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 18th September 2018

7 events @ 2 venues with 153 upcoming dates from 20 Sep 2018 until 27 Jan 2019

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.

9 events @ Boisdale of Bishopsgate with 24 upcoming dates from 20 Sep 2018 until 31 Oct 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.

  The Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 5th October 2018

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...
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@ 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.

@ 300 Venues across London AND free entry to The Cocktail Village on Mon, 1st Oct 2018 - Sun, 7th Oct 2018

What's better than a night out drinking? A whole week! Get your hands on tickets to London Cocktail Week, where £6 cocktails, one-off parties, exclusive masterclasses and more awaits. With over 300 bars taking part and a Cocktail Village in the heart of Shoreditch, there's something for everyone.

  Shoreditch Brunch Social

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@ Flight Club Shoreditch on Various dates from Saturday 22nd September 2018

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...

@ 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. 

  Peckham Street Art Tour

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@ Meet Outside Peckham Rye Station on Saturday 20th October 2018 and 2 other Saturdays

Art and Craft Beer combination tour of Street Art combined with Craft Beer in Peckham, South London. Saturdays: 2pm Start Your tour will start outside Peckham Rye Station with your guide taking you on an informative journey through the street art of...

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 20th September 2018 and 3 other 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?...

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 20th September 2018

Speedboats, cocktails, sunset and a summer sound-track? Come aboard for your most memorable summer experience! What you can expect? Thames Rockets 3 Point Plan for a perfect summer's evening 1. 50 minute* part-guided - part speed...

8 events @ Blues Kitchen Shoreditch with 71 upcoming dates starting on 21 Sep 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.

5 events @ 4 venues with 17 upcoming dates from 25 Sep 2018 until 05 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.

1 events @ Sink Pong with 50 upcoming dates starting on 21 Sep 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.  

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Thursday 20th September 2018

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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@ 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. 

  Bottomless Brunch

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@ Bounce, Old Street on Sunday 23rd September 2018 and 37 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.

4 events @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club with 4 upcoming dates from 20 Sep 2018 until 17 Jan 2019

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.

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 22nd September 2018 and 3 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…

24 events @ The Macbeth with 24 upcoming dates from 21 Sep 2018 until 31 Dec 2018

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.

@ Concrete on Thursday 27th September 2018 and 3 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.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Thursday 20th September 2018

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...

7 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 7 upcoming dates from 26 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2019

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.

1 events @ Pitch Stratford with 2 upcoming dates starting on 23 Sep 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.

8 events @ 2 venues with 259 upcoming dates starting on 21 Sep 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. 

@ Dalston Roof Park on Sat, 6th Oct 2018 @ 15:00 - 0:00

Head to Dalston Roof Park this October, where Chicken 'N' Beer is saying goodbye to summer the only way they know how... with an epic daytime party. Popping up at this iconic east London spot, you'll find special guest DJs, delicious cocktails, Caribbean cocktails and much more.

5 events @ 2 venues with 5 upcoming dates from 24 Sep 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.

3 events @ 3 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 28 Sep 2018 until 17 Nov 2018

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.