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 18th April 2018
Secret Cinema is the renowned immersive experience that takes you beyond the screen and into the movie itself. Step into the world of Bladerunner, where you will be cast as a character, from the LAPD through to replicants.
From hipster lost boys through to geezer pirates and badass Tinkerbells; Neverland Spring Break is a fantastical take on Neverland, inspired by the 90s and American spring break. Head over to North London for epic nights of partying and immersive theatre.
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.
Get transported to another world right here in East London, as you defend a galactic outpost with an awesome game of laser tag. This adults-only session is a great way to roll back the clock to your childhood while absolutely destroying your mates at the game.
One of the most exciting events coming up in London this April, this stunning night of Jazz-age opulence lets you party like its the prohibition-era. Dance, drink and gamble the night away complete with live music, DJs, dance troupes and plenty of immersive acitivities.
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.
One of the best upcoming events in London this month, Skylight brings together great drinks, amazing views and fun lawn games for you to get involved with this spring.
Offering the biggest collection of self-pour taps in the country, this awesome Belgian beer festival brings together over 30 different brews for your pouring and tasting pleasure.
Every other Wednesday, KERB invite their hilarious Drag Queen quiz master to host their amazing quiz night, with six rounds, great cocktails and beers to drink, and even free poppadum nachos.
All day and all night, head to Brixton’s premier roof party for a night of amazing DJs split between two rooftop spaces – the club room and the hotel room – alongside their rum shack and food by GoneBurger.
Witness the most awesome cinema screenings in the city, as The Grand throw a night filled with unlimited popcorn, fancy dress, drinking games and more during your favourite films, and it’s all followed by an awesome after party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This April Hackoustic returns with another incredible line up of performers, as well as art installations and presentations from interesting people, including great music from their DJ.
With evenings of Sri Lankan cooking and ethical supper clubs to look forward to, Balham's Brother Marcus is bringing you some of the most exciting food events in London this April.
This April, prepare for a party dedicated to all things Vice City, as you don your Hawaiian shirts, the DJs will be playing all those amazing 80s tunes you listened to while running of strangers in the car.
Find the secret door and discover a world of espresso martini heaven. This pop-up is coming to Soho for six weeks only with the world's largest collection of the coffee cocktail.
Give your sun salutations a real boost with this amazing class at the Sky Garden. The incredible class will take place at sunrise in the iconic venue, followed by a delicious breakfast.
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.
Some of the best British cheeses come from up North, and this month you can enjoy a tasting at The Cheese Bar in Camden to try Yorkshire's The Courtyard Daily's selection. Get your taste buds ready for a taste as a cheese-monger takes you through their history.
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.
One of the best events coming up this April, head to The Vaults for an evening of delicious food and stunning political performance at An Evening of Meat.
One of the best upcoming food events in April, this day of pizza-making, Pococello-drinking and snack-nibbling will get you as close to Neapolitan life as you can in West India Quay.
Ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of polo but live in London? Don’t move to the country, enjoy this three hour session of HPA professionally coached polo, with the kit included, and followed by post-polo celebration dinner at Guacho.
For the ultimate evening in food, drink and dancing, then head over to 100 Wardour St this April. The Central London bar is going all out as they kick things off with a lavish three-course meal, followed by a live band and performance of the movie, as well as hosting dance lessons you can join in with.
Legendary DJ and producer Mark Knight is heading to Clapham's The Gigalum for a night of amazing music. Head down this April for a chance to see the Grammy nominee for completely free.
From bottomless cocktails to a hot soundtrack of 80s and 90s disco, Trapeze is doing bottomless brunch. Add in a popcorn machine, gourmet hot docks and 2-4-1 into the evening, and you're on to a winner.
Prepare to go bonkers for bingo at one of the best events in London in April. Head to The Breakfast Club in Battersea for the chance to win big and eat big at this fun South London event.
155m up in the sky, tea, coffee, and pastries await you for a morning retreat. The Sky Garden's landscaped gardens serve as the scenery for your extraordinary tea experience. Breathtaking panoramic views make morning tea difficult to resist.
From Grease to I, Tonya, Film and Fizz has you covered with some of the best cinema events in London in April. Head to One Aldwych for a delicious three course meal, complimentary fizz and chance to catch your favourite film in their gorgeous private screening room.
Drink, eat, and most importantly play bingo at this boot camp for pathetic bingo players. If you’re embarrassed about your bingo skills, this is the event for you, where the Bingo Trainers will whip you into the ultimate bingo champion you deserve to be.
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.
There’s fewer things better than hanging out at Pitch in April, where you can chill out in their alfresco urban garden, play games with friends, eat street food all while listening to music. Or if you want a bigger April: they’ve got a tonne of events and parties that are bound to get you going.
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.
One of the best upcoming events in London in April, this virtual reality gaming experience brings you over 20 different games to enjoy, enhanced by the Star Command cutting edge gaming booths.
Live bands, DJ sets, and cocktails make evenings at the Sky Garden the perfect venue for your after work activities. The exquisite views are the ultimate destination for enjoying live music and experiencing the best that London has to offer.
One of the most exciting events coming up in London in April, the Croydonites Festival Of New Theatre brings some of the nation's best contemporary performance work to venues throughout the borough.
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.
Join Mark Hix on a culinary tour-de-force with a series of amazing events, ranging from interesting and fun chats with famous chefs who will cook you up a feast from their own cookbooks, to joining Mark at his kitchen table to be taught as you eat delicious food.
One of the best events in April, this awesome night at The Macbeth promises free jerk chicken, awesome hip hop tunes and all your favourite party drinking games.
Fronting botanical cocktails, a roaring campfire, delicious street food and an all-round magical atmosphere, these stunning events in London in April are perfect for a matey knees up or an intimate date.
Hooray Cabaret are hosting their most spectacular line up of cabaret, burlesque and drag performers for the most risqué village fete you’ve ever been to – followed by an amazing after-party.
You don't want to miss a thing in April at The Exhibit. They've got their events schedule jam packed full of all kinds of fun events: think drag brunches, cinema screenings with dinner, life drawing, speed dating and so much more.
Serving up a whole range of cool and eclectic food events from booze-less vegan supper clubs to full blow bottomless brunch clubs, Deptford Esquire is bringing some of the best April events in London this spring.
Hot little Hackney joint Kansas Smitty's is pulling it out of the bag once again when it comes to live music. Join them this April for a great line-up of artists, from a Cheltenham Festival Warm-Up through to swinging saxophonists.
Spend some of your April at the Good Ship Comedy Club and you can enjoy top quality headliners and the best in up-and-coming acts. Having hosted the likes of Nish Kumar, Sara Pascoe and Joel Dommett, you know you’re in for a treat.
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.
With some stunning London events taking place throughout April, A Night Of brings together some hugely talented musicians to pay homage to the world's greatest acts.
Join Breast Cancer Haven’s biggest fundraiser event and go head-to-head with other teams as you put your knowledge to the test in a quiz presented by comedian Hugh Dennis.
Sat in the heart of Shoreditch, London’s favourite table shuffleboard bar are bringing you two classic 16ft tables and their special Snapback table, a rebound version with electronic scoring, as well as Patron cocktails, beers and wines.
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.
As spring sets in, taste the wines of New Zealand’s sunny Marlborough region, as you are taught about the different tastes and varieties while sampling five different wines accompanied by a selection of Zetter snacks.
Immersive yourself in this dim sum masterclass, where after being greeted with a glass of prosecco with lychee, you’ll learn about the history of the food, watch it being prepared, and then make it, before eating your masterpieces.
There’s been a murder in the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch and it’s up to you to solve it. Expect clues, plot twists, suspicious suspects and culinary delights as you play detective through the venue.
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 Ghost Bus Tour is whizzing you around London to see the sites. Jump aboard the vintage Routemaster to see some of the city's most iconic landmarks, all while being entertained with comedy and ghost stories.
Bounce Farringdon are hosting the ultimate Hexogasm tournament, where a pairs of people compete on the Wonderball tables for a £100 bar tab. And there’s drink specials on the night to keep you on your toes.
Comedy Carnival London is one of the best ways to watch comedy in London, offering up hilarious shows, delicious dinners in venues across the city, and some of the biggest names in the comedy business.
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.
Meet likeminded people in the fashion and beauty industry, whether you are in it already or are an up-and-comer looking for inspiration. Hosted at the private members club Library, the dress code is the best of whatever cultural you affiliate yourself with – as long as you dress to the max.
One of the best events in London this April, CRATE brewery in Hackney Wick will be throwing open the doors of its Brew-Shed to give you the inside scoop on how to company brings its delicious beers to life.
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.
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.
One of the best events coming up in London in April, this quirky life-drawing class invites you to the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club to try your hand at sketching some burlesque and cabaret performers.
As the days get longer, the nights get more fun with Ham Yard Hotel, as they host a seasonal pop-up on its private roof terrace, with cocktails created using fresh vegetables and juices, craft gin and tonics, biodynamic wines and stunning views of the city skyline.
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.
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.
Join Fiddle Paradiddle for another batch of Pop-Up Ceilidh, with fun, drinks, and an expert caller going through all the steps, as you dance into the night to energetic nu-folk music.
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!
This April descend down into a secret Masonic temple for a night of naughtiness. Taking place at The Temple @ Andaz, this night is a hot mix of burlesque, cinema, DJs, dressing up and incredible atmosphere.
Get ready to partyyyyyy with Musical Bingo, the ridiculous night that's bringing London gameshow utopia to us all. From dancing on the tables to dance offs and mystery boxes, this is a night like no other.
Shoreditch’s biggest and best hip-hop basement party is back, bringing even more of your favourite artists like Jay Z, Tribe Called Quest, Playboi Carti and so much more, brought to you by amazing Djs.
One of the best events in London in April, this fun supper club and single mixer is the perfect way to meet like minded foodies. Enjoy some delicious and freshly prepared food cooked by hosts Gabi and Luce, and maybe meet a special someone as well.
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.
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.
Immerse yourselves into the world of Japanese food and drink as you enjoy 20 different kinds of sake, five delicious stands filled with traditional food, and handcrafted art stands to enjoy too.