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 October 2017
Does it get any better than a haunted booze-cruise silent disco down the Thames? Head towards the river, climb aboard the Dutch Master vessel enjoy a booze-fuelled silent disco down the Thames, passing London's most iconic landmarks and attractions along the way. With a strict fancy dress theme and plenty of bone-chilling decorations, expect a few terrifying surprises at this wild Halloween club night.
The Library Private Members Club in Central London is hosting a Harry Potter-themed supper club that features 7 delicious courses of food. After enjoying a butterbeer cocktail on arrival, guests will tuck into a feast of stunning dishes, all with subtle references to the Harry Potter story.
If you love yoga and you love nature even more, get yourself down to Sunrise Yoga for one of the best events in London. Sky Garden are hosting the event, meaning you’ll be surrounded with beauty as you work out. Then, you’ll be treated to a healthy breakfast at City Garden, to really round off a great morning.
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.
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?
Three storeys of storytelling await those adventurous enough to find it, as the legend of Tristan and Isolde is brought to life by an orchestra, an acting troupe, magic and a feast created by Masterchef champion Natalie Coleman.
There’s a new job, if you’re interested, and the prize is definitely worth it. Join Mr Fox as he takes on London’s most dangerous vault keeper, taking on laser corridors, pressure sensitive floors and angry security to get to the loot inside.
Motown: The Musical is one of the most heralded shows on the scene, and the perfect way to get familiar with some of the finest theatre in London. Join them at the Shaftesbury Theatre for a night of classic hits, singing, dancing and plenty of Motown inspired fun.
One of the most popular shows in London is returning and bringing all its crazy murder mystery glory with it. There’s been a murder and you don’t know who it is – or the murderer. You’ll have to unravel a plot of deceit and obsession while bumping heads with seven erratic personalities. Can you uncover the truth?
The Cold War is heating up as planes mysteriously crash round London. Now it’s up to you and a team of agents to go head-to-head with others to uncover the mystery before it disappears forever.
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.
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.
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’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.
Try something completely different with Pitch Black. You’ll be greeted with a glass of prosecco before the entire room descends into darkness, where your witty hosts will guide you through the intricate flavours of four different drinks.
You’ve always wanted to do the London Eye, and now’s your chance to do it in style! You’ll get VIP, priority access to your own private pod, as well as gain access to a whole host of goodies while you soar 135 metres above the city.
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.
Join Fiddle Paradiddle - London's quirkiest ceilidh band - this summer for an enchanting night of traditional music and dances. The quirky band will be showing off their many musical talents, playing all their favourite songs and teaching guests the steps to some of their favourite dances. This fun event is perfect for both those who have danced a ceilidh before and those who are just looking for something a bit different in London.
With 80s fancy dress, a retro light show and Upside Down production, this Stranger Things soundtrack orchestral re-enactment.
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.
The Sanctum Soho Hotel are putting their touch on brunch as they add a bunch of bubbles to your morning proceedings. Head to the Central London spot to feast on dishes such as eggs royale or English muffin and ham, all accompanied with endless prosecco.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This rocking comedy extravaganza is the perfect Saturday night out. Names including Noise Next Door will be tickling your funny bones and with a club night at the end of the show, the fun doesn't stop until you're feet are falling off. Try something different on the Thames this May!
Proud Camden are hosting a massive night of immersive dining this Halloween. Join the sexy burlesque club as they put on the Red Wedding from Game of Thrones; there will be five courses, plenty of ale, and lots of surprises.
Brockmans Gin are hosting a very special night at the Four Thieves. Join the pub for three courses of delicious food, gin cocktails and live burlesque.
Taking place in Fenchurch Restaurant at the top of the Sky Garden, this event is a feast for all the senses. Set against a back drop of amazing London views, the event will be a six course dinner matched with French wines and explained by the inhouse sommelier.
With live music from Holloway Road, a huge feast of BBQ food and plenty of bourbon to get you in the party mood, this shindig at The Islington Metal Works is going to be massive. Join Buck 'N' Bull Saloons for a event that will have you line-dancing late into the night.
Little Quiet is going port crazy over in the City. Join the renowned restaurant as they hold a series of supperclubs, all inspired by port; think port-braised Skate Wing and Black forrest Gateau as well as selection of Portuguese wines.
This unique and multi-sensory gallery was put together by a series of great artists so that you consume art like you’ve never before. There’s also innovative, bespoke cocktails from Smith & Sinclair too.
Jimmy’s is offering the ultimate winter escape, with adorable snow globes for private, outdoor eating, a riverside alpine bar, and an upstairs restaurant where they’ll serve fondue and other treats.
This is burlesque like you’ve always wanted to see it. Decadent, sassy and filled with secret speakeasies and pop-up performances, House of Burlesque is back due to popular demand.
Perfect for London foodies, acclaimed chef Pip Lacey is showcasing the menu of her new restaurant Hicce with five delicious courses of Japanese, Nordic and British influenced food, along with a gin cocktail.
Brother Marcus in Balham are bringing back their delicious Cretan supper clubs. The restaurant will be introducing you to the Greek cuisine with six courses of deliciousness.
Boozy Christmas is getting a makeover this year as the East enders come to town. This rowdy bunch will be retelling the nativity in an East End boozer, complete with festive food and dancing on tables.
Head over to Camden for a massive night of live music this December. Blues Kitchen will be rocking out with two bands and a DJ as they pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
You will be asked a question at this amazing immersive experience, and your answer will dictate what will happen for the rest of the night. From theatre through to escape rooms, discover this labyrinth of themed rooms before finishing your night at the amazing swing party.
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.
From the team that brought you Brixton Oktoberfest, Brixton Beach and the Big Apple rooftop comes the South Pole Saloon. Sure to be one of the most popular events in London this Christmas, it's well worth checking out.
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.