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 18th August 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.
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.
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.
Head into the world of the Cocoa Butter Club, where queer performers of colour create a tantalising and spectacular shows of drag, live music and voguing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a bucking bronco, BBQ food and plenty of bourbon, this party is bringing the Deep South to Islington Metal Works. Head to North London for a brilliant night of partying and shenanigans, along with brilliant live music as renowned Holloway Road headline.
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.
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.
In a galaxy far, far away (Kings Cross) is your opportunity to unleash your inner nerd onto some paper, as celebrated paper artist and designer Marc Hagan-Guirey will teach you how to make a number of 15 different ships from Star Wars using kirigami.
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.
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.
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.
Known for their legendary music nights, The Jazz Cafe in Camden is serious about their live music. This October, they will be honouring Curtis Mayfield with an orchestral rendition of his greatest hits.
Cheap nights out don’t get much more fun than Magic at Proud Camden. There’s two floors of music, live performers, inflatable fun, UV parties, a ball pit and cheap, cheap drinks.
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.
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.
Take a culinary journey through six courses of delicious Nigerian food. You’ll be tasting your way through everything from jollof rice and crispy chicken to fried plantain and hot paprika wings, all while sipping on Nigeria’s favourite cocktail, Chapman.
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.
Not one to shy away from a bit of fun, the Old Queen's Head is hosting London's weirdest comedy club this Autumn. Known as London's only immersive comedy experience, the Comedy House Party showcases the weirdest performers that the capital has to offer. Grab a cocktail at the bar, sinking into your seat and watch as the eccentric Quint Fontana introduces a line-up of hip hop musical comedies, odd stand-up performers and twisted burlesque stars.
Jumping on the brunch train that seems to be circling London this year, the team at Islington's Lucky Voice Karaoke are pulling out all the stops. Starting off with two hours of bottomless cocktails and bagels, the event will end with an hour of karaoke in one of the venue's private booths. Maintaining the feel-good vibes, the resident DJs will be playing all your favourite party tunes throughout the afternoon