Best Events In London 2024

Our city is the place to be for outside-the-box things to do, and luckily for you we're letting you in on all the latest and greatest happenings. From quirky pop-ups or banging club nights to bar crawls and cabaret; we like to think we have our finger on the pulse of the best London events for 2024 to suit all budgets, so how about giving our list a try?

Last edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 9th July 2024




DesignMyNight Presents The Mistletoe Mixer At Merchant House

@ Secret Bar on Various dates from Thursday 1st August 2024

Why wait until December to get into the festive spirit? DesignMyNight's Mistletoe Mixer is taking place at Merchant House for two weeks only this August, promising seasonal tunes and four bespoke, themed cocktails to choose from. This is London's first ever Christmas bar to open in the summer, tucked away behind a secret toilet door and seating just 12 people at a time. You can book a 60 or 90-minute session for £35 per person, which includes two free drinks such as a rosemary-infused negroni or the spiced apple Grinch. And if you fancy hiring the whole place out? Groups of eight to 12 can enjoy exclusive use of the space and four drinks each for just £65 per head.

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. But this isn't just your standard bottomless brunch, oh no, as they've got quirky themes to their events like Taylor Swift, all star musicians or late-night Desi tunes. They even host mass karaoke sessions on Fridays and Saturdays, which are totally free to enter.

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 two courses of mouth-watering food, alongside an hour of bottomless rum punch, 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. 

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 a delicious two-course meal of delicious 90s-inspired grub, washed down with bottomless cocktails for an hour. What's more, there will be live DJs, lip sync competitions, quizzes and dance-offs with cracking prizes to be won along the way.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

For one of the most mesmerising experiences around, check out Neon Naked Life Drawing at a number of London venues - from Peckham to Tooting or Angel, and everywhere in between. This vibrant, colourful event takes place on a weekly basis, giving you the chance to experiment with different artistic techniques while models pose covered in reactive body paint, brought to life by UV lights. All the supplies you need will be provided, and tickets start from just £16 per person.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

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 destination. You'll receive four bespoke tipples during the session, while interacting with the talented live actors who will be brining your experience to life.

Hiver Taproom

When it comes down to cool activities, Hiver Taproom's London events calendar does not disappoint. They host regular beer festivals where entry costs as little as £12, promising live music, quirky games and competitions as well as plenty of tasty tipples of course. You can also expect sing-along sea shanty nights, ceilidhs and more from this Bermondsey destination.

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Make your way through mystical woodland of Avora, an immersive experience in Hoxton brought to you by the team behind Alcotraz and Moonshine Saloon. You'll begin at Roscorp Laboratory, donning an Instagrammable custom jumpsuit and receiving a briefing on all the scientific missions you'll be completing. You'll receive three delicious cocktails as part of your £42.50 ticket, and for every one sold these guys will also be planting a tree.

Flight Club

With locations in Victoria, Shoreditch and Islington, Flight Club are bringing you some of the best London events this weekend with their boozy Brunch Socials. Not only will you receive a whole bottle of prosecco each in these two-hour sessions, but you'll also get to tuck into unlimited pizza paddles and enjoy an hour of interactive darts on their electronic boards - complete with all sorts of mini games.

Backyard Comedy Club

On the hunt for free events in London this weekend? While there is a small charge for some of Backyard Comedy Club's Bethnal Green shows, there are many where you don't have to pay anything at all to enter. They hold regular performances throughout the week, having hosted well-known comedians like James Acaster, Jo Brand and Joe Lycett in the past - to name a few.

Neverland London

Looking for the perfect place to spend a summer's day in the city? Then look no further than Neverland in Fulham - an urban beach club on the bank of the Thames that's filled with sand, deck chairs and cosy dining pods. They're hosting all kinds of fun bottomless brunches, themed around Mamma Mia, Love Island and more, or just head down for unlimited prosecco or pizza any time you fancy. You'll also find Ibiza-inspired white parties, drag bingo and so much more here, and the fun doesn't stop in the colder months either as they transform into a winter paradise.

Camden Town Brewery Tour

@ Camden Town Brewery on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Have you always wondered about what goes on inside a brewery? Well now you can find out, as the Camden Town Brewery Tour offers you a sneak peek at the process of creating their delicious lager. You'll find out all about their history as well, while tasting their year-round beers - and maybe even some one-off batches if you're lucky. Tickets are just £25 per person, and you'll get a free pin badge to take home as well.

Hidden Jazz Club

With locations in Soho, Embankment, Marylebone and Hoxton, the Hidden Jazz Club is an event space that showcases incredible local talent, though they've also been visited by Grammy Award-winners and internationally acclaimed artists in the past - think names like Binker Golding, Jas Kayser and to Dan Casimir, to name a few. Tickets to their fantastic shows start from just £20 per person, promising two hours of live music in gorgeous venues.

Brixton Jamm

This unique South London venue has got you covered for all the events you could possibly want, whether it's live music, interactive activities or watching sport. Brixton Jamm is a multi-purpose space with a huge outdoor area that's perfect for sunny days, and their events start from as little as £7.50 each. Think quirky quizzes themed around everything from Peep Show to Lord Of The Rings, alongside lively drag bingo shows and much more.

West End Musical Brunch

Have you ever wanted to join in with the cast at a musical? Well now you can, thanks to the West End Musical Brunch, taking place at a secret London location every single weekend. You can get up close and personal with a number of stars of the stage, all while enjoying a tasty brunch dish, with menus varying based on the venue, as well as an hour of bottomless cocktails or soft drinks - all for £69.95 per person.

Floating Hot Tub Tour of London's Docklands

@ Skuna Boats on Every Wednesday

Set sail along the Thames in style with Skuna Boats' Floating Hot Tub Tour of London's Docklands, where you'll get to cruise around Canary Wharf in a 38-degree hot tub. Experienced tour guides will tell you all kinds of fun facts about the area while you relax, sipping a glass of bubbles. You can book in groups of up to seven at a time, costing £39 each for a 75-minute session.

The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Wednesday 24th July 2024

Make your way to Southbank this summer to indulge in some of the best artisan produce the capital has to offer with The BBQ Club's six-course feasting menu. Watch dishes come to life tableside and learn about the origin of individual ingredients from knowledgeable waiters. Tickets cost £60 each and for an extra £50, you can enjoy meticulous wine pairings with the likes of chermoula lamb leg shish, maple-smoked chalk stream rainbow trout and passion fruit s'mores.

The Great Murder Mystery

@ The Lost Estate on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

Book your spot now from £149.50 to The Great Murder Mystery and lose yourself in a world of deceit while indulging in Victorian fine dining. Brought to you by The Lost Estate, you can expect an evening full of spectacular performances and theatrical endeavours as a retelling of Sherlock Holmes' darkest case: The Hound of the Baskervilles gets underway, with plenty of cocktails, of course. 

Skylark Roof Garden

Don't miss out on what Skylark Roof Garden has to offer on Sundays this summer: for £35 per person you can enjoy an endless brunch with 60 minutes of unlimited tacos. There'll also be a Miami beats session taking place involving margaritas, live DJ sets and saxophonist to be enjoyed overlooking Notting Hill and Hyde Park.

The Covent Garden Comedy Club

@ Freemasons Arms on Various dates from Saturday 27th July 2024

For those epic (and hilarious) plans in the city, head along to The Covent Garden Comedy Club for a night worth remembering. Expect a lineup of star acts, both well-known and new at the Freemasons Arms on Long Acre. Past acts have included Rob Beckett, Noel Fielding and Romesh Ranganathan, to name a few, so you're bound to see someone great here for as little as £18 per person. Sign us up.

Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch London

@ Fire & The Garden on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 9 other Saturdays

If you're a fan of raucous entertainment, then make your way to Salsa! Temple for their iconic Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch, promising a group of talented queens - some of whom have even featured on RuPaul's Drag Race UK. There will also be live DJs playing during this four-hour event, with butlers in the buff bringing you free-flowing drinks and delicious burgers made from chargrilled beef or plant-based options, all while you take part in dance-offs, lip sync battles and so much more.

Sky Garden

This iconic landmark is known for its 360-degree views of London and gorgeous, plant-filled spaces, but did you know that they also host all kinds of brilliant events? Head there for sunrise breakfasts of coffee and pastry from 155 metres above the city, or switch it up with an early-morning yoga or pilates class instead. You'll also find fantastic live music nights here, as well as exclusive dinner experiences or drinks on their summer spritz terrace.

Frameless

@ Frameless on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Located by Marble Arch, Frameless is a huge art exhibition displaying 42 masterpieces across four galleries - all accessible with one ticket that starts from just £20 per person. This is the largest permanent, multi-sensory experience in the UK, which travels through four artistic genres, showcasing work from Cézanne, Kandinsky, Monet, Dalí, Van Gogh and many more historic artists.

LONDON WING FEST 2024

@ London Stadium, on Friday 26th July 2024 and 2 other dates

Need the very best summer events? Then it's got to be Wing Fest at London Stadium, where every ticket includes a signature trucker hat and access to the finest poultry traders. Try all their wings and vote on your favourite, before enjoying eating contests, axe-throwing and plenty of Bourbon. There will be live DJ sets throughout as well, so you can have a boogie while you're munching your way through Buffalo and barbecue chicken.

London Margarita Rumble- Unlimited Margarita Festival

@ Two More Years on Sun, 25th Aug 2024 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Revel in a full-on fiesta as the hunt for the best, iconic tequila-based tipple is on as the London Margarita Rumble returns for its fifth year in a bid to crown the winners of the best margarita in the capital. Watch as some of the top restaurants and bars in the city battle it out, enjoy samples and listen to live music from midday 'til 7pm on Sunday the 25th of August. 

The Candlelight Club

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2024

Searching for the best events in Central London? Look no further than The Candlelight Club, where you're encouraged to come dressed in 1920s attire. 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 which are served with a bottle of house Champagne for groups of five or more.

The London Cabaret Club

Discounts available on certain events

If you're on the hunt for the best events in London today, then venture to The London Cabaret Club. Step inside this Bloomsbury Square venue for burlesque-themed fun, made up of a delicious three-course dinner, mesmerising dancing and immersive entertainment from a talented cast, followed by an after party with live DJ sets. Their shows are themed around everything from Copacabana to The Great Gatsby, with tickets starting from as little as £45 per person.

Little Nan's

If you're on the hunt for fabulous events in London this weekend, Little Nan's is a fantastic choice for quirky affairs. They're offering boozy meals no matter the time of day - their bottomless brunches and suppers both involve two hours of unlimited cocktails served in teapots, as well as old-school eats like fish finger sandwiches, disco fries and sausage rolls, with plant-based options available too. They offer sober or tipsy afternoon teas as well, complete with homemade cakes and loose leaf tea, starting from £30 per person.

The Chocolate Cocktail Club London

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

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 or a Shamazing Strawberry. And don't worry about getting peckish, they have plenty of light bites to fill you up, as well as edible chocolate shots. Tickets cost just £10 to secure a slot at this sweet spot, and you'll even receive a free drink on arrival.

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. You can find these fun-filled events all over the city, at venues everywhere from Brixton to Angel or the West End.

The Big Bakes

Perfect for any amateur bakers out there, The Big London Bake is a quirky event taking place at venues in both Tooting and Haggerston, revolving around all the fun of baking while competing against other duos. 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 tomorrow, next week or beyond with this amazing bottomless brunch. Held at a secret London location, you'll enjoy a two course meal and bottomless drinks, before the MCs have you dancing the afternoon away. Tickets start from as little as £17.99 for the party only, or you can join from the start to enjoy the full experience - including live performances, dance-offs, bingo and lots of prizes to be won.

Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Taking the form of an illicit gambling den in the Wild West, Moonshine Saloon is the immersive pop-up that's feeding you shaken and stirred libations from the bottle of booze you smuggle in as you don Stetsons and shout 'howdy' at just about everyone that passes you by. Each session lasts for an hour and 45 minutes, promising four bespoke tipples and card games with the locals played by talented live actors, but make sure to watch out for that sneaky sheriff as he's looking to shut the whole operation down.

Agency Unknown - Musical Bingo, Gospeloke, Video Roulette and more

If you're looking for something a little different, head to Musical Bingo or Gospeloke for some of London's best events. Listen out for big tunes and prepare to win prizes at these fun nights out as you enjoy everything from wild quizzes to belting out classics. These fun outings take place everywhere from Brixton to Soho and hackney, so there's sure to be something entertaining near you - with tickets starting from just £10 per person.

SUPA DUPA FLY

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 bottomless brunches with fun quizzes to free late-night parties that'll have you on the dancefloor. You can expect live DJs playing great tunes at all times of day though, from Brixton to Shoreditch and beyond.

The Reggae Brunch

One of the best brunch parties in town, this unique day party brings you an hour of bottomless rum cocktails, two courses of tasty Jamaican-inspired cuisine and the very best in reggae, soca, calypso and more all afternoon. Munch on chickpea curry, jerk chicken leg and indulgent chocolate cake, before hitting the dancefloor and taking part in all sorts of fun games for the chance to win some cracking prizes.

The Magic Hour

@ Sheraton Grand Park Lane on Friday 26th July 2024 and 22 other Fridays

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Shimmy on over to Piccadilly's Sheraton Grand Park Lane for an evening of pure delight courtesy of world-renowned magician Sonic, who was a finalist in The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year for 2018. Boasting sleight of hand that will have you oohing and aahing all night long, The Magic Hour is the perfect quirky night out in the capital, complete with creative cocktails to keep you refreshed throughout the performance.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

Head down to Brockley where Rivoli Ballroom is bringing you some of the best events in London today. Take a seat inside their grand screening room and catch all manner of classic movies, from Pulp Fiction or Ghostbusters to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets cost just £10 per person to these showings, and you won't find a more stunning venue to watch a film in.

The Murdér Express

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

Ready for a food and drinks experience like no other? Then hop on The Murdér Express. This is a 1920s-themed experience which involves cocktails and immersive entertainment from a talented cast. 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 a Great British Menu winner - we're talking tempura courgette, braised beef cheek and chocolate cigars for dessert.

Silent Sounds Boat Party

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 10th August 2024 and 4 other Saturdays

All aboard The Silent Disco Boat for a killer evening of late-night dancing, multi-channel DJs and unbeatable views of London's landmarks, at both daytime and evening events. What to expect? House, hip hop and commercial hits and one heck of a good time. These guys have also teamed up with the iconic Ballie Ballerson, meaning that you can keep the party going on land all night long. 

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 rum 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. Their events start from as little as £10 per person, taking place across venues in Brixton, Greenwich and The City.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

Some of the best events in London tonight, The Boat Show Comedy Club is filled with lots of laughs and a fun trip to the moored Tattershall Castle, boasting close-up views of The London Eye. Check out its hilarious lineup of themed happenings, which in the past have included stand-up acts from the likes of Fiona Ridgewell, Stephen Bailey and plenty more. Even better? Tickets start from just £6 per person.

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 throwback karaoke to 90s musical bingo and weekend brunch sessions. It also doesn't hurt that the cocktails are sublime, and you can enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited tipples during their bottomless parties, some of which even include gameshow-style entertainment or themed music like the best of RnB.

Thames Lates

@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

Thrill seeker? Adrenaline junkie? Speedboat mad? Thames Lates are offering high-octane trips across the Thames as they invite guests to board their boat and jet on down the river, taking in sights and speedy moments along the way. Taking place at unset, you'll get to enjoy picturesque views of the city as you zip along, followed by a more relaxed ride back where you can take in the sights at leisure and sip on a seasonal drink, with great tunes adding to the good vibes throughout.

plonk

Plonk is a crazy golf experience in the city like no other, where neon jungles come littered with quirky miniature courses that only the competitive can compete. These sites also offer retro arcade machines pool tables if you fancy a little extra competition after you've made your way around the nine holes. From Hackney to Camden, head to one of their sites for tropical cocktails, craft beer and a dangerously good time.

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 margarita is sublime. This spot has been voted as one of the best outdoor pop-up cocktail bars in the city, and you can even enjoy hot rum and whisky toddies on those colder nights.

Winter Wonderland

There's no better way to experience London during the festive season than by heading to Winter Wonderland, and this event has even won a DesignMyNight award for the most fun activity for big kids in 2024. See the city from the top of their iconic Ferris wheel, before trying out ice skating, finishing up with a stroll around the Christmas markets and some tasty street food from one of the many alpine-inspired stalls.

Immersive Art Exhibitions For 2024

Across the capital, there are all kinds of immersive art exhibitions for you to visit in 2024. Prepare to be wowed as you get stuck into some of the quirkiest experiences and displays that the city has to offer, whether that's Disney 100, Dopamine Land or the iconic Twist museum. To find out where all these must-visit locations are, check out our guide.

Hijingo

Blending live entertainment, stadium-grade lighting, cutting-edge sonic effects and mesmerising motion graphics, Hijingo in Shoreditch is a pretty amazing multi-sensory bingo experience. Their quirky events give you the chance to win fantastic prizes like cash jackpots or even a European holiday, and if you want to take the experience to a whole new level then try out their bottomless brunches every single weekend.

Monopoly Lifesized

If you're looking to book London events in the next 14 days, then look no further than this quirky venue. Located in Fitzrovia, Monopoly Lifesized is a fabulous event for team-building activities. You'll get to enjoy immersive experiences based on the board game, from playing escape room challenges through to building houses. Plus, there's themed food and drink at the Top Hat Bar & Restaurant.

Best Notting Hill Carnival Events

Europe's largest street carnival is returning to Notting Hill this August bank holiday weekend, and we've lined up the best events for you to attend for an afterparty. Dance the night away to Afrobeats, soca, reggae and more with our list of unbeatable parties, and see off the summer months the right way.

Things To Do During The Summer Holiday In London

It can be daunting to find things to do all summer, with six long weeks stretching out in front of you. But luckily we've rounded up the very best things to do during the school holidays, from roller skating rinks to crazy golf, indoor arcades and even a kids' cabaret show. With events and activities to suit all budgets, there's something for everyone here.

Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden

Looking for some of the best events in London? Head over to Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden throughout the summer and you'll find a top lineup of cool events, from late-night outdoor parties to comedy shows or boozy brunches, where you can enjoy authentic Jamaican jerk dishes and bottomless rum punch while dancing to live DJs. And if you swing by any day, you'll find some of the city's best street food vendors selling every cuisine under the sun.

Free Events In London

If you're after free events in London today, then you're in luck because we've got a whole bunch of them. There are all sorts of club nights with no entry charge to be discovered, as well as more chilled activities such as stand-up comedy shows, live music sessions and drag performances, taking place at venues all over the city on a regular basis.