There's a whole lot of German cheer going on over in Stratford as Erdinger Oktoberfest is back. The incredible event is going all out, with fairground rides, a huge tent, long communal tables, rollicking live music, and plenty of steins of beer.
Fun Things To Do In London
We know, London can be a bit overwhelming. The bright shiny lights, the huge buildings, the pressing crowds and rush hour crushes - it's hard to focus with so much going on and with so much to choose from. Well, you're in luck, because we're here to hold your hand and guide you through the best events, the best things to do in London and the top new trends pervading their way through our buzzing, weird and wonderful capital. Check out our recommendations for the most fun things to do in London.
One of the funnest things to do in London this spring and summer, climb aboard a luxury train carriage for an immersive evening of great drinks and delicious food from Masterchef's Jack and Billy.
Silent Sounds is what happens when you combine sight seeing with amazing music, taking you down the Thames past amazing London landmarks while supplying the music on several different channels ranging from disco classics to hardcore house.
For a classy central London experience, head to Mayfair's May Fair Bar as their expert mixologists show you their tips and tricks for whipping up a cocktail storm. The evening will involve you making three tipples, along with tasters, canapes and a competition to win some gorgeous prizes.
Experience the sounds and wonder of Vivaldi and Handel as they are brought to life in the spectacular St Martin-in-the-Fields by the London Musical Arts Ensemble and director John Landor.
Re-telling the story and music catalogues of some of the biggest names in the biz, the Reimagine collective front full 16-piece orchestras, epic choirs and live performers aplenty in tribute of some of the most famous names on the planet.
This event is different every time, flirting with edible playgrounds and Mad Hatter brunches. These secretly located pop-ups are guaranteed to be creative, fun and memorable every time, so try one out and find even more things to love about London.
Renowned throughout the city for bringing only the biggest names on the international circuit to the stage, it's no surprise that the star comics are queuing up to play the Covent Garden Comedy Club. Head along and laugh yourself silly as 4/5 acts take the stage - your ticket also offers 15% off at the Lulivo Italian restaurant for a pre-show meal.
One of the most bonkers drinking concepts we've seen in a while, this quirky joint in Hackney is a shots-only bar with an extensive menu of innovative and often insane shooters. Take your experience to the next level by trying your hand at their arcade games which will decide which shot you're getting for you.
Dating with a difference, these fun singles events always make sure you've got something to do with your hands. From Cards Against Humanity dates, to cereal tasting and dirty Scrabble sessions, all the ice-breaking is done for you.
For a fun night out in London, this series of musical tributes are a fantastic shout. From Lauryn Hill tribute nights to evening of Reggae and R&B there's something for every musical taste.
Had enough of the same old supper clubs? Try taking it back in time, all the way back to the Medieval period. The Vaults will be putting on a Sunday full of feasting, fighting and goblet banging at this unique immersive experience which includes a five-course meal and plenty of fun.
Whether it's a birthday party or corporate event, Retro Events are whisking you back in time to a themed party with a difference. The events company will provide all you need for a themed bash, from actors and performers through to a cracking set list.
If you're looking for a dining experience that's more than just food, Kenza should be your next outing. Serving up a Arabian themed wonderland of draped silks, plush cushions and indulgent Lebanese cuisines, Kenza is the perfect place to come for some atmospheric drinking and dining. Complete with belly dancers, you'll be transported to the Middle East.
With a huge roster of live music and DJs, The Jazz Cafe has been bringing London some of the best sounds for well over a decade. They are continuing their legacy with the best soul bands come Fridays; head to this spot for dinner and drinks before watching the amazing live shows.
Fancy yourself as a bit a mixing maestro? You will do after this. Mixology Studios' cocktail-making class gives small groups their very own custom-built bars to work with (alongside providing each individual with their own equipment) - so there's no taking turns here; this is two hours of continuous mixing and tasting! Master the basics before learning more complex techniques. By the end of the class, have a crack at making 'the best cocktail of the day!'
Whether you're on a work do or celebrating someone's birthday, Locked in a Room will entertain every single member of your group. Head over to ExCeL to find two scenarios split between 13 rooms, from beating government agents through to saving London from a mad scientist.
This bonkers bingo bonanza at the People's Park Tavern is one of the best bottomless brunches in Hackney. If you're looking for fun things to do in London, this awesome event is a must-visit.
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Brunch is the food of Gods. And beer is the drink... So together, this makes one hell of a boozy brunch in London from the Draft House Charlotte. Guzzle down a paddle of 6 1/3 pints of craft beers and then make way for the main course of big burgers with fries. All for £15 as well? Fun in London doesn't need to cost a lot.
Offering everything from bonkers bingo nights to eye-popping circus shows, this iconic Acton bar and event space offers a huge number of fun things to do in London.
Didn't manage to book a trip to Germany this year? Look no further, because Brixton Jamm is bringing you Oktoberfest, south London-style. With Bavarian games, steins of beer, oompah DJs, food from Herman Ze German and plenty of lederhosen, you won't get much better than this.
Join the Karaoke Hole for some of the craziest, camp, Stars In Their Eyes ridiculousness around, with several drag superstars leading the night, some amazing songs on karaoke, special effects to keep it glam and amazing cocktails on tap to keep the fun rolling.
Dark, spooky and otherworldly, this stunning piece of immersive theatre is blowing the lid of the Victorian mystery genre with an interactive show that puts you, the audience, in the driving seat.
Hanging around in North London? Then check out the quirky Lost Boys Pizza, the fun joint that cooks up charcoal black pizza, host boozy film screenings and bottomless bingo games.
Love a bit of brunch but tired of the same old eggs benny and bloody marys? This bottomless feast is serving up Indian dishes with a hint of Bollywood, as Cafe de Paris is transformed into an Asian paradise, complete with live music, and Bollywood dancers.
King's Cross venue Drink Shop & Do always know how to have a good time, from Mariah Carey inspired dance classes through to craft workshops.
Don't settle for any standard brunch: the King of Ladies Man are offering two hours of bottomless prosecco and special brunch food from the Breakfast Club, all with an amazing 70s disco soundtrack.
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?
Take a trip back to your childhood with another group of big kids as you enter the land of Shrek for a crazy immersive experience. After accepting your welcome drink, Donkey will take you on a jaw-dropping 4D bus ride. If you make it through that hilarious journey, you'll end up in the Poison Apple Pub, where you can have a shot or two with the bar maid Doris (the ugly step-sister!)
As a group of six you'll join together with master of the supernatural Jack Daw for an evening of puzzle solving and ghostly encounters, as you try to uncover dark mysteries and sinister secrets surrounding a series of unique settings in London.
Very rarely will you get the opportunity to have a delicious meal while watching a truly unique show, until The London Cabaret Club came along. The show dives into the rich heritage of Britain in shows that are celebrations of its culture. Featuring premium production values, unique choreography and a delicious dinner – this is a night you won't forget.
Have your very own private shindig on Regent's Canal and shake your stuff on a dance floor that rocks just as much as you do. Enjoy the balmy summer air with your best mates and soak up the golden rays and picturesque sights as you drift along one of London's greatest treasures.
Laugh along with award-winning comedians at this award-winning comedy night, with comedians from shows like Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, 8 Out of Ten Cats and more grace the stage.
If you're looking for something fun to do, why not combine a unique performance with a delicious three-course spread? Head to the Radisson Blu, where the swanky hotel has been transformed into The Nags Head for an immersive theatre show with hilarious consequences.
Head for the Islington Metal Works this November for a real taste of the Deep South. Get ready for a country-style party of epic proportions, including line dancing, bourbon and bull riding.
The Ghost Bus Tour is all sorts of fun, from touring the city to hearing all sorts of gruesome stories. Taking place on a vintage Routemaster, the tour combines comedy, spookiness and fun.
Learn about the innerworkings of gin-making and the history of the substance at this fun London event. Taste test four different gins, paired with specially chosen tonics, while the expert bartenders at The Distillery talk you through the different nuances, sensations and history of each.
The Big London Bake is a food event in London that will challenge the city's amateur bakers in new and exciting ways. Taking inspiration from one of Britain's most iconic tv shows, the event will see guests take part in a number of testing challenges in order to find out who London's true star bakers are. Will you crumble under the pressure? Or will you whisk past your opponents?
Head to Chiswick to visit London's last remaining family brewery. Here you'll be given a fasinating glimpse into the heritage of the Fuller's brand as well as some engrossing insight into British beer-making. On top of that, with The Fuller's Griffin Brewery dating all the way back to 1828, it has some truly riveting stories to tell - hear them all whilst sampling a few pints of London's pride!
Using the latest in cutting edge technology, Puttshack brings you a mini golf experience like no other. Brought to you by the crafty team behind Bounce, this West London bar is a drinking, dining and sporting hub for the future.
With mullets, power ballads and air guitars, this anthem-filled night out in London is guaranteed to be a good time. Join in with Ultimate Power's mad atmosphere as Meatloaf, Bon Jovi and all the classics blast out.
You can't go wrong with Swingers when looking for things to do in the City, where you can enjoy two 9-hole crazy golf courses, five amazing cocktail bars, a two-storey club house and all the street food vendors you need. You can also hang out in their seaside-themed West End location.
Join the ultimate bar crawl in Shoreditch, where you get free entry into six amazing venues, enjoy discounted beers and spirits, get the super-cool atmosphere and ending in party paradise Cargo.
Get stuck into solving a murder and saving the world as Aftermath the immersive game comes to you. Designed for 5-20 people, the game simply needs a usable space to whizz you away into a world of mystery and intrigue that will involve you using your wits and working together.
Weekend brunch just got even more fun as Flight Club add their ochres to it. The darts club is filling you up with endless pizza for two hours, prosecco and a go on their darts board, a perfect excuse to start your weekend shenanigans nice and early.
One of the best quiz nights in East London, this quirky event at Concrete will be testing your knowledge of all things Friends. Think you know your Gunthers from your Gellars and your eggplants from your Eddies? Think again.
When it comes to fun things to do in London, there's nothing quite like a bottomless brunch to get the party going. Tuck in to vegan fare, soaking up with unlimited G&Ts or organic beer as a live band plays tunes.
Try something a little different to do in London as one of the best karaoke brands in the business promises a night on the tiles to remember. The night to unleash your inner diva, Lucky Voice Karaoke in Soho promises unrivaled karaoke booths, a waitress service and more as their playlist promises the belting of ballads a-plenty.
This is a real fun thing to do in London if you love retro vibes, jive dancing to some of the hottest throwback bands around (and a dance class to get you in the mood) and a full night of nostalgic fun in one of the most iconic venues around.
Get yourself down to this secret location where they'll be laying on another round of their epic West End musical brunch. With tasty food, bottomless bubbles and non-stop live show tunes, any musical maniacs will be in heaven.
It's time to get out the tiaras and microphones because Strictly Come Drag is here to brighten up your day. Taking place in secret basement bar Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern, the event will be an afternoon of shenanigans including lip syncing, towers of pancakes and bottomless booze.
Pull on your baggy jeans and Fred-and-Perry hats, the 90s Brunch is an event that celebrates all out favourite things about an iconic decade. Certain to leave you beaming from ear to ear, the event revolves around a home cooked brunch offering, rounded off by huge 90s tracks - R Kelly, Destiny's Child etc - and a few frivolous rounds of lip-syncing.
Musical Bingo combines what you love about both those things in one big celebration, bringing a different genre every month, tonnes of delicious pizza, mystery challenges and singing your heart out to the biggest songs around.
Prepare to be scared like you've never been scared before! No, it's not walking down the streets of Croydon, you'll be going somewhere must scarier. Using the help of Ouija boards and other paranormal equipment, you'll be looking through some of the most haunted places in the city. Prepare for a tour of serial killers, mass graves and bloody executions.
Get down to this iconic Brixton for a night of Musical Bingo filled with mystery questions, entertaining rounds and grand prizes. Hosted by energetic presenters, you'll be listening out for various tunes, so do something a little different and spice up your mid-week routine.
Leave all your inhibitions at the door and dive head first into all the fun on offer at the Hip Hop brunch. Guests will first be treated to 3 courses of 'Dirty South' food, before enjoying fun rounds of Hip Hip karaoke and all your favourite urban acts. Certain to leave you full of booze, with a stomach that feels like it's about to burst and a great beat in your head, there are few better ways to spend a bank holiday weekend in London.
Lucky Voice Islington has proven time and again that it is one of the most fun places in London. Providing strong cocktails, a dressing up box and a soundproof room, you and your mates have just got to turn up and sing your heart out.
Keep your brunch fabulous with Exhibit B, who's spectacular drag queen hostesses Tayce and her drag sisters will be performing mixes and getting you going while you eat great brunch food and drink bottomless bubbles.
Come to Queens for a night of ice-skating, bowling and fun times. They've got 12 bowling alleys, they've got delicious food from MEATliquor and they've got a great cocktail list to wash it all down.
Taking place in pubs across London, Laugh Train Home is a hilarious and intimate way of discovering new stand-ups. The event has seen the likes of Reginald D Hunter and Sara Pascoe among others entertain guests, and always puts on a cracking line-up.
Oktoberfest arrives in Camden for two epic Saturdays of DJs, dancing, ridiculous challenges and a wide range of German beers served in glasses the size of your skull.
Bounce offers one of the most fun nights out in Shoreditch. It's an underground haven for eating, drinking and competitive socialising, where big groups of mates gather around one of 17 ping-pong tables and play into the night. There's also a 'gin palace' themed cocktail bar with a menu created by award-winning mixologists and a pizza counter specialising in authentic Italian pizzas and antipasti dishes. Got a big gang? Check out the Private Bottomless Brunch that gives you room hire, endless pizza and cocktails, along with games, for two glorious hours.
It's all going down in London, as different bars host a unique life drawing class. Models are covered in industrial UV light and reactive body paints, so you can draw, paint and sketch like never before.
MyChocolate boast some of the most fun, interesting and unique food events in London. Their ethos is all about creativity, charm and dedication to great service, meaning you can indulge in delicious chocolate, learn something new about its creation and take part.
Mover shakers of London, gather your chums and try something a little different as Dance Party Experience promise to put you through your paces. From themed routines and group packages, to energetic antics and dance teachers, book your session now and get to know your inner dance floor demon.
Any event that can say their host is called Tina Turner Tea Lady is a winner by our standards. The Candlemaker are about to get all the booze out for a bottomless brunch session with a difference. Hold tight for something fun to do in London as they get all steamy bingo as you knock back bubbles and bloody marys.
Featuring a talk, tastings and some cocktail shaking, this Japanese whisky masterclass is a great way to learn more about your favourite spirit. Sample some premium Japanese whiskies and even try your hand at mixing them into a delicious drink.
The Hip-Hop Orchestra are bringing their unique take of Drake's Scorpion to 100 Wardour St. Sit back with a cocktail and re-live all your favourite moments from the hit album in style.
If you're looking for fun things to do in London, look no further than this amazing garage brunch. Enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and bottomless drinks to a soundtrack of the best classic garage.
The Exhibit is the definition of fun things to do in London. Join them for a whole host of activities, whether that's dinner followed by cinema screenings of all kinds of films, to drag queen brunches, to disco party extravaganzas.
If drinking prosecco while soaking up the sights of a glorious aquarium sounds like a night out to you, then join SEA LIFE After Dark for an exclusive look at the aquarium. This adults-only event means you can explore the conservation at your own time, drink from the pop-up bars and traverse the scary Shark Walk!
Head to London Bridge, where Belushi's is putting on the ultimate spread. With a kickass brunch menu and two hours of bottomless cocktails, you'll be well on the way to working up the beer pong ranks while live music gets you going.
If you're short of activities and fancy something to keep you busy as you swill spirits, head down to Flight Club in Shoreditch or Bloomsbury. This is London's first and coolest darts bar, introducing you to the world of social gaming...with darts. There's a digital scoring system, games to be played and oches to be had - so team up. This. Is. Flight Club!
We know what you're thinking. Wine tastings are for old people who are boring. WRONG. The team at Oddbins offer something different entirely to your usual tutored tasting experience. You can choose whether you'd like wine, beer, spirits or other liquors to be the subject of your evening and you can enjoy a tailored party package for something fun to do in London (that still involves drinking).
This cute and quirky event is one of the funnest things to do this spring in London. Enjoy a gorgeous night in the rooftop garden of the Brunel Museum complete with botanical cocktails and marshmallow toasting.
Inject some Latino flavour into your brunch experience with Cazcabel tequila and Corazon restaurant. Choose from some delicious dishes off the 'tacover' menu as you sip on some expertly-crafted cocktails before taking part in a thrilling game of bingo where big prizes can be won.
Shuffle away the hours at this super fun London activity bar. With shuffleboards, pizzas, cocktails and a hefty dose of competition, the London Shuffle Club is the only place to really fall out with your friends and family.
Bit of a rugby fan? How about spending the day with England's ex-rugby sevens captain, Ollie Phillps? Head down to The Oyster Shed on April 12th as the former full back pulls your pints and welcomes you in. Once you're in and settled, he'll then host a sumptuous five course dinner! To cap the night off, you'll get the chance to grill the man - ask him whatever you'd like to in this no holds barred Q&A session.
Run by Portobello Road gin, Gin Tonica is a cool Notting Hill spot. The restaurant serves more than 100 types of gin along with delicious tapas; when you're done feasting, head downstairs to the Distillery to learn how to mix your own bottle of gin.