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 23rd May 2018

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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.

18:00 - 00:00
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying, Film Screenings
Electro
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Ballie Ballerson

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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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Enter a criminal underworld and do you your best to not croak, as you and your team try to gather evidence, crack clues, and meet shady characters as you try to solve the case around this illicit gambling den – and try to save it!

13:00 - 17:30
Daytime, Something A Little Different, Immersive, Fun Time Partying
Farringdon
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17 events @ XOYO with 18 upcoming dates from 27 May 2018 until 31 Jul 2018

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. 

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For King and Country Our pick
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Expires 27th May

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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Date Night
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Go-karting has been given a huge upgrade at this west London hangout. This summer, Queen's has one of the hottest events in London - with this ice-karting extravaganza made for big-kids and younger ones alike.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Date Night, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Notting Hill
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3 events @ Tobacco Dock with 150 upcoming dates from 27 May 2018 until 19 Aug 2018

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.

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3 events @ Neverland London with 114 upcoming dates from 27 May 2018 until 26 Aug 2018

Head to Fulham this summer for sun, sand and bottomless brunches. Try your hand at shuffleboard, table tennis, golf and even Prosecco pong, as Neverland brings you one of the hottest London events on 2018.

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9 events @ 4 venues with 9 upcoming dates from 16 Jun 2018 until 08 Sep 2018

Nomad Cinema is bringing you another series of beautiful films in beautiful locations. Follow the travelling cinema as it goes from cemetery to lido to park with a gorgeous selection of films.

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Silent Sounds: On The Thames is waiting to take you on an unmissable trip and silent disco, all while showing you...
19:45 - 23:30
Boat Party, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
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2 events @ Flip Out London E6 with 84 upcoming dates starting on 01 Jun 2018

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.

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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!

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Pop-Up
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The Ghost Bus Tours

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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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Festibowls is here to make your summer all the more fun. Taking over Finsbury Square, the pop-up includes several bowling lanes which can fit up to eight people, with added beer and music for the evening.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Food & Drink, Date Night, Pop-Up
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7 events @ 7 venues with 27 upcoming dates from 07 Jun 2018 until 22 Nov 2018

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.

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2 events @ Shaw Theatre with 2 upcoming dates starting on 01 Jun 2018

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.

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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. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Festival, Daytime, Pop-Up
Background Music
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Let your hair down with a vibrant night at Musical Bingo, where the aim of the game is to cross off as many venues as possible. Get stuck into the songs, with a different theme each round, and take your chances to win.

19:30 - 23:00
Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Clubbing, Quiz Night, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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4 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 4 upcoming dates from 29 Jun 2018 until 23 Nov 2018

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.

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2 events @ Little Nan's Fitzrovia Kitchen & Bar with 100 upcoming dates from 27 May 2018 until 15 Jul 2018

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.

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You want wings? You got wings as WingJam makes its 2018 debut. The food festival will be taking over the Bussey Building in South London for a huge day and night of award-winning wings, DJs, live music and booze.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Festival, Food & Drink, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Alternative / Indie
Peckham
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6 events @ 6 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 19 Jun 2018 until 17 Jul 2018

Learn the full fascinating truth about the relationship between gin and cocktails at this stunning series of drinks tastings. Held at some of the city's swishest cocktail spots, you'll sample everything from the old gin punch to some of the coolest and most curious concoctions on the market today.

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One of the best pop ups in London this year, this summer croquet bar is here to bring you the ultimate team night out. With 8 pitches of serious croquet action, two great value bars and plenty of dancing opportunities, this 4-day extravaganza is one of the hottest events in town.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
Background Music
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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.

19:00 - 00:00
Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Live Music
Jazz
Central London
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Bermondsey Microbrewery Experience
Save 20% with discount 'MATESRATES.'

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.

12:00 - 17:00
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Stag Do, Activity
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The Great Gatsby

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One of the best immersive events in London this year, Jay Gatsby's iconic parties have come to town, and there's plenty of cocktails, dancing and drama to get involved with.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Immersive, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
Jazz
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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
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There are few rules in the Wild West, and this secret cocktail bar is emulating the lawlessness with their speakeasy style pop-up. From gambling dens through to cowboys, step inside for an epic immersive experience.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Immersive, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
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This summer the Fat Gay Vegan is taking over Hackney Downs Studios for another round of spectacular, beer drinking fun, featuring award-winning vegan beer alongside delicious street food.

11:00 - 20:00
Festival, Daytime, Food & Drink
Hackney
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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.

10:30 - 02:00
Pop-Up, Food & Drink, Drinks Tasting, Something A Little Different
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7 events @ FEST Camden with 21 upcoming dates starting on 31 May 2018

FEST Camden might be new on the London nightlife scene but it's already making its mark with a hot line-up of events, including Grease singalong nights, Cabaret show stoppers and cheesy pop nights.

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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Hen Party, Date Night, Food & Drink
Tooting
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Nothing says summer like a good old fashioned barbecue, so why not do it in style? Jimmy's BBQ Club is back on the South Bank with a stunning interactive tasting menu including miso aubergines, lobster, 'proper' kebabs and marshmallow toasting.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Date Night
Background Music
Waterloo
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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. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Something A Little Different, Stag Do, Boat Party
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24 events @ 17 venues with 53 upcoming dates starting on 27 May 2018

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.

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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...

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Hen Party, Something A Little Different, Stag Do, Activity
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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. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Drinks Tasting, Festival, Food & Drink, Live Music
Hackney
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21 events @ The Prince of Wales Brixton with 21 upcoming dates from 01 Jun 2018 until 30 Sep 2018
Across four months, four genres of Garage, Icons, Disco & Carnival will be celebrated on South London's favourite...
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34 events @ Secret London Location with 34 upcoming dates from 02 Jun 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

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.

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7 events @ Gin Foundry with 7 upcoming dates from 21 Jun 2018 until 30 Aug 2018

Bringing you some of the best gin tasting events in London, head to the Gin Foundry for some fun and relaxed sessions with your favourite, or soon to be favourite, gin brands and distilleries.

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