Events And Experiences Now Open In London
With lockdown soon to be a thing of the past, we're turning our attention to all the incredible experiences happening in the capital over the next few months. From alfresco supper clubs and open-air brunches, to the return of immersive theatre, it's set to be a glorious season for the city, and it's up to you to throw yourself into it. Read on to see our top picks for events open in London this spring and summer.
*please note, opening scenarios will be dictated by both government and experience, so please stay safe, stay in contact with the event you've booked tickets for and be conscious of the impact you have on people around you when leaving home for these bookings.
Home to some of the best events in London this year, Nordic Bar is bringing you a fab lineup of quirky nights out. Head over to the Fitzrovia haunt for Eurovision viewing parties, Midsummer blowouts and screenings of all the EUROs matches.
The UK's social darts connoisseurs are back this spring with eclectic events across their venues in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Open from 17th May, Flight Club will be bringing in the pizza paddles, flowing prosecco, cocktail slushies and high tech pub games we've been missing.
One of the best bottomless brunch tickets to buy now, London Shuffle's weekend party invites you for a 55-minute shuffleboard session complete with flowing bubbles and beer. Better yet? There's an open-air shuffle terrace with two lanes, an Airstream cocktail bar and huge parasols.
One of the best London restaurants taking bookings from May, Searcys at the Gherkin is one of the capital's most sought after dining experiences. Head up to the top of the iconic building and you'll be treated to views and fine food in a dazzling setting.
The Phoenix Arts Club is back in business this month, acting as the after hours hotspot for the West End. Head down to one of the fun nights, which front a changing lineup of cabaret, comedy, musical theatre and drag performers.
One of the best bottomless brunches in London is back from 22nd May and they're making sure we missed them. Join the Garage Brunch gang at a secret London location for an afternoon of bottomless cocktails, two delicious courses and non-stop bangers.
Getting saucy from 22nd May, these fun London experiences are back and open for business this spring. With events across the city, the team behind these hilarious brunches and bottomless dinners are bringing you fierce queens and buff boys.
Taking over a host of venues this summer, What's The Motive have got a whole series of incredible London events lined up for you. Book now to bag your space at Astroworld, the hip hop all-dayer you won't want to miss, or grab tickets to some epic brunches playing nothing but the best in bashment, afrobeats and RnB.
Nikki's is back from 22nd May and their weekend brunch is set to go bigger than ever. One of the best events reopening in London after lockdown, this 80s-inspired affair is fronting bottomless drinks, delicious burgers and drag royalty every Saturday afternoon.
If you're looking for fun things to do in London now, have a crack at Sherlock: The Official Live Game. Available to play indoors online or out in the city, the immersive experience will have you playing detective for the day, piecing together clues from stars of the hit TV show.
One of the best experiences in London to book now, Shoreditch circus bar Trapeze opens again this May and you'll want to nab a table ASAP. The quirky watering hole is returning bigger and bolder than ever with cocktails, tasty food and incredible live events.
Back in the marquee, The Big London Bake is one of the best things to do in London. The highly-competitive cake-making experience will have you and a partner joining forces to create a bake that's better than all the rest.
This summer, Paint a Pic is helping you up your art game with a series of creative events across London. During the afternoon class, you'll be taught tips from a pro and be provided with all the gear to make your masterpiece. There'll also be a bar if you fancy a mid-draw drink.
One of London's very best comedy clubs is now taking bookings for online shows and real-life gigs. Found just around the corner from from Hoxton Overground, this place welcomes some of the best comedians from across the globe, so be sure to nab a ticket.
Described as the 'lovechild of your favourite jukebox and the best party ever' Sounds Familiar Music Quiz guarantees a good time and then some. Head to the Old Queen's Head this spring to test out your trivia in a quiz quite like no other.
If you're looking to celebrate London reopening with your bubble, Lucky Voice should be firmly on your list. Not only will you get your own private karaoke booth for two hours, but there's plenty of fun props, tasty cocktails and bites to eat throughout the experience.
Zebrano is ready and waiting to welcome you back with open arms this May. The Soho cocktail bar is putting on a range of drag brunches and cabaret events, treating you to entertainment from the sensational Vanity von Glow as she serenades you and has you in stitches.
Head over to Camden this spring as the Lost Boys Pizza will be opening up its beautiful beer garden from 12th April onwards. Chow down on goth pizzas and creative cocktails at one of the best outdoor dining experiences in London this season.
The London Cabaret Club is back... and bringing with it a heavy dose of glitz and glamour. Welcoming guests back into their Central London home, the burlesque pros are returning with a bang, putting on a series of impressive performances and sexy shows throughout the summer.
Ballie Ballerson is ready to hit the ground running from May, bringing you a series of wild parties to celebrate its reopening. Along with bottomless brunches and BOGOF deals, there'll also be a number of themed nights and epic extravaganzas.
Back in an IRL format from 17th May, Neon Naked Life Drawing is returning to venues across London this spring. Join some fellow artists in the dark as these fun sessions see you sketching body paint-covered models with day-glo markers.
Searching for post-lockdown events in the capital? London Party Boats are back in action bringing you some of the best things to do on the Thames this season. Join them for raucous cruises, sunset sailing and bottomless brunches every weekend from 17th April.
Gin-House Burlesque is back in action this spring, hosting tantalising shows and luxurious themed nights in the heart of East London. Sit back as London's top vintage showgirls take to the stage for a night of world class entertainment.
The Reggae Brunch is back, baby. From 22nd May, expect to find the very best in reggae, soca, dancehall and more in one safe, socially distant setting. That's not all though, as they're still giving you bottomless booze and a mouthwatering three-course menu to keep you dancing all afternoon.
Looking for some of the best events opening in London from April? Hip Hop Brunch is literally taking the roof off this spring. One of the best ways to celebrate the end of the lockdown, this outdoor bottomless brunch is bringing you free-flowing drinks, a three-course meal and hours of nothing but the best in hip hop, garage and RnB.
Between The Bridges, South Bank's latest events space, is hosting all kinds of quirky activities, including drag brunches, crazy golf and a raucous music quiz. The venue is also home to the capital's biggest outdoor drinking space, so you can tan while you booze.
Looking for fun events opening this April in London? Supa Dupa Fly should be top of your list, as they host an unmissable series of outdoor happenings. Dance to live DJs, guzzle cocktails and enjoy a menu of delicious food at these incredible experiences taking place across the capital.
Just a hop, skip and a jump from Bethnal Green Station, Backyard Comedy Club is ready and waiting to add some laughter into your evenings. From weekly Thursday and Friday events to special shows from the one and only Sara Pascoe, this East London spot has plenty up its sleeve.
One of the best London experiences open from 12th April, Skylight is back to become one of the highlights of your spring and summer. Head up to their Tobacco Dock perch where they're treating you to zesty cocktails, street food and lawn games throughout the season.
The wait is finally over and the theatre is open, darling. Join West End Musical Brunch for an incredible day of bottomless bubbles and a two-course feast, followed by a fantastic show, complete with live performances from stars of the industry.
Queen of Hoxton is back, baby. And with her? There's an all new roster of unmissable events and parties now available to book. Whether you fancy letting loose in the underground club space or heading up to the rooftop for cocktails as the sun sets, you've got plenty to choose from.
A wonderland of all things cocktails and ping pong, Bounce is reopening its doors this May for more big kid-style fun. Head on down to the swanky Old Street spot for a bat and ball session with pumping music and a well-stocked bar.
One of the best outdoor bars in London to book now, Brixton Courtyard is back for another season of open-air parties with the hottest DJs in the city. Head down to Jamm where the venue has transformed into the ultimate COVID-safe hangout, complete with heated and covered picnic tables and incredible DJs.
It's time to return to your trash ways as this hilarious drag brunch is back in residence at Balls Brothers and it's turning your Saturday afternoons into a party from June onwards. Get ready to live it up with some of the city's coolest queens, complete with delicious burgers and free-flowing fizz.
Boisdales is one of Canary Wharf's most happening restaurants. This spring the slinky venue will be playing host to a roster of performers, wit nights themed on everything from Aretha Franklin to Bob Marley.
When it comes to events and experiences to book in London this April, Barrio is a no-brainer. The group of Latin bars will be celebrating the official start of summer with colourful cocktails, boozy brunches and hilarious musical bingo sessions.
One of the best immersive cocktail events in London is back open for business from 17th May. Book now for the chance to experience The Bletchley - the 1940s-inspired code-cracking escapade where your cryptography skills will earn you bespoke sips and tasty burgers.
Say au revoir to homemade avo on toast and hello to decadent dining with a trip to Chelsea Funhouse's Jolie for a fabulous themed brunch. Inspired by French travels, this experience will have you lounging on plush sofas surrounded by wacky interiors as you sip on bottomless fizz from a Champagne puking unicorn and tuck into crêpes.
One of the best experiences in London to book now, Dabbers is the all-singing, all-dancing bingo that's sure to shake up your spring and summer agenda. They'll be back with a bang from 15th April and they're bringing you the chance to win some very cool prizes.
This incredible immersive event will see 26 Leake Street transformed, paying homage to the world of Motown and soul with a night of live music, gourmet cuisine and free-flowing fizz. Perfect for a romantic date night or special celebration, this unique event is not to be missed.
One of the best activities bars in London is back. Electric Shuffle are back with a bang at their Canary Wharf and London Bridge venues, so you can join them for a high-energy brunches, complete with prosecco, bottomless pizzas and all the shuffleboard you've been missing out on.
Get out of lockdown and into the Wild West with a trip to Moonshine Saloon. What can you expect? Bootleg liquor, shading sheriffs, a dustbowl town and a number of unusual characters that are sure to leave a memorable impression.
Old School R&B Brunch is back and bigger than ever before. With social distancing measures in place, this nostalgic daytime bash will be taking over a top secret London location, with tickets including bottomless punch and two courses of tasty soul food.
Back open from 29th May, The Comedy Brunch is a boozy experience that's an essential booking for any stand-up fans. Fill your belly with tasty food and drink before giggling it all off with some of the UK's top funny people.
A London experience reopening from 12th April, Plonk is one unique day out in the capital. Going above and beyond the usual crazy golfing experience, their courses combine state-of-the-art gameplay and wacky set design with cocktails and craft beer.
With online events already taking place and experiences at their themed Shoreditch venue now available to book, Alcotraz are serving up a whole heap of prison-themed fun. Gather the gang and prepare to spend a night in clanger while smuggling in liquor at this fantastic underground cocktail bar.
Spend a night learning new routines and vying to win a bottle of bubbly at Lip Sync Dance Battle. Perfect for groups of mates, this online and in-person event will see you breaking into two squads and being taught fun moves to two songs, before performing against each other to win a bottle of bubbly.
Get a behind the scenes look at how your favourite pints are made with Camden Town Brewery's tour. Not only will you see how their hoppy delights are made and learn fun facts about the history of beer making, but you'll get to try some sips fresh from the tank.
One of the best London experiences to book now, The Vauxhall Comedy Club is taking over a gorgeous outdoor beer garden to bring you evening dedicated to the most hilarious comics on the circuit with the added bonus of bottomless booze.
Looking for cool VR experiences to book now? Stepney Green's immersive gaming den Hyper Reality is back open for business this month and they're giving you two hours of unlimited access to a range of playable action.
Putt in the Park is opening its doors for a spring and summer of socially-distanced outdoor fun. Put your mini-golf skills to the test as you putt your way through this 12-hole course, complete with fluffy green turf, pretty waterfalls and challenging slopes.
If you're looking for the best events and experiences in London that are now open, head on over to Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range. It's here that you'll find high-tech entertainment system that takes you to some of the world's best golf courses, without ever having to hop on a plane.
Home to one of London's most popular rooftop terraces, Prince of Wales Brixton knows a thing or two about outdoor partying. This spring they'll be hosting a lineup of events, from boozy bingo games to special DJ sets and socially-distanced discos.