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 December 2021




Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3843 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.

The Big Bakes

1239 user reviews 5

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.

Bubble Pop Brunch

39 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. 

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.

Backyard Comedy Club

47 user reviews 4

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.

Ricco Lounge Events

33 user reviews 5

Escape the autumn chill with a trip to Ricco Lounge, who will be hosting a series of unmissable nights out this October. From themed cabaret performances to immersive Halloween events and live jazz music, there's no way you could be bored here.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

108 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. 

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.

Trapeze Bar

75 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.

Aeronaut

244 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.

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. 

@ Ninth Life on Various dates from Thursday 16th December 2021

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.

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. 

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.

DISCO BRUNCH

80 user reviews 3

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.

A night of

104 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.  

Old School R&B Brunch

266 user reviews 5

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.

Hyper Reality

110 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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

669 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.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

289 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.

Dona Bar

40 user reviews 5

Take shelter from the unpredictable autumn weather and seek refuge in a bar you can count on. Doña is offering Londoners the chance to dace the night away to the sound of live DJs, with expertly mixed mezcal cocktails to hand - could you want any more than that?

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.

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 Candlelight Club

390 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 10th December 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.

Laugh Train Home Events

335 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.

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.

PEACE + RIOT EVENTS

11 user reviews 4

From Oktoberfest beer glugging to kid-friendly comedy nights, Peace + Riot are offering a whole host of unmissable events this October. Head over to the West Dulwich venue to enjoy all of these alongside mouthwatering bites to eat and local craft brews. 

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. 

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 90's Brunch

226 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.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

260 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.

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.

The Bermondsey Bierkeller

12 user reviews 5

The Bermondsey Bierkeller is going to be the place to be this October, with brilliant Oktoberfest celebrations and sing-a-long ABBA lunches. Whichever event you head over to, you'll get to enjoy delicious grub, fabulous steins of beer and great tunes.

Bashment Brunch

52 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.

@ Colours Hoxton on Saturday 11th December 2021 and 13 other Saturdays

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.