1 Big Night Out is, without doubt, one of the best of its kind in London. Drawing a crowd of students, backpackers and locals out to have a good time, the bar crawl checks in at some of the most happening spots in London and sets its guests up with loadsa freebies along the way. Expect dance-offs, limbo competitions, glow-paint makeovers and plenty of generally messy mayhem at this raucous event.
Singles in London
On the look out for the best places for singles in London? Well you’re in the right place - this city is a hotbed for singletons looking to let their hair down and party with like-minded people. With dating events, club nights and unmissable parties taking place every week, we thought it handy to create this list of things to do for singles in London; get out there and check it out!
There are millions of people in this city and sometimes it's so hard to find anyone you're interested in. Well, it's time to get some professional help, as Smudged Lipstick Events are throwing a number of events to get you the person of your dreams, with nights of Dirty Scrabble Dating (speed dating with rude scrabble!?) and no-nonsense pool and ping pong parties.
Mix, mould and mingle at this great event for singles in London. Head to Tooting for an evening of flour and flirting with the Big London Bake Off gang.
Stay classy with this singles event at The Water Margin in Greenwich. Hosts will begin introductions, with a glass of champage to loosen things up, before DJs get the party started.
This March and April, fans of 90s hip hop and RnB are in for a real treat, thanks to the team behind the legendary Supa Dupa Fly events. Taking over some of London's biggest clubs, the venue's DJs will be spinning all your favourite tracks long into the early hours. And don't forget just how legendary their nights are, after all, the likes of Disclosure, Jazzy Jeff and Professor Green have all performed live at their events.
Rumba is one of the most popular party bars of choice for singletons out dancing in the West End. It's rammed pretty much every night of the week, DJs play commercial music mixed with dance anthems and there's some pretty sweet happy hour deals to cash in on.
London's original, alternative pub crawl is an ideal spot to mingle with singletons from all over the world. Taking you away from the tourist haunts of the West End and into some of the very best spots in Camden Town instead, there's all kinds of free shots, free entry, queue jump and drink discount deals to make this a top night out that doesn't break the bank, either.
Sway underwent an extensive refurb at the start of 2016, and now it's hands down one of the hottest places to go out and party in Covent Garden. Something of a playground for adults serving sumptuous cocktails in a handsome, contemporary space, there's a NYC-styled vibe to the atmosphere that makes Sway a popular option for singles, couples and groups alike.
The Shoreditch Pub Crawl is a cool way to meet single people while having an awesome time, as you visit six different venues, enjoy discounted beers and spirits (so a great way to buy people drinks…) and super club Cargo.
Matchbox is the newest cocktail den to open its doors in Shoreditch, offering classic concoctions, delicious platters of street food and a fun-loving atmosphere for all its guests. Guests can watch their favourite teams do battle on the huge plasma screen TVs spread throughout the venue and can dance long into the early hours courtesy of the fun DJ sets on Fridays and Saturdays.
It's a night for animals: so unleash yours at Fu Manchu. Their Hip Hop Zoo has everything you expect and more, with immersive activities, special guests, ring masters and a spectacular hip hop playlist.
Join Mai Tai Events for an evening of sophisticated nights, that are getting you to ditch the dating apps and meet people at one of their swish cocktail parties.
Another great place to meet single people in London is Floripa; the part Brazilian beach bar, part bloc party club just down from Old Street. There's a carnival atmosphere to this place that is infectious, with street food, caipirinhas and a vibrant decor making it one of the more memorable places for a party in Shoreditch. Come with an open mind and revel in the exotic atmosphere of this east London favourite.
Social in both name and nature, this Clapham Common joint is another of our favourite bars for singles in south London. 64th & Social offers warm and welcoming service, intimate vibes and plenty of space to get to know people.
Seething with sparkling singletons all dressed to the nines, every Friday Mayfair's Montezuma Club plays hosts to VIP Lounge's NOVO night. A soirée of shake-your-ass R&B, hot-dropping hip-hop and crowd-pleasing commercial house. Chuck together your smartest, but sassiest attire and get philandering with all the lovely lads and lasses around the dance-floor.
Fly your freak flag high with the arrival of the Twisted Circus collective coming to Shaka Zulu every Saturday. Whips, feather boas and ring masters are all in store for you at this night of revelry and mayhem. There'll be fire breathers, acrobats and extreme balancing feats on show here, plus a set of DJs playing the best tunes out there.
Borrowing its name from the Hawaiian God of the Sea, Kanaloa is a tiki-themed clubbing paradise with personality in spades. It's a place for tropical cocktails and dancing 'til late, and it's a great spot to meet crowds of young professional party people from all over the city.
Last Night a Speed Date Changed My Life is perfect for London singles who are looking for a fun, light-hearted environment to chat to other single, creative people looking for a relationship.
Always abuzz with a crowd of fun-loving singletons, how better to mingle with like-minded people than over a few games of ping-pong? There's no less than 17 tables to demonstrate your skills here, with delicious pizza served by the restaurant and the cocktails flowing all night long.
Hopefully you won't be single for much longer thanks to Date in a Dash. Not only do they have a variety of speed dating events including different age ranges (so no one is left out!), they've also got other events like Drunk Jenga, Singles Bar Crawl and more.
Aiming to take dating back offline, this supper-club-cum-singles-mixer is the perfect way to meet people in London. Enjoy delicious food cooked by hosts Gabi and Luce and enjoy some chitchat with like minded foodies.