Inject some much-needed colour into 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.
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.
Inject a little extra fun into your October agenda as Bubble Pop Brunch is bringing hours of K-Pop-themed fun to Central London. Taking place in a top secret location, this quirky bottomless brunch event will keep you on your toes with live dancers, quizzes, karaoke and more.
With a name like The Chocolate Cocktail Club, you know you're in for a treat. Over at this indulgent haven in Farringdon, you can sip on lip-smacking mixes such as the chocotini, the caramel king and strawberry dreams, among many others.
Miss Ginger Phlappage, the queen of camp is hosting an incredible series of drag show spectaculars this month. Ready yourself for a night of flawless vocals, mega lip sync battles and whole lotta sass as the gang takeover Kachette.
Offering some of the best events in London this October, Plonk is taking over venues across the capital to bring you round-after-round of hilarious day-glo crazy golf. With some locations offering a BYOB policy to boot, it's set to be a top date night idea this month.
Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green is the place to be this October. Most nights of the week, they'll be host to some of the top names in comedy. Past acts include Micky Flanagan, James Acaster and many more. In between laughs, tuck into delicious grub and guzzle down tasty drinks.
Escape the autumn chill with a trip to Ricco Lounge, who will be hosting a series of unmissable nights out this October. From themed cabaret performances to immersive Halloween events and live jazz music, there's no way you could be bored here.
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.
The nights may be getting a little longer, the days colder, but Big Band Burlesque is heating up your evenings in London. A sultry and indulgent cabaret show at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, the evening will include a number of award-winning performers, a live collective and vocalists.
Looking for a high-octane activity to round off your month? This incredible ride is taking you down the river at 35mph past some of the most famous London landmarks, along with some guided commentary as you go.
This October, The Murdér Express is back and slinkier than ever. Prepare to be transported to Pedley Street Station for a murder mystery that brings you immersive entertainment and a 4 course menu from MasterChef 2017 finalist Louisa Ellis.
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.
Be taken back to the Roaring Twenties over at Ricco Lounge, where their Art Deco inspired venue will showcase flapper girls and sassy burlesque dancers. While you sip on themed cocktails, be entertained by cabaret, theatrics and more.
With three floors complete with live circus acts, killer cocktails with a daily happy hour, a famous 90s vs 00s Bottomless Brunch and DJs playing club bangers, a trip to Trapeze Bar in Shoreditch is all you need to satisfy your party spirit this October.
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.
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.
Step into the world of Sherlock at this selection of official immersive experiences around London. Some of the best things to do this October, these mind-blowing events range from cocktail adventures at the Mind Palace to a race around sets and environments from the show.
For your agenda this October? The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar is a fun and entertaining event that's putting together all the best bits of an escape room, immersive theatre experience and murder mystery. Grab your mates and head to Catford's Ninth Life for a hands-on activity.
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.
When October rolls around you'd better believe that Rivoli Ballroom gets its spook on. The Brockley institution is bringing back its film nights for plenty of spooky seasonal screenings, including Hocus Pocus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Shining.
Over at COLAB Tavern in Elephant and Castle, you can delve into the cockney criminal underworld. The Crooks 1926 immersive experience will see you become a Blinder as you rub shoulders with notorious gang members and maybe even orchestrate a takeover of London.
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.
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.
Old School R&B Brunch is back for an unforgettable series of boozy brunch events this October. Head on over and you'll get to enjoy bottomless punch, two courses of soul food and soundtrack of banging beats, with plenty of surprises along the way.
Escape the chilly weather with a trip to Hyper Reality. The Bethnal Green VR experience and retro games den will take you on an immersive trip to unknown planets, zombie-ridden worlds and give you the opportunity to get behind the drivers seat in a go-karting race.
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.
Looking for fun things to do in London this autumn and winter? Join the Sounds Familiar team as they bring you one of the best music quizzes in London, complete with rounds of tough trivia, singalong moments and the chance to win some epic prizes.
Take shelter from the unpredictable autumn weather and seek refuge in a bar you can count on. Doña is offering Londoners the chance to dace the night away to the sound of live DJs, with expertly mixed mezcal cocktails to hand - could you want any more than that?
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.
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.
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.
Ever wondered how your favourite pints get made? Meantime Brewing Company are giving you the inside scoop with their Greenwich based factory tours and tastings. During the events, you'll learn all the processes that are involved before enjoying a guided sampling of various sips.
Back by popular demand, Rivoli Ballroom is bringing you another epic Halloween bash to end your October on a high. Don your capes and face paint for a night of retro classics at their Rouges 70's & 80's disco and funk themed event.
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.
If you fancy a bit of a giggle, Laugh Train Home is hosting a brilliant roster of events across London. Sit back and catch a brilliant performance from some of the best names in comedy at The Priory, The Honor Oak and The Four Thieves.
Head west where Chelsea Funhouse is ready and waiting to entertain you this October. Pick between one of its various events - from a WW2-inspired immersive cocktail experience to a wacky bottomless brunch - and prepare for something a little different.
From Oktoberfest beer glugging to kid-friendly comedy nights, Peace + Riot are offering a whole host of unmissable events this October. Head over to the West Dulwich venue to enjoy all of these alongside mouthwatering bites to eat and local craft brews.
Combining signature cocktails, quirky goingson and delicious Mexican dishes, Barrio Bars are a go-to for fun fiestas across London. Whether you're swinging by for one of their legendary happy hours or a boozy brunch event, they're sure to spice up your October happenings.
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.
Get up close and personal with Jeff Wayne's sci-fi classic at The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience. With live actors, VR and a steampunk bar, this October event in London sees you weave your way through 24 extraordinary scenes.
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.
The best events in London this October? This quirky bingo night is already up there. Join the Blingo team for evenings dedicated to hilarious antics and plenty of hip hop hits, as well as the chance to score some quirky prizes.
Found yourself in Islington this October? Then head down to The Rosemary Branch for a raucous night of theatre, comedy, cabaret, burlesque, quizzes and more. Get lost in the razzle dazzle of live performance and have a great night out with friends.
The Bermondsey Bierkeller is going to be the place to be this October, with brilliant Oktoberfest celebrations and sing-a-long ABBA lunches. Whichever event you head over to, you'll get to enjoy delicious grub, fabulous steins of beer and great tunes.
What's on in London this October? Mulan Rouge are giving you your fix of live theatre and drag-tastic entertainment with their fabulous cabaret show. Along with witty characters and glitzy acts, the evening will also have you tucking into a five-course meal and enjoying tasty cocktails.
Bashment Brunch are bringing the Carnival vibes to London this October as they take over a top secret location for an epic daytime party. Expect to find bottomless rum punch, delicious Caribbean eats and a playlist of the best reggae, dancehall and soca tunes.
Take a chilly October and heat things up a little with London's latest immersive experience. Coming at you from two award-winning producers, this show is set to storm the city's theatre scene post-covid, complete with immersive actors and dancing aplenty.
One of the best October events in London, this unique offering from the Colours Hoxton team brings together fierce queens, fizz and food for one seriously epic brunch. Dress to impress and let the DJ do the rest as you take part in eating, activities and at-the-table dancing.
Grab a ticket to one of the best immersive activities in the city this October, the LexTempus Multisensory Music Experience at Aures London. Not only will you time travel to 50s Chicago and 80s San Francisco, but you'll also be mesmerised by performances from Donna Summer, Nina Simone and more.