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 22nd March 2017
Make your way down to El Barrio is South London for Bad Bunny, flying in from his European tour to perform this one-of-a-kind concert. Strictly for teenagers only, this is one big event purely for those young Latin trap super-fans. Eric & Oscar will be the DJs on the deck.
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.
Fu Manchu is hosting a night of hilarious comedy as Dapper Laughs takes to the stage. Streaming live onto Facebook, the comedian will be hosting a night of celebrity guests, comedy, challenges and audience interactions. But once the show’s over, the laughter doesn’t end as Fu Manchu invite you to their after-party until the early hours of the morning.
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.
Looking for a sophisticated night out in London? Well, the team at South London's Larder are inviting the famous jazz duo of Tori Freestone and Naadia Sheriff onto their stage for one night only. If that wasn't enticing enough, the venue's bar staff will be serving you glass-after-glass of your favourite fine wines, proseccos and spirits. Relax, unwind and enjoy all the soulful vibes on offer at this live music night.
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.
Get yourself down to Gigalum if you love great music as Mark Knight is taking over the Clapham venue. Expect big tunes, big fun – and completely free entry on the door.
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.
Treat your mum to a lovely Mother's Day feast, courtesy of the delightful team at Mommi in South London. The team of chefs will serve each person a traditional Peruvian roast dinner, featuring charred roasted achiote chicken and slow-cooked suckling pig. Best of all, the bartenders will be offering each guest a free cocktail and all the house wine/bubbles that they can handle, ensuring that everyone leave with a full stomach and a smile on their face.
The Ivy House in South London is pulling out all the stops this April, teaming up with Folklore and bringing some of the capital's best up-and-coming bands together for an unforgettable night of live music. Guests will be able to drink all their ice-cold beers and spirits courtesy of the bar, before watching the likes of Joe Wilkes, Tom Hyatt, Gabriel Moreno and Mock Deer perform on stage. Relax, unwind and enjoy everything is South London event has to offer.
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.
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.
Watch some boxing in South London as Fight Night returns to The Grand, supporting The Lily Foundation, a charity fighting for a cure for Mitochondrial Disease. With the Sky boxing team there – Johnny Nelson and Adam Smith will be commentating each match – and celebrities in attendance, you won’t get a more authentic boxing experience outside of Vegas.
Treat your mum to a day she won't forget this Mother's Day by taking her to a special screening of iconic musical Mamma Mia at South London's Pop Brixton. If the thought of Meryl Streep singing her lungs out wasn't enticing enough, the many food and drink options surrounding the pop-up cinema are certain to have mum beaming with a huge smile. Relax, unwind and celebrate Mother's Day in style at Pop Brixton.
Laughing in the face of those Sunday night blues and offering Londoners a chance to burn off any remaining weekend energy they might have, the team at Brixton Jamm are hosting a weekly Sunday night reggae special. With the best street food vendors in tow, the night will be signposted by happy hour drinks prices and the best reggae DJ sets in South London. Who said Sundays had to be sad?
Ever wanted to party all night long like it’s the 90s? Well, put away that time machine because Hot Since 91 has the best tribute night to the biggest decade ever. With retro karaoke and everything you need to feel nostalgic, you won’t regret this trip at all.
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.
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.
The Grand in Clapham is hosting a live music event that's certain to leave an impression on you. Taking traditional classical music to exciting new levels, the Basement Orchestra will take you from the ballroom to the dance hall, playing songs by the likes of Sibelius, Hendrik Andriessen and Richard Rodney Bennett, before returning to the more familiar work of Gershwin. With delicious food available to purchase and the usual frivolities of Saturday night at the Grand quickly following the live performance, this is one event well-worth checking out.
The Blues Kitchen Brixton is going to be lighting up South London with some sensational jazz music as the Black Kat Boppers take to the stage! They’ll be keeping you entertained until midnight, where the resident band The Beekays will be taking over to get you moving on the dance floor.
The Little Nan's Cocktail Bar team have joined forces with Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet to create a disco night out in London this May. With the bar serving all your favourite drinks, plus a handful of Little Nan's signature teapot cocktails, the DJs will be spinning playing all the best vinyl 70s, 80s and 90s pop and funk & soul tracks long into the night. With the usual HSDY shenanigans and plenty of great drinks, you definitely won't forget this crazy night out in London.
The Pod is a South London stalwart and as such will be throwing a massive fifth birthday bash. Head to Wimbledon to party across two rooms with seven DJs, a load of drink deals, shots and cocktails.
Head to the Tall Ship Regatta in Greenwich this April and spend the day in the company of Gin Rendevous. Hosted by the specialists at Plymouth Gin and Rivington Greenwich, guests will be able to indulge in a range of different gin-based cocktails, while being taught all about the different brewing processes that go into each bottle of spirit. Perfect for both newbies to the world of gin and experienced drinks, this is one event in South London you're not likely to forget anytime soon.
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...
The Clapham North are hosting an intimate night of modern Motown classic infused with Jazz as Wayne Woodward takes to the stage. He shot to fame in Britain’s Got Talent last year, and will be performing hits from his number one album.
It’s not often you’ll be able to drink expertly made cocktails in South London while surrounding a campfire. So get yourself down to Brunel Museum Rooftop Gardens, where all the mixes are supplied by local brewers and distillers, and the ingredients plucked from the garden itself. There will also be marshmallow toasting to really round off the evening.
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.
The Taste The Rainbow supper club is a frivolous spring pop-up that's been created by the team at the Social Pantry Cafe. Having teamed up with the baking experts at Pearl & Groove, the supper club will revolve around 4 amazing courses of food, all created and cooked by the venue's head chef Alex Head. Better still, this South London dinner is a BYOB event, so be sure to bring along a few bottles of your favourite wine.
The Honor Oak in South London laughs in the face of broken screens and fried radios, inviting Londoners down with their broken electronic equipment for a crash course into mending basic appliances. With complimentary snacks provided and plenty of beer and snacks at the pub's bar, this promises to be one educational class that you'll never forget.