions of circus theatrics and stage dramatics. This will be one weekend event you won't want to miss out on with balancing acts, juggler throws and heavy duty hula-hooping all part of the itinerary.
@ Town House, Saturday 25 April 2015 and 7 other Saturdays
Fancy savouring a unique supper club this month in London? We've just the destination. Taking up residence in an 18th century town house and antique shoes, Town House not only boasts a lush four course meal in suitably vintage surroundings, there's a complimentary cocktail chucked in for delicious measure.
Canal Party Club
@ Canal Boat Party, Sunday 29 March 2015 and 276 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.
@ Eight Moorgate, Saturday 25 April 2015
The Swinging Sixties was all about tailored suits, black and white luxe and mini dressed ladies. The private members club Eight Moorgate will be turning its penthouse pad into a retro wonderland of go-go dancers, psychedelic light shows and Mary Quant make-up stylings throughout February and March all in the name of the oh-so-fabulous Emme Peel character from The Avenges.
The Boat Show Comedy Club + Night Club
@ The Tattershall Castle, Friday 17 April 2015
All aboard the comedy boat as The Boat Show present one of the most fun-filled, funny bone tickling affairs in the city. Not only boasting a comedic roster the likes of Romesh Ranganathan and Dan Nightingale, The Boat Show will sweep you away with their location as ticket holders board the heralded Tattershall Castle paddle steamer alongside The London Eye.
@ Mode, Every Saturday
Housed in one of North London's most glamorous party spots, Sintillate delivers a ruacous roster of international house/electro DJs and a fun time party atmosphere to ensure that Saturday nights in London are always something special. Make the most of the cocktail and dining packages available at MODE, an ever talked about club and restaurant in Westbourne Park, North London.
Kinema & Kocktails
@ Cellar Door, Sunday 29 March 2015 and 6 other Sundays
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.
UFF TEA SHANGHAI PARTY
@ Cecil's, Every Saturday
The UFF Tea Party is here to help you escape from the monotonous trials and tribulations of the 21st century world. They’re on hand to transport you back to Shanghai circa 1936, where a stylish black tie cocktail party overflowing with live Jazz tracks, DJs and wonderfully crafted cocktails loom large.
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!
The Drury Club, Central London
Matching NYC basement bar vibes with the decadence of a Parisian drinking den, The Drury Club’s entertainment programme offers a refined night out in the heart of Covent Garden. Kick back and ease into a night out on Drury Lane with a devilish cocktail and a quick sample from the absinthe tower.