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 21st September 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)

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

531 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 90's Brunch

208 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 Southbank BBQ Club

185 user reviews 4

@ The Southbank BBQ Club on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 and 4 other dates

One of the best events in London this season, this unique BBQ pop-up is letting you get hands-on with your grub. You'll be furnished with your own personal grill on which you'll cook up everything from charred asparagus to soy-glazed duck over the course of seven distinct dishes.

The Magic Hour

393 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.

The Luna Cinema - London

42 user reviews 4

The Luna Cinema is back in London this summer, armed with a wide array of outdoor movie screenings to keep you entertained late into the evening. Settle into a deck chair and take part in singalongs, catch a cult classic or enjoy your favourite blockbuster in a safe, socially distanced setting. 

Ale Hunters

1 user review 5

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

1633 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.

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

Take a truly unique trip along the River Thames with a  Thames Rockets speedboat tour. You'll blast down the river with the wind in your hair as you take in iconic landmarks, there's even a refreshing cocktail waiting for you once you touch back down on land. 

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 London Cabaret Club

222 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.

Garage Brunch

550 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

699 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Monday 21st September 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. 

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

189 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.

@ Bar Rumba on Various dates from Thursday 1st October 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 Exhibit

561 user reviews 4

Complimentary Espresso Martini for Diners Thursday & Friday Evening* t&cs apply

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.