Best Reopening Parties in London

2020/21 has been a weird old one, with life changing around the world forever following the Coronavirus lockdown. And while normality may be completely different from what it was before, there's still a light at the end of the tunnel. So whether you're after a slap-up meal in a reopened restaurant, fancy slurping something icy in a swish outdoor setting, or joining in the fun of a summer event for Freedom Day, we've got London's best reopening parties right here.

Last updated on 26th August 2021

Lit Bar

67 user reviews 5

Clapham's Lit is spicing up your summer with its action-packed series of events. From wicked brunches to Friday house parties and Saturdays spent dancing to DJ sets, this late-night hotspot has got all you need to let loose.

London's largest outdoor venue will be kicking off the summer celebrations with a bang this April. Located in Tobacco Dock, Skylight is the stunning rooftop bar that boasts pretty pergolas, traditional garden games and some of the city's finest views.

Midnight Apothecary

786 user reviews 4

One of London's best hidden gems, Midnight Apothecary is the secret rooftop garden in the heart of the Brunel Museum. Swing by this month to sit by roaring fire pits, toasting marshmallows and sipping on hot toddies.

Hashtag Parties

23 user reviews 2

Looking for some of the best reopening events in London? Hashtag Parties are bringing together some incredible nights to help students get back into the clubbing swing. They'll be taking over Zoo Bar, Tiger Tiger and Piccadilly Institute and tickets will be starting from just a fiver.

Lost Boys Pizza

80 user reviews 5

Lost Boys Pizza will be celebrating the opening of their gorgeous heated garden area with absinthe tipples, tequila takeovers and, of course, plenty of tasty pizza slices. Swing by the vampire-themed venue for gothic fun and quirky events galore.

Queen of Hoxton

27 user reviews 4

Queen of Hoxton is set to hosts some of the very best reopening parties in London, from the intimate underground club space al the way up to the sprawling rooftop. Have a glance through their bursting lineup of events and make this is a summer to remember. 

Join Shabba Party for an epic celebration this Freedom Day. Taking place at Prince Of Wales, the outdoor party will be serving up sunshine vibes on their rooftop, complete with Carnival sounds and dancehall faves.

Wicked Student Nights

47 user reviews 3

This June, Wicked Student Nights are back - and making a big ol' entrance. The party pros are taking over XOYO, The Roxy and Bar Rumba for a number of cheap and fun club events. With tickets starting from just £8 and a number of drinks deals over the nights, these gems will have you bopping to hip hop, pop anthems and house galore.

The Book Club

15 user reviews 5

Back this July with a whole new lineup of excellent event, The Book Club is making sure your Shoreditch antics make a glorious return to form. Head over for drag brunches, hip hop nights and much, much more.

Trapeze Bar

65 user reviews 4

Back bigger and bolder than ever, Trapeze reopens its circus doors tent again this spring. Head over to the quirky Shoreditch bar from the 20th May and get stuck into cocktails, delicious food and a slew of incredible events. 

between the bridges

107 user reviews 4

This one's coming out the gate swinging. South Bank beer garden Between The Bridges is celebrating London reopening with a whole season of events and parties. From crazy golf games and fabulous drag brunches to shows from the likes of Erol Alkan and Noble & Heath, there's sure to be something up your street. Book your table here.

This summer, Glitterfest is bringing you a whole host of sparkle-tastic parties and brunches. What can you expect? Wicked decor, confetti cannons and a soundtrack of hip hop, garage and house tunes, as well as tasty food and spectacular dancers that'll dazzle you and keep the vibes going.

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The minds behind some the best reopening parties in London, Supa Dupa Fly are taking over venues across the city to mark the end of restrictions. Fancy a day of drinking, dining and dancing? Head to the freedom weekend brunch party at All Star Lanes.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

280 user reviews 5

After a year of hosting incredible virtual bashes, Sounds Familiar Music Quiz are back throwing IRL parties this spring. Get ready to sing your heart out as you test your trivia at the Old Queen's Head in Angel.

Zebrano London Soho

163 user reviews 5

What better way to dip your toe back into the pool of London nightlife than with a bottomless drag brunch? Zebrano are putting on a series of events to welcome you back, joining forces with the sensational Vanity von Glow who'll wow you with her singing and have you giggling with her jokes.

Q Shoreditch

17 user reviews 4

Q Shoreditch is back and better than ever with its fun selection of weekly and one-off events. Hit up the East London party spot on a Friday for a night spent dancing to funk and soul tunes or head over for disco house hits from a well-known artist in the industry.


8 user reviews 3

From bottomless weekend brunches to free-flowing rum cocktails every Wednesday, Cabana is bringing the party when London reopens. Taking place at its venues across the capital, the events are bringing the party and a taste of modern Brasil to the city.

London Boat Party

63 user reviews 4

Hosting some of the best reopening events in the city, London Boat Party is setting sail once again. Cruise along the Thames while soaking up the sun, grazing on a buffet menu and sipping drinks throughout the four-hour experience. 

Cargo is home to some of the biggest reopening parties in London, promising music, drinks and dancing until the early hours. Stop by on the 21st June for DJs spread across three rooms and massive beer garden, which is sure to get you back into clubbing with a bang.

Flight Club

502 user reviews 5

Flight Club are scoring a bullseye with their reopening parties in London. Whether you fancy an alfresco April bonanza or an inside brunch party, this darts-themed den will be waiting with bottles of fizz, paddles of pizza and tunes at the ready.

Home to some of London's most popular party bars across Angel, Shoreditch and Soho, Barrio is the place to be this summer. Expect gorgeous beer gardens, tasty cocktails and Latin vibes to the early hours.

Dabbers Bingo

107 user reviews 4

Back with some of the best bingo nights in the city, Dabbers is making up for lost time as they bring their hilarious experience to venues across London. Join them for some of the funnest reopening parties in the capital this spring and the chance to win some very cool prizes.

Old Skool Events UK

14 user reviews 5

Can't wait to see the return of bottomless brunch parties this summer? Celebrate London reopening at Old Skool Brunch in Moorgate. There's going to be fancy dress, live DJs and plenty of tasty bites to eat, so make sure to shimmy on over.

London Party Boats

1 user review 5

Offering one of the coolest reopening parties in the city, London Party Boats are back on the Thames and they're celebrating the end of lockdown with some stunning cruises down the river, as well as bottomless brunches aboard their swish yachts.