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 23rd September 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.

Good Ship Comedy

130 user reviews 5

The Good Ship Comedy Club has previously welcomed the likes of Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe and Jack Whitehall into its midst. And now it's back, with another hilarious season of stand-up talent, organised in a Covid-safe way.

The Luna Cinema - London

42 user reviews 4

The ultimate outdoor movie experience, Luna Cinema is taking over Dulwich Park this October, screening some of the most iconic films and biggest blockbusters of all time - from The Greatest Showman to Pretty Woman.

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A top event for lovers of electronic beats and daytime parties, House and Garage Brunch is bringing you five hours of non-stop bangers alongside bottomless rum punch and a two-course feast to keep you and your mates fuelled up till the end.

@ Your Home on Various dates from Thursday 24th September 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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

102 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. 

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Thursday 24th September 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? 

  Drams in the Dark

10 user reviews 4

@ Mac & Wild Devonshire Square on Friday 25th September 2020 and 7 other Fridays

You know the theory: when one sense is lost, the others are heightened? Well, Mac & Wild are putting that to the test with their Drams In The Dark blindfolded whisky tastings. Over the evening you'll be guided through four different sips and canapes for a truly multi-sensory experience.

DNA VR

4 user reviews 5

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.

The gorgeous Petersham Nurseries is bringing you a month of fantastic classes and workshops to get involved with. Learn how to whip up the freshest pasta, get to grips with their wine portfolio, or shake up some stunning cocktails over one of their fun masterclasses.

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. 

A night of

93 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.  

@ The King's Head Member's Club on Sat, 31st Oct 2020 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

One of the best events in London this October, Gin House Burlesque's Halloween night shindig at The King's Head Members Club is bringing you a taste of partying's new normal. Get ready for an stunning, socially-distant soiree packed with burlesque, comedy and cabaret.

Meantime Brewing Company

61 user reviews 5

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.

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.

Jerk & Jokes Brunch

5 user reviews 5

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.

Dinner Ladies

27 user reviews 5

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.

The Old Queen's Head

113 user reviews 3

Looking to test your smarts at one of the best pub quizzes in London? Head over to Islington where The Old Queen's Head is back with their phenomenal Tuesday night trivia and you could be in with the chance to win big.

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

96 user reviews 4

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.

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.

Sipsmith

15 user reviews 5

Sipsmith is back again with another boozy at-home masterclass. Spice up your next night n as you get better acquainted with their chilli and lime gin, learning to make two classic cocktails with their handy kit.

Kitchen Theory

31 user reviews 5

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

531 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.

@ Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen on Saturday 3rd October 2020 and 2 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. 

Aeronaut

232 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 90's Brunch

208 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.

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. 

@ Chelsea Physic Garden on Thu, 22nd Oct 2020 @ 19:00 - 22:00

Head over to the Chelsea Physic Garden this October where the Company of Cooks series continues with a visit from the Durban Curry Club. Offering up two mouthwatering menus of KwaZulu-Natal-inspired eats, you'll be able to choose from a casual street food offering, or a five-course seated supper.