Fun Things To Do 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 10th February 2023

Ballie Ballerson London

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

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Wednesday 22nd March 2023

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

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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.


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.

Barrio Bars

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. 

Old School R&B Brunch

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.

Hackney Funhouse

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.


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.


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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 Rambling Beer Co.

If you're looking for October plans in London, The Rambling Beer Co. is a top contender. Flaunting cheese and meat-fuelled beer tours, which are led by industry professionals across the city, this hotspot will not disappoint. To top it off? There's also plenty of booze 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. 

Chelsea Funhouse

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.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

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 Exhibit

Fronting everything from a Wicked-themed bingo bottomless brunch to quiz nights and comedy sessions, 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.

Sherlock: The Official Live Game

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. 

Market House

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.


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.

Laugh Train Home Events

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.

The Windmill Soho

Enjoy some first-class burlesque entertainment this October with the Cabaret Bottomless Brunch at The Windmill Soho. Get ready for a fun-filled afternoon boasting dancing and tunes from a live DJ, all before delving into a mouthwatering three-course feast or free-flowing bevvies.

DRINK & PLAY: The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar - Comedy escape room + immersive theatre experience

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 15th April 2023 and 13 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.

Little Nan's

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.

Backyard Comedy Club

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.

Live Band Karaoke!

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.


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. 

Rouges 70's & 80's Disco and Funk

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 Five Points Brewing Co

This October, The Five Points Brewing Co in Hackney has a roster of fun-packed events to keep you entertained. Whether you're heading in for a tour and tasting to learn about how the popular brews are made, or one of the top-notch beer-fuelled sewing events, this venue is set to impress.

Trapeze Bar

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.

The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire: Award Winning Immersive Theatrical Dining Experience

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 23rd March 2023

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.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

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.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

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.

Hyper Reality

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.

The 90's Brunch

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.


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.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

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.