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.

Last updated on 26th September 2022




Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4600 user reviews 4

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.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

1401 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Tuesday 27th September 2022

Take a trip to Covent Garden or Shoreditch where Alcotraz is waiting to immerse you in a criminal underworld of liquor smuggling in a prison setting. Pop on your overalls and attempt to sneak in alcohol past the guards where inmate bartenders will shake up something wicked.

The Big Bakes

1667 user reviews 5

Whisks at the ready for The Big London Bake's competitive cooking event. If you're up for a challenge, the unforgettable experience will see you battling it out to create a masterpiece in 90 minutes.

HIVERFEST

9 user reviews 5

Filled with some of the best events in October, check out Hiverfest. Head to the Sea Shanty Festival for delicious pints of beer, or make your way to their Oktoberfest party so you can shake it to live music while chowing down on bratwursts.

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.

If you're on the hunt for October antics, then Funnyboyz is a firm choice. Enjoy plenty of fabulous performances from well-loved queens at popular events, alongside a few rounds of Benidorm bingo or spin the wheel. Feeling fancy? Upgrade for fizz and popcorn.

Offering some of the best events in London this October, Plonk is dotted across the capital to bring you round-after-round of hilarious day-glo crazy golf. With jazzy cocktails and Insta-worthy interiors, it's set to be a top date night idea this month.

The 90's Brunch

250 user reviews 3

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.

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. 

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. 

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

109 user reviews 4

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. 

Backyard Comedy Club

81 user reviews 5

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.

Bubble Pop Brunch

47 user reviews 5

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. 

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 19th November 2022 and 3 other Saturdays

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.

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.

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.

Mecca Men: THE TOUR

202 user reviews 4

If you're looking for fun things to do this October in South London, Mecca Men: The Tour is heading to Croydon. You can expect a rollicking evening of absolute raunch, with drag performances, topless waiters and full monty routines, if you catch our drift.

Whether you fancy ABBA bingo, a Peep Show-themed quiz or the ultimate Harry Potter trivia, Market House has the fun event for you this October. Take a little break from spooky season with something all-the-more wholesome, but equally as wild.

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

66 user reviews 5

The iconic host Benjamin Louche is adding a little drama to your average October plans for 2022. Make your way to The Double R Club at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for a plethora of top-notch entertainment from burlesque and cabaret performers.

Old School R&B Brunch

414 user reviews 4

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

810 user reviews 4

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.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

281 user reviews 5

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.

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If you're in need of October plans with pals, then head along to Wunderbar Oktoberfest at Pergola Paddington. Expect a fabulous range of events, from Bavarian weeknight antics to daschund-themed parties, alongside a crackin' variety of grub or steins to enjoy. Need we say more?

The London Cabaret Club

317 user reviews 4

Celebrating Halloween this October is The London Cabaret Club's decadent Day Of The Day-inspired show. Expect a menu of dynamic flavours to celebrate the Mexican tradition, alongside spellbinding performances and prizes for the best fancy dress.

DISCO BRUNCH

63 user reviews 4

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.

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.

When in need of an October wine tasting in London, look no further than Vagabond Sessions' beginners guides all across the city. This judgement-free space is expertly guiding you through bottles, so you can ask questions and discover new favourites.

The Tapas Room

9 user reviews 5

Need October plans? The Tapas Room has got you covered. Located in the heart of Peckham, this fabulous venue will be showcasing six different tipples from Bodegas Finca Manzanos - one of the finest wineries in Rioja. All with the help of export manager: Rubén Quintana. 

Laugh Train Home Events

382 user reviews 5

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.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 27th September 2022

Upgrade your October plans with The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire: Award-Winning Immersive Theatrical Dining Experience. What's in store? Expect a mouthwatering 4-course menu, all while you uncover clues and solve the mystery. Sign us up.

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. 

Aeronaut

204 user reviews 4

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.

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. 

Hyper Reality

156 user reviews 5

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.

Get ready as the Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival is coming to your favourite London boozers this October. Expect to meet some of your favourite hosts of the shows, all while enjoying tasty bevvies. Think guests such as Desert Island Dicks or Birthday Girls House Party. Oh, yes.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

86 user reviews 5

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.

  The Candlelight Club

470 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 8th October 2022

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.

Bashment Brunch

64 user reviews 4

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.

Trapeze Bar

100 user reviews 3

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.

Neverland

957 user reviews 4

When it comes to October antics, Neverland in Fulham is a firm choice. Whether you fancy heading along to its top-notch Oktoberfest event touting steins galore or opting for bottomless brunches with plenty of brekky bites, this hotspot has a roster for everyone.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

311 user reviews 5

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.

Rooftop Film Club

27 user reviews 4

Over in Stratford, Rooftop Film Club is showing Clueless on the 2nd of October. Not only will you get to catch the classic 90s chick flick, but also enjoy stunning views, delicious food, cracking drinks and an experience like no other.

In need of fun-packed October antics? Then check out London Craft Oktoberfest at venues across the city. Expect to dance along to music from live oompah bands, before delving into german sausages, pretzels or sharing platters, all washed down with a stein or two. 

The Exhibit

250 user reviews 4

Fronting everything from a Wicked-themed bottomless brunch, complete with bingo and Halloween cocktails, The Exhibit has plenty to offer this October. Plus, there's a fun life drawing session where you'll get a full tutored class followed by some cracking food.

Live Band Karaoke!

31 user reviews 5

Fancy becoming the lead singer and belting out your favourite tunes? Live Band Karaoke offers you just that this October, thanks to cheap tickets alongside the opportunity to get up on the stage with your friends and plenty of instruments to back you.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Thursday 29th September 2022

To experience a classic sci-fi tale in a new light this October, nab tickets to Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience. Live actors and incredible 5D effects will plunge you into the heart of the plot, with a steampunk-themed bar waiting at intermission.

Little Nan's

211 user reviews 4

Boasting teapot cocktails, exposed brickwork and quirky decor, Little Nan's in Deptford is a great place for a weekend with your friends. Get stuck into a bottomless brunch, complete with fish finger sarnies and endless booze or enjoy an afternoon tea with homemade cakes.