What's On In Central London

Central London - absolute mayhem just about every day of the week but London's undisputed epicenter for all that is happening nightlife. With the sex appeal of Soho and the vibrancy of Leicester Square on your doorstep, Central London is a playground for all 24hour party people looking for a night on the lash. Whether clubbing is your game, a unique event is what you're looking for or some saucy cabaret is more your thing - this London domain has it all. Look right here for the best of what's on in Central London.

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Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 11th April 2024




Sky Garden

Looking for something in Central London. For affordable events, it'd be worth checking out Sky Garden's lineup. Along with morning yoga classes, the venue is hosting music nights, complete with a complimentary cocktail or glass of Champagne.

Blame Gloria

Fun things to do in Central London for young adults don't get much better than a trip to Blame Gloria's Covent Garden location. Expect bottomless booze to accompany your themed brunch, which ranges from ABBA to the 00s and karaoke.

Hidden Jazz Club

Taking place at The Vaults Theatre, Hidden Jazz Club are putting on some seriously fun music events in December. Kick back and relax as you check out world-class artists such as Binker Golding, Cherise, Jas Kayser and many more.

The Phoenix Events

The Phoenix is a West End pub that's home to all sorts of quirky entertainment. They host regular game show nights with the chance to win prizes, alongside quizzes with themes like Harry Potter, Friends or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, with musical events too.

Cloud9 Comedy

Cloud9 Comedy is taking place on Thursdays at The Phoenix on Cavendish Square, which is right in the West End. These events cost just £10 per person and offer you the chance to enjoy three comedians at each event, with the likes of TikTok star Ali Woods and up-and-coming stand-up sensation Micah Hall on the cards.

Brunch at the Musicals

@ Juno Rooms on Every Saturday

Get ready to belt your favourite show tunes from the top of your lungs, fizz in hand, with tickets from £35 each to Brunch at the Musicals. This fun-filled event is taking place at Juno Rooms every Saturday, promising three hours of entertainment, including a dazzling cast and DJs. Grab your mates and head into the City of London to sing hits from Six, Wicked, Hamilton and more, alongside a delicious feast of eggs Benedict, crispy duck salads and smash burgers. 

XO Experience

XOXO are joining forces with stunning venue Amazing Grace, where you can get your fix of bao brunching and Ibiza-inspired performers across your experience. But that's not all, as your multi-course meal also includes bottomless drinks and a DJ blasting everything from house to RnB and hip hop.

The Bubbly Show by Searcys

@ {10-11} Carlton House Terrace on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2024

At Piccadilly Circus' beautiful Carlton House Terrace lies a unique boozy event that will be running or one week only this April. Searcys The Bubbly Show gives Champagne enthusiasts the chance to learn all about their favourite drink from the best in the business. With representatives from brands like Laurent-Perrier, Taittinger and many more, you'll get to experience talks and masterclasses while you sip through 10 tasting glasses – and all of this is included in the £60 ticket price. 

The London Cabaret Club

Discounts available on certain events

Located in Holborn, The London Cabaret Club is a great spot for those of you after something to do in Central London. This sultry hub knows a thing or two about immersive burlesque and 1920s-inspired entertainment, which can be enjoyed with tasty food and drink.

Drag Night Dinner in Covent Garden

@ Inamo Covent Garden on Thu, 16th May 2024 @ 18:00 - 21:45

Fancy a Drag Night Dinner in Covent Garden? Interactive eatery Inamo are offering just that, with a fantastic performance from some of the city's most fabulous queens as you munch on three tasty pan-Asian dishes and sip cocktails or prosecco throughout. Tickets cost just £29.95 per person, and tables of four or more can even enjoy a free bottle of fizz.

Soho Cabaret Club

@ Louche on Every Thursday

For a sophisticated evening with a hint of debauchery, snap up tickets from as little as £8 each to Soho Cabaret Club, tucked away behind the doors of Louche on Greek Street. This famous venue was frequented by the likes of Wilde and Casanova themselves back in the day and continues to host an array of stunning performances, from burlesque to live jazz piano. 

The Phoenix Arts Club

One of the best things to do in Central London, The Phoenix Arts Club is bringing you a wealth of talented performers across cabaret, comedy, drag and musical theatre. Head down for one of their unique evening shows, or treat yourself to a quirky themed dinner.

Hashtag Parties

Ready to blow off some post-lockdown steam? Hashtag Parties are here to help as they take over some of the most iconic clubs in the capital. With massive nights happening at Tiger Tiger, Zoo Bar and Piccadilly Institute, they're offering some of the best events in Central London this summer.

The West End Comedy Club

@ Upstairs at the Covent Garden Social Club on Various dates from Monday 15th April 2024

Head to Covent Garden where the West End Comedy Club is coming to you live every Tuesday night. The weekly lineups front a mix of TV talent and rising stars and with tickets from just £12, it's a fun and budget-friendly alternative to your usual night out in Central London.

SE1 Comedy's Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season

@ The Leather Exchange on Wednesday 17th April 2024 and 2 other Wednesdays

SE1 Comedy are making sure you can get your comedy fix for just £10 per person across their Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season, which gets you into a comedy night where you'll enjoy two one-hours shows in one night. Just a short stroll from London Bridge station and near Bermondsey Street, these events promise the chance to laugh along to everyone from BBC New Comedy Award nominee Alfie Packham to Bafta Rocliffe finalist Sasha Ellen.

Tequila and Mezcal Showcase

For fans of refined tequila, smoky mezcal or both, you won't want to miss out on the Tequila and Mezcal Showcase. This is taking place across three of Whisky Exchange's venues in Covent Garden, Great Portland Street and London Bridge, showcasing the very best of agave spirits. Try tipples from brands like Del Maguey, Casamigos and many more, witch tickets costing just £10 per person.

Zebrano London Soho

Hosting some of the best events in Central London this summer, Zebrano are going all out on their post-lockdown bashes. Join the hidden cocktail bar for a brilliant drag brunch or cabaret evening and you'll enjoy entertainment from Vanity von Glow, along with 2-4-1 cocktails.

Proud

Come and experience an evening of indulgence at Proud Cabaret's sensual soirées filled with dancing, mystique, high-class entertainment, and tons of delicacies. Join one of their events, from Kaberet Exposés, to drag bottomless brunches for the most luxurious events in town against the background of a low-lit, atmospheric, prohibition-style venue.

Burlock

When you need things to do in Central London, check out Burlock Rum Room. Not only is there a whole host of food and drink events, spanning rum tastings, bottomless offerings and carnival brunches, but live music and dancers accompany many.

StreetHunt Games

StreetHunt Games is a brilliant blend of murder mystery, escape room and scavenger hunt elements, taking you to some of the capital's quirkiest locations. It's a fun activity for work socials, date nights and more.

Brackenbury Brews

If you're looking for fun things to do in Fitzrovia, Brackenbury Brews is hosting a roster of events to keep you entertained. From killer quiz nights and spritz cocktail masterclasses to evenings of cabaret and bottomless drinks, they've got you covered.

The Escapologist

Need Central London plans? Then head to The Escapologist in Covent Garden for a Mamma Mia or another themed brunch. Not only will there be bottomless bubbles and tasty brekkie-inspired plates provided, but also live entertainment from West End's biggest stars.

London Bridge Rooftop Bottomless Brunch

@ London Bridge Rooftop on Saturday 13th April 2024 and 24 other Saturdays

Bottomless brunch with a view? You'll find it at London Bridge Rooftop. Every weekend this sky-high bar will be dishing out breakfast burgers and endless amounts of bevs while you and your mates get tipsy to a soundtrack of house and disco bangers courtesy of the DJ. Drink options include Aperol spritz, beer, prosecco, mimosas and the venue's signature spring punch – and tickets cost just £45. 

Lío London

Enjoy the party atmosphere of Lío London, all while watching their amazing performances spanning everything from dance to singing and acrobatics. But that's not all, as you can make it an immersive dinner party by adding Mediterranean food into the mix.

West End Sessions

@ Brooks Mews Wine House on Friday 19th April and Friday 31st May 2024

For a fantastic showcase of London's best talent, look no further than the West End Sessions at Brooks Mews Wine House in Mayfair. The lineup has been carefully selected by front man Daniel Koek, including a combination of seasoned performers and up-and-coming stars. Tickets start from just £35 per person, including a welcome drink, or you can upgrade two wine and charcuterie boards for an extra £15.

Jury Games

Jury Games hosts a bunch of immersive experiences, using live professional actors and cutting-edge technology. At their events, you'll work as a group to uncover clues, interrogate characters and even hack phones, all in a bid to solve the case.

Bar Rumba

One of the best things to do in Central London, this quirky Chinatown club brings together affordable drinks, cheap entry and dancefloor-fillers throughout the week. Join the Bar Rumba revellers for a night you'll never forget.

BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

If you're looking for fun daytime events in Central London, Tequila Mockingbird Charing Cross is making sure you have one helluva time at its La Fiesta Bottomless Brunches. Get ready for free-flowing quaffs and pizza, not to mention a range of top-notch entertainment, from burlesque to pinata-smashing.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

Side-splitting humour on the Thames? The Boat Show Comedy Club is offering you a weekly round of chortles from it's Westminster location. Head over on a Tuesday or Friday and watch a number of comic impressing you with new material and well-oiled jokes alike.

RSA House Events

When you need fun things to do for couples in Central London, then check out RSA House's events. Not only can you enjoy English sparkling wine tasting, but also creative workshops, paint and sip sessions, plus live music shows.

Dabbers Social Bingo at The Bermondsey Bierkeller

@ The Bermondsey Bierkeller on Friday 19th April 2024 and 16 other Fridays

Just south of the river but still very central, you'll find The Bermondsey Bierkeller mixing their slice of Bavaria with £15 tickets to Dabbers Social Bingo. Combining party vibes, mini games for edge-of-your-seat action and the more traditional parts of the pastime too, it's giving you plenty of opportunity to win prizes too.

Glitter & Titter Cabaret

After fun things to do for adults in Central London? Glitter & Titter Cabaret is the ideal way to see a fabulous show, thanks to a variety of acts ranging from burlesque to comedy and drag. Better yet, friendly Fitzrovia hosts The Albany are bringing the drinks too. 

Bubble Tea Experience for 2 at BOBA

@ BOBA on Wed, 6th Mar 2024 - Thu, 6th Jun 2024

For tasty treats at a great price, head to BOBA on Shaftesbury Avenue. They're offering two large bubble teas, a mouthwatering waffle each and an adorable plushie to take home for just £25, saving you 42% on this fantastic experience. This cute cafe is covered in Japanese-style art and pink decor, the perfect Instagrammable spot for a daytime date or outing with a friend.

Experiences by Ibérica

Iberica Experiences are hosting a whole load of food and drink events in Central London, with locations in Victoria, Farringdon, Marylebone and Canary Wharf. Head on over to learn more about Spanish cuisine and beverages, and enjoy tasting them too.

Ale Hunters

Need Central plans? Then look no further than Ale Hunters' fun-packed range of boozy events. Grab your beau or pals and head along to some of the city's hidden breweries for a top-notch tour, or perhaps, check out its hop-tastic beer festivals. Sign us up.

DICTADOR RUM TASTING & DIM SUM EXPERIENCE

@ Opium on Wed, 24th Apr 2024 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Join Opium in Soho for its Dictador Rum Tasting & Dim Sum Experience on the 24th of April where you'll be able to sample some of the most delicious expressions, meticulously selected to show individual characters and complexities. From £75 each, you'll be met with a luxurious Dictador 20yo welcome drink and tipples will be accompanied by a moresih dim sum platter. The session lasts from 6pm 'til 8pm and if you book a table at the intimate haunt afterwards, you'll receive 20% off your drinks bill.

Nordic Bar

Found near Oxford Street, Nordic Bar is a great pick of things to do in Central, thanks to their weekly events, live sports screenings and more. Think Stock Exchange Fridays, where screens display live drinks prices that rise and fall depending on demand, and live music Thursdays too across the Viking-themed space.

Firmdale Hotels

Upgrade your Central London plans with a visit to Firmdale Hotels for a range of cool events. From rooftop beekeeping, yoga and brunches to a choice of cooking classes or floating HIIT with brunch to boot, these happenings are all kinds of unique.

Davy's Wine Bars

Whether you want to attend a full wine school, try a tasting complete with three courses of food or nab tickets to a cheese event, Davy's Wine Bars is just the place. For dates and group gatherings alike, check these out.

The Bordeaux Experience

@ Market Halls Oxford Street on Wed, 1st May 2024 @ 18:30 - 21:30

For all the wine lovers out there, don't miss out on The Bordeaux Experience this May. Hosted by Market Halls on Oxford Street, this event showcases more than 80 bottles from fruity roses to refreshing whites or oaky reds. You'll get a chance to chat with the winemakers too, as well as taking part in blind tastings if you're brave enough. You can even wing big on the casino table and have a boogie to DJ sets, before chowing down on three delicious Thai and Lebanese street food dishes which are included in your £25 ticket price, alongside a complimentary glass of vino on arrival.

The Whisky Event 2024

@ The Great Room on Sun, 2nd Jun 2024 @ 17:00 - 22:00

The Whisky Event 2024 is taking place within The Great Room of the JW Mariott, showcasing over 600 whiskies from more than 60 exhibitors from £86 per person. Head into the heart of London on Sunday the 2nd of June to explore an array of spirits from across the globe. There will also be the opportunity to meet some of the faces behind them, learn the art of sipping and what makes the perfect food pairing. 

Now That's What I Call Bank Holiday Brunch!

Now That's What I Call Bank Holiday Brunch! is an unmissable event taking over 100 Wardour Street on the weekend. The nostalgic throw-back is bringing an array of delicious daytime delights to the heart of London. Book tickets, starting from £30 each, to a 70s disco extravaganza, a celebration of 80s new-wave or a 90s R&B bash. There will be scrumptious food available, like chicken taquitos and Josper-grilled rib eye steak, prizes to be won and the chance to make your tipples bottomless. 

DRAG ME TO THE BEACH

@ The London City Beach on Saturday 15th June 2024 and 2 other Saturdays

Find London City Beach just shy of South Bank, playing host to Awesome Events this summer across a Havana-themed pop-up complete with amazing entertainment from Drag Me To The Beach. Not only do you get bottomless brunch complete with 90 minutes of unlimited drinks and a street food dish each, but also a hilarious MC followed by a star headlining queen.