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 updated on 25th April 2017

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It's the bank holiday weekend, and there's no better place to be than Vanilla in Central London as they play host to Brunch and Beats Elite. Feast on Jamaican dishes by Jerk and Jollof, slurp on bottomless wine, beer and spirits, and party with DJ Dazzle as he keeps you dancing with hours of RnB music.

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Food & Drink, Daytime, Fun Time Partying, Activity, Hen Party
Commercial/Pop
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@Sheraton Grand (5 star) on Various dates

If you’re looking for something a little different in central London, get yourself down to The Magic Hour for a night of spectacular sights. Having stunned everyone from Simon Cowell to Gary Barlow to Sir Roger Moore, this a show of misdirection, sleight of hand, and mind reading that’ll take you back to the Golden Age of Magic.

Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
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You don't need to head all the way to the States to join in with the fun of Independence Day as a hot roster of their top talent take over Comedy Carnival at Bar Rumba. Join three comedians from America as they have you chortling in your seat with their brilliant routines.

Comedy, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
West End
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@South Place Hotel on Various dates

ROOTED and 1 Rebel are hosting a special workout event at South Place Hotel this January as they put you through your paces. There will be a Rumble class before you move onto a serene class of Vinyasa class. Things finish with delicious food by ROOTED; choose from key lime pie, acai or chocolate waffles.

Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime, Activity
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Head to Ping Pong in Covent Garden and put your skills to the test at one of their weekly Dim Sum masterclasses. Held every Thursday, guests will learn how to correctly stuff and roll the perfect piece of dim sum, all while enjoy a delicious cocktail of their choice. All for just £15 per person, this Central London event is perfect for anyone looking to try something new.

Classes, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Covent Garden
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Get down to Quaglinos for an exclusive performance by the leading authority in jazz and soul: Mica Paris. She’ll be performing tracks from her new album, which celebrates the music of jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald 100 years after her death. With a career in the West End, and having collaborated with Prince and Jools Holland, this is a performance that you can’t miss.

Live Music
Live Music
West End
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If you're going to start drinking early, you might as well do it in style and Sanctum Soho are adding a whole heap of class to brunch. Head to the Central London spot to work your way through bottomless prosecco, brunch plates and a set list by an incredible London DJ.

Food & Drink, Date Night, Daytime, Fun Time Partying
Funk & Soul
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Inside the elegant surroundings of Covent Garden Hotel’s Fortune Room is a luxurious supper club for those who deserve the finer things in life. After canapes, guests will be treated to a three course meal, with each expertly paired with a wine from Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot, found in the Burgundy Region in France.

Food & Drink, Supper Clubs
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Take a trip to Faulty Towers for an unforgettable immersive dining experience. Basil, Sybil and Manuel will all attempt to make the night go off without a hitch… and are obviously going to fail! Get a three course meal filled with improvisation, theatrical antics and genius comedy that has led to it becoming critically acclaimed.

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Food & Drink, Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
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Grab your mates, grab a pint and take part in an easygoing pub quiz at St John's Gate in Central London. Set in the historic surroundings of what used to be Ye Olde Jerusalem Tavern, the bar will be serving tankards of beer and fine wines while the quiz master tests out your wit and cunning. Do you have what it takes to beat the best and take the coveted first place prize?

Quiz Night
Background Music
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Looking for something totally unique to do this month in London? How does an Elvis impersonator sound? That's right. it sounds pretty damn amazing, Join the Hippodrome Casino as 'Suspiciously Elvis' takes to the stage for a night of hip-shaking classics. 

Live Music, Something A Little Different
Leicester Square
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Black Tie Ballroom Club

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@Indian YMCA on Various dates

Put on the pearls and get ready for a night of sophistication as Black Tie Ballroom Club comes to the Indian YMCA in Fitzrovia. Dance the night away to a playlist performed by a 10-piece orchestra, there will be dance lessons and a opulent atmosphere.

Live Music, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Live Music
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Take a trip to The Phoenix for a quiz like no other: Last Man Standing! The winners of each round have to take part in a series of stage challenges based on classic game shows. Then the winners of this have to face off against the biggest challenge yet: Last Man Standing! A fun, interactive quiz that’s both fast-paced and hilarious.

Fun Time Partying, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Background Music
West End
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'80s babies get ready to show down against the '90s babies as Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes put on a night of cracking tunes from the two huge decades. When you're not strutting your stuff on the dancefloor, gorge on some giant pizza, have a crack at karaoke, or play ping pong.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights
80's Music
West End
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Themed costumes, stunning performances, mesmerising acts and wonderful music all collide wonderfully this year at the London Cabaret Club. Dedicated to Britain's proud musical history, the line-up of amazing dancers will first put on a dazzling cabaret show, before the DJs take over until 3am. Playing all the best tracks from the funky 60s, laid back 70s, punk-intoxicated 80s and Britpop 90s, the entire venue will be left abuzz, swaying gently to the sounds of The Who and The Beatles.  

Date Night, Hen Party, Live Music, Cabaret/Burlesque
80's Music
Holborn
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Get down to Covent Garden for the bottomless brunch of your summer dreams. The Tropicana Beach Club are kicking off with an hour of bottomless Sangria De Cava, before letting you feast on breakfast tacos and listen to live performances from some amazing acts. There’s also a spot of Musical Bingo – London’s newest craze.

Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
Covent Garden
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In the deluxe vintage French venue, Cafe de Paris, Friday nights will tell a tale of tortured love, tempting fate and dark lusting powers. Cabaret Des Distractions is filled with fire breathing pig masked characters, a dainty damsel, a satanic compere and a whole hoard of other intriguing and exciting show business excess. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
Leicester Square
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The Three Wine Men - Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith - will be educating guests all about the different making processes and flavours produced by 30 of South Africa's best wine makers this September. Taking over South Africa House in Trafalgar Square, this wine tasting promises to leave you smiling and with a head full of wine facts.

Food & Drink, Activity, Classes
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Hilarious and brave, Eleanor Conway’s sell-out show Walk of Shame is finally coming to the Century Club. This show is all about her experience with sex, sobriety and Sambuca, as throughout her life she’s always taken things to extremes: from going to Asia to work for the triads, to making hardcore porn to partying around the world as a music journo.

Comedy, Hen Party, Fun Time Partying, Dating
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Flight Club is mixing up your weekend brunch as they throw darts and pizza in the mix. Taking place every weekend, slurp on prosecco, have a go at the game and munch on as much pizza as you can.

Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Hen Party, Activity, Daytime, Something A Little Different, Sport
Alternative / Indie
Holborn
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