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 20th October 2016
East London has no shortage of places to eat and drink, but what about a supper club that combines dining with charity? Now you're listening. Join Tokunbo's Kitchen as they not only promise a fun, social dining experience, they're in support of Curry For Change to boot.
Get to know some seriously whacky creations this summer in London as not only is Tonic & Remedy whipping up a real treat in the cocktail department, their cutesy afternoon tea is sure to impress those with a sweet and savoury tooth combined.
This Shoreditch hangout has been drawing in the crowds for decades, promoting off-kilter theatre experiences in a completely creative environment. Those looking for cool things to do in East London will find comedy nights, immersive evenings, modern takes on classical theatre and all-manner of fun experiences at the Rosemary Branch Theatre.
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.
Disco has made a triumphant return to east London thanks to Far Rockaway. This eclectic Shoreditch club pulls out all the stops to create those all-inclusive disco vibes, with DJs mixing and matching tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s with a twist of modernity. There’s a lovely long list of cocktails to go with these classic disco beats and tickets are only £5.
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.
Dose up on your R&B anthems every Saturday night in East London as Canary Wharf's 28 West Bar and Grill is set to light up your night with a top roster of anthems, a VIP bottles service and plenty more.
Little Nan's have bloomin' hired out Rio Cinema and filled it with all of her furniture, teapots and 90s treasures. Head down to this Dalston residency and gorge on bottomless teapot cocktails, unlimited pick'n'mix and popcorn, a dance away to the sounds of the 90s.
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.
Beer pong champ? Here’s your chance to conquer all, as the biggest pub crawl in Shoreditch lead you on a night out packed with drinking games and boozy discounts. It’s 2-4-1 as well, which means you’ll head out with a tenner and likely come home with change. There’s free entry to four of the area’s top bars, free shots at each stop and a really fun crowd to keep you company.
Has there ever been anybody who has lived a more debaucherous and carefree life than Dirk Diggler? The answer, of course, is no - but you can follow in his footsteps by joining Far Rockaway for a party on Saturday. They wind the clock back to 1977 every week for a hedonistic night featuring a killer playlist of funk, disco and soul alongside some seriously potent cocktails. Get your tickets here and save £3 on the door!
Want to tuck into the best pubs and bars that Shoreditch has to boast? There's only the one bar crawl for it. A East London event known for their storming nights and debaucherous antics, enjoy free entry, cut-price cocktails, competitions and more from one of the best bar crawls that London has to boast.
The tickle of feathers and the twizzle of tassles awaits at Proud Cabaret City as the Kit Cat Club promises a saucy adventure into seductive entertainment in London. One of the best burlesque events in East London thanks to its prized performers and burlesque babes, tuck into a sultry adventure in one of the most dapper venues around.
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.
The Michelin-starred Anthony Demetre showcases some of his finest dishes at the Supper Club With a View in East London. With the menu including the likes of fillet of Cornish cod with mussels, kale and salsify, and Denham Estate venison, autumn squash, roast pear and chestnuts, the focal point of this event will be the stunning views of Eats London's skyline. Based on the 17th floor of the M for Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch, the glittering lights and crisp Autumnal sky of London will make this a truly unforgettable event.
Beer pong, shots and a whole lot of fun is what the Shoreditch Pub Crawl is all about and this Halloween they are heading to at least four bars to party the night away. Dress up, enjoy free shots and play beer pong as you party East London in the best way.
East London is coming over all cheesy as WELOVEPOP is back and bigger than ever before as they battle Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Expect a whole host of big songs, plenty of fun and cardboard cut-outs as Concrete in Shoreditch throws a spectacular pop-themed party.
Head over to quirky, circus-themed club Trapeze in Shoreditch for a night of Karaoke, fun and party vibes as they put on hip hop karaoke. Practise your singing skills to your favourite hip hop artists as the night gets hot and heavy.
The King's Head Members Club welcomes the talented Gin House Burlesque team, who have just returned from yet another successful string of sold out shows. Though Eats London is no stranger to quirky sights and performances, the line-up of talented burlesque stars - including Miss Betsy Rose, Jolie Papillon and Miss Fatale - will enchant, dazzle and amaze guests with their alluring and death-defying performances.