Best Events in November
It looks as though winter is well and truly upon us. Still, there's no need to be glum - don't even think about letting the cold weather stop you from having fun this November. Dust off your scarf and your mittens and get on out there - after all, there are tons of great events in November for you and your pals to enjoy, right across London. We've put together a whole list of events to keep you occupied, each with their own quirks and charm to satisfy even the most discerning of party-goers. Have a lil' look through our list and book online now to secure your spot at some of our recommended events in November.
Last updated on 25th November 2016
Warm up in the best way this winter at Birdies Crazy Golf as the action packed game moves south to Peckham Rye for November. There will be Hot Toddys, DJs and food trucks to add to your mad golfing experience.
Get into the Christmas mood in the best way - with shed loads of bourbon, table dancing and 12 course of American deliciousness. Christmess Reveillon is putting the party back into our festive season as they head to The Vaults for a whole lot of Christmas cheer.
Head to Brixton this November for a taste of 1970s New York as Brixton Big Apple transform into a retro cool space. There will be several club rooms inspired by various American institutions; Le Freak is based on the legendary Studio 54, Brixton Apollo on the Apollo Theatre and there American diner themed food trucks to keep you sustained after all that disco dancing.
Pitch Black is an intoxicating tasting session like no other, serving 5 delicious libations and enhancing the sense of their guests by purposely dimming the lights. Unfazed by presentation and instead focusing purely on the flavours, aroma and palatable sensations, each guest will be welcomed and introduced to their expert server, before the lights dimmed and the tasting truly commences. The session will include 2 cocktails, an amuse bouche and 2 aromatic wines, and will encourage guests to delve deep into each beverage, exploring the complex fold of flavours and experience new sensations on the tongue.
Pocket squares and flapper dresses aplenty, the Last Dance Saloon rolls up every Saturday at South London's Cecil's bar and wows the crowds with its distinctive 1950s theme. The evening will showcase a live performance by the talented and experienced Our Boys Swing, a talented and experience group made up of Paul Rhodes, Aled Thomas, Jordan Brown and other masterly musicians. After that, the lindy hops and side steps continue, with resident DJs playing all your favourite Hip Hop, Rnb and Dance tracks until 1 AM. Sleek and elegant, there's plenty of fun to be had here.
Ball pits are back in fashion, people and one is heading to Dalston to make your party fun a million times better. BallieBallerson is opening this November and will have a huge underground ball pit, DJs playing various sets and cocktails will be based on retro sweeties such as Dip Dabs and Pink Shrimps.
Enjoy the rush towards the end of year this November, one roaring retro hit at a time. Head on up to North London as you get more than familiar with the very best 90s hits in the business as you dance the night away to some of the very best party hits of the era.
Lock in Lunch is London’s newest lock-in party characterised by its outstanding food and pumping, old-school playlists. You’ll get started with a few drinks from 3pm, before sitting down to a sharing banquet featuring classic Italian pasta and risotto dishes, all helped down by a generous flow of prosecco and a nostalgic party soundtrack. From there, resident DJs take over to play 80s electronica and early house music long into the night for the after-party.
If you've never spoken Spanish before or are a bit rusty, then this evening will help you to fall in love with the language. Taking place at Chilango's, Stripey Spanish are bringing their professional teacher to guide you through the basics all while munching on lots of free tacos.
If you like your Club Tropicana drinks for free, then listen up (although you will most definitely be paying). Our favourite Little Nan has created an island themed den of drinking and party delights to help you through the Winter months. Set in a secret South lonon location and taking to the basement of a Caribbean pub, you'll find authentic exotic food and drink here.
The London Shuffle Club opens up their 8 Shuffleboard courts to London's adventurous audience this November, allowing guests a chance to try their hand at Shuffleboard, a sport that's taken Brooklyn and Miami by storm and that wonderfully marries ten pin bowling with curling. First teaching guests all the basics about the sport in quick, handy tutorials, the team then serve up carefully crafted cocktails and fill the air with all your favourite tracks, courtesy of the line up of DJs.
Bringing together a line-up of dazzling comedians, talented musicians and quirky artists, the Forge in north London is a live music and art venue that's always full of character. With a glamorous stage, and boasting a fantastic sounds and light system, the likes of Russel Howard, Tor Miller and Kevin Devine all feature and show off their talented here. With a food court serving various South American dishes and cocktails, and a fun-loving attitude to life, you're certain to leave with a huge smile.
After filling their guests with copious amounts of booze, and inducing some truly outrageous dance moves, the Bloody Brunch Club returns to the Haunt in Stoke Newington, offering the same winning formula to East London's party mad crowds. The menu boasts all the things you'd like to find on a brunch menu such as Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict and a Full Bloody English alongside funk, soul and disco from the Brunch Club DJ's.
Renowned throughout the circuit for delivering top-class performers in friendly and familiar surroundings, the Top Secret Comedy Club keeps November ticking along with a number of hilarious nights out in Covent Garden. Take in gags from the best in up-and-coming acts and proven Fringe performers, with a great atmosphere and cheap drinks to boot.
Take yourself back to the sultry vibes of the jazz age at The Piano Bar this November. Waving their private membership status for a night, for just £10 you can treat your ears to some of the smoothest live jazz from performers straight from Europe as well as enjoying some expertly conjured cocktails.
Award-winning chef Maja Mackovic is extending her Croatian pop-up due to its popularity. The event sees a taste of the sunny Dalmatian shores coming to South London, there's everything from brunch to dinner, all of which feature some of the country's most traditional tastes.
This intimate jazz den in the heart of Kennington is one of the most impressive places to catch a night of live music in south London, and they’ve some really eye-catching live shows coming up in November. Get date night booked in and pop by to this romantic brasserie where you’ll find 9-piece bands playing jazz, swing, funk and soul sounds into the evening.
London's champions of all things boozy, karaoke and rapping mayhem are back with a whole new series this Autumn. The Hip Hop brunch collective will be taking to secret locations around London and serving up their incredible mix of 'Dirty South' foods, bottomless cocktails and rap karaoke sessions.
November in London just got a whole lot more hilarious with The Hippodrome Casino's comedy nights. Join comedians and cabaret performers across two dates as they put on rip-roaring shows. As well as award-winning comedians who have impressed at Edinburgh festival, there will be a comedian magician and a comedy pianist.
Building up the festive season nicely, Bar Rumba return with their weekends dedicated to their Comedy Carnival. Boasting a spread of incredible stand-up talent from across the globe and fresh from the circuit, come down and enjoy the show and even make it an occasion with their party packages available to create a custom night out for you.
The team at the Immersive Ensemble, are at it again this autumn and winter, stunning Londoners again with arguably their biggest project to date. In a desperate attempt to solve the case before time runs out, guest will follow leads, search for clues across London and will interact with a number of well-trained, professional immersive theatre actors along the way. Testing out your intuition and your skills at thinking on the spot, the event will be concluded by a high paced boat ride down the River Thames.
Get into the Christmas spirit early with The Manhattan Club's Christmas in Harlem. Choose between dinner or lunch, both of which kick off with cocktails and canapes before moving on to a three-course meal. After you've finished eating, there will be dancing and drinking along with magicians and moonshine.
Discover the Art of Whisky Blending is a unique opportunity to try and learn more about the drink from Chivas Regal. From single malts to grain whiskies, try a whole batch of whiskies as an expert talks you through the tasting notes and process of making it.
Brightening November up with hundreds of rehomed plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Farmopolis offers Londoners a unique dining experience. The floating garden will be the home to a range of supper clubs this winter as chefs from Polpo and healthy eating vlogs clamber aboard to cook a delicious dinner.
November just got a whole load of horrific as Trapped bring their latest terrifying escape room experience. This November, the events company are locking you and six people in a room with a zombie whose chain is slowly extending. You have one hour to work through the puzzles and challenges and find the key that will stop you from becoming zombie food.
November is getting a lot more Celtic with the return of Ceilidh Nights to Peckham. This is an evening of Scottish entertainment with a twist; a caller will explain the dance routines, there will be Fiddle Paradiddle - the fast-paced Ceilidh band - and plenty of local ales to get you in that dancing mood.
Borrowing comic inspiration from timeless shows like ‘Allo Allo and Dad’s Army, welcome to an elusive world of secret agents, gadgets and gizmos. It’s 1943 and you’ve been called up to join the French Resistance, where you’ll receive your briefing and get stuck in to your missions as you bid to help the country win back its freedom. Keep up that French accent - else the Gestapo will get suspicious - then round the night off with three delicious courses and an after-party of swing dance tunes into the night.
The Draft House at Charlotte Street are making waves in the new realm of boozy brunches with their burger and beer offering. Yes you heard, that'll be a big, fat burger with fries and a side of SIX craft beers. Madness, we know. However you take your mornings, it should definitely 100% be with a slab of 28-day dry-aged Scottish Aberdeen Angus and a pint to wash it all down.
November is chilly and miserable but things are brightening up thanks to Nicole Line who's bringing her lovely creative classes to various London spots. Join the crafting expert as she teaches you how to create beautiful and personalised products using techniques such as screen and wood printing and metallic foiling.
Based in North London, the Angel Comedy Club is fast creating a favourable reputation for itself, offering Londoners a night out filled with side splitting laughter and hilarious one-liners. The club showcases both the best up-and-coming young talent and some of the biggest names in Britain's comedic circles, including Russell Howard and Tony Law. Crucially, with a belief that everyone should be able to enjoy comedy and not just those who can afford a ticket, every show at the Angel Comedy club is completely free.