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 26th April 2017
Featuring wines from across the Atlantic, as well as chilled bottles created at in the capital itself, the London Wine Week returns in June across the entire city. The week will see hundreds of pop-up wine stalls set up shop across the capital, showing off the best creations of some of the world's finest vineyards. From Malbec to Sauvignon, this is one boozy event that you don't want to miss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unplugging the speakers for a third year in a row, Unamplifire is becoming a haven for pure music lovers for another year in a row. No sound checks, just some of the best artists in the UK playing intimate gigs around a campfire and a literal palace on the Thames.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
BallieBallerson topped what's on listings for 2016, and it's back for 2017 only a whole lot more glowy. Swapping their multi-coloured balls for luminous ones, GlowyMcGlow is a shinier version of the original, complete with LED dancefloor, DJs and all those sweet-like cocktails from before.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Ale Tales is the only festival in the UK dedicated to Belgian Beer, so if you love ales, you’ll love this event. Discover the country’s unique beer tastings by drinking your way through 20 authentic Belgian craft breweries. If you need to line your stomach, there’s loads of Belgian specialty food available, from Belgian fries to meatballs and cheese croquettes.
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.
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.
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.
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.