Best Events In London 2023

Here at DesignMyNight, we're determined to bring you right up to speed with the latest and greatest happenings. From quirky pop-ups to banging club nights via bar crawls and cabaret; we like to think we have our finger on the pulse of the best events in London, so how about giving our list a try?

Last updated on 25th May 2023

Ballie Ballerson London

If you haven't been to Ballie Ballerson yet then you're really missing out. An iconic London venue, it's all about giant ball pits, offering two hour slots where you can soak up candy cocktails and tuck into unlimited pizza.

Hackney Funhouse

Head to Bohemia Place, Hackney, where the ABQ RV has found a home. Don your hazmat suit, for safety, then get ready to mix up some totally unique molecular cocktails with help from some of the very talented motorhome residents.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

If you're looking to combine your love of Southern cuisine with your burning passion for all things B.I.G, look no further, the Hip Hop Brunch is here to answer all your needs. Serving 3 courses of mouth-watering food and featuring a whole load of classic Hip Hop tracks, you'll have the chance to 'Get Your Freak On', dance the afternoon away and even try your hand at a bit of Hip Hop karaoke. 


Who needs your normal eggs benny when you could take brunch to the next stratosphere? Taking place in a secret location, Disco Brunch is bringing the best disco music, bottomless cocktails and brunch food to London.


Plonk is a mini golf experience in the city like no other, where neon jungles come littered with miniature courses that only the competitive can compete. From Hackney to Camden, head to one of their sites for drinks and a dangerously good time.

Barrio Bars

On the hunt for fun things to do in London? Barrio Bars are offering a slew of top-notch shenanigans - we mean everything from throwbacks karaoke to 80s musical bingo and Sunday brunch sessions. It also doesn't hurt that the cocktails are sublime.

The Candlelight Club

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 8th July 2023

Searching for the best events in Central London? Look no further than The Candlelight Club. This speakeasy-themed joint is offering up a plethora of live entertainment, from the likes of jazz and cabaret across the Prohibition-style space. On top of that, there are also three-course meals.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

Some of the best events in London, The Boat Show Comedy Club is filled with lots of laughs and a fun boat excursion. Check out its hilarious lineup of themed happenings, including a stand-up acts from the likes of Fiona Ridgewell, Stephen Bailey and plenty more.

Old School R&B Brunch

Searching for fun events in London? Old School R&B Brunch is chock-full of them. From bottomless meals, complete with free-flowing punch and island vibes to boat parties boasting Caribbean food and immersive OSR entertainment, there won't be a single dull moment with these parties.

Little Nan's

If you're on the hunt for fabulous events in London, Little Nan's is a fantastic choice for quirky affairs. Your day comes complete with gorgeous bottomless brunches or tipsy afternoon teas or get stuck into an endless dinner event.

The Windmill Soho

Need a burlesque fix? We thought as much. So, be sure to head to The Windmill Soho for cabaret-inspired entertainment. Brace yourselves for an afternoon or evening filled with sultry entertainment from the best-loved cast, before tucking into plenty of fizz and tasty grub.

The London Cabaret Club

If you're on the hunt for the best events in Holborn and across the city, then venture to The London Cabaret Club. Step inside this Bloomsbury Square venue for burlesque-themed fun, made up of dinner, dancing and immersive entertainment from a talented cast. 

RnBhangra Brunch

Featuring an authentic multi-course desi meal, free-flowing cocktails and DJs thumping out banging beats, RnBhangra Brunch's events are not to be missed. Plus, there will be a range of entertainment on the agenda, including magicians, dancers and more.

The Luna Cinema

Make the most of the summer weather by catching a flick in the great outdoors with The Luna Cinema. Popping up in pretty parks across London, from Clapham to Hampstead, they're screening iconic classics, which you can enjoy while diving into tasty food and drinks.

QT Presents

When it comes to the best things to do in London for music lovers, a trip to QT is sure to fit the bill come a romantic date night or cool get-together with friends. Here, you'll get to see lineups of performers, that include West End stars and famous musicians, all while sipping cocktails.

Midnight Apothecary

With underground tours and gorgeous roof gardens on its roster, Midnight Apothecary has plenty to do. Cuddle up by the campfire for s'mores and other treats or try out a summer cocktail from a wide range of botanical tipples - the charcoal marg is sublime.


If you're a foodie who likes a bit of entertainment, then look no further than this unique venue. Head along to the much-loved Proud Cabaret City for a contemporary three-course immersive dining experience, alongside theatrical entertainment and comedy.

The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire: Award Winning Immersive Theatrical Dining Experience

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 1st June 2023

Save 10% on ticket Sunday Matinee Early 2.30pm with discount code BIRTHDAY5

Ready for a food and drinks experience like no other... then hop on The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire. Not only will you have to work out who the murder suspect is, but you'll also have four courses of fantastic dishes to enjoy from Louisa Ellis.


Calling all hip hop and RnB lovers, there's only one night you need to consider. Supa Dupa Fly is a stalwart on the London nightlife scene with a hot line-up of events that goes from boozy Beyonce brunches to late-night parties.

The 90's Brunch

Promising an off-the-chain 90s themed party, these guys take you backstreet back (alright!) for a hearty chunk of nostalgia and boozy excess. You're encouraged to Be Dope, Be Awesome as you get settled into sharing platters of delicious 90s-inspired grub, washed down with bottomless cocktails for an hour. 

The Chocolate Cocktail Club London

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Tuesday 30th May 2023

We don't know about you, but The Chocolate Cocktail Club is our idea of heaven. After all, they're combining two of our favourite things, resulting in over 20 dessert-like mixes, such as the chocotini. And don't worry about getting peckish, they have plenty of light bites to fill your tum.

The Grid: Cocktail infused escape room

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Saturday 24th June 2023 and 5 other dates

A must for lovers of quirky cocktails and immersive events, The Grid is a brilliant thing to do in London. What's the gist? You'll work within an escape room format to unscramble an evil AI corp's system and defeat their plan for worldwide domination, while drinking some futuristic cocktails.


Book yourself a booth or a day bed at Skylight and enjoy everything this rooftop bar has to offer, from quirky outdoor games like croquet and petanque, alongside food, booze and more than a few views. Come winter, put your skates on for iceskating to a backdrop of London's skyline.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

It's probably easiest to think of this as a disco in pub quiz format. Leaving the boring trivia rounds at home, Sounds Familiar digs out clips of all your favourite sing-along anthems and tasks its visitors with remembering the song and the artist. Famous for getting even the most reserved of characters up on the chairs, singing and dancing into the night.

The Big Bakes

Perfect for any amateur bakers out there, The Big London Bake is a quirky event taking place this summer, revolving around all the yeast-based fun of baking. Guests will be set a number of challenges by the event's talented professionals in order to take the crown. Be sure to try your hardest, it's the yeast you can do. 

Garage Brunch

Get involved with one of the best events in London this season with this amazing bottomless brunch. Held at a secret London location, you'll enjoy a two course meal and bottomless drinks, before the sick MCs have you dancing the afternoon away.

The Reggae Brunch

One of the best brunch parties in town, this unique day party brings you bottomless cocktails, tasty Jamaican-inspired cuisine and the very best in Reggae, Soca, Calypso and more all afternoon.

The Magic Hour

Shimmy on over to Mayfair for an evening of pure delight courtesy of world-renowned magician Tony Middleton. Boasting sleight of hand that will have to oohing and aahing all night long, The Magic Hour is the perfect quirky night out in the capital.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

Head down to Brockley where Rivoli Ballroom is bringing you some of the best cinema events in London. Take a seat inside their grand screening room and catch all manner of classic movies, from La Dolce Vita to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

Want to spruce up your regular ol' bingo antics. Be sure to check out Blingo in multiple London locations for an evening of games, bangin' hip hop and RnB beats, lip sync battles, and dance offs. Need we say more?