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.

Last updated on 9th October 2018

  Erdinger Oktoberfest London

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@ Erdinger Oktoberfest London on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

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.

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@ May Fair Bar on Saturday 20th October 2018 and 62 other Saturdays

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.

6 events @ St Martin-in-the-Fields with 6 upcoming dates from 17 Nov 2018 until 16 Mar 2019

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.

9 events @ XOYO with 9 upcoming dates from 17 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2018

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. 

  The Covent Garden Comedy Club

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@ Heaven on Various dates from Saturday 20th October 2018

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.

  Sinner Bar Experience

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@ Sinner x ABQ London on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

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.

9 events @ 5 venues with 9 upcoming dates from 10 Oct 2018 until 19 Nov 2018

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.

4 events @ 3 venues with 4 upcoming dates from 05 Nov 2018 until 12 Jan 2019

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.

@ The Ivory Vaults on Sunday 21st October 2018 and 26 other Sundays

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.

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. 

3 events @ Jazz Cafe with 16 upcoming dates from 13 Oct 2018 until 29 May 2019

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.

TT Liquor

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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!'

@ Draft House Charlotte on Every Saturday

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. 

11 events @ Aeronaut with 87 upcoming dates starting on 10 Oct 2018

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.

  Brixton Oktoberfest

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@ Brixton Jamm on Saturday 20th October 2018

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.



2 events @ 2 venues with 7 upcoming dates from 21 Oct 2018 until 01 Nov 2018

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.

10 events @ Drink Shop & Do with 22 upcoming dates from 15 Oct 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

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.

2 events @ 2 venues with 100 upcoming dates from 09 Oct 2018 until 27 Nov 2018

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? 

@ Shrek's Adventure! London on Friday 2nd November 2018

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!)

4 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 36 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 2017 until 22 Dec 2018

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.

  Canal Party Club

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@ Canal Boat Party on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

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.

7 events @ 5 venues with 350 upcoming dates starting on 10 Oct 2018

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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 19th October 2018

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.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

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?

@ Fuller's Brewery on Various dates from Tuesday 16th October 2018

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!

7 events @ 6 venues with 10 upcoming dates from 12 Oct 2018 until 21 Dec 2018

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.

  Bloomsbury Brunch Social

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@ Flight Club Bloomsbury on Various dates from Saturday 20th October 2018

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.

Lucky Voice Karaoke Soho

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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. 

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 20th October 2018 and 2 other Saturdays

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.

10 events @ Secret London Location with 10 upcoming dates from 27 Oct 2018 until 16 Mar 2019

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.

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 20th October 2018 and 4 other Saturdays

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.

23 events @ Secret London Location with 23 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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.

@ Concrete on Thursday 25th October 2018 and 13 other Thursdays

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.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 26th October 2018 and 28 other Fridays

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.

  Musical Bingo - South London

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@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Thursday 1st November and Wednesday 12th December 2018

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.

32 events @ Secret London Location with 32 upcoming dates from 13 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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.

2 events @ 2 venues with 68 upcoming dates from 09 Oct 2018 until 29 Oct 2019

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.

Bounce, Old Street

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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.

5 events @ 3 venues with 8 upcoming dates from 15 Oct 2018 until 27 Nov 2018

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.

@ The Candlemaker on Every Saturday

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. 

34 events @ Secret London Location with 34 upcoming dates from 13 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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.

12 events @ The Exhibit with 34 upcoming dates starting on 10 Oct 2018

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. 

@ SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Friday 26th October 2018

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!

Flight Club Shoreditch

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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!

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Oddbins Events

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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). 

4 events @ 2 venues with 12 upcoming dates from 13 Oct 2018 until 14 Dec 2018

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.

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. 

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