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 17th January 2020

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 - and now they've launched in an even bigger site in Soho (hello, UV ball pit)

@ Protein Studios on Wednesday 12th February 2020 and 4 other dates

The world's first immersive, multi-sensory dining experience, Terra Mundo combines all five human senses to create a meal quite unlike any other. Expect the unexpected as you enjoy three courses of sensual cuisine, with perfectly-paired drinks and tantalising appetisers.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 29th January 2020

This new voyage from the minds behind Alcotraz will have you hook, line and sinker. Immerse yourself in an all-new drinking experience that'll see you attempt to steal the long-lost treasure from the grasps of the governor, just make sure you don't get caught as the thrilling tale unravels. 

London Shuffle

593 user reviews 5

Whether it's a birthday party, hen do or you're just looking for something a little different, London Shuffle Club have opened their first permanent venue, and looks like it's going to be a biggie.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Sunday 26th January 2020

Set to be one of London's most sought-after tickets of 2020, this epic immersive experience combines cutting-edge technology with breath-taking settings and live theatre. Based on the iconic War of The Worlds story, you'll be dropped into the middle of a Martian invasion in Victorian England, all you have to do? Make it out alive...

ABQ London

1 user review 5

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

497 user reviews 4

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.

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.

  The Candlelight Club

332 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Saturday 14th March 2020 and 4 other Saturdays

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. 

The London Cabaret Club

203 user reviews 4

London Cabaret Club is a must. Combining original choreography, premium production value, and a distinctly British theme, the show is worth the visit alone. Add in a spectacular meal and you have a truly good night out.

@ Ham Yard Hotel on Various dates from Sunday 26th January 2020

Ham Yard Hotel's latest pop-up with Sipsmith is guaranteed to go down a treat with gin lovers. The chic hotel has transformed their private roof terrace in a Hot Gin Roof, teaming up with the gin experts to create a menu of hot, cold, low and no alcohol gin cocktails - including favourites such as the Hot G&T and the Reverse Martini.

@ The Crypt On The Green on Thursday 5th March 2020

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This 80s theatrical dinner experience will take you on an immersive journey back into the world of mullets, shoulder pads, Spandex and Wham! Tuck into a themed dinner of prawn cocktail and duck a l'orange whilst quaffing on bubbles and laughing along to the brilliant performances from The Shame Company.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

192 user reviews 5

Blingo is back and this year, the epic bingo night is taking over multiple locations across London. From north to south, expect an evening of big tunes, granny-led antics and a load of bingo. Believe us when we say that you won't wanna miss this.

Cocktails in the City 2020

557 user reviews 4

If you love a cocktail or two, make sure to catch Cocktails in the City as they touch down in the city for days of cocktail-fuelled fun. Explore what they have in store this year, from interactive masterclasses to sunny cocktail tours. 

@ Mercato Metropolitano on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February 2020

Food hall OG's Mercato Metropolitano are upping the stakes with their newest collaboration with a concept indoor festival Circus Raj to bring Londoners a series of impressive performances. The venue will host a number of contortionists, acrobats, cross-dressing Russian ballerinas and more to keep you entertained as you feast your way through the various world cuisines.

Hosted by a certified sommelier and judge of the World Beer Awards, this series of workshops and events include some of the best brewing in the UK and beyond. Learn about the grain to glass process that goes into creating craft sips as part of these London-based tasting tours.

The Reggae Brunch

1525 user reviews 4

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.

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, music-filled brunches to late-night parties.

Garage Brunch

484 user reviews 4

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.

At Alcotraz, there's one way to make priztonbetter: 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.

  The Big London Bake

579 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Sunday 26th January 2020

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. 

  Bottomless Brunch!

28 user reviews 4

@ Lucky Voice Islington on Saturday 1st February 2020 and 22 other Saturdays

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. 

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

115 user reviews 5

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.

@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Sunday 26th January 2020

One of the best immersive experiences in London this year, Secret Cinema are taking over a secret London location to bring the world of Stranger Things to life. From stunning sets that you'll be free to explore, to quirky 80s cocktails and fun activities, there's something for every member of your gang.

@ Bar Rumba on Various dates from Thursday 30th January 2020

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. 

The 90's Brunch

194 user reviews 3

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.

The Exhibit

505 user reviews 4

Boutique Cinema Hire and 9 other offers

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.