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 15th January 2020

From rowdy student nights to top-name DJs, Cargo is a London clubbing favourite located in Shoreditch, offering a huge roster of events all throughout the week. Head here for a cool London club experience, without any kind of pretension. 

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 25th January 2020 and 4 other Saturdays

Unleash your inner fabulous at this bottomless brunch with a difference: Strictly Come Drag Queen! Treat yourself to two hours of unlimited Prosecco, Bucks Fizz and draft beer along with towers of bacon butties and pancakes. Then watch the performance of your lives as the Drag Queens perform their routines and lip synch for their lives! There's even the chance for you to fulfil your drag queen fantasy…

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Saturday 18th January 2020

Make it an evening to remember and chow down on a tantalising menu that includes potted salt beef brisket, spicy tuna tartare and, of course, Beef Wellington. There's even Grey Goose vodka cocktails to wash it all down in style.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Saturday 18th January 2020

A live-action escape the room with bite. Prepare to be locked in a room with 11 other people and 1 Zombie that is chained to the wall! Hidden in the room is a key that will unlock the door to your survival. To find the key you must locate numerous...

  ADONIS Cabaret

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@ Club Aquarium on Every Saturday

The name Adonis Cabaret is somewhat legendary in Britain's nightlife adult circles, having stunned crowds in all of the country's biggest cities. The managers have collected together some of Britain's best male strippers and showcase a night of high jinx, cheeky flirtation and frivolous mischief every Saturday. Great for a hen party or perhaps just a night out with a twist, the team take over Club Aquarium on Old Street and offer the city's cheeky crowds an easy way to forget their troubles. Grab your mates, grab a drink (the grabbing stops here) and let loose at this wild event in London. 

What's The Motive

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One of the best club nights in East London, What's The Motive are here to bring you the best music and crazy amounts of energy, alongside epic freebies and giveaways.

ABQ London

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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.

Head underground into this East London vault, where you can enjoy four courses of tasty Mexican food on communal tables – but only after you make your way through the unique and pretty venue.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Saturday 18th January 2020

Immersive theatre meets an outstanding cocktails at this unique East London event. Located just a short walk from Aldgate and Liverpool Street Station you'll find booze and bootleggers in equal measure as you wind your way through this quirky experience.

  Peckham Street Art Tour

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@ Meet at Brick Brewery Taproom, Blenheim Grove, London, SE15 4QL on Saturday 1st February 2020 and 3 other Saturdays

Art and Craft Beer combination tour of Street Art combined with Craft Beer in Peckham, South London. Saturdays: 2pm Start Your tour will start outside Peckham Rye Station with your guide taking you on an informative journey through the street art of...

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.

  Bottomless Brunch

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@ Bounce, Old Street on Sunday 19th January 2020 and 15 other Sundays

Forget the health kick and eat whatever the hell you like at Bounce's bottomless brunch sessions. There's no smashed avocado and Eggs Benedict here - just a limitless supply of specialty brunch pizza washed down with bottomless prosecco in one of east London's coolest games bars. Eat and drink to your heart's content, play a few games of table tennis and finish with a lil' sing and a dance - the tunes come courtesy of DJs from Hoxton Radio.

  The Covent Garden Comedy Club

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@ Heaven on Various dates from Saturday 18th January 2020

The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven is the biggest and most successful independent comedy club in Central London with the best acts in the business. The success of the club is due to its professional, friendly and exciting atmosphere. We only...

  Shoreditch Brunch Social

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@ Flight Club Shoreditch on Various dates from Saturday 18th January 2020

Love brunch but you're looking for something different? Let us introduce the Flight Club Weekender. Where Prosecco and pizza are just the starting point. Included in your ticket is 2 hours of endless pizza, a Social Darts sampler and a maximum of...


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Prepare for a dark and surreal cabaret at Bethnal Green Working Man's Club, taking inspiration from David Lynch, expect a dreamlike performance with tonnes of humour, with amazing burlesque and cabaret artists.

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.

London Shuffle

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The Little Shuffle Club is a great night out; located moments from Shoreditch Box Park, the bar has huge doses of Patron cocktails and fun and games.

Disco Yoga

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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.


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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.

@ People's Park Tavern on Various dates from Saturday 18th January 2020

The People's Tavern are celebrating the festive season with a fabulous fairytale transformation - think magical woodlands and mystical creatures. Head over to the spot for an enchanting evening within the dreamscape, quaffing on tasty tipples and revelling in the scenery. 

  Bottomless Brunch

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@ Map Maison on Various dates from Saturday 18th January 2020

Set on Dalston's Kingsland Road, Map Maison is an intimate and lovely cocktail joint that also serves bottomless brunch. Taking place on Saturdays, the brunch includes two plates from their Mediterranean style menu and 90 minutes of cocktails and bubbly.

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.  

@ Mama Shelter London on Fri, 31st Jan 2020 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Normal dinners are so last year... as these epic events at Mama Shelter London prove. Join them as they go live with interactive entertainment courtesy of the gals from Sink the Pink. They'll be providing a fabulous bottomless dinner with three courses and some showstopping performances. 

The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch is on a mission this year to serve East London the best blues, jazz and funk nights out in town. Featuring the likes of The Blues Brothers, Soul Exchange and Ephemerals, the venue's stunning stage, delicious comfort food and killer cocktails are certain to leave a lasting impression on you.

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Colours Hoxton on Thursday 20th February 2020 and 4 other Thursdays

Karaoke with a joyous, full backed gospel choir! Ever wanted to sound like Tina/Stevie/Whitney on the mic? Have you always dreamt of singing on a stage, unleashing your hidden diva in front of adoring fan with a live GOSPEL choir backing you up?...

@ Manor House on Thu, 13th Feb 2020 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Head over to Wanstead's Manor House where they'll be bringing you one of the best supper clubs in East London this February. Using on the freshest seasonal fare, their talented kitchen team will be crafting both omnivorous and vegan tasting menus and wine pairings for you eating pleasure.

  The Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Saturday 18th January 2020 and 5 other Saturdays

The Candlelight Club is a clandestine pop-up party with a 1920s speakeasy flavour, in a secret London venue completely lit by candles. You'll be whisked away to those Prohibition days with a heady mix of live jazz music, vintage vinylism, delicious...