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 22nd March 2017
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.
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.
Drink, dance and be merry as Amacoast Cinema brings the classic film Sister Act to life with their screening in Central Hall Westminster. The showing will be taking place in the gorgeous historic venue compete with live choir singers, performers and brilliant renditions.
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.
It's time to pull out the big guns and dress to impress as The Symphony ups the ante on romantic river cruises. Gliding along the Thames, this boat is encased in glass meaning you get views from all angles, add in a three-course meal and bubbly and you've got one of the best London events for 2017.
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 may be many things to do in London but we find the best always involve cheese. The Candlemaker in Battersea is taking chunks of dairy goodness, melting it and letting you dip food into it; head to the cute pub on Saturdays in March to get your fondue fill.
From the creators of South Park, Book of Mormon is of the best events heating up 2017. The huge West End show has won nine Tony Awards; head to Central London to catch this hilarious musical.
Shhh Maman Le Mot is taking you away from London and back to Occupied France. The immersive event is a great choice when looking what's on this weekend in London as it puts on challenges, tasks, dancing and dinner, perfect for a date-night or group activity.
Looking for things to do in London? Then jump on the tube as The Underground Supper Club brings a quirky dining experience to the capital for 2017. Taking place on a disused tube, the event includes a three-course dinner cooked by a professional chef and a welcome cocktail.
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.
London is full of themed things to do and The Blitz Party is one of the most renowned. Step into the bunker and back to the 1940s as this roaring party brings the excitement of D-Day to 2017; there's sandbags, hurricane lamps, bubbly, live bands and a sense of fun like no other.
This is your chance to do something you never knew you wanted to do: eat dinner within St Pancras Clock Tower. UNA is granting guests this opportunity to eat a six course taster menu, inspired by Argentine Cuisine, to twelve guests. While in the iconic location, guests will receive a welcome cocktail and complimentary wine from Argento Winery and Garzon Wines as well.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Margarita Rumble will be bringing together fifteen bars, who will each send their own mixologist to battle it out to win the title of Best Margarita in London. Sample the drinks for freee, vote for your favourite, all while the live music keeps you dancing. And if you’re feeling a bit peckish, James Cochran from B.Y.O.C. Soho will be supplying some delicious eats.
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.
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.
Hold onto your hats, chaps as The Chap Olympiad returns to what's on listings for summer 2017. A summer party like no other, The Chap Olympiad is a culmination of all things Great British: step into your Sunday finery and play bouts of croquet while working your way through an utterly delicious picnic hamper - toodle pip and all that.
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.