Best Events In London 2022

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 27th May 2022

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4305 user reviews 4

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.

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

732 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. 


60 user reviews 4

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.

Socialite Connections

5 user reviews 3

Take the idea of networking to the next level with Socialite Connections, who are sorting you with fun mingling events at venues such as Piano Works, Loop Bar and Mint Leaf Lounge. This exclusive membership is perfect for those looking to expand their contacts.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

268 user reviews 5

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?

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Friday 27th May 2022

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.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Various dates from Friday 27th May 2022

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.


935 user reviews 4

Offering some of the best events in its Japanese blossom-covered venue, Neverland's Little Kyoto is a must-visit for those after bottomless brunches, themed Galentine's parties and drag bingo. Plus, their sake cocktail bar is to die for.

Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen

58 user reviews 5

Situated in the heart of the West End, Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen have epic bottomless brunch events - sure to leave you full. Munch on burgers, fries and bubbly while enjoying the fun-themed happenings - we mean drag-drenched fun and Saturday soirees.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Friday 27th May 2022

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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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Friday 27th and Sunday 29th May 2022

Created using live actors, immersive 5D effects and incredible VR tech, this new London experience will see you travelling through 24 scenes, set the soundtrack of Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds musical. Come face to face with Martians as you find a way to escape to a new planet.

The Luna Cinema - London

45 user reviews 4

Searching for the best events in London? Then check out The Luna Cinema's awesome range of screenings. Boasting pop-ups across green spaces in the city and showing some ol' classics or best-loved flicks, this is the perfect activity for those warmer nights.

Hidden Jazz Club

161 user reviews 5

For some of the best pop-up events in London, look no further than Hidden Jazz Club's roster. Whether you end up in a historic church, a railway arch or one of their other quirky venues, you're guaranteed the best time listening to top local musicians.

The BBQ Club

432 user reviews 5

If you're looking for fun activities in London this summer, or wanting to spice up your bog standard barbecue, Jimmy's BBQ Club has your back. Head over to their cabana tables on Southbank, where you'll cook a 6-course feast with the help of their chefs, including Aaron Middleton.

@ Site 5 on Various dates from Saturday 28th May 2022

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Looking for a fabulous event in the city? Make your way to Love Pub + Grub - Summer 2022 at Site 5 in Wapping. Expect delicious street food, bespoke concoctions, alongside some fabulous live music spun by a DJ. This is the place for ultimate party vibes.

  The Candlelight Club

465 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 18th June 2022

Who doesn't love a bit of drinking and debauchery? Spend an evening in a 20s-themed speakeasy dancing to live music and watching incredible cabaret act at The Candlelight Club. The spot is embracing the roaring twenties and immersing you in the decadent decade.

@ Bedford Square Gardens on Various dates from Thursday 7th July 2022

Bringing together over 20 of the capital's best bars and world-leading brands, Cocktails in the City is the summer event that you won't want to miss. Not only will you get to sample exclusive creations, but you'll also get to make them yourself, as well as tuck into street food and kick back with a drink to live music.

If you're up for one of the hottest tickets in town, Clifton Chilli Club is bringing the heat with its dining events. Enjoy a delicious 6-course curated menu, as well as beer from Laine Brew Co. Along with each dish, you'll get a speaker to take you through each dish for a truly memorable culinary experience.

The 90's Brunch

246 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 cocktails for an hour. 

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

311 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.

The Big Bakes

1489 user reviews 5

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. 

At Alcotraz, there's one way to make prison 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.

Garage Brunch

766 user reviews 4

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 London Cabaret Club

315 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.

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.

The Reggae Brunch

1786 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.

The Magic Hour

820 user reviews 5

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

86 user reviews 5

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.

One of the best things to do on a Saturday afternoon, this Beyoncé Brunch will see you tucking into a two-course lunch and sipping on bottomless cocktails. As for entertainment, expect a fantastic performance from a tribute act of Queen B, as well as five whole hours of non-stop bangers, including Single Ladies, Halo and more.

We're catering for those still shielding or sticking it out at home with a whole wealth of virtual events and delivery suggestions. Whether it's cocktails to your front door or immersive experiences online, check out DeliverMyNight for your at-home guide.