Hot Events List 2018
We don't want to jinx it but 2018 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 2018 for London and get ready to see a new side to our city.
Last updated on 22nd March 2018
As one of London's most renowned experiences, Secret Cinema takes you behind the screen and into the midst of the action as they recreate the set and characters from famous movies; this time it's the turn of Bladerunner.
Join some of London's leading mixologists for an evening of stunning cocktails at One Marylebone. 25 of the city's best establishments will be setting up shop to craft extraordinary concoctions, making this one of the best London events of 2018.
Get down to one of the hottest venues in London. Ballie Ballerson mixes giant ball pits with kitschy cocktails and awesome food. Go for a tipple or book yourself a bottomless ball session, with unlimited pizza to boot.
If you're looking for one of the most charming things to do in 2018 in London, it's got to be acoustic music in a run down chapel. From candlelight to a selection of undiscovered artists, it's pretty and it's unique.
Doing exactly as their name suggests, this musical collective reimagine the stories of some of music history's biggest legends and best soundtracks, via full 16-piece orchestras, epic live performances and nostalgic sets aplenty from the likes of Daft Punk and Stranger Things.
It's 1940 and you're one of the few designated survivors left to lead King and Country to safety. Join COLAB Theatre for another night of brilliant immersive theatre as they throw you into the centre of the action.
Treat yourself to a little springtime croquet or summer pétanque as Tobacco Dock opens up its new rooftop terrace for fun, games and plenty of sun-drenched good times at one of the best events in London this year.
East Ham’s largest soft play area has just got better, with trampolines, laser mazes, ninja warrior obstacle courses, foam pits and more, all with amazing music and smoke machines to create an insane start to Friday night.
Don’t worry about getting dolled up, this is prison. You’ll be dressed in orange jumpsuits, put into cells… and then the fun can begin. Smuggle your favourite bottle of alcohol into this high security prison and one of the inmates can shake you up something grand. Just don’t get caught!
Debauchery and disco are afoot this April in London as Glitter Freaks take to a top London party venue for everything from Donna Summer hits and The Rollagirls to more glitter than you can shake a bag of sequins at.
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.
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.
There aren't many a more wild party experience in London than with the It's Unknown collective. Known for their all-out, colourful and creative bashes - join them at a series of events this year, including Gospeloke, Musical Bingo, wild house party-themed affairs and more.
Touted as one of the hottest events in London, this adrenaline-packed tour of the Thames is an experience like no other. See over and under the water from the inside of an 18ft killer whale watercraft.
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...
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.
Set in the historic Brunel Museum, this night is a celebration of short films. There will be three screenings along with the chance to visit the rooftop for foraged cocktails, camp fires and snacks.
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.
If you love RnB or hip hop, you have to go to Supa Dupa Fly. Hosting some of the hottest events around, they’ve attracted everyone from Rita Ora and Disclosure to Amerie and Professor Green.
If you were looking for one of the best Belgian beer festivals in London, you've just found it. From renowned brewers and tasters to the best in Belgian chips, Ales Tales is not an event to be missed this 2018 in the city.
Punchy, strong and potent, the espresso martini is getting even sexier at this pop-up in Soho. The Espresso Martini Society is mixing up the world's largest coffee cocktail selection in a late-night speakeasy for six weeks only.
Craft Beer has stepped into the spotlight for 2018 and Bermondsey Microbrewery Craft Beer Tasting Experience is topping our list of hot events for 2018. 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.
We've heard you'd do anything for pizza... but would you run for pizza? Welcoming you to do just that this May in London, join Pizza Run for one of the whackiest fitness events of the year as you complete a 5K course with slices along the way.
Cheddar, monterey jack and goat's cheese; if you can't get enough of all of the above, you're gonna go mad for this big 2018 event in London. Taking to the Geffrye Museum grounds, get set for the best in cheesy tasters, talks and pairings.
Some people say that a bus tour is one of the best ways to see London, but those people hadn't been on a Ghost Bus Tour before. From comedy and creepy moments to great views of the city, this is one hell of a way to travel in London.
Thought you had London Dungeons figured out? Think again with this adults-only event. The iconic venue is staying open late as Sweeny Todd and co come to cause trouble, there's cocktails and the rides will whizz your round.
We love a competition in London, and there's nay better than one with cocktails at the helm. Join Margarita for one of the most talked about drinks festivals of the year as this events brings bartenders and the public together for a margarita party to remember.
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.
London Burlesque Festival is taking over Shaw Theatre near King's Cross for a series of romps and rollicks. Taking place over several months, the festival will see some of the best burlesque stars in the business, with all sorts of shenanigans, think gin, jazz, and Hollywood-inspired fun.