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.
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, 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.
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.
Gather your bubble and head over to Brixton this October as The Prince of Wales is hosting an unmissable series of incredible rooftop events. From R&B brunches to Carnival-style celebrations, live jazz to world-class DJ sets, this South London social hub really has it all.
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.
Located in the heart of Soho, Opium is a hidden cocktail bar, boasting cosy interiors, tasty dim-sum and a range of bespoke tipples. Head here on a Tuesday to mix up your very own drinks whilst learning about one specific spirit.
One of the best rooftop events in London this autumn, Musical Bingo are back on the Prince of Wales rooftop and they're bringing you some of the funnest bingo action in the city every Wednesday - think dance offs, circus decor and much, much more.
Winterland is back, baby. Taking over Fulham once more, the Alpine-inspired retreat is bringing plenty of festive cheer to South London. Think private igloos, heated pergolas and fire pits with steaming bowls of fondue, themed cocktails and plenty of quirky winter activities.
Add a touch of decadence to your weekend plans with The Folly's mega bottomless brunch offering. Sip on free-flowing Champagne or cocktails whilst chowing down tasty grazing food and being blown away by a series of glitzy drag performances.
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.
Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen's resident drag darling Shyanne O'Shea will be calling all the stops at the bar's London Underground bingo bonanza this October. Head on over and you'll get an arrival cocktail, entertainment from Shyanne and special guests, plus some naughty bingo.
As the nights draw in and cosiness is back on the agenda, Jimmy's Winter Lodge Restaurant is promising oozing fondue and boozy hot chocolates aplenty. Grab a table in the ski-style lodge or book a private igloo for the ultimate night out with friends.
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.
If your on the hunt for quirky events this October, then The Rythm and Booze Project has got to be in the mix. The event, run by a dynamic duo of whisky lovers and live music aficionados, will be combining their two favourite things for an evening of tastings, entertainment and an open whisky bar.
2020 is the year of staying in, but that doesn't have to mean yet more takeaways and boxset binging. This at-home whisky masterclass is giving you the chance to learn more about the wonderful world of whisky without stepping outside your front door - buy tickets and receive your sample box in a matter of days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This October, Dinner Ladies are going all out with a virtual masterclass centred on Malaysian laksa, a celebration of all things game and a Dia de los Muertos pop-up at a top secret location in London.
Do something a little different this October in London and drive over to Four Wheel Events, where socially distanced entertainment is the name of the game. You and your bubble can hunker down with a classic film screening, comedy show and more in a covid-safe setting.
Hitting the town this October? Then The Vaults should be back on your radar as they re-open for the autumn season with a new socially-distant show. The team are inviting you to the most hellish wedding of the year, and you'll have to lie, cheat and sin your way in...and out.
Looking for some of the best events in Peckham this month? TOLA is sorting you out with an array of epic bottomless drinks activities, from an all-you-can-eat chicken wing offering every Saturday, to a straight-up free-flowing bar in the evenings.
One of the best bottomless brunches in London this October, Jolie's fizz-infused brunch is offering you the chance to experience the glamour of a French salon. Head down and get stuck in Bretagne crepes and bloody marys.
Take part in an unforgettable evening of immersive dining this October, as Kitchen Theory bring you some astounding food feats. You'll feast on an incredible 10-courses with each dish brought to life through audio, lighting, table projections, aromas, and textures to give you a multi-sensory experience.
Looking for some booze-fuelled socially distanced fun? This Camden Town Brewery Tour will give you the downlow on all the processes behind the creating the hoppy sip, along with some history of on the brand and a guided tasting of some of their most popular pints.
If Madonna did a yoga class? We reckon it would look a little bit like this. Combining the iconic Vogue dance with a series of stretches, VOGA is shaking up your usual Saturday session. With a backdrop of London's skyline, it's the perfect way to kick-start your weekend.
An hour of unlimited rum punch, delicious Jamaican fare, hilarious comedians and banging tunes... all of this is up for grabs at Jerk & Jokes Brunch. Head to FEST Camden where this epic day fest will have to a five of your number ones laughing and dancing throughout.
This month, Old School R&B Brunch is bringing you bottomless cocktails, a Southern-style two-course menu, giveaways, karaoke and photobooths. Expect safety measures to keep things socially-distanced.
One of the best brunches in London this season, Lucky Voice's karaoke offerings are giving you the best bits of a big night out during daylight hours. Head over to your nearest venue where they'll be fronting delicious bagels, bottomless cocktails and some absolute belters.
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.
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.
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.
This October, take your mates to a thrilling immersive escape room experience unlike any other. You'll have just 60 minutes to get out of a prison van on its way to Pentonville otherwise you'll end up behind bars for the rest of your life, think you can do it?
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.
Join The Avenue Cookery School for a fun and informative cookery class in South West London this October. Not only will you get to master the art of the perfect chicken satay and red curry with noodles, but you'll also get bottomless drinks included in the experience.
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.
Looking for cheap things to do this October? Archer Street is putting on a whole series of live performances and fun afternoons for under £20. Check out their Soho or Clapham spots where you;ll find a range of DIsney and Mamma Mia! themed events.
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 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.
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.
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.
This October, Proud Embankment is bringing you everything from burlesque brunches to Cabaret All Stars and a spooky Halloween event complete with live performances, spooky musicians, acrobats, fire breathers and more.
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.
How're you planning to celebrate Halloween? This year, Peckham's Forbidden Forest Cinema are putting on some of the best events in October that'll see you spending a night watching horror classics within an immersive setting.
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.
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.
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.
Missing the call of the disco ball? E1 London is putting and to your clubbing woes, hosting a seven-hour daytime bash, complete with live DJs, tasty street food and epic drinks packages, the Shadwell venue is proving it is possible to party whilst remaining socially distanced.
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.
One of the best comedy nights to check out this month, Backyard is the Bethnal Green-based venue bringing together some of the freshest talent in the biz - from the industry's rising stars doing their thing, or a TV name trying out some new stuff.