One of the best comedy nights in East London, the Backyard Comedy Club is here to give you the giggles every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Head down with mates or dates to enjoy one of the funniest events in Bethnal Green.
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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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.
Head over to Shoreditch this summer for a series of brunch parties that'll have you bopping to house, disco and garage anthems. That's not all though, as you can expect free-flowing fizz alongside delicious bodes to eat throughout their events.
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.
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.
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.
Q Shoreditch will be getting an Ibiza-style makeover this June as House In Paradise lands for a tropical-themed brunch and supper club. Expect incredible DJs, talented live musicians and a sumptuous menu of tasty tapas dishes.
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.
Looking for fun things to do in East London this autumn? Hungry Heart will be celebrating The Boss' birthday with one of their iconic tribute nights. Head over to Oval Space where the team will be blasting out nothing but hits from Bruce Springsteen's back catalogue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fancy catching a play with a pint in hand? Fuller's are making it happen with their summer series of Shakespeare in the Garden. Taking place at pubs around London, the event will have you watching Love's Labour's Lost or As You Like It over a fun and raucous evening.
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.
Are you obsessed with the West End? Then you better sashay over to The Folly for their epic drag brunch. Taking place every Sunday, the experience will feature refreshing drinks and bites to eat while some of the UK's top queens perform an array of showtunes.
This June, head over to Dalston where LDN Paint Party are serving up a fun day of drinking and entertainment. What can you expect? A DJ spinning RnB hits, an hour of unlimited fizz and a hands-on session where you'll be taught how to make your own work of art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a relaxed night of music in East London? Check out The Dalston Jazz Jam, a laidback night of swing, groove and bop hosted by Ruby's Bar and Lounge. Costing only£3, tickets will have you watching an impressive line-up of musicians.
Head over to Bethnal Green Working Men's Club this month where The Double R Club is making a glorious return to the stage. Host Benjamin Louche will be back in business, bringing you an evening of singing, dancing and glitter-covered antics.
Looking for a quirky night out in East London? Sin Gusano are hosting a series of unmissable drinks tastings and experiences. This May, head on over to Caldera in Hackney, where you'll taste the finest mezcal sourced from Mexico in a fun and informative setting.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best club nights in East London this April, this hilarious indie disco event is paying homage to The Strokes' iconic debut. Join the team at The Victoria for an evening of guitar classics and battered Converse.
One of the best events in Shoreditch this summer, Cargo's reopening beach party is one you won't want to miss. The East London club will be bringing a host of excellent DJs to soundtrack your drinks from noon until nightfall.
The ultimate way to get your giggles on while giving back, this unique charity comedy gig is taking over Bethnal Green's Backyard Comedy Club with an excellent line-up of stunning stand-up talent. And the best bit? All proceeds with be going to The Care Workers' Charity.
One of the best events in East London has got to be The Frozen Cocktail Club's Hip Hop Karaoke. The weekly shindig is inviting you and your bubble to their Spitalfields digs for a night of singing and drinking. Expect icy concoctions, fun vibes and a tonne of tunes to pick from.
Looking for the best East London events this summer? If you're a footie fam, this is not to be missed. Catch all the action from the Euros at Oval Space, where special effects, massive screens and DJ sets take centre stage with plenty of refreshments throughout each game.