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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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.
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.
This saucy series of craft workshops are taking over London Fields' Regent Studios to bring you a whole range of salacious evenings. From penis-shaped candles and DIY dildos, you'll be getting your hands dirty with some very unique outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
Looking to let out your inner star? Queen of Hoxton has got just the thing with their epic Hip Hop Karaoke night. Grab a table with your bubble and prepare to shine as you take to the stage and perform your own rendition of Biggie, Kanye, The Fugees and more.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Head over to Stratford where The Refreshment Room is waiting to kickstart your weekend with their brilliant bottomless brunches. Hosting a range of themes, take your pick between the likes of a reggae party or Lady Gaga-inspired feast and get ready for an hour of free-flowing drinks, banging hits and tasty bites.
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.
Combining life drawing with an eclectic range of music, Oslo's life drawing class will see you experimenting with new techniques over a fun and quirky evening. The Hackney venue will be joined by two models and a professional artist who will guide you through a range of old and innovative practices.
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.
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.
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.
Don your cosiest knit and hotfoot it down to The Frozen Cocktail Club for a festive bake off quite like no other. Fuelled by bottomless Crabbie's mulled wine and cider, the event will see London's top foodies creating tasty treats in the hope of being crowned champ.
Looking for an East London Christmas party destination this winter? The Book Club has all you need to celebrate in style. Join them for Under The Mistletoe and you'll find a fully decorated space complete with bespoke packages that include food, booze and crackers.
Bringing together a diverse range of international talent, the Comedy Cabin is one of the best things to do in East London this season. Just a short walk from Hoxton Overground you'll find hilarious acts and laugh-out-loud moments all night long.
Looking for something fun to do in East London? Head on over to Proud Cabaret City as they host The Last Soirée Supper Club. Not only will you feast on fine dining with bottomless drinks, but you'll be kept on your toes with live DJs, photobooths and even fire breathers.
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.
Sure, you may be familiar with Brick Lane market, but if you want to really explore the area's vibrant food and drink scene then Imagine Experience's tour is for you. Tickets include plenty of tasty samples from all over the world as well as a professional guide and a lesson in Cockney rhyming slang.
On the hunt for fun things to do in East London? The Hackney Social is brimming with a whole host of live music gigs, film screenings and vegan food events. Rally your mates and head over to one of their fun daytime or evening shindigs, promising a fun time for a wallet-friendly price.
One of Stoke Newington's most beautiful drinking dens, Doña is a wonderland of pink velvet, red feathers and twinkling lights. This autumn, head to the mezcal masters for an evening of cocktails and live entertainment - from comedy and cabaret to jazz music.
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.
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.
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.