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 4th November 2019


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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

287 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 22nd November 2019

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

1482 user reviews 4

Tropicana Happy Hour! and 3 other offers

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 21st December 2019 and 11 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. 

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

This great themed event in London is one of the top immersive experiences in the city this spring and summer. Head to Fulham for a taste of the Wild West complete with cocktails, cowboy dress up and dastardly sheriff.

What's The Motive

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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.

Spectacular Pub Quizzes

27 user reviews 5

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 Tropicana Beach Club 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.  

Cafe de Paris

201 user reviews 5

Cafe de Paris London is all about dazzling glamour and opulence with entertainment, burlesque shows and circus acts to make your night special. Let the French sexiness wash over you as you enter one of London's most famous and loved nightclubs.

The Exhibit

141 user reviews 4

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.

@ Cafe de Paris on Friday 29th November 2019 and 2 other dates

When it comes to themed nights out, you really can't go wrong with Christmas. Not only is Cafe de Paris promising a stunning lineup of circus, burlesque and cabaret performances, but also a tasty multi-course dinner matched with quality drinks.

@ The Crypt On The Green on Tue, 10th Dec 2019 @ 18:30 - 22:00

One of the funnest new immersive experiences in London, this unique 80s-themed dining event is taking you back to the Dynasty era for an evening of delicious food and hedonistic antics. Absurd melodrama and delicious food collide at one of the year's most unique nights out.


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Happy Hour!

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.


605 user reviews 4

Bottle of Prosecco for £18! and 1 other offer

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!


579 user reviews 4

Free Entry & Shot on Guestlist and 2 other offers

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

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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. 


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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!