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 23rd March 2023

Blame Gloria

When you're in need of fun things to do in Clapham for young adults, check out Blame Gloria. This OTT floral paradise has a range of themed bottomless brunches in store, including ABBA, karaoke and 00s bashes.


Searching for fun events in London? For something quirky, check out DWTN's epic lineup of artistic affairs and brunches. Enjoy sipping on drinks at the bar, listening to tune while you paint and channeling your inner artist all afternoon.

Brixton Jamm

One of the best summer events in London, The Brixton Courtyard is back for round two of its sunshine-ready antics. Head down to Jamm where you'll find their outdoor area transformed into a sprawling open-air haven complete with bars, food and live DJs.

Biscuiteers Various Sites

Biscuiteers is one of the best places for a day out on Northcote Road, offering a range of unique experiences that will help you to get a little creative in a welcoming setting. Join them in their gorgeous icing café for the chance to decorate themed biscuits, make icing flowers and create quirky gifts. 

DRINK & PLAY: THE LORDS APPRENTICE LIVE! Comedy immersive team game

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 29th April 2023 and 9 other Saturdays

Over at quirky Cartford bar Ninth Life, they're hosting The Lords Apprentice Live - a comedy immersive team game. What to expect? A hilarious and bizarre experience, where you'll work together to create bizarre pitches (and sometimes use underhanded tactics) to win Lord Sugarplum's apprenticeship.

The Four Thieves

Looking for fun things to do south of the river? Over in Battersea, The Four Thieves is the ultimate hangout. Not only does it boast delicious food and drink, but also VR games and a remote-controlled car track. Even better, it hosts brunches, quizzes, karaoke and live jazz.

Tonight Josephine

When it comes down to South London plans, Tonight Josephine has got you covered. Check out the awesome range of events taking place across its neon-lit venue, from Britney Spears-themed bottomless brunches to karaoke bashes and hilarious singalongs.

Forbidden Nights Ultimate Sexy Circus

@ Forbidden Nights @ Infernos on Saturday 25th March 2023 and 36 other Saturdays

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.

Up On The Roof

If you're looking for South London events, The Prince of Wales Brixton is quite the hotspot. This rooftop will be hosting a tonne of cool house music parties with chart-topping artists - think Todd Terry, Rio Tashan and Aline Rocha.

Peckham Levels

Looking for sports events in South London? Peckham Levels is broadcasting all of the Six Nations and Premier League matches on its six 70inch screens. You'll be welcomed with beers and Champagne, plus there will be all kinds of tasty discounted eats up for grabs.

Peachy Queen Bottomless Brunch

Putney's pretty in pink venue Peachy Queen is hosting a bunch of exciting, themed bottomless brunches. Whether you fancy 90s throwback hits, Spice Girls' bangers or Grease tunes, you can also chomp on pizza washed down with free-flowing liquid libations.

Archer Street Group

Musical Bingo is back and better than ever, taking over Archer Street SW11 on Saturday afternoons. What to expect? Brilliant drag performances from a roster of top queens, not to mention unlimited pizza and bottomless prosecco or beer.

Cyanide in the Speakeasy - Immersive Murder Mystery

@ COLAB Tavern on Various dates from Friday 24th March 2023

At Elephant and Castle's COLAB Tavern, Cyanide in the Speakeasy will transport you to the year of 1925; you're at Smokey Blues Speakeasy enjoying a night out, when suddenly the owner is murdered. Solve clues and interact with characters to solve the mystery at this immersive experience.

Instant Laughs Comedy Club

Need plans? Now you got 'em with Instant Laughs Comedy Club. Enjoy heading to multiple locations to watch some of the best and up and coming comedians present their finest stand up. If you thought this couldn't get any better, they also have tickets from £1 too. 

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

Join the hilarious foul-mouthed pensioner Grandma Flash and her DJ and part time lover, Harry Spelvin for a night of hip-hop bingo at Blingo. Expect an evening filled with non-stop tunes, party vibes and fabulous dance offs. You won't want to miss out on this.

DRINK & PLAY: The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar - Comedy escape room + immersive theatre experience

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 15th April 2023 and 13 other Saturdays

Activities in South London don't get any quirkier than this: a trip down the rabbit hole to an alternative Wonderland. At The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar, you'll find an immersive theatre experience and escape room, with a drink included in every ticket too.

The Exhibit

Seeking top-notch things to do in South London in 2023? The Exhibit has got you sorted. Head inside this Balham venue, where you'll be able to get involved with a range of events, including quiz nights, bottomless bingo brunches, life drawing classes and more.

Game of Stones Treasure Hunts

Head over to Kingston or Richmond for Game of Stones' fun and affordable events. These activities will get you out the house and shaking things up, including to follow clues, deciphering riddles and take silly snaps in random places in order to win secret prizes. 

Party n Paint

Over at Boxpark Croydon, Party N Paint is combining art and booze for a quirky evening out. You'll be given all the materials you'll need plus artistic direction, as well as prosecco and vodka and a soundtrack of 90s bangers.

Immersive Gamebox

South Bank's Immersive Gamebox is the place to go for fun activities with a group, whether that's your best pals or for an office party. Choose between taking tests set by aliens, blasting off into space or being part of your own Squid Game, completing your adventures in a private, interactive room.

The Doctor's Orders

The Doctor's Orders are heading to some of South London's biggest venues to bring you some incredible club nights. From hip-hop vs RnB battles to boat parties and boozy brunches, this is an absolute must for music fans.

NextUp Comedy

NextUp Comedy are bringing stand-up and festivals filled with the finest comedians to South London, alongside a lineup of online shows that you can watch anywhere. Expect routines from the very best to offer you belly laughs aplenty.

Live Band Karaoke!

Get ready to tear up the stage as Live Band Karaoke returns to Peckham this season. Head over to Audio or The Ivy House for the chance to show off your rock star prowess with help from a full backing band.

Comedy Rumblings

Get ready to have your sides totally split, as Comedy Rumblings is hosting laugh-out-loud events every Wednesday and Thursday. Pop along to either The Crown or The Paxtons Head to enjoy sets from both international and rising stars.

The Big Bakes

Looking to test out those culinary chops? The Big Bakes are hosting several events in London where you'll get to put those baking skills to test. You'll get instructions, tools and tonnes of tips to create your sweet treats.

Italian Feast Supper Club

@ SW16 Bar & Kitchen on Wednesday 19th April 2023 and 5 other Wednesdays

SW16 Bar & Kitchen in Streatham is blowing it out of the water with its monthly offering, Italian Feast Supper Club. Perfect for foodies, date nights and the like, each showcase will take you on a culinary journey through different regional cuisines, inspired by places like Sicily and Tuscany.

Badger Badger

A fun pub and board game bar in Deptford, Badger Badger is bringing you fresh pints and quirky plays. Just a stone's throw from Deptford station, the venue also serves a menu of yakitori skewers and Japanese salad boxes.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

Home to some of the best live music events in South London, the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club offers an incredible programme of talented performers and quirky activities. Whether you're in the mood for poetry, jazz bands or life-drawing, this Elephant and Castle bar has it all.

Little Nan's

Situated in Deptford, Little Nan's is a great shout for bottomless brunches. Check out its lineup where you can get stuck into scrumptious disco fries, free-flowing booze or a tipsy afternoon tea. These quirky events are fab for something a little different in the city.


Make your way over to Balham hangout The Bedford on the first Sunday of the month for something very special indeed; CAMPFRUIT. As some of the most brilliant drag queen divas hit up the stage, you'll be able to chomp on lip-smacking Sunday roasts.

SMALL BEER: Brewery Tours

@ Small Beer Brew Co on Saturday 29th April 2023 and 3 other Saturdays

Swing by South Bermondsey for Small Beer Brew Co.'s unique tour. They'll show you where the magic happens, explaining how their bespoke kit is used to create flavourful, low-ABV drinks. But that's not all, as you'll also be treated to five lip-smacking samples of the good stuff.