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 16th October 2018

  Erdinger Oktoberfest London

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@ Erdinger Oktoberfest London on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

Outrageously good fun, Erdinger Oktoberfest is back and it's bringing all sorts of silliness. The event is big enough to rival Munich, with a huge tent in East London, churning out live music, DJs, Bavarian waitresses, German beer, and steins of great beer.

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14 events @ XOYO with 14 upcoming dates from 17 Oct 2018 until 20 Dec 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. 

  Divine Proportions

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@ The Vaults on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

One of the biggest immersive dining events of the year, this stunning evening will feed you, ply you with tasty cocktails and take you on a journey through heaven and hell that ends with the ultimate Underworld party.

7 events @ 2 venues with 111 upcoming dates from 18 Oct 2018 until 27 Jan 2019

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.

2 events @ Flip Out London E6 with 60 upcoming dates starting on 19 Oct 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.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

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!

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7 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 7 upcoming dates from 26 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2019

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

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@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 27th October 2018

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.

18 events @ 11 venues with 39 upcoming dates starting on 19 Oct 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.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

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.

4 events @ The Prince of Wales Brixton with 4 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 24 Nov 2018

Across four months, four genres of Garage, Icons, Disco & Carnival will be celebrated on South London's favourite...

3 events @ 2 venues with 70 upcoming dates from 18 Oct 2018 until 01 Jun 2019

Offering delicious rum cocktails, tasty street food and gorgeous immersive interiors, this stunning pop up at Tobacco Dock is the taking it back to the glamour and grit of 1950's Havana with all the dancing, music and revelry that comes with that.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

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 Brig

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@ Merchant House on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

The ultimate bespoke drinking experience, head to The Brig, the City's smallest bar for an intimate evening where everything is in your hands. From the music you choose, from the drinks you ask your private bartender to make - or even make yourself - it's the Choose Your Own Adventure of London bars.

@ Kitchen Theory on Friday 26th October 2018 and 5 other dates

Unlike anything in the supper-club world, The Gastrophysics Chef's Table is an experience for all your senses. Through the evening you will be fed 10 courses prepared by Michelin trained chefs, all while projections, sounds and aromas take you on a journey. 

3 events @ 2 venues with 101 upcoming dates from 09 Nov 2018 until 31 Dec 2018

London can be quite the bitter bastard come winter but Jimmy Garcia refuses to let the weather get you down. Back for one of the most talked about pop-up events of the season, he's headed to the Southbank with alpine dining, a pop-up lodge and dining igloos in tow.

31 events @ Secret London Location with 31 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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.

8 events @ Secret London Location with 8 upcoming dates from 10 Nov 2018 until 15 Jun 2019

If you're looking for something a little different, boogie on down to this top secret location for an afternoon filled with funky tunes, bottomless drinks and a jam-packed 2-course feast. It's brunch, but not as you know it.

@ Concrete on Various dates from Thursday 25th October 2018

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.

8 events @ 3 venues with 351 upcoming dates from 30 Dec 2017 until 09 Feb 2019

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.

@ Meet inside the Marquis of Wellington Pub on Every Saturday

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.

2 events @ Neverland with 60 upcoming dates from 08 Nov 2018 until 22 Dec 2018

Fulham's Thameside beach has had a retro ski chalet makeover, head to Winterland for some Alpine-inspired hunting lodges, fondue and schnitzel, feasting tables and plenty of other twee decor. It's the perfect opportunity to bedazzle your Instagram with some winter wonderland posting. 

6 events @ Secret Location with 300 upcoming dates from 16 Oct 2018 until 04 Dec 2018

Will you be able to solve the case of criminal mastermind Marty Orri at this immersive espionage thriller? You only have 60 minutes to crack the case, so gather your closest friends and get to work.

10 events @ 8 venues with 41 upcoming dates from 18 Oct 2018 until 17 Dec 2019

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.

@ Deanston Immersive Whisky Experiences on Friday 19th October 2018 and 3 other dates

From flaming whisky camembert to whisky caramlel chocolate pasta, this evening is all about the single malt. Deanston Single Malt to be precise, catch this pop-up as they showoff their blends, in a four-course supper, tasting and cocktail masterclass.

2 events @ Quaker Street with 42 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2018

Scare yourselves senseless with this hyper-reality experience that is not for the faint of heart. Choose to battle zombies in a Chinese apocalypse or take on ghouls in a Victorian haunted house for a thrilling interactive gaming session. 

9 events @ 2 venues with 214 upcoming dates starting on 16 Oct 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.

@ Sky Garden Bars on Tue, 13th Nov 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Head Chef of Sky Gardens and star of Great British Menu, Daniel Fletcher invites you to indulge in a stunning six-course dinner to honour the hardworking staff of the National Health Service. The regional, seasonal dishes will be paired with a very special additional wine menu should you wish to splash the cash.