Inject some much-needed colour to your dreary days with a visit to Ballie Ballerson. The vibrant adult ball pit is sure to put a smile on your face with fruity cocktails, gooey pizzas and gigantic playpens to float around in.
Best Events in October
Oktoberfest booze-ups, unusual Halloween parties, side-splitting comedy nights, brand new autumn pop-ups, unmissable bottomless brunches and date-night definites; these are a mere handful of the awesome experiences set to unfold throughout the month, and we're really only scratching the surface. Read on to discover the full list of our recommended events this October in London.
Silent Sounds Boat Party is the ultimate mix of sightseeing and clubbing, as your headphones play anything from disco classics to hardcore house (depending on your channel) while the two-storey Dutch Master takes you past iconic London landmarks.
Whisks at the ready for The Big London Bake's competitive cooking event. Inspired by the Great British Bake Off, the unforgettable experience will see you battling it out to create a Paul Hollywood handshake-worthy showstopper in just 90 minutes.
This October, Skylight is back and better than ever with its rooftop ice rink, fully-stocked bar and incredible array of events. Whether you fancy Halloween on ice or after-work cocktails with a jaw-dropping view, it's autumn's must-see location.
Winner of DesignMyNight's West London's Best Pub 2018/19 award, the Aeronaut is a guaranteed fun-filled night out. Expect everything from pub quizzes to bottomless brunches and, of course, showstopping circus performances.
With 17 years of experience under their belt, The Covent Garden Comedy Club knows a thing or two about making people chuckle. See one of their iconic Saturday shows, complete with three hilarious stand-ups and a host to keep things moving smoothly along.
Spend your autumn partying through the weekends with Hip Hop Brunch's boozy day fests. Expect delicious food, heady drinks and a soundtrack of classics throughout. Make good use of the bottomless cocktail power hour before shaking your stuff on the dancefloor and rocking the mic when it's karaoke time.
Whether you're a proper beer lover or you're jumping on the Oktoberfest bandwagon, head to Greenwich for the real experience as Meantime Brewing Company invites you to tours, tastings and a bunch of events.
Seven Deadly Sins Tour is taking you around London's raunchiest drinking spots whilst you get progressively more boozed. Check out a 16th-century pub where Queen Lizzy danced around a cherry tree, a gin palace and former home to ladies of the night, as well as a few other naughty nooks.
If you're looking to win brownie points with your non-meat eating pals or that someone special, this is the event for you. A supper club specialising in delicious plant-based food, Lu-Ma's Vegan Dinner will have you noshing on an incredible feast within a charming restaurant in the heart of Wimbledon.
Get your German garms at the ready, as unmissable Camden Oktoberfest returns once again across the first four Saturdays in October. Expect the coolest celebration of the famous Bavarian beer festival in the heart of North London, with top-tier food, drink and entertainment throughout.
Whether you're a fiend for chicken and waffles or hungry for blueberry pancakes topped with bacon and maple syrup, Red Rooster is on hand to satisfy your cravings at their R'n'Brunch event. Better yet, you can get your hands on bottomless cocktails as DJ Emily Rawson and her iconic female DJ crew spin the tunes.
Prepare yourselves for a day of disco, funk and boogie at Disco Brunch. Venture to a secret London location where free-flowing cocktails and a cracking two-course meal are on hand to fuel you up, before moving onto an afternoon of fun games and all-out anthems.
From gourmet sliders to French pastries and unlimited cocktails, Beyonce Brunch will have you Drunk In Love. On top of the tasty menus, there's a tribute act, dance troupe and five hours of non-stop beats; from Upgrade U to Lemonade and beyond.
You know the theory: when one sense is lost, the others are heightened? Well, Mac & Wild are putting that to the test with their Drams In The Dark blindfolded whisky tastings. Over the evening you'll be guided through four different sips and canapes for a truly multi-sensory experience.
Mixing great cocktails and stunning theatrics, Moonshine Saloon is immersing you in the amazing world of the Wild West. Take a trip to Liverpool Street where you'll be at the heart of the action as you play smuggler and sheriff-dodger.
Celebrate Oktoberfest with an evening spent sipping on steins, chomping on German sausages and dancing to an Oompah band at Canary Wharf's Munich Cricket Club. Expect raucous fun, themed costumes and a wavy night.
Set to light up Proud Embankment every weekend throughout October, Proud Emabankment's Cabaret All Stars show will feature a roster of the world's greatest talents - from shocking acrobats to tantalising burlesque dancers and more.
This October, discover A Night Of: a live music series dedicated to some of the most iconic musicians and genres. Head over to the Jazz Cafe and catch some of the city's best acts as they perform everything from Whitney classics to neo-soul bangers.
For some of the most entertaining events in October, look no further than Agency Unkown. The party pros are bringing a hefty dose of humour to your nights out with well-loved events such as Musical Bingo, The Comedy House Party and Gospeloke.
The champions of 1920s decadence and the revival of the smooth days of jazz are back with a series of supper club soirees. The Candlelight Club will be bringing you a night of crafted cocktails and Golden Age glamour - think flappers, dapper chaps and beautiful damsels.
Become a member of The Bletchley Park code-breakers crew at this immersive experience in London. You'll get to recreate the WW2 protocol by using enigma machines to generate cocktail ingredients and recipes which will then be made into bespoke libations for you to enjoy.
Gin-House Burlesque is embodying the spirit of old-school glamour with cabaret sensations channelling the spirit of Parisian showgirls and American greats. This month, the show will be fittingly themed around Halloween, so prepare for a bewitching night.
Crop tops, chokers and scrunchies at the ready for one of London's best events in October. Taking place in a secret location, The 90's Brunch is a huge afternoon of bottomless cocktails, a three-course feast, lip-sync karaoke and dance-offs.
Take part in one of London's most unique immersive experiences this October as ABQ is setting up a mobile laboratory in Hackney. Here, you'll don hazmat suits and get the chance to cook up your own curious cocktails in style.
Renowned for throwing some of the hottest club nights around and playing host to Rita Ora, Disclosure and Jazzy Jeff, Supa Dupa Fly is a must for your October agenda. Join them and a line-up of DJs for an evening of RnB hits ranging from the noughties to now.
The gorgeous Petersham Nurseries is bringing you a month of fantastic classes and workshops to get involved with. Learn how to whip up the freshest pasta, get to grips with their wine portfolio, or shake up some stunning cocktails over one of their fun masterclasses.
Fest Camden has a jam-packed schedule of events this October to keep your post-summer blues at bay. From thigh-slapping comedy nights to cabaret extravaganzas and screenings on their cosy outdoor terrace, this place is a guaranteed great night out.