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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
The fabulous lady laden with tipples, delicious treats and cuddly toys aplenty is back with her Royal House Party sessions hosted than none other than Little Nan's Grandchildren. Take to a secret location in Greenwich (revealed but a few days before) and enter into a plush playground of cocktails in teapots, crystal-cut decanters and vintage trinkets.
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.
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.
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.
A must-try romp for dolled up molls and dapper gangsters, the infamous Candlelight Club returns this Spring for another dabble in all things vintage. From dancing courtesy of The Gatsby Girls to live jazz from The Shirt Tail Stompers, dress up in your finest Prohibition-era inspired garms and head on down for the ultimate in dated dancing and partying.
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.
Bringing a whole to spectacle to sisterhood, join Sister Mary Clarence and her following of nuns for an evening of divine food, drinks and entertainment. This holy communion will kick off with a little light confession so you can rid your spirit of sins before taking part in this sacred event. 4 course, some cheeky cocktails (or Holy Water if you'd prefer) and a gospel choir to harp along to - come on down and join the ultimate sisterhood.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.