International Women's Day Events In London
Taking place on the 8th of March each year, International Women's Day is a chance to redress the gender imbalance and celebrate women's achievements. And while there's still plenty of work to do (gender pay gap *cough*, paternal leave *splutter*), there's also plenty of reasons to celebrate; this year's theme is #EachForEqual, asking everyone - regardless of gender - to help create an equal world. So grab your mates, grab your partner, grab your parents, and join in with the fun at one of these London International Women's Day events.
Spend your evening - and weekend for that matter - sipping on discounted libations at retro cocktail den Little Bat. The Angel bar will be offering 17% off of their stunning signature tipples in recognition of the current pay gap. Now if that doesn't justify a visit, I don't know what does...
Head over to Hampstead where Bobby Fitzpatrick is celebrating IWD with a bottomless brunch discount we can all get on board with. Get stuck into five courses of food and two hours of unlimited cocktails for just £25 compared with the usual £35.
End your weekend on a high with a trip to Soho, where the Old Compton Brasserie will be serving up all their traditional Sunday fare alongside a glass of free bubbly for ladies. Take your pick from a leisurely brunch, a dish from their menu of British classics or a sharing platter for you and your girls.
The team at the East London club and event space Colours will be teaming up with WXMB this IWD to present a day of incredible panels, workshops and live music. Covering everything from how to break into the music industry, to personal wellness and managing finances as a freelancer, it promises to be as informative as it is uplifting.
Paying tribute to the Polynesian goddess of fertility Laka, North London cocktail bar Laki Kane will be hosting an extra special International Women's Day bash. Expect a night of bar takeovers, drink deals, epic female DJs and a raffle - all in aid of #thehomelessperiod.
Celebrate International Women's Day with a night of thrilling live entertainment courtesy of the gang at Degenerate Fox Theatre. Over one hour, you'll see a mash-up of 30 plays themed on all things fabulous, femme and feminist, with the order of events dictated entirely by the audience.
Head over to one of Bounce's venues in Old Street or Holborn this International Women's Day where this quirky ping pong bar is offering a free drink to all women to celebrate the event. Grab yourself a beer, wine or mixer and get stuck into some fun pong games.
Paying tribute to the incredible female artists of the past few decades, Quaglino's will be throwing a spectacular boozy brunch on the weekend of International Women's Day. Featuring a roster of female performers, Saturday night will culminate in an awe-inspiring performance from London power vocalists Michelle John and Temi Tinks.
The fun folks at Ballie Ballerson are celebrating International Women's Day with a special party. Head over to their Curtain Road location for the chance to chow down on bottomless pizzas and sip on sweet-inspired drinks before hurling yourself into the ball pools.