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 13th October 2017
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.
Doing exactly as their name suggests, this musical collective reimagine the stories of some of music history's biggest legends, via full 16-piece orchestras, epic live performances and nostalgic sets aplenty from the likes of Daft Punk and Lauryn Hill.
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.
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!
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.
King Henry loved it and you're going to love it; shuffleboarding is back and it's taking over East London. Grab a group of mates and have a go on the shuffleboard.
The beautiful Roof Gardens in Kensington are hosting a night inspired by 007's elusive espionage and secret exploits. Leaving the high-speed car chases and deadly fight scenes to the side for the time being, the team behind this venue have gone all out for the night, bringing in dancing ballerinas, sultry burlesque stars, enticing casino games and the best electro swing DJs in London. Pull on your best tux, head down and see where this glamorous evening leads you.
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.
Taste your way through several dishes of Mexican deliciousness at this family-style banquet ran by Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers, along with entry into the Day of the Dead Festival next door.
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.
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.
It's time to ditch the dull and give your next night out a new feeling; join an expert mixologist as he helps you appreciate all new flavours in this unique drinking experience.
You’re an undercover agent about to expose something big. Dress for the occasion, this is Cold War, where everyone isn’t who they say they are… and airplanes are crashing for no reason.
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.
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.
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.
As part of the winter celebrations, LondonSwedes return with their annual Lucia celebrations. The group will be hosting an event in a gorgeous old church in Peckham, there will be a choir and plenty of mulled wine.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jump into the biggest heist of all time as Mr Fox guides you through laser corridors, pressure sensitive floors and enemy gangs to get you to the ultimate prize: The Accountant’s loot.
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.
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.
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.