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 17th May 2017
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.
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.
Head down to the Michel Roux Jr Cookery School at Cactus Kitchens for a supper club with a difference. Executive chef Toby Stuart and Sunday Brunch wine expert Raul Diaz will guide you through five delicious courses of food paired with wine, and answer any questions you may have wanted to know in this fun and informal event.
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.
Masterchef finalists Billy and Jack are hosting a supper club in South London this May to celebrate the very best ingredients that spring has to offer. Using a number of innovative cooking techniques and balancing a range of different flavours together, the duo will serve each guest 5 courses of food, showing off their many talents in the process.
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.
Head to the Humble Grape in Battersea and learn all about how French winemakers first started to make sparkling wine. Guests at this wine tasting will have a chance to taste the famous Le Vin Du Diable, alongside trying 6 other tasting tipples, including one wine that's made from one hundred year old vines.
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...
Sunday Brunch's wine expert Raul Diaz is teaming up with Roux Executive chef Toby Stuart this June, hosting a special dinner revolving around fine wine. Held at the Cactus Kitchens in South London, guests will try 5 different fine wines, each of which has been paired with a particular dish in order to highlight certain flavours. With Raul Diaz teaching everyone about the different flavours and making processes, this event is certain to leave you with a huge, wine-stained smile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From street food through to bottomless cocktails and prosecco, bottomless brunch at Brixton Beach is just the thing to get your weekends off to a great start. Head to the urban beach for summer vibes and dishes that include chicken and waffles and stone-baked pizza.
Head to Putney this May for a nostalgic boozy brunch promising dressing up, sing-a-longs, fairy-tale magic and a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast with free-flowing, bottomless prosecco. Brunches don't get much better than this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Pop Brixton are turning two and you are all invited. Over the past year, the venue has put on a huge roster of events; join them for another cracking night with pinatas, birthday cake, huge DJs, performers, live music and face painters.
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?
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.
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.
Sometimes, Speed Dating can get a bit samey, so instead of all the strained conversations and awkward silences, why not try the ultimate ice breaker! Play a few games of Jenga with like-minded people and the bricks themselves contain ice-breakers and hilarious dares to make the evening even more interesting.
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.
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.
Get down to South London for your fitness masterclass. For 19 weeks, the Ministry is providing you with five days of HIIT madness, working everything from your bums, your arms, your abs and your lungs to make sure you have the beach body you’re craving.