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 June 2017
The Jam Tree are celebrating the end of July with a delicious Caribbean supper club. The Clapham bar’s head chef has created a mouth-watering two-course menu Caribbean food accompanied by bottomless Mount Gay Polo Club Punch.
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?
Set in an intimate former bookshop, Spread's summer supper club promises to be a night of fine food, fresh cocktails and a lively atmosphere. Head to Blue Shop Cottage as Emma and Jess use local producers and ingredients to create their unique homely dishes.
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.
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.
Head over to Brixton for a huge night of laughs and fun as Sleeping Trees Comedy Banquet put on a hilarious night of comedy. The evening will take place at quirky pub Dogstar and will include stand-up from award-winning performers.
Head to the Printworks to eat your way through London's most delicious wings, as decided by you. London Wing Fest is back at the Printworks and includes food from some of London's biggest names, wing eating competitions and live music.
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.
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.
From a started of fresh potted crab through to a hearty main of spring chicken, Social Pantry Cafe will be hosting a scrumptious supperclub. The Battersea spot is working with Hayman's Gin for an evening that will include four courses, plenty of gin cocktails and tastings of the family gin.
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...
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.
Two greats are teaming up as Tooting Tram and Social are hosting Dance Yourself Clean. Head to the hot South London destination for the ultimate indie dance party which will include all the fist pumping, sing-along classics you need for an epic night out.
Brixton is playing host to one of the best comedy shows around: BattleActs. This critically acclaimed and award-winning show sees two sets of acts put their comedy chops against each other and try to escape the ire of the ball busting compere. And they’re competing in this no-holds-barred showdown for one thing: adoration from the audience.
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?
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.
Having wowed the likes of Louis CK and Timeout, Fin Taylor is bringing his brand of hilarious stand-up to Dogstar in Brixton. The quirky comedian will be headlining the return of Doggystyle for its huge comeback this June.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laugh Out London is one of the best comedy nights in the whole country. Having attracted names like Stewart Lee, Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe and with shows including Tony Law and others on the horizon, this is a must for any comedy die-hard.
South London is scorching up once again as Brixton Beach returns with another year of sun, sand and street food. The amazing pop-up will be sound tracked by some of the best DJs this side of the Thames, along with having summery cocktails and delicious street food.
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.
Join the Jam Tree Clapham for a night of fun salsa and rum! Your expert teacher – who has danced for the likes of Cheryl Cole, Rihanna and more – and you’ll even get a rum cocktail to help move those feet.
Head south of the river to Greenwich where new jazz, blues and swing venue Through the Shutters awaits. They’ll be delivering some of the finest in local and worldwide talent to take the stage, meanwhile serving up amazing local craft beers and delicious food to boot. Opening night features local lads 9 Below Zero for their only acoustic set of the night.
Get the start of your week off to a cracking start with Powder Keg in Clapham as they put on a weekly series of tastings. From gin through to rum, the venue will create cocktails and teach you a little more about each spirit.
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.
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.