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 20th June 2018

9 events @ 7 venues with 25 upcoming dates from 25 Jan 2017 until 06 Dec 2018

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.

8 events @ 3 venues with 8 upcoming dates from 27 Jul 2018 until 08 Sep 2018

See your favourite movies in a whole new way as Nomad Cinema comes back to town. The outdoor cinema group are screening a hot list of classics in some of London's most beautiful locations, including Hyde Park Lido, Brompton Cemetery and Queen's Park.

1 events @ Secret London Location with 1 upcoming dates starting on 22 Sep 2018

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.

3 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 47 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 2017 until 22 Dec 2018

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.

4 events @ 4 venues with 112 upcoming dates from 20 Jun 2018 until 08 Aug 2018

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? 

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates

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. 

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates

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.

2 events @ One Aldwych with 3 upcoming dates starting on 21 Jun 2018

Get ready to relax in front of a movie in the luxurious surrounds of the One Aldwych screening room. With loads of great films to catch, each screening comes with a glass of complimentary fizz and a three course dinner at the fabulous Indigo restaurant.

12 events @ XOYO with 12 upcoming dates from 21 Jun 2018 until 02 Aug 2018

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.

@ Bar Rumba on Various dates

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. 

3 events @ The Tattershall Castle with 59 upcoming dates from 22 Jun 2018 until 18 Dec 2018

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. 

17 events @ Secret London Location with 17 upcoming dates from 23 Jun 2018 until 22 Dec 2018

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.

31 events @ Secret London Location with 31 upcoming dates from 23 Jun 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

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. 

  Bottomless Brunch!

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@ Lucky Voice Karaoke Islington on Various dates

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. 

8 events @ The Grand with 8 upcoming dates from 23 Jun 2018 until 11 Jan 2019

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.

2 events @ Sky Garden with 2 upcoming dates starting on 26 Jun 2018

Join Sky Garden as they invite world famous wine producers into their beautiful venue so that you can enjoy specially chosen wines, as the makers delve into the complexities of wine production, all while enjoying a delicious dinner.

13 events @ Secret London Location with 13 upcoming dates from 30 Jun 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

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 Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates

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. 

@ Secret Location on Various dates from 11th July

Whizzing you away to a magical fairy tale world, this event promises to be out of this world. From the creators of Alice Underground and Gingerline and Beauty and the Feast, the night will involve immersive theatre, feasting, dancing and winding your way through a hidden world, and that's just for starters.

The Exhibit

371 user reviews 4

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.

Under The Bridge

1 user review 5

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.