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 25th October 2016
Until death do them part… or so they thought. Promising a twisted, edge-of-the-seat tale that gets to grips with the intriguing story of the writer Charles Condomine, the Bread & Roses theatre hosts a two-day production of Blithe Spirit this April. Expect a spooky night of theatre, as Charles accidentally conjures up the spirit of his dead ex-wife, Elvira.
This autumn South London is home to a lost world of crumbling temples and tropical vegetation as Backyard Cinema are back and bringing the jungle with them. Housed in a secret location, film screenings will be brought to life through amazing set design and surprises - Jumangi just got even more terrifying.
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.
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.
With something of a reputation for delivering successful pop-ups to London's curious crowds, Jimmy Foraged presents his latest pop-up this November in the depth of South London. This opulent event will take place at Divine Cellars and will be centred around a delicious 8 course dinner, which, for a small additional fee, will feature a selection of fine red and white wines.
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 only £1), so you might as well hang around for a dance once it’s finished.
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 Aeronaut in Acton and enjoy a spread of incredible stand-up right from their incredible big top tent.
Looking for a fun night out in South London? A night where the beats, anthems and atmosphere are on high? Then it's right about time that you tried Aquum. Join them for Signature Saturdays as they not only knock out some cracking cocktails, there's DJs, dancing and more.
Great news for the people of Peckham, as Little Nan announces that she’s to extend her stay in the neighbourhood until the end of February. Her Tropical Den is a quirky hideaway, offering vintage influences from the Caribbean to guests who sip cocktails from intricate teacups. Stop in for one of her final afternoon tea sessions; tickets are £25 and include lots of sweet and savoury treats washed down with half a teapot of 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.
SO.UK teams up with CrankitLondon every second Thursday to put on a buzzing (and free) night for Clapham’s bright young things. Whether you’re a student, a young professional or somebody who always takes things a little further come Thirsty Thursday, there will be banging house and electro tunes alongside cheap and cheerful drinks deals here.
Perfect for anyone looking to experience art and theatre like never before, the Clapham Fringe showcases three wonderfully different art, music and theatre shows. Including a show dedicated to the sounds of the Gadulka, a one-man comedy performance based on being trapped in limbo and a theatrical performance based on the intertwining story of two homeless men in London, the event will take over the Bread & Rose Theatre in South London and will certainly leave a mark in London's artistic circles.
How does a 90-minute session of unlimited sushi and bubbly sound to you? If this ticks all your boxes it’s time to head to Mommi, the Clapham restaurant and bar with a great reputation for raw seafood well worth checking out. Top up that glass of bubbly and settle in for an afternoon sitting where you’ll indulge in beautiful chirashi, tartare, teriyaki and tempura galore.
Join in with the classic American holiday at The Duke's Head this November as they bring Thanksgiving to Putney. The pub will be creating a delicious three-course feast of turkey, pumpkin pie and other American goodies, along with a wine pairing.
Big movie buff and love a film set? London is a hotbed for iconic film locations, and this tour of the best certainly won't disappoint. Starting in London Bridge and lasting for just under two hours, your guided tour will take you around Bridget Jones' hangouts, the place where Alfie picked up his 'birds', and even ponder into the dark areas of Gotham City.