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 21st March 2018
Start the Easter weekend off by throwing it back to the '80s at one of South London's most fun venues. The Prince of Wales in Brixton are putting on a massive rooftop party with great DJs, fancy dress, a secret karaoke room, and all the best anthems.
Not just South, but underground, head to the Bingo Academy, the sanctuary for all of those pathetic bingo losers out there. You’ll go head-to-head with others as the Bingo Trainers transform you into the best bingo players of all time.
Travel down to South London and learn how to create a beautiful decoration for your flat, a Terrarium. The Heron Hawker team will be on hand to provide the materials, helpful tips, and design inspiration aplenty.
Enjoy brunch at the Jam Tree Clapham and you can feast on everything from classic brunch dishes, to deliciously indulgent American-inspired dishes (think baby back ribs and pulled pork), all while enjoying two hours of bottomless prosecco.
Head to Kennington for this super cool life-drawing event. Grab a couple of drinks and try your hand at sketching some real life burlesque and cabaret performers at this cool South London event.
Bringing some of the nation's most exciting performance work to venues across Croydon, this fantastic theatre festival in South London offers accessible and affordable shows for everyone to enjoy.
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.
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, as well as BYOB being encouraged.
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.
This quirky event in South London is a great opportunity for any food-mad London singles to mingle with some like minds. Enjoy an intimate and delicious dinner with a group of eligible singles and, who knows, you could meet that special someone.
Leave your notions of life drawing at the door as this class will teach you all about the art form in a fun and open minded atmosphere. Join an artist and art teacher as she explains technique, how to hone your style and more at this South London class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transporting you back to Elvis' Blue Hawaii, Sugar Cane's midweek luau invites you to chill in their cheeky tiki huts, sip on delicious cocktails, taste some delicious treats and maybe even take a hula dance lesson.
One of the best events coming up in South London, this fun bingo night is the perfect way to mix up that Thursday night routine. Enjoy three rounds of high-octane bingo, alongside Happy Hour drinks deals and the chance to win some cool and quirky prizes.
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.
Located a short distance from Clapham Junction is 411 Bar and Lounge, a modern bar boasting everything you need to have a good night, from excellent cocktails, quality deep house and soul music, to their state-of-the-art e-shisha pipes.
Prepare to party like the animals you are at Fu Manchu’s Hip Hop Zoo, with a soundtrack of hip hop classics, immersive activities, performances, ring master and special guests, all keeping it wild till the early hours.
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.
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.
Head to Bunga Bunga Battersea this Easter weekend for one of the best upcoming events in South London. This Willy Wonka-inspired all-day brunch bash will let you indulge in delicious food, plenty of booze, chocolate fountains and awesome entertainment.
Head to Pop Brixton for one of the best exercise classes in South London. With glitter make up, awesome tunes and bad ass yoga moves, you'll also leave with a goody bag packed full of healthy treats.
Taking place in the gorgeous Beckenham Place Mansion in the London borough of Beckenham, this 1940s party is a swinging, retro night. Learn how to dance, listen live music and enjoy themed cocktails in gorgeous surrounds.
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.
From Venn St Records over to Aquum and Dogstar, Pirate Bar Crawls is taking you to the best places in South London. Join in with drinking, shotting and dancing as the pirates party up a storm at this fun themed event.
Head down to the Prince of Wales in Brixton for the ultimate rooftop party, split across two spaces and with amazing production value, there’s GoneBurger food, rum shack cocktails, and a spectacular line up of DJs.
The Grand is a top choice for a night out in South London; join them for silent discos, balls, orchestras and all the pop fun you could dream of.
Head over to party-happy bar and club Blake's for a giant night of R'n'B and hip hop as the Clapham club gets your weekend started.
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?
This great bottomless brunch event in South London will have you nostalgic for your youth. Little Nan's bar brings you a spread of teapot cocktails and fish finger sandwiches to a soundtrack of 90s anthems and disco tunes.
One of the best upcoming events in South London, this Easter Sunday club night at Brixton Price of Wales will let you catch DJ sets from members of Hot Chip.
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.
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.
Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and longer nights with this delicious, BBQ-style pop up on the banks of the Thames. Taking place at Hurlingham Yacht Club, Pan supper club is using Kadai fire pits to create four courses of deer, salmon and smoked salads.
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.
Breakfast Club’s SW11 secret bar are hosting an amazing bottomless brunch, with BC food, two hours of unlimited prosecco, and the best 70s disco soundtrack. There’s 2-4-1 cocktail afterwards.