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 3rd August 2021

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3116 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.

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.


238 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.

The Luna Cinema - London

43 user reviews 4

Shake up your social calendar with a trip to one of London's lush green spaces for an outdoor movie screening, courtesy of The Luna Cinema. The film pros are showing everything from Some Like It Hot and Bohemian Rhapsody to The Princess Bride.

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

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.

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. 

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

610 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.

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. 


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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. 

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. 

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.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

239 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.

The ultimate rainy day activity in London, DNA VR are bringing a world of virtual experiences to Camden and Hammersmith. Opt for either a free-roaming game or an epic escape room, and discover a world of endless possibilities.

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.

@ Colours Hoxton on Various dates from Saturday 7th August 2021

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.

Bashment Brunch

50 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.

  The Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 10th September 2021

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.

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. 

The 90's Brunch

210 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.

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.

A night of

102 user reviews 4

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.  

Hyper Reality

69 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.

  Big Band Burlesque

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@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Thursday 30th September 2021 and 3 other Thursdays

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.

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.

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.

Bubble Pop Brunch

7 user reviews 4

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.