Best Events in April
Spring is in full bloom and its time to get out and have a bloody good time with mates at some of the kicking events coming up in April in London! Our London guide for April is guaranteed to have something that will tickle your fancy the next time your thinking about what to do; we have all the best events in London and all the best places to be for April. Spring time is great, full of new life and all that, and so should you be! April has so many awesome events to get you out of your winter shell! No excuses now, plan your month and check out the best London events in April.
Last updated on 24th March 2017
One Marylebone are opening the doors of their Grade I listed venue, welcoming Cocktails in the City this April. Returning after last year's success, this event will bring 28 of London's best cocktail bars together over the space of 3 days this Autumn. This event in will undoubtedly draw in cocktail fans from across the south, featuring the best classic concoctions and a few quirky, daring recipes.
Hear some of the world's most beautiful piano pieces in an utterly stunning location as The Brunel Museum host a series of concerts. Taking place in a tunnel shaft, the concerts will create a sound like any other; hear Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov in a completely new way.
A woman has been murdered and the folk of Paradise By Way of Kensal Rise in West London are struggling to come to terms with it. Seven of her closest friends have been brought in to tell their stories and memories on the eve of a masked ball, but not everything is as it first appears at this immersive theatre experience.
It's time to turn up the heat on brunch as Bodo's Schloss add suckling pig, dancing snowmen and DJs to their breakfast affair. Things kick off with bottomless Champagne cocktails, there's a huge brunch buffet and a ski simulator with a chance to win a skiing trip to Austria.
Drink, dance and sing your heart out to the biggest tunes the pop world has bequeathed us as Guilty Pleasures takes over KOKO in Camden. From Teenage Dirtbag through to Kelly Clarkson, there will no end to the absolute bangers; add in a confessional, dancers and entertainer and you've just found your new favourite night out.
Swap the sweaty throws of the actual underground and discover what it's like to dine in a disused (and polished pretty) tube carriage with The Underground Supper Club. A Cordon Bleu certified chef will be cooking up a feast of a 4 course French Brasserie inspired menu whilst you knock back some cocktails from the on board bar.
Watch some iconic horror movies in a completely unique setting at Temple Cinema's fourth season. Taking place in Andaz London's secret Masonic chamber, the film club offers two-course dinner, pop-corn and classic films.
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.
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.
Wear your fanciest dresses and most dapper suits as The Roof Gardens host a fabulous Electro Swing Ball. The Electroswing, fire and flow performers, stilt walkers, and acrobats will keep you entertained, while their free roulette table gives you the opportunity to win a free bottle of champagne. Once night descends their DJs will keep the party going until the early hours.
Looking for comedy capers that don't cost a buck? Then it's right about time that you joined Instant Laughs on their top notch roster of events this April in London as they present a hilarious stand up selection alongside more than affordable ticket prices.
Celebrate the 2017 Tall Ship Regatta in Greenwich with Gin Rendevous. Hosted by the specialists at Plymouth Gin and Rivington Greenwich, guests will be able to indulge in a range of different gin-based cocktails, while being taught all about the different brewing processes that go into each bottle of spirit. Relax, take in the Spring weather and enjoy all your favourite gin drinks at this April event in London.
With the end of March comes the end of Spring, which means that you must be after good food in April. Luckily, the Bird of Smithfield is more than prepared, offering a seven course taster menu exploring the taste of seasonal spring ingredients. Each course will also be paired expertly with wine by guest speaker Andrea Fujarczuk.
This April find out whether you have what it takes to make it into space. This retro futuristic dining experience will see if you have what it takes to colonise Mars, as Professor June Cavendish guides you through an evening of rigorous scientific testing, an epic five-course international menu and, of course, cocktails.
If their sell-out success last year was anything to go by, these pizza pros are gearing up for a big one in April. Your £10 ticket includes a signature Margarita cocktail, one delicious Margherita pizza and entry into the rowdy after party, hosted by devilishly-charming London DJs, Handsome Inferno.
Paper Dress Vintage are throwing another epic party and you're invited! Head to the Hackney bar for one of the most fun London April events as they take inspiration from Twin Peaks and ask you to dress as your favourite character. Party with live swing bands and burlesque and cabaret performers.
Put on your flapper dresses and dandy suits and jump aboard a boat as Love Bow Events host a sumptuous supperclub on the canal. The dinners will tour London and are inspired by The Great Gatsby; expect three courses of deliciousness, a cocktail and dessert shot.
The opportunity to get a delicious meal and bottomless drinks is one you shouldn’t pass up lightly. With a menu of roast steak, beef fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and more, as well as unlimited prosecco or Bloody Marys, this might be the best lunch in April.
Freida Nipple and Saddie Sinner - two of London's biggest burlesque performers - are pulling out all the stops this Easter Sunday, hosting an event that's full of stunning burlesque numbers, delicious BBQ food and ice cold craft beers. You can expect to see the two dancers, alongside other iconic London performers all showing off their many talents at this quirky April event in London.
Despite specialising in delivering fresh steak, the team at Fulham's Hanger SW6 are instead focussing on cocktails this April in London, hosting a fun masterclass full of great flavours and fun facts. Focusing on the so-called Three Ms, the mixologists will teach each person how to make the perfect Mojito, Mai Tai and Martini. Perfect for both beginners and self-proclaimed professionals, this is one April event you won't forget soon.
Revel in the genius of the ukulele playing, cross dressing, cabaret performer Tricity Vogue at the Midnight Apothecary's London event this April. With cosy campfires on the roof, a cavernous woodland in the main hall and a bar serving a range of botanical cocktails, this promises to be one of the more quirky nights out in London.
North London's Larder bar is hosting a beer tasting event this April revolving around the Elb breweries finest creations. Brewers Dave Rathbourne and Hannah Davidson will be leading the proceedings during the night, educating guests about the complex brewing process behind each drink and discussing the history of the brewery. And of course, the entire Elb range will be available for guests to sample.
This April, be transported to the land of Montagues and Capulets in this 1990s rave reimagining of Romeo and Juliet. You are welcomed into one of the families and it’s up to you to sway their actions – will you increase the feud to a violent end or make peace to save the star-crossed lovers? All the decision are yours, and you’ll get to dress up in your favourite 90s rave clothes.
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!
Beautiful venue Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green will be inviting in the big guns for a hot Friday night. Join them for a series of nights that include the likes of MJ Cole and Norman Jay MBE which will have you partying well into the early hours.
Work your way through three delicious cider cocktails as Three Little Pigs Cider comes to Shoreditch. The Somerset based company will be mixing it up with various spirits as well as a selection of nibble which includes brownies, pulled pork croquettes and gin-cured salmon.
MAP Maison is a quirky and cute cocktail spot in Hackney that is known for its intimate setting, unique interiors and delicious cocktails. They're putting their individual spin on the traditional afternoon tea with tiers of mini-cheeseburgers, baguettes and pastries. Add in a cocktail or prosecco, and you've got the perfect way to spend the weekend.
This April, Midnight Apothecary is offering you the chance to drink cocktails in a rooftop garden while surrounding a campfire, where marshmallows will be toasted. The botanical mixes are sourced from the garden itself, as well as local brewers and distillers. All you have to do is rock up and enjoy the sunset from the beautiful garden location.
Looking for a little inner peace, tranquility, or simply looking to flex those yoga skills? One of the prettiest ways to practise your moves this April, join sunrise yoga at the ever stunning Sky Garden for a class above the city to remember.
The Social Pantry Cafe in South London is joining forces with the expert bakers at Pearl & Groove this April, hosting a great supper club with hearty dishes and sweet baked goods. Guests will first enjoy a handful of delicious nibbles and a welcome drink when they arrive, before tucking into a delicious 4-course dinner, created by the head chef Alex Head. Relax, unwind and soak up everything this April event in London has to offer.
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.
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.
Head back to the '90s with a massive night at Clapham's The Grand as they bring in the karaoke, free chicken wings, retro games and playground games. Hot Since '91 is a huge south London night that promises a whole heap of fun.
Are you after some seriously funny live comedy this April? Dapper Laughs is taking over Fu Manchu for a night of celebrity guests, comedy, challenges, and full audience interaction. And if that wasn’t enough, you’re cordially invited to the after-party, where MC Vapour will be bringing the tunes till the early hours of the morning.
Your April Bank Holiday weekend is sorted as The Blues Kitchen Camden are hosting a night of spectacular live music. The Midnight Special will be recreating a 60s era Credence Clearwater Revival concert, bringing you a wide range of the bands legendary rock anthems. Then at 12.30am Gentleman Tim & The Contenders will be taking over for a night of West Coast Swing and Chicago style Blues.
Treat yourself to an award-winning music and arts venue this month as The Forge continues to impress with its diverse range of events. Hosting anything from classical, contemporary, folk, storytelling, poetry, rap, workshops, jazz and many, many more, this is a venue to properly expand your perceptions. There’s also a Cantina upstairs serving delicious Latin American street food and cocktails.
April is a time of magic, so indulge in an afternoon of mystical food and drinks at Enchanted Afternoon Cocktail Tea. You’ll be treated to four spellbinding cocktails, a shot and a selection of wonderful, edible magic treats, including unicorn bars, angel wings, fairy bites, enchanted forest patches, butterfly sandwiches and more!
Get the spirit of Jazz in you this April as Drink Shop Do host their very own All That Jazz dance class. Learn to booty pop, jazz hand and move like Catherine Zeta-Jones in the movie of the same name with this super-fun class.
This April, get yourself down to Supa Dupa Brunch party if you love good food and even better music. The DJs will be playing the best in 90s to now music, while you feast on a delicious brunch meal cooked by the chefs at the Ace Hotel. During your all-day party, you’ll also be treated to an extra special music quiz!
Original Sin are inviting you to an evening of appreciation of the nation’s favourite drink this April as they host a spectacular gin masterclass. They’ll talk you through the extensive history of the drink while you sip on six delicious cocktails that come from a vital point in the drink’s backstory. You’ll then get the opportunity to make your own drink for the chance to get your cocktail on the menu.
Taking over The Yard in Shoreditch, the Margarita Rumble will pit London's best mixologists against each other in a competition to discover just which venue offers the best Margarita in town. Featuring bartenders from Wahaca, The Alchemist, El Patron and many others, they'll be plenty of weird and wonderful cocktails on display here.
Get some great music in your life this April as Black Kat Boppers take over the Blues Kitchen Brixton. After their brand of south coast boogie lights up your night, resident band The Beekays will be taking over the stage for some dance floor bangers.
Indulge in a brunch and canal cruise this April in London as the Alfred Le Roy sails you down the River Lea. The bar will serve cocktails, as well as a range of wines, spirits and CRATE Brewery beers and ciders – and you can even opt into a bottomless selection of them. They’ll be playing a series of upbeat tunes, while you feast on their delicious selection of brunch items.
A year after the tragic death of pop superstar Prince, the Nightspot Cinema is showing his debut film Purple Rain. The quasi-biographical film was created to showcase his extraordinary talent, and features the Grammy award winning soundtrack of the same name. Purple popcorn is available on the night.
Wrestlemania – it’s one of the biggest WWE events of the year, and it’s coming to your courtesy of The Grand. With food till late, 2-4-1 drinks before 10pm and a 25ft giant screen, there’s no reason for you to watch it anywhere else. But there’s also a themed photobooth and prizes for people in the best cosplay!
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.
Adding a whole heap of fun to your cinema experience, this event is screening the classic Sister Act but with a difference. Head to Central Hall Westminster to see the iconic film, backed up by a choir, singers and dancers.
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.
This April it’s time to learn how to make the freshest, most delicious soft and not-so-soft drinks ready for summer! Longflint are hosting a masterclass where you can learn how to make the best lemonade you’ve ever tasted, before learning the centuries old secrets of shrubs! This you’ll get to take home – and for good reason, as it goes perfectly with vodka and gin.
Treat yourself to some amazing food this April, as Made In Buenos Aires is offering a three course Argentinean-inspired meal alongside a Malbec wine masterclass. There’s also a spectacular performance from their Argentinean tango dancers!
What makes us so different from monkeys? Why should pandas get all the praise? Is the Tour de France getting easier? Posing all these great questions, the V & A Museum of Childhood is hosting a night of informative talks this April that's sure to leave an impression on you. Open your mind, relax and enjoy everything this laughter-filled April night out in London has to offer.
The Clapham Grand again welcomes Purple Rave for a tribute night one year on from Prince's death. Featuring all of the legends biggest tracks, alongside a number of bass-heavy DJ sets, this event in South London is a celebration of love, sex, romance and music. Grab your mates, head to South London and enjoy all the wonder and fun of this charming April event in London.
Ever wanted to have dinner within St Pancras Clock Tower? The chance is yours this April, as UNA brings together 12 diners on a unique Argentinian dining experience. Along with an Argentine six course tasting menu, guests will receive a welcome cocktail, complimentary wine from Argento Winery and Garzon wines, and the chance to have dinner in the exclusive St Pancras Chambers.
Sobhane means breakfast in Persian – and that’s what this supper club is all about. The culture is bathed in spices and floral flavours, and many of the dishes are straight from Iran and others are anglicised. Alongside your welcome cocktail, you can have a selection of expertly paired wines with each course.
This April, dine on delicious food and help a good cause: Key4Life, which helps stop young offenders from re-offending. Pairing a young offender with a professional chef, they’ll deliver an amazing five course meal, alongside a welcome cocktail, and all the proceeds will go to charity.
Taking place at The Islington Metal Works, Rumpus: Glow! is an event like no other. Taking place across seven rooms, the evening immerses you in another world, with a huge immersive game, circus acts, DJs, live music and incredible fancy dress.
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.