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 25th April 2017
Get ready for twenty minutes of mad and intense fun as laser tag makes its grand return to our gaming lives. Taking place in Whitechapel, Laser Lates sees you divided into teams to battle it out in an abandoned town, there's hidey holes, an old church and a hella lot of fun to be had.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Holy Birds are hosting Faded, the best way to spend your Bank Holiday. They are bringing the hottest hip hop and RnB from the noughties, nineties and now for a night of good beats and better vibes. There’s a smart dress code and it’s only over 21s – so expect a classy night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bottomless prosecco and brunch plates are winging their way to Sanctum Soho for a delicious brunch event. Head to the classy spot for a Saturday catch-up over breakfast and bubbles as head chef James Cathcart cooks up a storm.
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.
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.
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.
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.