Hot Events List 2017
We don't want to jinx it but 2017 is shaping up to be one hot year if these upcoming events in London are anything to go by. From immersive theatre through to massive 1920s parties, there's so many things to do in London that there's never excuse to stay at home. Make this the best year ever - read our hot events list 2017 for London and get ready to see a new side to our city.
Last updated on 17th August 2017
From the same folks as Hot Gin Roof, Juniper Manor is throwing you into a delicious gin world. Head to their secret location for a decadent evening of white and black dress, gin cocktails and nibbles as well as a few surprises along the way.
Project Mayhem is asking you to come with them on a ride of epic proportions. This immersive theatrical performance will take you to Central London’s notorious party neighbourhoods, where you’ll be given a location, a password and a set of instructions. Are you ready to take the ride of the summer?
After a massively successful Christmas run, the London Shuffle Club is back, offering even more rounds of the fun game that has taken the capital by storm. Get a group of people together and play the newest fad of 2017, all while sipping on delicious cocktails, eating pizza and listening to the best disco tunes.
Turn up the heat on your summer in London as Neverland comes to the city with beachside vibes and lots of fun. Promising to be one of summer's best, the pop-up will include a white sand beach, beach huts, BYOB, street food and giant day beds to lounge on.
Disco Yoga is one of the more unusual upcoming events in London as it literally does what it says on the tin. Taking the fitness aspects of yoga and adding some huge disco tunes, the fun workout class is an uplifting way to workout in Shoreditch.
Laughing in the face of convention and really challenging norms this year, Pop Up Opera is an experimental project that looks to flip opera on its head. The group will be hosting two different plays through out the year - Il Matrimonio Segreto from the late 18th century and the well-known story of Hansel & Gretel - with each performance taking place in the most unusual setting the team can find. Trust us, this event has to make it onto your hot list for 2017.
Missed the Rumpus team? Lucky you, they are back and bigger than ever this October. Taking over the Coronet in South London, they are hosting a night that features over 2000 'creatures', over 200 performers and eleven different rooms of music, magic and entertainment. And in true Rumpus style, they've pulled in the likes of Chainska Brassika, Mariachi El Pinche Gringo and The Balkanoes to keep the party vibes lasting until 7 AM.
Get swept away in a tale of forbidden love as The Vaults brings to life The Beauty and the Beast. Join the historic venue this winter as they feast you on three delicious courses, unlimited booze and heap on the entertainment and fun.
When it comes to brunch in London, there is no shortage of choice but one topping our hot events list 2017 is 'Overpoured' Sunday Cruise. Head over to Hackney-favourite CRATE Brewery to jump aboard Alfred LeRoy as it drifts along the River Lee all while playing some seriously chilled tunes and serving cocktails and a scrummy brunch.
The Candlelight Club is one of London's most popular events and it's not hard to see why. Held across secret locations, the evening is a 1920s affair with live swing bands, a swanky dinner and inventive cocktails; put on your fanciest trilby or flapper dress and get ready to party like it's the Prohibition.
Everyone is talking about the 90s Brunch – so get involved! The soundtrack is everything you love from the 90s – think R Kelly, Spice Girls and more – and there’s tonnes of entertainment like lip-sync battles. And to make it that much better, there’s an hour of bottomless cocktails and delicious food too.
The famous Tempest Rose and her House of Burlesque are embarking on a new venture this summer, combining their passion for all-things cabaret with modern technology. This innovative event will look to highlight how old routines and new trends can actually work well together. Featuring performances by some of London's most iconic performers, this innovative night will take place throughout the summer at the Underbelly Festival on London's Southbank.
With cabaret, burlesque, an awesome line-up of DJs, and pool parties, Wonderland is celebrating 10 years of fun with a special summer event. Join the collective as they take over a secret location for a weekend of shenanigans.
Taking over the Drakes and Morgans venue in Kings Cross, the Fever Tree Gin School offers Londoners a memorable experience this August and September. The school will guide guest through the best of the brand's range of mixers, identifying which gin best suits each person's palate and pairing that spirit with a complementing tonic. Really making the event stand out, each person will have the chance to create and take home a bottle of their own gin, bursting with all the flavours they like.
For a truly unforgettable seaside experience, head to the 39th and 40th floors of the Gherkin and enjoy everything a seaside-themed pop-up bar has to offer. Searcy's has teamed up with Plymouth Gin and Nyetimber sparkling wine to create a pop-up bar like no other, complete with nautical memorabilia and summer cocktails. This experience promises to be a highlight of your year.
The Vaults in Waterloo is teaming up with secret Soho bar Cahoots for a night of lindy hopping and cocktails. Join the groups as they throw a blitz themed venue complete with cocktails, Champagne and live music.
Drop the salt and lime, Tequila and Mezcal Fest is helping you celebrate the spirit properly this October. With a mariachi band, an art exhibition and a traditional Aztec ceremony, the event will be a huge celebration which also includes street food and plenty of spirits.
There’s a reason Shoreditch has the reputation it does, and it’s because of pop-ups like the Last Days of Shoreditch. Combining excellent food stalls, great music and lots of art, good (and delicious) times await within this quirky pop-up.
Two greats are joining forces to create one of London's best upcoming events; a silent disco and a boat cruise. Pootle down the Thames taking in the city's most beautiful sights, from Big Ben to Tower Bridge, all while partying to a brilliant soundtrack.
Craft Beer has stepped into the spotlight for 2017 and Bermondsey Microbrewery Craft Beer Tasting Experience is topping our list of hot events for 2017. The event takes you to not one but four breweries, shows you behind the scenes and most importantly doles out the tasters - all in the name of learning of course.
Prepare to dive straight into the middle of a fairy tale brought to life by a live orchestra, bewitching storytelling, magic, love and a feast prepared by Masterchef champion Natalie Coleman.
This isn’t an escape room like you’ve experienced before. Enter the mysterious lair of Poppa Plock, where you’ll be guided by his outrageous ventriloquist dummy and demented dolls. Solve the mysteries and you might just not be trapped in the wind-up world forever.
The Big London Bake is a food event in London that will challenge the city's amateur bakers in new and exciting ways. Inspired by one of the most popular shows in Britain, 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. Immortality is only a scone's throw away; don't crumble under the pressure.
Directed by Sam Mendes and written by Jez Butterworth, The Ferryman is one of the best events in London for 2017. Having sold out in just 24 hours when it was originally staged, the play returns to The Royal Court Theatre this summer to tell the story of a Northern Irish family whose lives are about to change forever.
From Dalston down to Catford, Little Nan's has been brightening up our London weekends with its quirky retro theme and stellar cocktail list. With six venues to choose from, the bar isn't all mad interiors and cracking tunes, they also host eccentric events - try the afternoon tea for award-winning cakes and teacup tipples.
Having first appeared on Masterchef, Billy and Jack have gone from strength to strength and are now taking their popular supper club to the Southbank Centre in London. With the help of Silent Pool Gin, the two chefs have curated a menu of inventive, delicious dishes and cocktails for their guests to inhale. Head down on the weekend to enjoy their quirky brunch or tuck into dinner during the week at this quirky London pop-up.
Swap a sweaty club for summer's hottest event as Brixton Beach returns with an even bigger line-up than last year. The amazing pop-up is transforming South London into a sand-filled haven; gorge on London's hottest street-food names, slurp delicious cocktails and dance the night away to a serious line-up of DJs.
It's the zombie apocalypse and you've got one hour to make it out alive. Trapped in a Room with a Zombie is the high-intensity and fast-paced escape room game which involves escaping from a live chained zombie, the only problem is his chain is getting longer and longer...
Mezcal is having a bit of a moment and this event is going to introduce you to the spirit in the best way possible. Taking place over a weekend, the festival will allow you to try 30 mezcals, there will be live music, cocktails and street food too.
Make dull London weekends a thing of the past as Showtime Cabaret puts on one hell of a show at Cafe de Paris. Head to the grand venue to watch aerial artists, showgirls and burlesque stars throw a sexy show before you party until 3am.
The Prohibition is returning to Bourne and Hollingsworth this September and promises another night of rip-roaring, heady 1920s fun. From Charleston dances through to live bands and gambling tables, the party is one hot ticket for 2017.
From Mozart through to Beethoven, the proms on The Roof Gardens are bringing the best of classical music to Kensington. Join the West London venue and the Royal College of Music for August evenings of live music set throughout gorgeous landscaped gardens.
Add a big slap of glitter, glamour and fabulousness to your brunch as secret club Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern hosts Strictly Come Drag Queen. The hot London event sees drag queens go head to head with lip syncing, routines and a spin off interactive game. Add in bottomless booze and brunch goodies from The Breakfast Club and you've got a serious contender for the best event in London.
Legendary in the pop-up cinema game, Nomad Cinema brings classic movies and new releases to Londn's most idyllic outdoor settings. This June, the company is hosting a number of great film screenings across the capital. Sit back in a deck chair, grab an ice cold drink and experience the silver screen like never before.
Known for turning classic novels and famous books into thrilling supper clubs, the team at the Literary Club return to London, hosting a Wind In The Willows themed feast this August. The team have worked tirelessly to create a British menu that both showcases great seasonal ingredients and makes references to the characters and settings found in the book. Relax, enjoy some wonderful food and relive some of your favourite childhood tales.
Broadgate Circle is hosting this year's slider decider showdown, an event that pits the best slider chefs against each other. The line-up of chefs will rotate through a number of slider stations, each challenging the chefs to create the most inventive sliders that they can.
Gin-House Burlesque is putting old-school glamour back into cabaret and burlesque as their performers channel the spirit of Parisian performers and American greats. Taking place in a secret Shoreditch members club, this is a top choice for things to do in London.
Head over to XOYO this autumn for an amazing evening of live music. The super club will be hosting a 16-piece orchestra who will be playing the hits of Daft Punk in phenomenal live form.
Taking place in a secret London location is the brunch that everyone is talking about. The Hip Hop brunch combines people’s two loves: delicious and decadent food in the form of a three-course ‘Dirty South’ brunch menu and a hip hop soundtrack. If you think you’ve got what it takes, storm the stage during hip hop karaoke, and enjoy an hour of bottomless cocktails when you’re done.