What's On in East London

Shoreditch, Hackney, Dalston, big beards and even bigger fashion statements; East London is one of the most up and coming areas in London and it's with good reason. Known for its incredible selection of unique bars, host to some of the best pop-up events in London, and warehouse parties the rival of the UK over, East London is most certainly where it's at. But what to do, when and why? Check out our recommendations for the best events in East London and get a delicious dose of the the best that London has to boast. 

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Last updated on 6th January 2021




Backyard Comedy Club

18 user reviews 4

One of the best comedy nights in East London, the Backyard Comedy Club is here to give you the giggles every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Head down with mates or dates to enjoy one of the funniest events in Bethnal Green.

A trendy bar and club in the heart of Shoreditch, The Lighthouse is a favourite among East Londoners for its chill vibe and fun events. From bank holiday parties to live music and commercial club nights (complete with confetti cannons and dancers) it's a truly unique spot.

  Hip Hop Karaoke

1 user review 5

@ The Frozen Cocktail Club on Every Thursday

One of the best events in East London has got to be The Frozen Cocktail Club's Hip Hop Karaoke. The weekly shindig is inviting you and your bubble to their Spitalfields digs for a night of singing and drinking. Expect icy concoctions, fun vibes and a tonne of tunes to pick from.

Disco Yoga

168 user reviews 5

Coming to Shoreditch's Trapeze bar is Disco Yoga, a unique class of yoga combined with disco music to create an uplifting and energetic workout. Finish the session with a superfood smoothie cocktail.

In this immersive drinking experience, you'll have to smuggle your favourite liquor past the warden – while wearing your orange jumpsuit, don't forget – and into the hands of the working inmates, so they can mix you up some spectacular drinks.

Doña Bar

11 user reviews 5

One of Stoke Newington's most beautiful drinking dens,  Doña is a wonderland of pink velvet, red feathers and twinkling lights. This autumn, head to the mezcal masters for an evening of cocktails and live entertainment - from comedy and cabaret to jazz music.

Take a trip down to Hackney where this unique cocktail and pizza making experience will have clad in hazmat suits and cooking up some stunning molecular concoctions inside a fully immersive science lab motorhome.

Nights out in East London can be a bit of a chore; rallying the troops, deciding a meeting poing, making sure everyone gets in, it's a nightmare. But, the Shoreditch Pub Crawl are kind of good at that stuff. As the biggest bar crawl collective, they'll take care of getting you cheap drinks, cheap entry and lots of fun on your voyage out East.  

Looking for fun things to do in East London? Swing by one of Barrio's bars and you'll find a full-blown fiesta every night of the week. From bottomless brunch events to quirky activities, this place is sure to add a dash of South American sass to your plans. 

Locked in a Room

1 user review 5

Taking place in ExCeL Centre, Locked in a Room is perfect for a birthday party or group celebration. The venue has built 13 escape rooms, split between two scenarios that will challenge and entertain you for an hour.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

108 user reviews 4

East London is fun and frivolous at the best of times and things are being upped a notch with the arrival of Gin House Burlesque as they put on another intimate night at exclusive member's club The King's Head. Forget a stage, performers dazzle among the crowd, giving you a show like no other.