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 17th April 2019


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@ Wringer & Mangle on Various dates from Friday 26th April 2019

All sorts of fabulous, this night is bringing drag superstars and amazing martinis to you. Taking place in Wringer & Mangle near London Fields, the night includes five delicious martinis, alongside huge performances and a roaring after-party, all for only £20.

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.  

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 16th May and Thursday 20th June 2019

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?...

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. 

  The Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Saturday 27th April 2019 and 4 other 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...

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.

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.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

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...

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.

  The Covent Garden Comedy Club

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@ Heaven on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

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...

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.

Floripa is a fun Brazilian-themed bar and club with plenty of quirky events to sink your teeth into. Whether you're celebrating a bank holiday, got a hankering for a good ol' fashioned happy hour, or fancy the sound of a tiki Halloween party, they're a go-to.

@ JuJu's on Monday 6th May 2019 and 7 other Mondays

Give movie night a shake up as this new night aims to bring the best in new independent cinema to Shoreditch. Taking place at Cafe 1001 each month, the night will screen films from around the world, alongside talks from industry experts and the chance to network.

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 20th April 2019 and 2 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…

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

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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!

@ McQueen on Sat, 11th May 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Plush DaFunk make an almighty return to Shoreditch's McQueen club for a day and night celebration of epic proportions. Enjoy a boozy brunch with unlimited drinks before hitting the dancefloor till the wee hours with plenty of entertainment along the way.  

  Musical Bingo: SPRING FLING

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@ Concrete on Thursday 25th April 2019 and 7 other Thursdays

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.


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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.

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.

  Shoreditch Brunch Social

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@ Flight Club Shoreditch on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

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...

@ 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.

  Bottomless Brunch

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@ Bounce, Old Street on Sunday 21st April 2019 and 7 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.

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

Located just minutes from St Paul's Cathedral, Bread Street Kitchen is the city outpost of Gordon Ramsay's restaurant empire. Head here for a fabulous 3-course feast centred on the iconic British dish, complete with a Grey Goose cocktail and signature sharing platter.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

This quirky pop-up is a hot ticket if you love a sweet treat. Infusing chocolate into truly marvellous creations, you'll sip on cocktails, beers and wines that all make use of the wonder ingredient, as well as some pretty mouthwatering brownies. 

@ 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. 

Upgrade your gin selection with your very own botanical blends, as Martello Hall, Cattivo, and Cannova 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.

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.

@ 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.