Themed Nights Out In London

Discover the best themed nights out in London with our hand-picked guide to the best of the city’s alternative nightlife. With dress up clubs scattered around the capital and all kinds of unique pop-up events where you can embrace your alter-ego for the night, there’s something for everybody here. A selection of our top tips for an alternative night out in London is as follows...

Last updated on 3rd July 2020


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Celebrating everything we love about the '70s and '80s, Rouges is a themed night in London well worth visiting. Full of character and life, it pushes boundaries and leaves many of its guests stunned to silence. Alongside all your favourite funk and soul tracks played by DJ Kobayashi, guests will be fascinated by an amazing aerialist performance by Kellie Sky from the famous Tear Drop Circus. Full of laughter and with bags of energy, you won't forget this vintage night out in London anytime soon. 

  The Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Saturday 18th July 2020

The only secret soiree in London that brings the 1920s back to life in complete and utter vintage glamour. The Candlelight Club are back to throw some of the most decadent Golden Age parties you'll ever experience complete with bootleg cocktails, live jazz music and all the flapper dressed debauchery. 

Tropicana Beach Club

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Tropicana Happy Hour

Dressed as a tropical seafront bar, the Tropicana Beach Club raises more than a few eyebrows. Covered by over 500 bird decorations, with huge palm trees stretching from the floor to the ceiling, a lagoon pool-style dance floor and various cabanas spread throughout, every aspect has been meticulously planned and arranged to transport everyone to a sun-drenched tropical beach. With over 50 different cocktails to sample, and beach-grill inspired food to enjoy, this is one themed night well worth trying out.

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 18th July 2020 and 4 other Saturdays

In true vintage style, The Rivoli Ballroom is hosting a monthly series of Jive nights in London, featuring the best swing bands in London. Rolling back the clock and filling the historic London venue with a lively buzz, the evening will start with a fun jive lesson, before the reins are handed over to one of the great swing bands performing on the night. 

Spectacular Pub Quizzes

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Get your hands on the Geller cup at the ultimate Friend quiz night. Complete with Smelly Cat singalongs, margaritas and plenty of Oh My Gaaawd moments, could there be any better way to spend a Tuesday night? We don't think so. 

Bringing you acids, alcohol, hazmats and hip hop, this unique bar in Hackney offers one hell of a masterclass. Focusing on only the most cutting edge molecular techniques, you'll be cooking up quite a storm in the ABQ RV.

Taking over FEST Camden for a number of stunning events, Glitter Room is all you need for a glamorous night out in London. Party like a VIP in top-to-toe glitter at one of their events, with circus acts, confetti showers and top-class DJs aplenty.  

From Hip-Hop and Dancehall to Old Skool R&B and Bashment, What's The Motive are bringing some of the best music to East London alongside free food, free booze and some cool giveaways.


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Perfect if you're looking for some Brazilian bloc party themed excess, Floripa is for hedonists out for a big night in Shoreditch. Fitted out with extravagant and colourful Amazonian decorations, Latin American street food and music rhythms to shake your tail feather to, it's one of the most fun and light-hearted clubs in east London.


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Trapeze is an incredible circus-inspired bar in the heart of Shoreditch that's just a stone's throw away from Old Street station. Set over two levels, the first floor is a cool cocktail bar whipping some amazing concoctions whilst if you head downstairs, you'll experience one of the most riveting basement clubs in the area. If you're out and about in Shoreditch, make sure you check this place out!

Piccadilly Institute

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Piccadilly Institute has many differently themed rooms, each as spectacular as the other. It's a great West End club for dancing, discovering and enjoying a quirky drink. Why not try the Liquid Therapy In a Padded Cell cocktail that serves six people? If you're looking for a themed party club in London that breaks the mould, you're seeking Piccadilly Institute.