What's On And Fun Things To Do 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 edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 10th April 2024




Maggi. Brunch

Taking place at Fire & Lightbox on Parry Street, Maggi Brunch The Yard Party is hands down one of the coolest afternoon affairs, complete with free-flowing Magnum Tonic wine, rum punch and delicious Caribbean cuisine. If that doesn't wet your whistle, there will be Afrobeats and other tunes to shake it to. The best part? Tickets start at just £15 a pop.

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.

Cabaret Identitease

Experience all the sass and glam with Cabaret Identitease at The Two Brewers in Clapham, a London production breaking barriers and celebrating diversity. Breaking barriers and proving that accessibility can be sexy, every act of this accessible queer cabaret spectacle is a tribute to the spirit of human identity. Witness fabulous performances and heartfelt storytelling from showgirls like Harley Phoenix and Turkish D'Light, starting at just £3 per person.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz - Bottomless Brunch Brixton

@ Pop Brixton on Saturday 20th April 2024 and 2 other Saturdays

Prepare for the most wild quiz you've ever attended as Sounds Familiar takes over Pop Brixton for a bottomless musical brunch. Drink through endless prosecco or rum punch while answering questions about your favourite songs and artists as the clues play out from the speakers. You'll also be given a food token which can be redeemed at any stall that takes your fancy. All-inclusive tickets cost just £38 and the exclusive event will only be running one Saturday per month – so you'd better secure your spot. 

Good Ship Comedy

For a good ol' laugh, look no further than Good Ship Comedy, London's friendliest stand-up comedy club sprinkled all over town, from the Swimmer to The Birds and the South London Theatre. Head down to enjoy acts from top headliners across the UK and worldwide, plus award-winning new talent like Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall, Nish Kumar and much more, all hosted by resident entertainer Ben Van der Velde.

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.

JOIA Rooftop Opening Party

@ Joia on Thu, 18th Apr 2024 @ 19:00 - 0:00

Found south of the Thames and overlooking Battersea Power Station is JOIA, the stunning (and pink) restaurant bar with Portuguese influences. They're celebrating the reopening of their outdoor rooftop space with a party, which features live performances from the Cuban Brothers, a cocktail each on arrival and a late-night set back indoors from DJ Yoda to finish everything off.

DWTN

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.

Wine Tasting Flight

@ Aspen and Meursault on Fri, 19th Jan 2024 - Fri, 19th Mar 2027

Battersea wine spot Aspen And Meursault is the ideal place to get your fix of all things vino, especially when you go for their wine tasting flight. You'll get to try eight kinds while guided by the sommelier - plus these are paired with four courses of small plates too, all for a starting price of £75 per person. Over in Elephant & Castle, you'll find the same deal at sister bar Diogenes The Dog.

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

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 13th April and Saturday 4th May 2024

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.

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. 

Boom Battle Bar Wandsworth

Wandsworth's adult playground Boom Battle Bar is the ultimate weekend hangout for competitive friend groups. Play anything from shuffleboard, to beer pong, crazy golf and AR darts in between trips to the bar for cocktails and shots. Drinks include tropical concoctions like the Boom Punch, best paired with something from the affordable street food menu – where you can get a whole pizza for just £9. 

Events at Gipsy Hill Brewery

Lookin' for a booze-filled extravaganza this Easter bank holiday weekend? The Gipsy Hill Taproom is hosting a grand Spring Celebration Beer Festival on 4th May, including two separate drinking sessions, live music, street food from Kerb+, special-edition drinks, and over 10 lines of Gipsy Hill beers. Ticket prices start at just £10 for one session or £15 for the entire day of this exciting event. There's also a variety of other events taking place at this hub, such as vintage poster pop-ups and brewery tours. 

Gosnells Of London

From their Bermondsey taproom to a brewery in Peckham, Gosnells Of London have plenty going on to satisfy lovers of this booze. Expect tasting flights, tours and even a mead brewing workshops, alongside one-off events like cocktail nights or honey-related quizzes.

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. 

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.

Fengzhen Supper Club

After things to do in South-East London this weekend? This Fengzhen Supper Club is just the thing, which sees Chinese chef Jay whip up ten courses of authentic food for you to try from his home country and across South-East Asia. Not only that, but there's a welcome drink and a BYOB policy too.

Brixton Disco Festival 2024

@ Various Venues Brixton on Sat, 4th May 2024 @ 15:00 - 3:00

Brixton your area of choice? Round this neck of the woods, you'll find the annual Brixton Disco Festival 2024 - bringing you killer sets from the genre across a multi-venue event at the likes of Prince of Wales, Electric and Ritzy Picturehouse. But that's not all, as the lineup includes Artwork, Dave Lee JN, Jocelyn Brown and Norman Jay NBE.

Hiver Taproom

South London plans? Sorted with Hiver Beer. Not only does this Bermondsey drinking den offer a delicious variety of brews, but also fabulous events to boot. Think tastings, barn dances, karaoke and much more. You don't need to ask us twice.

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.

The Exhibit

Seeking top-notch things to do in South London in 2024? 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.

Trapped

Wondering what's on in South London? Then check out Trapped. Situated in Greenwich, this immersive hub is boasting a range of experiences. Get stuck into escape room-style games with top-notch actors, including zombie, prison and spy themes.

Old Skool Bingo

A blast from the past you won't want to miss out on, Old Skool Bingo at Pop Brixton promises a night full of raucous fun. Boasting the hottest RnB hits, non-stop entertainment, plus incredible prizes, you'll be dancing and singing all night long at this bingo extravaganza.

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.

Sunrise Yoga on the Rooftop

@ Art'otel London Battersea on Friday 26th April 2024 and 5 other Fridays

From Friday the 26th of April, hop off the Northern Line and head to Art'otel London Battersea in the morning for its Sunrise Yoga on the Rooftop session, guided by local teacher Jinis. Align your body, mind and spirit by trying out poses and stretches overlooking gorgeous views of the city. Tickets start from £40 each and include a complimentary hot drink, juice or a pastry after class. 

Singalong Showdown!

@ The Four Thieves on Fri, 26th Apr 2024 @ 19:30 - 2:00

Don't miss out on £10 tickets to Singalong Showdown, a raucus event taking place at arcade pub The Four Thieves in Battersea. Watch as two professional singers (West End star Lewis Snell and Pride's Got Talent winner Jack Fury) take to the stage to battle it out against the evil random song generator. The night will be hosted by none other than Lady Beau and DJ Rohan, with a dance party to follow until close. 

Forbidden Nights Ultimate Girls Night Out

@ Forbidden Nights London on Saturday 13th April 2024 and 77 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.

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.

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.

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.

German Kraft

Head to the German Kraft Brewery in Elephant and Castle every Tuesday for student discounts. It's buy one get one free on all their delish pints when you present a valid ID, which are made using traditional methods from the European country.

Fearlessly Taylor Bottomless Brunch

@ Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden on Saturday 11th May and Saturday 15th June 2024

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The Fearlessly Taylor Bottomless Brunch is the perfect event for Swifties, boasting a talented tribute act. Hosted by Fire Club in Vauxhall, you can expect 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco, cocktails or beer alongside street food ordered straight to your table.

ArtistAnd

ArtistAnd are hosting a bunch of beginner art classes in South London. Whether you fancy a full-blown workshop with expert guidance or a fun-filled drink and draw bonanza, you'll get to develop your skills and meet some great people while you're at it.