Best Events in London
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 have our finger on the pulse of the best parties in London. Here's our hand-picked guide to the best events in London this week and beyond.
Last updated on 15th February 2018
Silent Sounds is the ultimate intersection between clubbing and sightseeing, as the two-storey Dutch Master sails down iconic London landmarks, you’ll be listening to amazing tunes on multiple channels, ranging from disco classics to hardcore house.
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.
This water-based thrill-ride is one of the best events coming up in London. Take a spin inside a giant whale and see the city from a whole new perspective.
Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry?
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 find out who is London's true star baker. Be sure to try your hardest, it's the yeast you can do.
You’re in prison and that sucks, right? Well, at Alcotraz, there’s one way to make it better: cocktails! Smuggle your favourite bottle into this high security prison and you can enjoy a range of tailored cocktails – just make sure the warden doesn’t catch you in this immersive drinking experience.
Craft Beer Rising is back for 2018 and it's going to be the biggest one yet. Taking place at Old Truman Brewery in East London, grab tickets for access to more than 175 breweries, street food traders and DJs.
Try something completely different with Pitch Black. You’ll be greeted with a glass of prosecco before the entire room descends into darkness, where your witty hosts will guide you through the intricate flavours of four different drinks.
Bringing together the biggest legends in music history, Reimagine do exactly what they say on the tin: retelling the story of music's biggest and best names via live performances, orchestras and more.
The Comedy Carnival at Bar Rumba is the perfect way to kick off your weekend with their spread of incredible stand-up talent from across the globe. Expect to see the best of established comedians and rising names in the industry every Friday and Saturday. With plenty of party packages to choose form too you can really make the night your own.
Head to Queens for the ultimate Winter Olympics try-athlon, where you’ll compete with another team at curling, ice hockey pucks and go-nutting, which is also called human curling.
You’ve not seen a movie, and we mean really seen it, until you’ve taken it in at The Grand. This Clapham hotspot is showing a run of cult favourite films on their enormous, 24ft wide screen, with free popcorn and all kinds of themed quirks to look forward to on the night. Once the credits have rolled it’s onto the after-party - included in the ticket price - where DJs play the best party tracks until 3am.
Enjoy a night of side-splitting comedy and hilarious one-liners aboard a vessel on the Thames courtesy of the Boat Show Comedy Club. Kicking into life every weekend, 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.
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 Mimosas for an hour. There’s plenty of fresh entertainment on the agenda too (yes, that does mean lip sync battling it out) all soundtracked by a floor-slaying playlist of 90s classics to the tune of the Spice Girls, R.Kelly, Eminem and more.
Jumping on the brunch train that seems to be circling London this year, the team at Islington's Lucky Voice Karaoke are pulling out all the stops. With an hour of karaoke to round things off, this is event will feature two hours of bottomless cocktails and a great selection of toasted bagels.
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.
This rocking comedy extravaganza is the perfect Saturday night out. Names including Noise Next Door will be tickling your funny bones and with a club night at the end of the show, the fun doesn't stop until you're feet are falling off. Try something different on the Thames this May!
One of London's best upcoming events, this weekly comedy club night will be looking to find the best new comedy of 2018. Watch 12 comedians go head to head and vote for your favourite to win.
This stunning wine and cocktail paired dinner will unearth the many cultures that have influenced Rome's cuisine. Hosted by Palatino in Clerkenwell, this stunning supper club is one of the best events in London this year.
Head down to The Brunel Museum to explore their beautiful venue as well as watch three award-winning short films. The night will culminate in foraged cocktails, bonfires and snacks on the rooftop.
Throwing back to the Gold Age of bootleg cocktails, decadent parties and glamorous dresses, The Candlelight Club return for another series of summer soirees at unique locations in London. Step into the 1920s here where live jazz music plays all night, people jive on the dance floor and sequins come as standard.
Get involved with one of the best events in London this February 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.
Head over to East London's Pitch as they erect huge screens for the Six Nations rugby final. Coinciding with St Patrick's day, the event will feature street food, cocktails, and an Irish themed afterparty.
National Wing Day is being celebrated in glorious style with this event at The Old Truman Brewery. Winners from London Wing Fest will be on hand to cook up delicious chicken wings, there will be blues music, and booze comes in the form of bourbon and beer.
Catch three great acoustic artists within Peckham's beautiful ruined Asylum Chapel. With mulled wine and homemade snacks available on site, this candlelit gig will be an experience like no other.
Join a host of world famous wine producers for a series of exclusive dinners, where you’ll feast on several course meals paired expertly with wines, all while hearing about the complexities of winemaking in the modern day.
One of the best events in London this Spring, An Evening of Meat is a performance like no other. Part fine dining, part immersive experience, part political protest, this stunning show has to be seen to be believed.
One of the best cheap events in London, the cool and quirky party in Fitzrovia will have you pulling glitter out of your eyebrows for weeks to come.
London Burlesque Festival is bringing together some of the best performers for a series of epic events. Head to Shaw Theatre to watch a hot host of shows which range from aerial performers, strip tease and nerd-lesque.
One of the best events in London this year, the London Cheese Project brings together the best producers and street food traders in the city for this one great cheese festival. With loads to see, eat and drink, it's a great showcase of the country's best cheesy goods.
The Exhibit continue to offer exceptional value for money with their dinner and a movie night offer. All yours for £19.95, you’ll enjoy something from their large plate menu before retiring to their boutique cinema space - filled with leather sofas and with room for no more than 28 guests - where they’ll bring you a roster of the latest releases and cult classic favourites.
Tucked below Stamford Bridge Football Stadium in Fulham, Under The Bridge is an uber-cool and contemporary basement space that accommodates all manner of entertainment. Super stylish and modish with a touch of industrial inspiration, this lively lair showcases a state-of-the-art sound system and lighting, and so is an ideal hub for late-night clubbing, gigs galore, fashion shoots, comedy nights and much more, so head down for a heady mix of nightlife at its finest.