What's On in North London
Camden, Islington, more late night bars than South London per square mile and more. You want it, North London has got it. While a charmer for suburban areas and darling independents, North London is also a hot to trot location for some of the best events in London. From cabaret nights and titillating burlesque events, to warehouse digs and roaring club events, what you want, we've got. Check out our recommendations for the best events in North London below and tuck into one of the best areas in the city.
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Last updated on 16th June 2017
With a reputation firmly established at the heart of London's vibrant nightlife scene, 1 Big Night Out arrives in Camden this winter. The evening will start at Fifty Five Bar, before proceeding to 3 other Camden bars and culminating in one of the area's biggest clubs. Ticket holders will be spoiled on the night and will enjoy free entry access, queue jump privileges, complimentary welcome shots and happy hour drinks prices all night long.
Having won the hearts of the Edinburgh festival, Christopher Bliss is coming to Camden Comedy Club for a monthly series of hilarious literary critiques. He will be joined on stage by a monthly guest; this month it will be Paul Burston, the acclaimed journalist and co-founder of Attitude.
North London's Brewhouse in Highbury is hosting a series of fun brewery experience days that aim to teach London's beer fans all about the long process that goes into each pint. The beer experts will get the ball rolling before guests try their hands at boiling, mashing and distilling their very own type of beer. After that, guests will take part in a fun beer tasting and Q&A session with the venue's head brewer.
Party-hard and swinging, Blues Kitchen Camden is renowned for its live music nights. The venue regular hosts some of the best blues and swing bands, head to North London to catch the likes of The Midnight Special, Brassroots and Truly Lover Trio.
Hailed as one of the best karaoke bars in Islington, it's no wonder that Lucky Voice are coming up trumps when it comes to antics in the city. A must-try for those that know their way around a ballad or two, prove your singing worth at their weekly music quiz with themed rounds, karaoke slots, top notch drinks and more.
It's time to sing and dance to the best Bowie hits as Blues Kitchen in Camden put on a David Bowie tribute night. Live band The Beekays will be playing his incredible hits, there will be face painting and prizes for the best fancy dress.
Blues Kitchen Camden are putting on another swinging party night, this time celebrating 50 years of epic band The Doors. Join them as resident band, The Beekays play some seriously hot hits followed by a DJ who will have you dancing until 2.30am.
Head to the Brewhouse and Kitchen in Islington and enjoy an entire day of beer-making. The talented brewers will be putting you through your paces, teaching you how to mash, boil and stir your perfect pint of craft beer. Including a delicious breakfast, a hearty lunch, a tasting session and a Q&A session, this is the perfect day out for any beer fans out there.
Looking to tuck into the best that North London's bars have to boast? With the Camden Pub Crawl on your side, there's no excuse not to. From fun games and prizes, to reduced drinks prices and liquid freebies, don't miss out on one of the most raucous events in North London, especially when it comes in at just £10 a ticket.
Looking for a mighty fine burger? Grand Union in Camden have you more than covered as they serve their epic burgers along with a healthy side of bottomless prosecco for £25.
Join popular restaurant Zona N16 in Stoke Newington as they bring flavours of the Caribbean to North London. With steel drums, rum punch, sharing platters and 2-4-1 cocktails, this is one party you don't want to miss out on.
It's time to put the guilty back into your clubbing days and sing your heart out to the likes of Britney, The Spice Girls and Boy Zone as Guilty Pleasure plays the kings and queens of pop. Indulge all those inner cravings and dance like there's no tomorrow with their dance troupe, shimmy in the dedicated '90s RnB room and confess all to Father Oates.
The Larder in Bethnal Green is pulling out all the stops this Spring, hosting a series of live music and tasting events that are certain to leave even the most cynical reveller with a beaming smile. From a jazz night headlined by the iconic 'Putting the Swing into Gypsy Jazz' group to coffee-tasting masterclasses, this North London venue will cater for whatever mood you might be in.
The VIP destination of choice for the nation’s celebrities is open to you all. Offering three rooms of stunning interiors, big music and great VIP areas, meaning you can live the famous life every single Saturday.
Want to watch big names like Tony Law, Stewart Lee, Harry Hill, Josie Long and others? Good, because that’s the kind of calibre Laugh Out London bring whenever they descend on The Old Queen’s Head or the Antelope. A must for comedy fans.
The Camden Rocks Club offers London's Rock lovers a night on the town framed by huge tunes and irresisitible drinks deals. With entry costing only £5 and a frequent host of surprise musical appearances, Underworld has become a favourite amongst the city's rock lovers and continues to draw in crowds from all over come Saturday night.
It's time to take it back to the days before autocorrect and online dictionaries, back to when we actually had to spell stuff. Head to Star of Kings for a night of hilarious and fun spelling bees that will test your noggin, get the crowd going and prove a night out with a difference.
Cool, quirky and completely eccentric, Simmons have opened an outpost in Euston Square. The cosy pub will be filled with their trademark neon as well as the famous drink deals which include two cocktails for £10 and £2.50 bottles of beer.
Wind down North's waterways with one of the most unique events in London. A BYOB boat cruise keeping things cute and kitsch, it's all aboard Canal Party Club for a romp down the river to remember. Able to host you and 11 friends aboard their boats, enjoy your own music, your own drinks and your own chums in a truly unique party setting, primed for summer adventures.
Coupling sunshine with great West African music and stunning BBQ food, the Afro-Vintage Garden Party is back at Tottenham Hale's STYX. On the day, guests will see the likes Buyers Club, Champagne Funk back and special guests Quinton Scott take control of the decks, all the while enjoying all their favourite ice-cold drinks and enjoying perfectly seasoned BBQ meats that have been smoked on site.
This Autumn, gin-lovers from all over the capital can take part in a stunning masterclass that's taking place at the famous Half Hitch Micro Distillery in North London. Starting with a tasting of the distiller's best spirits, guests will then learn all about the history of this famous drink, before making their own bespoke gin using flavours and ingredients that they've brought from home. Guests will then be given a 100ml sample of their own gin to take home, accompanied by a 100ml bottle of the famous Half Hitch gin.
If you’re out in Camden on a Friday, there’s only one destination for you: Shaka Zulu. Boasting two floors of fun, two dancefloors and walls adorned with 60ft statues, it’s one of the most unique clubbing experiences in the capital. Couple that with discounted drink packages and table reservations, you’ve got yourself a good night.
Eleanor Conway has been tearing up North London with her hilarious stand-up, being incredibly hilarious as she is ludicrous. Compared to both Graham Norton and Russell Brand, if you’re looking for a comedy night in North London, look no further than her show.
For a night old wild fun and epic parties in North London, you're going to want to head over to The Old Queen's Head. The Angel spot has a huge dancefloor to get down on, as well as putting on some cracking clubnight - think Prince, TLC and Michael Jackson.
The Big Chill House in Kings Cross is offering a gin masterclass with a difference. They’ve teamed up with magician Jake Banfield so that while you are learning and sampling a wide variety of Martin Miller’s Gin, you can be wowed by spectacular magic at the same time.
Massaoke is probably one of the best nights you’ll have out in North London. It’s karaoke, but the whole crowd takes part, with lyrics on giant screens, a live band to sing along with, lip sync battles, DJs, glitter cannons, giant balloons and so much more.
Head down to Camden where the Jazz Café are hosting a night dedicated to the golden age of soul music. The Atlantic Soul Orchestra will be playing the best in Stax and Atlantic soul music, creating the perfect Sunday vibes while you eat some delicious food and cocktails from the wonderful Jazz Café.
Head to the Islington Townhouse and take part in a fun language class revolving around all your favourite childhood board games. Guests wills first be taught a few stock phrases before diving head first into the venue's pile of Spanish board games. Take on your friends with a fun round of Spanish Monopoly or perhaps see if you can solve the mystery of a murder at a Madrid dinner party with Spanish Cluedo.
Head to charming The Islington Townhouse for a night of cracking music and delicious cocktails as the North London opens up the decks for you. Bring in your five favourite records, put them to the test and if yours are deemed the best you will win £50.