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 6th December 2017

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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. 

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Shoreditch
8 events @ XOYO with 10 upcoming dates from 14 Dec 2017 until 24 Feb 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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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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3 events @ Winterland with 16 upcoming dates from 14 Dec 2017 until 31 Dec 2017

If you're something of a sucker for all things seasonal, don't miss out on one of the best events of the year. Brought to you by the Neverland team, head on down to Fulham for all things festive as Winterland promises fondue, burgers, igloos, curling, mini golf and more.

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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Sport, Fun Time Partying, Daytime, Food & Drink, Stag Do, Hen Party, Activity
Brick Lane
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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.

12:30 - 15:30
Cabaret/Burlesque, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Canary Wharf
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Make 2018 the year you learn a new skill with this gin-making class at The Imperial Durbar. The quirky bar is inviting you in for a night of Juniper fun with a history lesson, tips on making a G&T and a blending session will leave you with two unique bottles of gin.

19:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink, Drinks Tasting
Tooting
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5 events @ 5 venues with 5 upcoming dates from 01 Feb 2018 until 11 Mar 2018

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.

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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Activity, Classes, Fun Time Partying
Background Music
Central London
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42 events @ 2 venues with 42 upcoming dates from 16 Dec 2017 until 30 Jun 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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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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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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Start gearing up for 2018 with this fun and head-scratching immersive theatre piece at Wringer and Mangle. The night is throwing you into a world of murder and mystery as you work to solve the puzzle of who murdered the spy.

18:30 - 22:30
Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying
Retro
Shoreditch
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12 events @ Brixton Rooftop with 14 upcoming dates from 14 Dec 2017 until 18 Jan 2018

As the weather gets colder there's no better place to be than snuggled under the awning of this festive Brixton rooftop. With cocktails cold and hot to warm your cockles, and plenty of great food and entertainment, it's one of this winter's premiere tickets. 

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17 events @ Secret London Location with 17 upcoming dates from 16 Dec 2017 until 30 Jun 2018

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.

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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, Daytime, Something A Little Different, Stag Do
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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 food, booze and heaps on the entertainment and fun.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Party Mash Up
Waterloo
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Taking place at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, Craft Beer Rising is back in Shoreditch with even more craft beer. Take the opportunity to try more than 175 different breweries' wares, listen to hot DJ sets and work your way through street food stalls.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Festival, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Electro
Brick Lane
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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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3 events @ 3 venues with 150 upcoming dates from 14 Dec 2017 until 07 Apr 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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13 events @ 2 venues with 14 upcoming dates starting on 16 Dec 2017

Imaginarium are bringing all sorts of fun to London this festive season; expect everything from roaring Christmas parties through to writers workshops and live music nights.

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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Live Music, Food & Drink
Live Music
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5 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 5 upcoming dates from 17 Feb 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 @ 2 venues with 19 upcoming dates starting on 20 Dec 2017

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.

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3 events @ 3 venues with 17 upcoming dates from 19 Dec 2017 until 15 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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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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9 events @ 9 venues with 86 upcoming dates starting on 15 Dec 2017

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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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.

12:00 - 16:00
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Stag Do, Activity
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