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.
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.
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.
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.
Shake up your social calendar with a trip to one of London's lush green spaces for an outdoor movie screening, courtesy of The Luna Cinema. The film pros are showing everything from Some Like It Hot and Bohemian Rhapsody to The Princess Bride.
Miss Ginger Phlappage, the queen of camp is hosting an incredible series of drag show spectaculars this month. Ready yourself for a night of flawless vocals, mega lip sync battles and whole lotta sass as the gang takeover Kachette.
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.
Gather your bubble and head over to Brixton this October as The Prince of Wales is hosting an unmissable series of incredible rooftop events. From R&B brunches to Carnival-style celebrations, live jazz to world-class DJ sets, this South London social hub really has it all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If Madonna did a yoga class? We reckon it would look a little bit like this. Combining the iconic Vogue dance with a series of stretches, VOGA is shaking up your usual Saturday session. With a backdrop of London's skyline, it's the perfect way to kick-start your weekend.
One of the best things to do this October in London? This quirky festival is bringing the spirit of Bavaria to the capital for a huge weekend blowout. Head over to Old Billingsgate Market where they'll be laying on live music and bottomless steins.
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.
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.
One of the best things to do in London this month, Rebel Bingo has returned to the capital and they're taking over the Hackney Oslo on 2nd October for a night of dabbing, dancing and an electric atmosphere.
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.
Ever wondered how your favourite pints get made? Meantime Brewing Company are giving you the inside scoop with their Greenwich based factory tours and tastings. During the events, you'll learn all the processes that are involved before enjoying a guided sampling of various sips.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate the month in style as this incredible Oktoberfest party comes to town this autumn. Get stuck into a delicious brunch, washed down with bottomless drinks of your choice, whether that be beer, fizz or cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for ways to brighten up your autumn? London Cocktail Week is back for 2021 with another full month of discounted sips form the city's leading bars. For just £15, you'll get access to all of the events and experiences kicking off this October.
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.
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.
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.
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 nights may be getting a little longer, the days colder, but Big Band Burlesque is heating up your evenings in London. A sultry and indulgent cabaret show at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, the evening will include a number of award-winning performers, a live collective and vocalists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's on in London this October? Mulan Rouge are giving you your fix of live theatre and drag-tastic entertainment with their fabulous cabaret show. Along with witty characters and glitzy acts, the evening will also have you tucking into a five-course meal and enjoying tasty cocktails.
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.
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.
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.