Arguably the best drinks event in London this October, this cool cocktail festival is teaming up with the most impressive bars in the capital for amazing immersive events and great drinks deals. Nab yourself a £15 wristband and head to your favourite watering hole for £6 tipples throughout the month.
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.
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.
Silent Sounds Boat Party is the ultimate mix of sightseeing and clubbing, as your headphones play anything from disco classics to hardcore house (depending on your channel) while the two-storey Dutch Master takes you past iconic London landmarks.
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.
One of the best supper clubs in London this October, this unique offering from Covent Garden's Lowlander Grand cafe is bringing you a stunning Belgian-inspired five course menu, paired with your choice of top notch beers or wine.
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.
Located in the heart of Soho, Opium is a hidden cocktail bar, boasting cosy interiors, tasty dim-sum and a range of bespoke tipples. Head here on a Tuesday to mix up your very own drinks whilst learning about one specific spirit.
One of the best bottomless brunches in London this October, Jolie's fizz-infused brunch is offering you the chance to experience the glamour of a French salon. Head down and get stuck in Bretagne crepes and bloody marys.
Join The Avenue Cookery School for a fun and informative cookery class in South West London this October. Not only will you get to master the art of the perfect chicken satay and red curry with noodles, but you'll also get bottomless drinks included in the experience.
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.
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.
Get your German garms at the ready, as unmissable Camden Oktoberfest returns once again across the first four Saturdays in October. Expect the coolest celebration of the famous Bavarian beer festival in the heart of North London, with top-tier food, drink and entertainment throughout.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
Join an ensemble cast of drag legends this October in London, as That Drag Show takes over Proud Cabaret City. Not only will you get to revel in the bar's opulent interiors, but you'll be kept entertained by the queens' slick choreography, hilarious parodies and insane vocals..
Hitting the town this October? Then The Vaults should be back on your radar as they re-open for the autumn season with a new socially-distant show. The team are inviting you to the most hellish wedding of the year, and you'll have to lie, cheat and sin your way in...and out.
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.
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.
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.
Founded by three friends with a wealth of hospitality experience, Bang! is the new plant-based taco brand that's putting flavour first. Fermenting and smoking the tempeh, these Mexican bites are as flavoursome as they come, and best washed down with a cocktail (or two).
Looking for some booze-fuelled socially distanced fun? This Camden Town Brewery Tour will give you the downlow on all the processes behind the creating the hoppy sip, along with some history of on the brand and a guided tasting of some of their most popular pints.
Seven Deadly Sins Tour is taking you around London's raunchiest drinking spots whilst you get progressively more boozed. Check out a 16th-century pub where Queen Lizzy danced around a cherry tree, a gin palace and former home to ladies of the night, as well as a few other naughty nooks.
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.
Don your lederhosen and ready yourself for an Oktoberfest celebration the likes of which South London has never seen before. Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden will be hosting 4 consecutive Saturday night parties this October, with live oompah bands, authentic German scran and sloshing steins aplenty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mixing great cocktails and stunning theatrics, Moonshine Saloon is immersing you in the amazing world of the Wild West. Take a trip to Liverpool Street where you'll be at the heart of the action as you play smuggler and sheriff-dodger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Become a member of The Bletchley Park code-breakers crew at this immersive experience in London. You'll get to recreate the WW2 protocol by using enigma machines to generate cocktail ingredients and recipes which will then be made into bespoke libations for you to enjoy.
Combining comedy and burlesque, Hooray Cabaret: Reborn is coming to Dalston's The King Head for a fun and flirty evening, complete with an award-winning boylesquer, a hilarious host and a criticallyacclaimed comic.
If you're looking to win brownie points with your non-meat eating pals or that someone special, this is the event for you. A supper club specialising in delicious plant-based food, Lu-Ma's Vegan Dinner will have you noshing on an incredible feast within a charming restaurant in the heart of Wimbledon.
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.
From gourmet sliders to French pastries and unlimited cocktails, Beyonce Brunch will have you Drunk In Love. On top of the tasty menus, there's a tribute act, dance troupe and five hours of non-stop beats; from Upgrade U to Lemonade and beyond.
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.
For some of the most entertaining events in October, look no further than Agency Unkown. The party pros are bringing a hefty dose of humour to your nights out with well-loved events such as Musical Bingo, The Comedy House Party and Gospeloke.
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.
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.
As the nights draw in and cosiness is back on the agenda, Jimmy's Winter Lodge Restaurant is promising oozing fondue and boozy hot chocolates aplenty. Grab a table in the ski-style lodge or book a private igloo for the ultimate night out with friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best comedy nights to check out this month, Backyard is the Bethnal Green-based venue bringing together some of the freshest talent in the biz - from the industry's rising stars doing their thing, or a TV name trying out some new stuff.