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 13th March 2020

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.

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.  


29 user reviews 5

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.

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. 

@ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club on Sat, 11th Apr 2020 @ 20:00 - 2:00

Spend your weekend at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13. The fabulously bizarre club will be hosting brilliant live music and DJ sets for a star-studded night of Colombian funk, house and reggae beats. So get your glitter on and space buns at the ready for this fabulous night. 

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.

Head over to Hackney and Shoreditch for one hell of a Euro 2020s viewing party. Expect a fully stocked bar, giant HDTVs and a panel of special guests that'll be offering in-depth analysis before, during and after the match. Hosted by a special TV anchor, you'll also be able to interact and ask questions from the panellists.

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.

Agency Unknown

233 user reviews 4

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.

Disco Yoga

131 user reviews 5

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.

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.


99 user reviews 4

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.

  Cocktail Time Machine

15 user reviews 5

@ Timeless Bar and Kitchen on Various dates from Thursday 2nd April 2020

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Head over to London Fields where this unique offering from the team behind the Murder Express are taking you on an all new adventure. Travel through time to the birth places of some iconic cocktails on this walk-through immersive experience.

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.

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.

Locked in a Room

1 user review 5

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.

Comedy Cabin

2 user reviews 5

An east London favourite, the Comedy Cabin is all about fun events. Get down to the Hoxton hideaway for everything from live stand up with up-and-coming performers to panel shows and podcast recordings.

London Shuffle

643 user reviews 5

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.

  Bottomless Brunch

128 user reviews 5

@ Bounce, Old Street on Sunday 5th April 2020 and 4 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.