Head south of the river for board games galore this month, because The Four Thieves is bringing the fun to Battersea. With 5-hour sessions and 8-hour marathons filled with wooden blocks, foam guns and drinks, this is one for your diary.
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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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.
Head to Camden where Blingo Bingo has arrived in all its silly glory. With fast-paced bingo dabbing, sing offs, dance offs and the chance win some really stupid prizes, it's a must visit if you're looking for a ridiculous night out.
Clapham is holding a Tiki secret: this amazing slice of South Pacific is waiting for you. Expect a big party and carefree spirit, and when it comes to the cocktails, you'll be treated to a wonderful range of mixed drinks made from premium spirits.
Not far from the Shard you'll find this interesting pottery masterclass, where you can learn everything about creating pottery using a wheel, including special techniques, and also there's fun competitions and the chance to take your favourite piece home.
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.
Looking for Christmas fun south of the river? Whether you're a seasonnaire or hate the piste life, Archer Street has just the thing for you. With an alpine theme that ditches the ski-lift in favour of quirky cocktails and big tunes, this is the ultimate late-night spot.
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.
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 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.
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.
Just below the river you'll find The Horse and Stables, a family run pub with character at its heart. Inside you'll find quirky interiors perfect for feasting on homemade food, enjoying real ales, or simply enjoying the company.
One of Brixton's best party spots, this rooftop bar and club venue is must-visit if you're going out south of the river as it plays host to big name DJs and some of the best tunes in town.
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.
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.
Head to Peckham Levels and into Near & Far, the import/export bar that's all about cocktails and bar snacks fusing locally sourced ingredients with imports from around the world. Outside of their offering, you can enjoy kitsch, retro interiors and panoramic views of London.
Club Naija is a popping new supper club in Honor Oak serving Nigerian dishes with a modern twist. To experience the vibrant flavours and feel-good vibe of Africa, head to South East London's cosy Grounds & Grapes where your host Lola will guide you through it all.
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.
Elephant & Castle's Mercato Metropolitano is welcoming Circus Raj for a season of unique and concept performances on a nightly basis. Nibble on pizza, ramen or arancini whilst sipping on craft brews and watching an eclectic range of acrobats, contortionists, sword swallowers and Spanish punk flamenco tributes do their stuff.
A unique new venue in London has opened, offering a unique setting for the city's finest rising comedy stars. Swing by The Vauxhall Comedy Club and expect belly aching laughs, with food and drink deals aplenty.
Located in Catford, this unique southwest hangout is a hub of activity. There's everything from immersive multi-room escape adventures to live music and pop-up food stalls. Round up your best team and give it a go.
Thought The Prince of Wales couldn't get any better? Well, there may be a stunning rooftop, banging dancefloor and epic sound system, but now you can get a taste of Musical Bingo too. Get down to the Brixton hangout for a night of prizes, music and twists along the way.
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.
One of the best music nights in South London this month, join Till The Wheels as they help celebrate almost a decade of DIY punk zine Razorcake with a night of great beers and some of the finest live musicians gigging in the city.
One of the best venues in Brixton, Jamm is being taken over by The Reggae Brunch team this January. Head to Island Nights where you'll find mouthwatering Caribbean food, live music and fun for all the family.
If you love craft beer, this is a South London event that simply cannot be missed. Join Small Beer at their Bermondsey brewery for a fascinating inside-look at how the beer industry is developing with an insightful panel discussion and open taproom for a few samples after.