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 16th October 2018

  Erdinger Oktoberfest London

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@ Erdinger Oktoberfest London on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

Forget cheers, it's all about prost at this massive event over in Stratford. Erdinger Oktoberfest is partying the night away throughout October as they recreate the famous German festival, bringing a fairground, communal tables, live music, beer and Bavarian waitresses to this spot.

Save 25.00% on ticket Outside Venue Thursday (fun fair, beer garden) with discount code DMN


1 user review 5

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. 

  Lady Gala Bingo

22 user reviews 4

@ Rascals on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

Prepare for Lady Gala to take you little monsters on a bingo extravaganza, fuelled by bottomless pizza and cocktails. Expect games, hunky guys and some good old fashioned boozing at this quirky Gaga themed night in London.

Save 25.00% on ticket Lady Gala Bingo Entry + Glass of Prosecco with discount code #discostick
Valid on the following dates: 18/10/2018.

  The Candlelight Club

167 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 27th October 2018

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

542 user reviews 4

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 20th October 2018 and 2 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. 

  Journey To The Underworld

68 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

This immersive dining and theatre experience comes from the creators of The Murdér Express, so you're in for a unique journey filled with performances and delicious food.

Save 20.00% on ticket Off Peak Early Evening 6pm with discount code JOURNEY20
Valid on the following dates: 30/09/2018, 07/10/2018, 14/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 23/10/2018 and 24/10/2018.

12 events @ The Exhibit with 34 upcoming dates starting on 17 Oct 2018

Adult playground The Exhibit have more than a few themed nights out in London up their sleeve: expect everything from fairy-themed nights to disco extravaganzas, alongside all kinds of screenings in their cinema room from recent releases to ones themed around the time of year.

18 events @ The Macbeth with 18 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 31 Dec 2018

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.

@ Brixton Jamm on Saturday 20th October 2018

So you didn't make it to Munich for Oktoberfest? Don't worry, because Brixton Jamm is here to bring you a taste of Berlin in the heart of south London. With Deutsche food and drinks alongside oompah DJs, Bavarian games, a Berlin-themed club room and lots of lederhosen, it'll feel almost like the real thing.

3 events @ Jazz Cafe with 14 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 May 2019

The Jazz Cafe never fails to impress with its mega roster of talented musicians; whether you want a sit down meal or a simple boogey, this spot will provide the perfect soundtrack.

3 events @ Secret London Location with 3 upcoming dates starting on 28 Oct 2018

This all day party invites the best talent in afrobeat to perform to you alongside dancers as you feast on a delicious three course African food, as well as an hour of bottomless cocktails and fun times all round.


393 user reviews 4

Be James Dean for a night! This cocktail bar and club with neon lights, motor bikes, red leathered booths, party DJs and stage offers you an American inspired night in central London. Be Bruce Springsteen at their Rockaoke nights Monday and Wednesday and get a feeling for what it'd be like to be born in the USA.

Piccadilly Institute

107 user reviews 3

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. 


178 user reviews 4

Glorifying all that is '70s, '80s and '90s, Inferno's is Clapham's answer to all that is pop-tastic and feel good. Sing your heart out to throwback disco tracks and boogie on down under the colourful spotlights. This is one themed night that will be a fun-filled mash-up of all the hip thrusting, nightfever dance moves you can remember!

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

11 user reviews 4

Ruby's is a truly magical 21st century speakeasy bar with its cosy interior of quirky lampshades and mishmash furniture. It's the perfect bar to have some beautifully crafted cocktails in an escapist atmosphere and décor that transforms you to a 1920s themed night out in London.


479 user reviews 4

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!


89 user reviews 3

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.