Best Events in London 2021

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 21st October 2021




Get your seasonal kicks at Winterland this year as the beloved festive pop-up returns with more shenanigans than ever, From fondue in igloos to NYE parties and wild brunches, join them by the water for all manner of late nights and cosiness combined.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3603 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.

The Reggae Brunch

1703 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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

649 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.

What's at the top of our Christmas list? A trip to Jimmy's Snow Globes and The Refuge this festive season. One of the best events in London, these pop-up venues are giving you the chance to indulge in warming Alpine fare in an unforgettable setting.

London Party Pub Crawl

45 user reviews 4

Drink your way across the city with London Party Pub Crawl, giving you free entry to some of the best pubs and clubs. Top it off with complementary shots on arrival to each venue, drinks deals, and an all-knowing host to boot.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Friday 22nd October 2021

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.

One of the best events in London this autumn, Pergola Paddington's German-inspired pop-up is bringing together a slick mix of bottomless brunches, quirky live music nights and even some spooky Halloween specials to help you make the most of that post-lockdown lifestyle.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Various dates from Friday 22nd October 2021

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.

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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Friday 22nd October 2021

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 Magic Hour

792 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.

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. 

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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 90's Brunch

219 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. 

@ St Anne's Church on Fri, 22nd Oct 2021 @ 19:00 - 22:00

Save 20% on ticket General Admission with discount code FILM25

Fancy watching three of the best short adventure films ever screened? Over at St Anne's Church, they're showing just that in Limehouse, which includes Mike & Abbie, Boys From The Back Of Beyond and Maiden. While you watch, enjoy food, drink, marshmallows and a campfire.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

280 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 London Bake

938 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Friday 22nd October 2021

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. 

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

630 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 Candlelight Club

355 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 29th October 2021

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.

The London Cabaret Club

293 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.

We're always looking to see what festive pop-up Pergola Paddington has up its sleeve... This year? The venue is going all-out with an enchanting Deck the Halls theme, complete with over 300 trees, private chalets and warming winter bites from five resident restaurants. 

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.