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 19th March 2018
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.
From learning to move your body South American style to six delicious courses, Mesa Longa is a fun and scrumptious supper club taking place in Clapton.
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.
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.
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.
Known for their innovative and exciting immersive theatre pieces, COLAB Theatre are back with a new play. This time the team are taking us back to 1940 and a constitutional crisis as Britain battles to avoid invasion from Germany.
This quirky themed event in Central London will educate as much as it entertains. Focusing on the diverse range of hidden heroes from history, your role for the evening will be to unravel the story behind your allocated character in the immersive story-telling maze.
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.
Put on your eye patch and get you parrot on your shoulder because this night is all sorts of pirate-y. Taking over Clapham high street, the group are taking over four venues that will be giving out free shots, drink deals and queue jump entry.
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.
This 90s themed night out in London is just the ticket you need for an amazing night. With 90s and 00s karaoke, 90s games room and free face painting you're guaranteed and real nostalgia trip.
It's the '80s baby and The Prince of Wales are going all out for a party to kick off the Easter weekend. Join the rooftop bar for Miami Vice themes, a secret karaoke room and bangers all night.
With raunchy guitars, sexy instrumentals and lots of hip-shaking sax, Electric Soul is coming to Blues Kitchen in Camden. The raucous live music bar is keeping you up late with 60s vibes, their house band The Beekays, and an end by DJ King Cuda.
Just in time for spring and Easter, Studio 88 is putting on an Easter egg hunt, leading you down the rabbit hole and into a world of top DJs and live music requests.
Exploring the very best of the artists that died at the age of 27, Blues Kitchen Camden’s house band The Beekays will be playing the discographies of Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and more.
Blues Kitchen Camden are known for their rocking live music nights and this April will be no different as they pay homage to rocker Tom Petty with an amazing set list of his best tunes.
Explore the world of sake at Sakagura, as they put up eight stations for you to drink through and discover the taste of Japan. Not only will you receive a complimentary Ochoko cup to use, it’ll be paired with Japanese soul food.
This is karaoke with the ultimate soundtrack, as everything is pure Afrobeat. Join for great songs, even better food, as well as games and fun activities for the best night out.
The 1920s are back and more dazzling than ever at M, with a spectacular line up of burlesque and cabaret performers ready to stun you as you feast on a four-course dinner created by Celebrity Masterchef guest Judge Michael Reid.
This is all the best music from the 90s, in one of the coolest clubs in Shoreditch. Expect all the top 40 from across the decade, from Nirvana to Spice Girls, for the cheesiest nostalgia fest of your life.
From 'My Generation' to 'I Can't Explain', The Who are responsible for some of the biggest rock songs in the world. Head over to Blues Kitchen Camden to celebrate the band for a night of fun and partying as the house band plays their greatest hits.
The theme for this night out is craziness. Alongside great music and cocktails, this is an Ibiza-style rave complete with live dance acts on stage, fire breathers, podium dancers, a crazy drummer and 50 kilos of confetti, balloons and glitter.
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.
Become an 80s sensation at Reflex Dance studios, where you’ll be transformed into a pop superstar. After your 80s transformation, you’ll get to take part in a one hour dance class with a professional choreographer, before ending on a team photograph and an 80s dance party.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!