Head to KERB Counter in Shoreditch for a top-notch range of events. Whether you fancy checking out their oyster and wine pairings with pals, or testing your knowledge at one of their much-loved quizzes, this spot won't fail to disappoint.
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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Plant Based Events Co is taking over venues across the city for nights of feel-good food and music. Check out the Hackney Wick event headlined by Rebel Clash, frontman of Chase & Status, with delicious vegan grub being served up by the likes of Sun Kissed Plates, Chickenish and more.
Fancy learning about a fantastic range of beers from across the world? Then head on over to Hackney Wick where they're holding monthly tasting sessions. Led by Rambling Beer Co., this event will see you sampling unique brews in a friendly setting.
Boasting a hand-picked lineup of fantastic female names each month, WAP: Women Are Phunny is a cracking evening of comedy that takes place on the first Tuesday of the month. Head on over to Escape Bar in Dlaston Kingsland for a night of absolute lols.
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.
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.
Looking for the best events in the City? Head over to Monument where The Folly will be playing host to a gaggle of phenomenal queens at the West End Drag Brunch. Over the afternoon you'll watch on as divas perform classic show tunes while sipping on 90 minutes of bottomless booze.
Searching for fun things in London? How does bodypaint and dazzling performances sound? Enjoy amazing classes from Art Play - including painting classes, salsa dancing lessons and acrylic pour workshops.
Found on Level 8 of Stratford Centre car park, Rooftop Film Club's latest screening series is gonna be the highlight of your calendar. Admire the gorgeous views, enjoy a classic flick and get stuck into all kinds of tasty food and cocktails.
Located in Waterloo, 26 Leake Street will be paying homage to all things Motown this summer with their lineup of Soul Supper events. Expect live music, a sumptuous two-course dinner and a glass of fizz on arrival.
On the 18th of June, Good Time Gals will be heading to The City Summer House. What to expect? The Game Show, courtesy of Tizzy Von Tassel and Ditzy Ritzy, is a high-energy experience that'll see you trying your chance to win hilarious prizes by answering quick-fire questions.
Check out Coupette in Bethnal Green for a top-notch night out. Whether you're craving date night cocktails in their sultry space or fancy watching some fantastic live entertainment from London's best artists, they really have all bases covered.
A must-visit if you love a good mystery, H-Division in Shoreditch is reincarnating its 19th-century police station so you can crack the case of Jack the Ripper. Spend two hours putting the pieces together and get two unique cocktails as reward.
Get ready for a fantastic show this June bank holiday, courtesy of Bella Whispers Cabaret. Heading to Shoreditch's Looking Glass Cocktail Club, this event will see you a creative show of burlesque, drag and live music. Even better? Tickets are available for as little as £10.
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.
Heading East this Saturday night in London? Crack on with the partying as Apples & Pears unleash a top notch night of antics. From DJs and dancing to some of the best cocktails in town, join this party hearty bar for a fun night out on the London tiles.
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.
If you're craving pancakes with crème fraiche and blueberry compote or a loaded sourdough, with halloumi, tomatoes and poached egg, then head to Joan. This Shoreditch spot is serving a range of eats in their delicious bottomless brunches with unlimited mimosas.
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.
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.
Need East London plans? Now you got 'em with Pussy Liquor: Big Birthday Bash! at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. Expect a plethora of fabulous burlesque and cabaret-themed entertainment, alongside plenty of drinks for their 5th celebration.
Want to try something different in the city? Head to Draw N Pour for a fabulous evening of free-flowing drinks and painting male models. Plus, you'll get finger food throughout and the chance to head to the after-party where the fun continues.
Head over to Greenwich where Meantime Brewing Company are giving you a behind the scenes tour into how the sausage gets made - or in this case, the beers. During the hour and a half tour, you'll learn more about the process, some interesting facts and will get to try various tasters.
Singo Bingo is bringing all the fun to East London. This awesome event will have everyone crossing off their numbers as they are sung aloud, all while enjoying top-notch jokes from comedian Roman Harris, with bottomless bubbles and grub. Sign us up.
From the haunted toy store to the deadly butcher and demon barber, No Escape has two terrifying escape rooms in Aldgate and Oxford Street. Head over for the chance to take on 60-minute experiences, with equally horrifying themes to take on at each site.
If you're on the hunt for epic events in the city, we've got just the boozy affair. Head to The Cocktail Club on Old Street and you'll get a 00's-themed bottomless brunch, which comes with free-flowing bubbly and epic throwbacks from your favourite pop icons - think Gwen Stefani.
If you're looking to celebrate the long weekend the right way then make your way to Queen of Hoxton for Vida Alta: Queens Jubilee Bank Holiday Party. Expect non-stop beats to get everyone movin' and groovin', alongside thirst-quenching bevvies.
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.
From drum & bass nights to festive specials, The Lighthouse throws some of the best budget-friendly parties in Shoreditch. Check out their Christmas disco or two-day New Year's Eve party for some of the best nights out in East London.
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.
Searching for fun things to do in London? At Studio 9294, you can have a huge riverside party while taking in pretty views of London. Plus, you can expect a killer lineup of artists to keep the vibes going - think Josh Butler, Sorley and Shaka.
Switching up London's dating scene, Smudged Lipstick is injecting the fun back into meeting singles. Their quirky events include live comedy, quirky games and hilarious icebreaker activities, all set in swish London bars.
For events in East London, look no further than Small Tellers. Big Tales. This storytelling event at London Hospital Tavern is headed up by professionals Minnie Wilkinson and Vickie Holden, with them taking on a dystopian tale or performance poetry.
Looking for the best things to do in East London? Check out Doña this autumn. From DJ nights to drag showcases and stand-up comedy, this Stoke Newington gem will have you sipping cocktails in an unforgettable setting.
For comedy events in East London, Sofa SoFunny is coming up trumps. Popping up in friendly pubs across this side of the city, the cool event sees you treated to the best in up-and-coming material, whether that's from a seasoned pro or someone new to the stand-up scene.
Bored of the same ol' things to do? Then head over to Callooh Callay's awesome venue on Rivington Street for some top-notch events. Whether you fancy delving into some first-class bevvies at a tasting, or building your own drinks, this spot is for you.
Spruce up your plans and head to Duo in Shoreditch, for their extensive range of events. Think RnB bingo to get you movin' and groovin' and bottomless brunch with endless prosecco and waffle stacks.
From the question-fuelled Last Man Standing to the wild Musical Bingo and the ballad-filled Gospeloke, It's Unknown is raising the stakes when it comes to quirky nights out in London.
This month, head over to The Backyard Comedy Club for a Sunday of alcohol-free giggles. Not only will there be a number of comics waiting to bring the lols, but there'll also be some of the best booze-free drinks going too.
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.
Looking to spice things up? Taking place at the Cincinnati Chilibomb, this event features a tutored vodka and chilli shot tasting, complete with three courses and a very interesting history lesson. Be wary with the Carolina Reaper and proceed with caution.
Wondering what's on in Shoreditch? Urban Foot Fest have your back if you're looking to fill up on tasty grub and bottomless booze. Their Saturday brunch offers you the choice of mains from their international street food traders, all washed down with unlimited beers, cocktails or bubbles.
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.
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.
Looking for fun things to do in East London? Over at German Kraft Brewery, you can learn how they create their beer with a guided tour around the sprawling underground space. But of course, that's thirsty work - so they throw in a few tasters of their delicious beers too.
Found just a short walk from Old Street tube station, The King's Head is set to be taken over by Forbiddendog. What to expect? An evening of fetish performances, as well as a life drawing class. On top of that, there will also be fab music and delish nibbles.
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.
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.
Need East London plans? Now you got 'em with MILK: The Summer Ball at The Kings Head Members Club. Not only will this event be home to flowing drinks and sultry vibes, but there will also be bootload of sexy burlesque entertainment to be enjoyed.
If you're looking for unique things to do in Bethnal Green, Illicit Signals Bletchley is an immersive experience that transports you to 1940s Britain, where espionage and secrets were rife. Crack codes, uncover hidden truths and decipher messages in this interactive tale.
Spruce up your average ol' afternoon in London at Simmons with their glorious afternoon tea events. Perfect for hen nights, birthdays or just to treat yourself. Think bottomless bubbles and a range of delicious sweet and savoury snacks.
East London is coming at you with a fun evening with friends – especially if you're all beer fans. Kraft Dalston's Brewery Tour & Tasting comes complete with 3 half pints and a detailed walk through their fermentation and operations rooms.
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.
Head over to Shoreditch for a Sunday spent bopping to funk and soul beats from a DJ while tucking into tempura, robata-grilled meats and sushi rolls at Apothecary. Want to go all out? Take things up a level with an hour and a half of bottomless cocktails.
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.
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.
Searching for fun events in London? Check out The Bowls Club in Finsbury Square and you'll get the chance to play the traditional British sport while wolfing down street food, tipping back cracking cocktails and jamming out to music.
Upgrade your gin selection with your very own botanical blends, as Martello Hall and Serata Hall invite you to blend, bottle and name two bespoke gins at this intimate masterclass. Located in the heart of east London, it's all about small batch creations and superb gins.