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 21st October 2016
Consumed by crime, terror, bloody murder and clouds of choking smog, Victorian London in recreated at the Suspects, Lunatics and Leather Aprons immersive theatre event. Full of intriguing characters, an endless number of hidden surprises and plenty of daring plot twists, this is one November event well-worth seeing. Whether you're searching for clues as an inspector of Scotland Yard, interviewing residents as a local vigilante or living on the dangerous streets themselves, you'll see a completely new side of the capital at this stunning theatre event in London.
Storyteller Reuben Feels is back at the Hoxton Hall this November, serving up guests an immersive theatre experience set in a dystopian world. Based in an intense match-making institute, guests will have their temperament and character tested as they find out the real price of love, before ending up on the dance floor at the story's close. With a strict dress code of blue jeans and white t-shirts, you definitely won't forget this immersive experience in London.
Pizzas are great. And so are cocktails. Just imagine if there was an event out there that combined the two, promising a pizza and cocktail for just a tenner. A pop-up that also fronts a rowdy after-party with music from devilishly-charming London DJs, Handsome Inferno. Imagine that.
Midnight Apothecary boast some of the finest cocktails in the business, and they're boasting a bonfire special to remember this November. Join them not only for unique concoctions, but a fire pit, sparklers, marshmallows and plenty more.
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.
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.
When it comes to something unique to do this November in London, there's some kitten critters that are sure to have your antics covered. Join one of the very first cat video themed parties ever in London as Catnip Festival promises feline entertainment, music, videos and more.
Dandy Dining promises to combine theatre, music and food in a sumptuous treat for all the senses. Dig out your jackets, dresses, suits and shoes and get excited for one of the tastiest supper club experiences in London; there will be a five-course meal prepared by the celebrated head chef Lukasz Kielbasinski and a live tuba solo from Sasha Koushk-Jalali of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Celebrating Britain's proud musical history and offering an unforgettable night out in London, the London Cabaret Club invite to their Holborn residents for an evening of amazing music, spectacular dance routines and great drinks. With the bar serving all your favourite cocktails, the team of DJs will take you back in time, playing all the best tracks from the swinging 70s, the punk 80s and the golden Britpop 90s.
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.
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.
Dinner at The Elmore Jam is one of London's more unique experiences. Join in this November as a father and daughter duo welcome event organisers into their spacious living room to whip up a feast as they play live jazz music. This month Basement Gallery will be cooking a four-course dinner focusing on Scandi flavours and fresh seasonal produce.
After a successful run of sold-out shows, the Gin-House Burlesque returns this November for a winter showcase of stunning burlesque, amazing live music and even a handful of thrilling magic. With the likes of Miss Betsy Rose, Jolie Papillon and Missy Fatale all performing their most dazzling routines on stage, expect plenty of snake charming and death-defying fire breathing.
We're 24-hour party people in this capital, and Morning Gloryville offer one of the most fun rave events to get your day started in the best way. Dance and drop on a dance floor as DJs hit it hard, rehydrate with some fresh-pressed juice and cool down with a bit of yoga.
There aren’t many comedy clubs in London where you can catch five hilarious acts for just a tenner. Knock2bag is one of these places, promising to deliver both the biggest names and the hottest new acts on the circuit right now in a friendly and accessible Shoreditch spot. The superstar stand-up Sara Pascoe is headline act for their final show of the year on Saturday 5th, head along and laugh until your sides hurt.
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.
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.
Gym classes have always been framed by huge tunes, but never like this. On of London's most established clubs opens its doors during the day, hosting a number of fun yet intense gym classes. Join Ironman expert Rhian Cowburn and renowned fitness coach Harry Jameson for a number of fun-loving gym classes, all pushing your endurance, strength, stamina and will. To keep things moving, the amazing sound system and stunning laser displays will all be on hand, with DJs helping you keep a beat with all the freshest tracks.
Join soul-trio LaSharVu for their biggest show yet this November, hosted from the effortlessly-unique Rah Rah Rooms in Soho. A vocal powerhouse in their own right, guests can expect an energetic show of soulful tunes and brilliant songs, followed by an almighty after-party.
WELOVEPOP is back in Concrete for November as they pit Katy Perry and Lady Gaga against one another. Spinning their top tracks, DJ Mickey Cyrus and DJs Fascination will play all the big names that you need a night of fun.
Offering guests a chance to relive their youthful years, the Amacoast Cinema Presents an Autumn film screening of the hilarious, feel-good film Sister Act. Really offering a memorable experience, the entire event will be brought to life by a live gospel choir and a talented band of musicians. Held in the beautifully decorated St Marylebone Parish Church, this is one November event that you'll certainly remember.
Like your quiz nights to be loud, raucous and ridiculously funny? Good, because we’ve got something you won’t want to miss out on. The wildly popular Bogan Bingo crew are in east London this month, whisking you back to the 80s and the golden age of bingo to put on a night that features mullets and mayhem galore.
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.
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.
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.
Cheap and cheerful, The Blackout Club has become a favourite spot for the city's Rock'n'Roll crazed crowds. Taking over the Underground every Friday night and offering London's audience a night of huge Rock and Indie tracks, drinks cost only £3 and entry to the premises is priced at only £5. Who knows who you might see on a frivolous November night out; expect surprise performances by Gallows and FVK.
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.
Winding down and taking it easy on a Sunday has never been Gigalum’s thing. They’re joining up with Underground Politics come the 13th, where they’ll have a massive line up of DJs headed up by Garth Hill and Kilo Alves. It’s free to get in, there’s always an epic atmosphere on show and 2-4-1 cocktails to help see you through Sunday afternoon in style.
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.
With drinks costing a mere £3, and a fun-loving atmosphere that's sure to put a smile on even the most cynical face, the Camden Rocks Club has changed the way North London looks at Saturday night. From heavy metal and soulful country to the melodic sounds of synth-pop, you'll hear all your favourite tracks at this fun-loving club night. To really make your November night out, entry to this frivolous club is only £5.
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.
Beautifully combining frivolous karaoke, fun loving retro gaming, silent discos and a masquerade theme, the team at the opulent Chelsea Harbour offer Londoners one of the funnest nights out. With dazzling 360 degree views of the city's skyline framing the entire location, guests can relive their youthful days on one of the four Sega consoles, or can dance long into the early hours at the masquerade-themed silent disco. With plenty of drinks and delicious dishes on offer, this is one November event in London that you don't want to miss.
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.
November just got some serious style in the theme of Bond, as Portbello Road Gin and The Soho Hotel join forces to serve the Vesper Martini to the original recipe that Ian Fleming created. There will talks by a gin expert followed by a screening of Casino Royal.
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.
Madame Tussauds are opening their doors for a special adults-only event this November. Start your night with a glass bubbles and then get exploring this amazing London must-do. From celebs to a Star Wars exhibition, this is an amazing opportunity to see another side to the gallery.