Best Events in April
Spring is here and damn it it's time you got out there and enjoyed it. From secret pop-ups to foodie wonders, massive club nights to experiential events; our guide to the best of April in London has it all. No excuses, plan your month and check out the biggest, the boldest and the downright best London events this April.
Last updated on 20th February 2018
All aboard The Dutch Master, the best sounding boat on the Thames. Get the full clubbing experience while seeing amazing sights on the River, all while listening to several different channels of amazing music.
Whether it’s Notorious B.I.G, Destiny’s Child, or Daft Punk, listen to some of music’s most defining moments like never before as they are lovingly recreated with the help of a live orchestra.
Based on the cult TV series, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is back with their usual shenanigans for 2018. Head to central London for a hilarious blend of comedy, theatre and three-course dining.
Ever wanted to see the wonders of SEA LIFE after normal hours? Well, now you can, and you can stroll across the Shark Walk above the wonderful Pacific Reef where sharks are just inches from your feet. Travel the aquarium at your own pace, see the artic penguins, or Cuban crocodiles, drink your prosecco and have a magical evening.
Spring might be here but why not get some proper tropical vibes at Reggae Brunch, where you get drink an hour of bottomless rum bunch, feast on a three course meal and dance to tropical reggae music all night long.
This is no April Fools: jump aboard this speed boat experience and you can enjoy a 15 minute dash across the Thames, before settling in at Ping Pong for delicious Dim Sum from their set menu.
Blues Kitchen Camden are paying homage to Tom Petty this April with a live band playing his greatest hits. Head to the rocking live music venue in North London for a night that includes talented musicians, BBQ food and rum cocktails.
For a day of booze, brunch and awesome entertainment, the Garage Brunch is the place to be. One of the best event in London in April, this daytime event is the ultimate garage dance party in the capital.
temper City is going big for their monthly event with a themed quiz hosted by award-winning comedians, free flowing prosecco and a delicious three-course curry cooked on their open fire.
Combining delicious dining with partying, Lock-in Lunch is back with a their April offering. Join the group at Bernadi's for scrumptious lunch, cocktails and a party-happy playlist.
What better way to celebrate that April has arrived, than drinking your way through it? A must for those with a penchant for hops, head on down and snag your tickets now as guests to the Bermondsey Microbrewery Craft Beer experience are promised pints aplenty.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is getting the South Place Cinema treatment - think secret garden private cinema, two-course meal at the Chop House, pop corn and welcome cocktail.
Enjoy a sunny boat trip down the Thames with this fun London craft beer cruise. With a number of different brews to taste, and even non-beer options available, it's one of the best events coming up in april.
Get into the bank holiday spirit at Farringdon's Piano Works. With bottomless brunches available, and non-stop music, boogie your way from Sunday to Monday at this fantastic April event in London.
This amazing April event in London is one of the best supper clubs the capital has to offer. Hosted by Palatino in Clerkenwell, guests will be taken on a culinary tour of Rome's cuisine and gain a better understanding of the cultures that shaped it.
Known only as the revolutionaries of the brunch world, the Hip Hop Brunch collective return to show you how breakfast and drinking combined is really done. Storming London with their 'Dirty South' menu of tidy meaty goodies, you'll be stuffing your face and knocking back bottomless cocktails before getting involved in their iconic hip hop karaoke sessions.
The latest show to arrive at The Vaults Theatre, Teddy is the spunky new musical from the team behind Frankenstein and Boudica. The story of teenage rebellion and the birth of Rock'n'Roll, it's one of the best events in London in April.
With summer on the horizon, there’s no better time to find out who in London is the best at making Margaritas. You’ll decide as you sample two hours worth of unlimited margaritas from amazing London bars.
Join the team behind the Boat Show Comedy Club each weekend this April for a night of hilarious comedy afloat the iconic River Thames. London's comedy fans are invited aboard the Tattershall Castle and Hispaniola boats to see some of the city's best up and coming stand-up acts perform their best material. Expect plenty of witty anecdotes, side-splitting one-liners and a few belly-aching laughs.
Little Nan has packed up and jetted off for bit of Benidorm sun this spring... and her grandkids are running wild. They've packed up all of her stuff and shipped it over to Shoreditch, loading it all into a warehouse by Old Street Station. Here, they'll be throwing a 90s themed party with all of her old treasures. Drink bottomless cocktails from her teapots and dance atop of her dining table!
As one of the few remaining ballrooms with its original decor still intact, it's only fitting that London's biggest Jive party takes place at the Rivoli Ballroom. The team behind this iconic London spot are transporting their guests back to the 1920s, hosting a night revolving around jive music. With a free class for beginners at the start of the evening, things will soon kick up a notch when the swing band takes over. This is one April event well worth checking out in our books.
Taking inspiration from icons such as Josephine Baker and Dita Von Tease, Gin House Burlesque are bringing their show girls back to elusive members' club The King's Head in Shoreditch. Join the girls in the old-schools club as they perform up close and personal for a night of wild shenanigans.
For a cocktail experience you won't forget head to One Marylebone where 25 of capital's best drinking establishments will be mixing their hearts out to bring you one of the best events in London in April.
Get ready for the fiercest disco in town at Glitter Freaks return for their latest blow out. One of the best events in London in April, this stunning evening is the all-out party you've been looking for.
The music quiz taking the world by storm pops up across London at Jerusalem Bar, The Phoenix and Trapeze to show you into the wonderfully wacky world of Sounds Familiar. Think a pub quiz fused with disco where you'll be on your feet dancing and singing to the likes of MC Quizzical and DJ Al. Listen up, name that song and get your musical caps on.
Your April plans are sorted as Gospeloke is coming to town. Combining karaoke with a full gospel choir, you can unleash your inner-Whitney out on stage. There’s also going to be euphoric sing-a-longs, team harmonies and awards for the Best Confessional, Best Solo Performance and more.
From roasted lamb with flower-infused jus through to pan-fried mackerel with rhubarb, this four-course supper is celebrating the fresh flavours of spring. Head over to Stoke Newington for a sociable night of fine-dining, all paired with excellent wines.
Join the London Burlesque Festival for several months of amazing acts, ranging from the raunchy to breath-taking, and featuring lashings of gin, jazz, and beautiful bodies.
One of the best events coming up in London in April, this fun vintage market under Pizza East promises tasty cocktails, sweet beats and loads and loads of vintage garb to grab.
Get ready for a real April Fools as this mad, bad and totally hilarious quiz descends on London once again. Quiz, play and twerk your way through round after round of side-splitting comedy at this fantastic Central London event.
Join the Blues Kitchen Camden and their house band The Beekays as they explore the discographies of the tragic but eternally great 27 Club, from The Doors and Nirvana to Amy Winehouse and The Rolling Stones.
A perfect treat for the Easter weekend, this fun London event in April promises to be a dream date. Enjoy a screening of classic romantic movie, Chocolat, alongside a two-course dinner at Chop House.
It's you and a zombie and only one of you is getting out of there alive. Trapped in a Room with a Zombie is a brilliant escape room challenge taking place in Whitechapel that involves using you logic and wit to complete the puzzle and making it out limbs intact.
Bedales wine shop promise expert tastings and sessions from their outposts in Spitalfields and Borough Market. This April, head over for a beer and cheese tasting in association with Crate Brewery, a talk and tasting with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and plenty more.