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 22nd June 2018

5 events @ Tobacco Dock with 157 upcoming dates from 19 Jul 2018 until 25 Oct 2018

One of the best rooftop bars in East London, Skylight offers some great drinks and gorgeous views over London. Add to that its capacity for croquet and petanque and you can already tell this is where you'll be spending most of your summer.

8 events @ Boisdale of Bishopsgate with 9 upcoming dates from 17 Jul 2018 until 31 Jul 2018

Bringing you a stellar line-up of jazz, soul and blues musicians, this East London jazz bar is a perfect spot any night of the week. With delicious food and drink as well, once you've arrived it's difficult to find an excuse to leave.

  Bottomless Brunch

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@ Bounce, Old Street on Various dates

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.

3 events @ 2 venues with 150 upcoming dates starting on 19 Jul 2018

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.  

  The Covent Garden Comedy Club

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@ Heaven on Various dates

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...

@ Flight Club Shoreditch on Various dates

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...

8 events @ 2 venues with 296 upcoming dates starting on 17 Jul 2018

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. 

  Bristol Brewery Tours

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@ Meet outside Grain Barge on Various dates

Hop aboard Bristol Brewery Tours' private Bristol ferry for an unique afternoon of beer-tastings and tours. Your afternoon will start with a craft beer tasting experience on board the fully licensed vessel for around half an hour before taking you...

8 events @ 2 venues with 8 upcoming dates from 18 Jul 2018 until 19 Nov 2018

Setting up in bars across East London, come to a Speed Date Changed My Life for a fun and light-hearted environment to meet other single and creative people. It's relaxed, a laugh, and you might just find something special.

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Various dates

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…

3 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 3 upcoming dates starting on 07 Sep 2018

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.

15 events @ Blues Kitchen Shoreditch with 64 upcoming dates starting on 19 Jul 2018

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.

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates

You might be in prison, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. 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. Good luck!

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@ SINK - Paul Street on Every Thursday

Beer pong champ? Here's your chance to conquer all, as the biggest pub crawl in Shoreditch lead you on a night out packed with drinking games and boozy discounts. It's 2-4-1 as well, which means you'll head out with a tenner and likely come home with change. There's free entry to four of the area's top bars, free shots at each stop and a really fun crowd to keep you company.

  Gospeloke's 4th Birthday!

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Various dates

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?...

@ 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. 

2 events @ 2 venues with 38 upcoming dates from 16 Jul 2018 until 22 Aug 2018

Starting off at Number 90 Bar and sailing through to Granary Square in Kings Cross, enjoy this boat tour complete with beautiful Hackney Wick sights and a complimentary rum cocktail.

3 events @ Pitch Stratford with 13 upcoming dates starting on 22 Jul 2018

Just a stone's through from Stratford station, Pitch is an awesome thing to do in East London thanks to its alfresco urban garden (which is also weather proof), that doubles up as a chilled hangout with tonnes of games, a giant TV and street food, to a party destination due to their amazing events schedule.

3 events @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club with 3 upcoming dates starting on 20 Sep 2018

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.

@ Ray's Bar on Every Wednesday

Live At 95 is a weekly live jazz night that draws in crowds from across East London. The night takes place every Wednesday at Ray's Bar and is hosted by the talented saxophonist Rachael Cohen. Calling on some of the most promising jazz players in London to help, Cohen will perform two sets each Wednesday, dazzling the room of guests with her soulful tunes and wonderful charm. 

  The Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates

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...

5 events @ 3 venues with 24 upcoming dates from 17 Jul 2018 until 04 Dec 2018

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.

@ Concrete on Various dates

Concrete have something planned for you that you're just going to love: Musical Bingo! With a changing genre every week, several different rounds for different styles, some mystery challenges and a shed load of pizzas, you are in for a treat.

@ The Horse and Groom on Every 1st Friday of the month

Head to Shoreditch the first Friday of the month for this awesome club night at the Horse and Groom. With Rude Movements bringing you the finest underground house and disco downstairs, and the London Sound Academy bringing you the best in electronic guests upstairs, it's one of the best club nights in East London.