What's On in South London
Veer a little South of the river in London and you'll find smashing suburbias, bustling parks, a population of well over a million and some of the best events in the business. But what to do, and where to ruddy do it? From titillating burlesque nights and proud, pubbing experiences, to party shenanigans and clubbing events, it's easy to found out what's on in South London, because we're here to help you. Check out our recommendations for the best events in South London.
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Last updated on 20th November 2017
If your hobbies include scaring yourself silly at ghastly haunted tours, we just might have something for you. Come braced for an experience of the paranormal, as you take in a 90-minute session laden with Cutty Sark curses, ghostly jilted lovers, shadowy laneways and the creepiest tunnel in the UK. Return to normalcy with a pint in Charles Dickens’ favourite haunted pub afterwards.
Get your dose of funny this November as Stephen Bailey brings his hilarious stand-up show to Brixton's Dogstar.
Head to Calcutta Street Brixton for Indian street food and cool vibes. The venue boasts everything from neon signs to hand-painted murals and artwork, while the kitchen delivers street food style plates and ‘shorbot’ cocktails.
Laugh Train Home is one of the city's most popular comedy nights, and for good reason too. Always showcasing a prime selection of rising UK talent as well as favourites from the comedy circuit, you can head to Four Thieves in Battersea or The Honour Oak in Forrest Hill and enjoy a spread of incredible stand-up.
The Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club does many things, and it does them with the charm of a Parisian jazz bar of a bygone era. The place oozes cool, which suits its line up of fantastic acts perfectly. Nearly every day they have something great on, from established jazz, soul or funk singers to open mic nights celebrating the best in up-and-coming talent – all while you sip on one of their fantastic French and New World wines.
Head to South London's Powder Keg Diplomacy and enjoy a serene night of live jazz and soul music every Sunday. Guests will be able to relax and watch some of the capital's best live music performers show off their many musical talents, all the while drinking a stunning, hand-crafted cocktail. If that wasn't enough, the kitchen will be sure up a selection of great comfort food, including a hearty roast dinner.
A hot name on the comedy circuit, Tom Deacon is bringing his talent to South London for a night of hilarity. Join him and a huge roster of talent at Dogstar in Brixton this December.
See some of the best reggae artists in the country perform live at the Grand, alongside dramatic, theatrical narration and hilarious compering from top comedians.
Bringing their signature brand of no-holds-barred partying to Pop Brixton, the Musical Bingo collective are heading South for a series of events promising quick-fire rounds, heady DJs and prizes of epic proportions.
Get the start of your week off to a cracking start with Powder Keg in Clapham as they put on a weekly series of tastings. From gin through to rum, the venue will create cocktails and teach you a little more about each spirit.
Head over to Dvine Cellars in Clapham for an evening of delicious food and drink and Billy and Jack put on a renowned supper club. There will be four courses, all matched with wine by the venue's experts.
Get down to Infernos for Pure Anthems, the ultimate night of absolute bangers, all of them played by a full band. Expect everyone to get stuck in and sing their hearts out.
Forbidden Nights brings London’s hotest male variety show to the majestic surroundings of The Clapham Grand. Perfect for hen parties or a lively girls night out, this is an event guaranteed to get you a little hot under the collar, as a stellar line-up of performers (including a Channing Tatum lookalike and an X-Factor finalist) put on a sexy yet fun show without the need for nudity.
Celebrating a true legend, Blues Kitchen Brixton are bringing the music of David Bowie to life with a live band performing all his best hits.
This December, a giant ball will be held at one of South London's most iconic venues. The Clapham Grand will host the Grand Ball of The City, a unique and atmospheric event will span 100 years of music featuring an orchestra, live band and DJs.
They don’t attract massive names like Stewart Lee, Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe on luck – they do it because Laugh Out London is probably one of the best comedy nights in the whole capital.
Tooting's Plot is hosting one of the best Christmas supper clubs of the year with help from Nyetimber and Cannon & Cannon. Sit down to a four course meal with fabulous meats wines and festive cocktails.
Hidden in a neon-lit, kitsch-filled and palm tree decorated bar is one of London's most fun afternoon teas. Little Nan's has come to an old theatre in South London and is hosting an afternoon tea that includes cakes cooked by an award-winning bakery and cocktails in teacups.
Gear up for a wild one every Saturday night at Pandora's Box, the weekly club night from Xclusive Touch at Fu Manchu. Think DJ-fuelled debauchery, a killer sound system and one helluva venue for this epic weekend jaunt.
The Prince of Wales are inviting a plethora of up-and-coming acts and internet celebrities into their walls for a night of amazing music, from the London African Gospel Choir to Cassetteboy.
Cookhouse Christmas is a series of delicious chef supper clubs taking place in Borough Market. Join a different award-winning chef each time, as they create everything from fancy brunches through to rice-filled suppers.
Brixton's Fierce Grace yoga studio plays host to this unique south London fitness event. Take part in an intensive hot HIIT session then chill out with delicious food and a cocktail.
Thursdays just got a whole lot more fun in Clapham as Lotus bar put on their huge Thirsty Thursdays. Head down for drinks after work or go for the party atmosphere with mates as the bar and club invites in DJs to play the hottest tunes until 2am - well worth the Friday hangover.
Brixton Jamm are hosting the ultimate RnB karaoke event, where you can prove you’re the ultimate star with everything from RnB classics to rap anthems.
The Duke's Head in Putney are putting on a Thanksgiving meal this November, from turkey to fluffy tatties.
If you like your movie nights to feature free popcorn, prizes for fancy dress and an absolutely massive screen, The Grand is where you need to be. These guys host regular screenings of cult classic films, all beamed out on their 24ft wide screen so you can get a completely new level of enjoyment out of your favourite flicks. There’s access to a pumping after-party included in your ticket price (which incidentally, is pretty well priced), so you might as well hang around for a dance once it’s finished.
Whether you’re a dedicated fan or a complete virgin, come to this Rock Horror Picture Show screening for a night of fabulous drinks, crazy costumes and the movie everyone adores in a gorgeous gothic church.
Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry?
The sauciest Christmas party in South London kicks off for another year. With fabulous food, drinks, entertainment and views over the city, it's the only place to be this winter.
Take the party back to the swinging days of American prohibition, as Blues Kitchen Brixton puts on a huge night of live music. The retro venue plays host to blues and jazz bands regularly, the perfect accompaniment to all those whisky cocktails.
When it comes to unique music events in London, nothing is as interesting as a night with the Cuban Brothers. Join them this November in London as they take to the Prince of Wales in Brixton for a wild night of antics both on and off the stage.
Head to the South London venue Rivoli Ballroom for a night with their spectacular live bands, the best jive, swing, and RnB, inexpensive drink and a true authentic 40s and 50s atmosphere.
There are some holes that can only be filled with an epic roast, and that's exactly what The Honor Oak in Forest Hill are doing come Sundays. The traditional and cosy pub will be serving their legendary carvery along with a hopping atmosphere of live music and a jam session in the evening.
Irish Hip Hop Comedy Duo Abandoman x Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer are off YouTube and in The Prince of Wales for an amazing live performance complete with audience interaction and hilarious jokes.
Taking place in Southwark, Studio Masterpiece is a fun and sociable evening that will help you discover an inner artist. Regardless of previous experience, this event is perfect for anyone who fancies getting creative, following various themes with everything from painting through to sculpture.
Get your drink on and dance to some of the best swing music in town as Blues Kitchen Brixton puts on a night of 2-4-1 cocktails. Taking place every Wednesday, the night offers 2-4-1 on their delicious concoctions, try their take on the margarita and thank us later...
Head to the Grand this Boxing day for the best throwback party around. Expect 1990s karaoke, free fried chicken and candy floss, dancing competitions, retro gaming and DJs playing your throwback tunes till late.