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 2nd November 2020

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.

  The Murdér Express

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 1st December 2020

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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.

@ Pow Brixton Winter Rooftop (heated & tables covered) on Saturday 5th December 2020 and 20 other Saturdays

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.

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.

@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Wednesday 16th December 2020

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. 

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 on Saturday 12th December 2020 and 3 other Saturdays

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. 

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.

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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.

  The Virtual Whisky Masterclass

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@ Online Event on Various dates from Saturday 5th December 2020

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. 

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.

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.

Dinner Ladies

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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.

Four Wheel Events

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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. 

Tola Peckham

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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.

Kitchen Theory

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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.

Jerk & Jokes Brunch

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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.

Old School R&B Brunch

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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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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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.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Thursday 3rd December 2020

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? 

Thames Rockets

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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.

The 90's Brunch

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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. 


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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. 

Meantime Brewing Company

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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.

Pop Up Screens

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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.

A night of

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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.  


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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.