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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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This August bank holiday, head over to London Royal Rocks where La Lounge is celebrating the three-day weekend with a wild day and night of eating, drinking and dancing. Starting at 3pm, the event will be welcoming BBC 1XTRA and Capital Xtra DJs to the decks to blast out tunes till 4am.
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.
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? Head to Bethnal Green where The Double R Club will be in residence with a new series of shows. Host Benjamin Louche will be overseeing proceedings with his usual sinister flair.
Sandy floors, an open-air cinema, lifeguard waiters... One of East London's hottest events is serving up some serious holiday vibes this September. Check out STARDUST LDN's Brick Lane bash and prepare for a brilliant day of bottomless cocktails and games.
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.
One of the best brunch events in East London this season, this French vegan offering from Refuel Your Soul is bringing together all you can eat plant-based plates, a few glasses of fine Champagne and a Kir Royale cocktail.
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 the best events in East London? Head on over to King Bull Lounge for the Intense Day Party this May for live DJs, potent cocktails and shisha on the heated and covered outdoor space. It's sure to be one heck of a way to kick off the return of hospitality.
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.
Head over to Greenwich where Meantime Brewing Company are giving you a behind the scenes tour into how the sausage gets made - or in this case, the beers. During the hour and a half tour, you'll learn more about the process, some interesting facts and will get to try various tasters.
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.
This August, shimmy over to Shoreditch where Golden Bee are ending your week on a high with an epic rooftop party. What's more, music will be supplied by Sisters of House, an all-female line-up of DJs, who'll be spinning songs from 2pm 'til 10pm.
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.
On the hunt for fun things to do in East London? Rebel Bingo is the epic interactive event series taking over the Oslo with hilarious hosts, big prizes and an evening of dabbing, drinking and dancing your heart out.
Among the best events in East London this season, this fun mezcal tasting from Sin Gusano is bringing you samples and delicious snacks. The pop-up will be taking over Caldera in Hackney, who will be providing snacks and welcome cocktails.
This September, head over to The Backyard Comedy Club for a Sunday of alcohol-free giggles. Not only will there be a number of comics waiting to bring the lols, but there'll also be some of the best booze-free drinks going.
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.
One of the best events in East London has got to be Love Pub + Grub's summer pop-up. Following a sell-out season last year, the gang are back, bringing you cocktails, DJ sets, games and street food in a colourful setting.
Free From Festival lets you dig into street food, cakes and alcoholic beverages without having to worry about if they contain gluten, dairy or refined sugar. You can also catch expert demos from nutritionists, so you can learn how to make similar healthy dishes at home.
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.
Did you know that East London is home to some of the world's best bars? Now you can experience them for yourselves without having to pay full price for a signature concoction. Simply nab a £15 wristband to London Cocktail Week and you're covered for the whole of October.
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.
One of the best comedy nights in East London, Backyard Comedy Club is here to give you the giggles on a weekly basis. Head down with mates or dates to enjoy a thigh-slapping night of jokes and anecdotes at this Bethnal Green spot.
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.
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.
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.
Space 289 in Cambridge Heath will be coming to life with the sounds of new-age dance music from Potti Records Launch Party: Underground Techno & Tech House. Check out what their artists have to offer and enjoy a night back on the dancefloor.
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.
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.
Over at The Chequers in Walthamstow on 31st of July, expect an exciting day of drag and burlesque with Chequers Cabaret Campout With Host Bambi Boo. Throughout the evening, you'll get to watch top-quality acts and guzzle down tasty beers.
Looking for fun things to do in East London? Get the gang together and head over to this Q Shoreditch. These guys will be offering you a range of fun party nights, offering you everything from weekly DJ events to one-off guest appearances.
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.
Searching for the best events in East London this summer? WeLovePop Club: One Night In Chromatica is a massive pop-filled party taking place at Nikki's in June. Expect to find an homage to Lady Gaga with massive hits, tasty sips and Insta-worthy interiors.
Head over to Shoreditch for a Sunday spent bopping to funk and soul beats from a DJ while tucking into tempura, robata-grilled meats and sushi rolls at Apothecary. Want to go all out? Take things up a level with an hour and a half of bottomless cocktails.
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.
Looking for fun things to do in East London on Tuesday nights? Vintage Arts Asylum is the pop-up jazz club that's showing you how to dance like a vintage pin-up. Head over to Newington Green for live music, affordable drinks and a bit of a workout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head over to Shoreditch this month where The Book Club is back in business with some of the best events in East London. Their weekly drag brunch is bringing you bottomless drinks, tasty pizza and hilarious entertainment from morning until evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of East London's best bars are being transformed into amazing cinemas this summer. Check out Rooftop Film Club as they take over spaces like Roof East and Queen of Hoxton to show classic pictures outside, complete with comfy deck chairs, blankets and refreshments.