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.
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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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.
Searching for the best things to do in East London? Check out what's on at The Hackney Social, one of the area's most exciting venues. Combining art, music, theatre and more under one roof, this unique creative space is sure to have plenty on offer.
Over in Canary Wharf, you can enjoy a delicious evening sampling a variety of Cavas and tucking into Spanish tapas at Ibérica Canary Wharf. Guided by Vilarnau Winery, you'll taste all kinds of delicious vino, plus learn the secrets of each bottle's origin.
Head over to Farringdon this month where drag icon Dolly Trolley is back in residence at The Fence to bring you one of the best bottomless brunches in East London. Tuck into tasty food and free-flowing fizz with a side order of lip syncs, dance offs and comedy.
Set in an exclusive East London private members club, this kinky art class will see you using life models as your muse as you explore themes of performance and seduction. Suitable for all abilities, it's the perfect way to get in touch with your creative side.
Head to the charming neighbourhood of Woodford Green in East London for an overnight couples retreat at a secret cottage location. You'll be treated to a multi-sensory dining experience including three courses and bottomless prosecco, pairs massages, meditation workshops and free goodies on this unique date.
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.
If you're looking for fun things to do in East London, check out Arepa & Co's reggaeton-fuelled bash. You'll be greeted with a punchy cocktail before hitting the dancefloor to the sound of live percussionists, with dancers to help show you all the right moves.
Tonight Josephine is serving up a fabulous, neon-tastic, OTT as hell afternoon tea event in its Shoreditch abode. Meet the girls here for tiered treats, pornstar martinis, lashings of prosecco and party tunes aplenty.
Fancy a wild night out in Stoke Newington? Then bag a ticket to one of Cherry Galore's Icon Thursdays and Cherry Cherry Boom Boom events. In the neon-lit basement bar, you can enjoy disco tunes, drag performances and quirky cocktails.
Head over to Shoreditch where a titillating night of cabaret and comedy awaits you. House of Rouge will be taking over Looking Glass Cocktail Club this summer to bring you a fun and fabulous event combining drag, burlesque and humour - all for under £20.
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.
Looking for fun events in East London? Join your host Cookie Monstar at Proud Cabaret City where she'll be serving up bingo and boys. If your numbers are lucky you'll be up on that stage competing for some incredible prizes.
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.
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.
This November, a plant-based party is taking over Colour Factory. The Hackney Wick event will be 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.
Quirky events in East London don't get any better than fusing a painting class with a killer DJ and drinks at Boxpark, so Art Paths is delivering the goods. We expect nothing less from a cool night out in Shoreditch.
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.
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.
Whitechapel Arts Showcase are collecting all of our city's best talent in East London for a week-long programme of variety performances like no other. Head down to London Hospital Tavern for cabaret, musical theatre, a disco party and more.
Over at London Cocktail Club in Shoreditch, Shakeeoke are raising the karaoke stakes by challenging you to mix drinks while belting out songs. During the night, there'll also be plenty of boozy bevs to be had, as well as pizza and MCs keeping you entertained.
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.
Kicking off a summer of spice, MILK will return to The King's Head Members Club this July for an erotic night of X-rated burlesque dancers, incredible DJs and raucous fun. The immersive entertainment will continue until 5am, with tickets starting at just £20.
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.
Hit up East London watering hole Café Mélo for a masterclass in Mexican mezcal, including flight tasting of three different shots and two boozy cocktails. If you're a fan of spirits (who isn't?), expand your repertoire and discover others in the form of distilled agave.
Located in the heart of the City, Proud Cabaret City 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.
One of the best brunch events in East London this season, this French vegan offering from Refuel Your Soul is bringing together all you can eat plant-based plates, a few glasses of fine Champagne and a Kir Royale cocktail.
Pizza Pilgrims has teamed up with Be Comedy Present to host an unmissable comedy event at its home in East London. Join them for hilarious stand-up sets from comics such as Davina Bentley, Tiziano La Bella and Katie Green.
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.
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.
On the 13th of November, Colesium Suite in Ilford will be celebrating the festival of lights. The London Diwali Gala will showcase a fantastic fireworks display, performances from Bollywood dancers, DJs and three-course feasts.
Searching for that perfect music event in London? We've got just the night for you. You can party until 4 am at the 1st Birthday With Dimitri From Paris event at Q Shoreditch. Expect an impressive lineup of musicians and a lot of partying.
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.
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.
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.
Taking place at various locations around London this summer, Jerk & Jokes Brunch are spicing up your weekend plans. Head to one of their day parties and you'll find a lineup of DJ sets, mouthwatering Jamaican cuisine and fruity cocktails.
Indie Amnesty is taking over Bethnal Green Working Men's Club to bring you one of the best throwback events in East London. Glug tinnies of Red Strip, smudge your eyeliner and dig our your favourite skinnies before heading to this quirky night of Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Pulp and more.
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.
The ultimate soundtrack to your Saturday night is here, with DJ Freight Train on the decks at Eastcheap Records in East London. Listen to the very best hip hop, RnB and pop classics as your favourite MCs and queens - think Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kanye - blast from the decks.
Looking for fun things to do in East London? Get the gang together and head over to this Q Shoreditch. These guys will be offering you a range of fun party nights, offering you everything from weekly DJ events to one-off guest appearances.
Head over to Shoreditch where Cargo is putting on a host of fun activities for you to enjoy this summer. Along with a mammoth reopening party which is bound to be electric, it's also screening a tonne of UEFA matches, complete with DJs and buckets of beer.
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.
One of the best events in East London this month, Bella Whispers is back with the latest instalment of their incredible cabaret show. Join a host of drag, circus and burlesque talents for a raucous evening at the Looking Glass Cocktail Club.
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.
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.
Taking place at The Anthologist every Sunday from the 30th May, Gospel Motown Brunch is an epic celebration of all things music. Think, a fun-fuelled party vibe with live singers, delcious brunch and free-flowing cocktails for 90 minutes.
One of the best events in Hackney this November, this hilarious bingo night is bringing together dabbing, dancing and drum'n'bass jams for a truly unique series of evening designed for you and your nana to enjoy.
Did you know that East London is home to some of the world's best bars? Now you can experience them for yourselves without having to pay full price for a signature concoction. Simply nab a £15 wristband to London Cocktail Week and you're covered for the whole of October.
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.
Birdcage Cabaret is back and this time its taking over Devonshire Terrace for a series of incredible dinner shows. Alongside a delicious three-course meal, welcome cocktail and wine, guests will be treated a whole host of electric performances from some of the finest in the business.
Dig into a scrumptious two-course bottomless brunch in the heart of East London. Clayton Hotel City of London is inviting you to join them for an indulgent morning chowing down on dishes such as smashed avo and chicken waffles, washed down with free-flowing bubbles.