Best Events in October

Oktoberfest booze-ups, unusual Halloween events, side-splitting comedy nights, brand new autumn pop-ups, unmissable bottomless brunches and date-night definites; these are a mere handful of the awesome events set to unfold throughout this month, and we're really only scratching the surface. Read on to discover the full list of our recommended events and things to do this October in London.

Last updated on 2nd January 2020




This October, take the time to be one of the first to check out Ballie Ballerson's brand new sites. The adult ballpit has launched in Soho and is now bigger than ever; think UV balls, incredible cocktails and some serious pizza action.

With Halloween specials and the chance to smuggle in your favourite bottle of alcohol to these prisons where inmate bartenders will shake you up something special, Alcotraz should be on your radar this month.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

99 user reviews 4

Gin-House Burlesque is bringing you a taste of old-school glamour with performers channeling the spirit of Parisian performers and American greats. Taking place in a secret Shoreditch members club, this is a top choice for things to do in London.

A night of

93 user reviews 4

This October, discover a night of live music as this pop up series brings you a selection of events dedicated to some of the most iconic musicians; from Aretha Franklin to Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Prepare yourselves for a day of disco, funk and boogie as this bottomless brunch invites you to indulge in bottomless cocktails and a cracking 2-course brunch alongside fun games... all in a top secret location.

Fest Camden has a jam-packed schedule of events this autumn to keep your post-summer blues at bay. From belly-laugh comedy nights to cabaret extravaganzas and screenings of Notting Hill, Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman on their cosy outdoor terrace, this place is a guaranteed great night out.

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 cocktails and bake pizzas in style.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

520 user reviews 4

They've smashed it throughout the summer, and now Hip Hop Brunch stride confidently into Autumn with another session of Saturday brunch parties. This is an exhibition of delicious food and dirrrrty cocktails, with a soundtrack of hip-hop classics throughout. Make good use of the bottomless cocktail power hour (between 12 and 1pm), dance the afternoon away then rock the mic when it's karaoke time.

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

29 user reviews 5

Join The Double R Club for a series of mysterious nights and nightmarish events, complete with themed cocktails, wild cabaret and live music. Think you've seen it all before? Trust us, you ain't seen nothing yet. 

Supa Dupa Fly throw the events that hip hop and RnB lovers have to go to, throwing the hottest nights around that has attracted names like Rita Ora, Jazzy Jeff, Disclosure and more.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

202 user reviews 5

Join Grandma Flash and the rest of the Blingo crew for the ultimate stupid night out. Bringing you bingo, lip sync battles, dance offs and general silliness, you could also walk away with some truly special prizes.

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.

  Dead Quiet

116 user reviews 5

@ Kensington Central Library on Various dates from Wednesday 1st April 2020

The Cold War and supernatural collide in this thrilling immersive experience, which will test your wits in order to solve a decades old mystery. The drama starts in 1962, when a man dies in Kensington Central Library's archives, but more than 50 years later, things are not quite as they seem, and it's up to your to find out what really happened.

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. This October expect everything from pub quizzes, Rugby World Cup screenings, bottomless brunches and, of course, showstopping circus performances in the venue's very own big-top space. 

Head over to Covent Garden where 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, or get to grips with their wine portfolio, or you can go hands on shaking up some stunning cocktails with their fun masterclass.

@ Red Rooster on Saturday 4th April 2020 and 15 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 brunch cravings. Better yet, you can get your hands on bottomless cocktails as DJ Emily Rawson and her iconic female DJ crew spin the tunes.

Agency Unknown

233 user reviews 4

For sone of the best events in London, look no further than It's Unkown. Bringing you the quirky Musical Bingo, The Comedy House Party and Gospeloke, here's some of the most fun things to do.

Old School R&B Brunch

78 user reviews 4

With an hour of bottomless punch to play with, this high-energy brunch party is bringing the vibes this month with a five-hour daytime do designed to have you fed, watered and ready to get down to some of the very best in old school R&B, alongside Island vibes, afrobeat and few pop bangers.

The 90's Brunch

204 user reviews 3

Bring back the '90s in the best way ever at this bottomless brunch in London. Taking place in a secret location, The 90's Brunch is a huge afternoon of bottomless cocktails, '90s food, lip-sync karaoke and dance offs.

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, its autumn's must-see location. 

The Magic Hour

377 user reviews 5

If you're after something a little different for your next date-night, or Friday evening with friends, check out The Magic Hour's enchanting events. With weekly shows at both Le Meridien and Maskelyne & Cooke, prepare to have you jaw drop and eyes widen as these master magicians show you exactly what they've got up their sleeve.