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 24th March 2023

Barrio Bars

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. 

Tonight Josephine

You can always rely on Tonight Josephine for cool East London plans. Step inside the cool Shoreditch venue, where you'll be able to let loose with its range of events. Think Britney or Beyonce-themed bottomless brunches and karaoke antics galore.

The Cottons Club

Hosting a range of top-notch events, The Cottons Club is the ideal spot for fun activities in East London. Step inside this Shoreditch venue, where you'll be able to enjoy live music dining experiences and cocktail masterclasses galore, which are sure to impress.

Backyard Comedy Club

One of the best comedy nights in East London, Backyard Comedy Club is here to give you the giggles on a weekly basis. Head down with mates or dates to enjoy a thigh-slapping night of jokes and anecdotes at this Bethnal Green spot.

Dabbers Bingo

Dabbers Hackney is throwing open its doors for all the bingo mayhem you could need, including big jackpots, kooky prizes and a whole load of gags. Expect show-stopping performances throughout your game, alongside seasonal extras at certain times of year.

Hackney Funhouse

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.

German Kraft

East London is coming at you with a fun evening with friends – especially if you're all beer fans. Kraft Dalston's tours and tastings comes complete with 3 half pints and a detailed walk through their fermentation and operations rooms.

Supercharged VR

@ SuperchargedVR on Various dates from Friday 24th March 2023

Save 10% on ticket Weekend General Admission: 13.00-14.00 - Grand Prix with discount code INSTA10

Want to experience high-speed racing but don't fancy actually getting behind the wheel? Supercharged VR offers a totally unique experience, where you can choose from a massive selection of cars and courses then race against your mates using high-grade technology.

The Big Bakes

Looking for something to do in the city? The Big Bakes are hosting several events, where you'll get to put those baking skills to test. It'll come complete with instructions, tools and tonnes of tips to create your sweet bites.

Shakespeare Comedy Club

For fun things to do in East London, look no further than nabbing a cheap ticket to a night of laughs. Comedy Downstairs at The Shakespeare have a talented and varied roster of comedians waiting to keep you entertained throughout the week. 

Pasta Remoli

For some quirky date ideas in London, check out this East London activity. Head to Pasta Remoli's pasta-making course, which features guidance from Simon Remoli as he helps you create tagliatelle and penne. Plus, there will be lunch and wine with your fellow chefs as a reward after.

Vintage Arts Asylum

Looking for fun things to do in East London on Tuesday nights? Vintage Arts Asylum is the pop-up jazz club that's showing you how to dance like a vintage pin-up. Head over to Newington Green for live music, affordable drinks and a bit of a workout.


temper Shoreditch is the restaurant bar where there's all kinds of cool events and classes going on across the swish space. Expect to be met with everything from quirky bingo parties to butchery and barbecue masterclasses in the kitchen.

Milkdrop Comedy

Thanks to a Whitechapel location and acts ranging from TV headliners to the circuit's finest, Milkdrop Comedy is a great pick of things to do in East London. Better yet, general admission is just £7 per person.

The Five Points Brewing Co

Fancy doing something beer-themed in East London? Over at the Pembury Tavern, The Five Points Brewing Co is hosting a Green Hop Beer Festival, as well as a tasting event. Also on the agenda, you'll find they're throwing a Brewers Market at Coal Drops Yard.

Comedy Cabin

Fancy a bit of a giggle? We know just the place; Comedy Cabin, just a short walk from Hoxton Overground, is where it's at for a laugh-out-loud performance. Whether you head over for a show from a top comedian or love checking out newbies on the circuit, you'll have a righteous time.

The Leyton Star

Looking for some top-notch East London events? Then be sure to head to The Leyton Star. This top-notch boozer is not only hosting sports matches, pub quizzes and comedy nights, but they also have a food and drinks menu worth trying.

Trapeze Bar

One of the best happenings in East London this spring, Shoreditch hotspot Trapeze will be back with some incredible events from May. Get yourself down to the circus-themed bar for quirky cocktails, delicious food, themed brunches and fantastic performances.

The Liquid Love Experience

Searching for more unusual events in East London? The Liquid Love Experience is for those couples and singles looking for a deeper connection with their body. You'll be guided gently to explore your own sexuality using warm olive oil.


If you're looking for thing to do in East London for adults, how about some twisted cabaret? These dark and sinister performances at monthly event The Double R Club are inspired by David Lynch, spanning burlesque, comedy, live music and more.

Another Motive

For those top-notch East London plans, venture to Another Motive's range of party shindigs. Taking place at popular venues, from the likes of Dalston Roofpark to LaLaLand, there are plenty of spots to let loose to live DJ sets. And to top it off? There are also VIP packages available.


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.

The Book Club

Head over to Shoreditch this month where The Book Club is back in business with some of the best events in East London. Their weekly drag brunch is bringing you bottomless drinks, tasty pizza and hilarious entertainment from morning until evening.


@ Urban Food Fest Shoreditch on Saturday 29th April 2023 and 22 other Saturdays

East London bottomless brunch events don't get much better than Urban Street Food Fest on Saturdays. Nab your choice of dish from the varied, international traders, stalls and trucks, all of which is washed down by unlimited cocktails or prosecco.