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 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 2nd November 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.

This king of London pop-ups, Jimmy Garcia, has done it again with his new Southbank-based venue. Head to the cosy alpine-themed Refuge Restaurant or book your very own private igloo as you chow down on oozing cheese fondue, sizzling steaks and boozy hot chocolate.

Winterland is hosting a season of non-stop events, complete with boozy brunches, prosecco Saturdays and epic themed-bashes. Don your cosiest attire and head on down to this alpine-style retreat, complete with private igloos and cosy lodges.

  The Murdér Express

773 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 29th November 2020

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This immersive murder mystery experience is inviting you to climb aboard the 'The Murdér Express' as it makes its historic journey. Sip on cocktails and enjoy luxury cuisine courtesy of MasterChef finalist Louisa Ellis, as a series of dramatic events unfold in front of your very own eyes.

A wonderland of drinking, dining and some of London's finest live cabaret performances, Proud Embankment sure knows how to host a sparkling night out. This autumn they have a showstopping line-up of events - from drag queen spectaculars to A-lister performances.


20 user reviews 5

A name synonymous with some of the best meaty dishes in London, temper are letting you in on all their taco secrets in this must-try masterclass as you join the masters in putting together the renowned 'cheeseburger taco'.

Forbidden Forest Cinema

56 user reviews 4

If this Halloween is shaping up to be uneventful for you... why? Peckham is host to one of the city's coolest immersive cinema experiences as Pop Up Screens are showing how it's done with horror favourites and creepy interiors galore.

@ Pergola Paddington on Various dates from Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Save 50% on ticket Winter Chalet (4 people) 12pm-2.45pm with discount code LAUNCHDAY
Valid on the following dates: 03/12/2020.

The ultimate place to spend a night out this festive season, Miracle on Kingdom Street is the shiny new pop up that's taking over Pergola Paddington. Boasting both cosy private chalets and all-singing, all-dancing Bavarian beer hall, it's the stuff of winter dreams.

The Magic Hour

717 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.

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

1663 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

239 user reviews 4

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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

561 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.

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.

  The Big London Bake

753 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Sunday 29th November 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

207 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 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 cocktails for an hour. 

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.