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.
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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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.
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…
Make it an evening to remember and chow down on a tantalising menu that includes potted salt beef brisket, spicy tuna tartare and, of course, Beef Wellington. There's even Grey Goose vodka cocktails to wash it all down in style.
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.
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.
Whether you're after a quirky night out with friends or a date night with a difference, make your way to Ilford where this spooky mansion will have you uncovering clues under the guidance of a live actor.
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.
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 London Alcohol-Free Comedy Club is back this February and this time, Harriet Dyer, Stefano Paolini and Jeff Innocent are taking to Bethnal Green's Fugitive Motel for a chilled out evening of comedy and non-alcoholic drinks.
Located underneath Hackney boozer, The Plough, you'll find this secret speakeasy, serving up fabulous cocktails and broody vibes, making it the perfect spot for a dazzling night of burlesque from some of the capital's best performers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not only does this unique walking tour take you to some of east London's finest fried chicken spots, but it also gives you the chance to sample lip-smacking wings and thirst-quenching craft bevvies. This is definitely one for all the carnivores out there.
Taking place in ExCeL Centre, Locked in a Room is perfect for a birthday party or group celebration. The venue has built 13 escape rooms, split between two scenarios that will challenge and entertain you for an hour.
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.
Step into a world of psychedelic retro fun with a night at this Hackney party spot. Expect wacky interiors, a line-up of live bands and DJs performing a host of indie, rock'n'roll, garage and early prog tunes, as well as Go-Go dancers and cabaret performers.
From a mouthwatering slow-roasted crispy pork, all the way to freshly-cured fish, Hoxton's Rapsa is cooking up quite the feast. Head to the east London restaurant on Sundays, for a roast that's not like your usual.
The Little Shuffle Club is a great night out; located moments from Shoreditch Box Park, the bar has huge doses of Patron cocktails and fun and games.
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.
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 People's Tavern are celebrating the festive season with a fabulous fairytale transformation - think magical woodlands and mystical creatures. Head over to the spot for an enchanting evening within the dreamscape, quaffing on tasty tipples and revelling in the scenery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Normal dinners are so last year... as these epic events at Mama Shelter London prove. Join them as they go live with interactive entertainment courtesy of the gals from Sink the Pink. They'll be providing a fabulous bottomless dinner with three courses and some showstopping performances.
Come to Karaoke Hole and become the superstar you dreamed of. Their resident drag queens will guide you through the night, delivering special effects, cocktails on-tap, and all your favourite songs in their library,
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.
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.
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.
Head over to Wanstead's Manor House where they'll be bringing you one of the best supper clubs in East London this February. Using on the freshest seasonal fare, their talented kitchen team will be crafting both omnivorous and vegan tasting menus and wine pairings for you eating pleasure.
El Mercado is an all-new eco-friendly village market in the heart of Hackney. A treasure trove for international eats, workshops, masterclasses and live music, it promises to become one of East London's hottest spots this summer.