Things To Do This Autumn
We're not about lying here at DesignMyNight; Summer in London is genuinely marvellous. But here's some news for you: SO IS AUTUMN. Yes it's slightly colder, and there's no getting away from the fact that side-on windy rain is just awful, but the London nightlife scene comes alive at this time of year with killer parties, awesome events and pop-ups aplenty; all just waiting to be discovered. So if you're on the hunt for cool events in the city, don't you waste another windy second; check out our Best Things To Do This Autumn in London riiiight now.
Last updated on 28th October 2016
The team at the Immersive Ensemble, are at it again this autumn, stunning Londoners again with arguably their biggest project to date. Inspired by James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and other characters of that ilk, this immersive theatre showpiece will force guests to follow leads, look for clues and interact with a number of talented immersive theatre actors - both face to face and on the phone - as they travel across the capital, trying to solve the day's mystery. Testing out your intuition and your skills at thinking on the spot, the event will be concluded by a high paced boat ride down the River Thames.
Harbingers all of things kitsch, Little Nan's returns this autumn season for more than tropical tinkerings. A menagerie of Pat Butcher memoribilia and knick knicks, enjoy the tropical vibes of one of the best pop ups in London this autumn. From drinking out of teacups to spamming that Instagram, you're set to have a ball.
The London Shuffle Club opens up their impressive courts to anyone hoping to try something new this Autumn. A cross between ten pin bowling and curling, guests will first be taught all the basics about Shuffleboard in a series of quick tutorials before having a chance to try out the sport on their 22 feet court. To really round off the day, the many comfort food stalls and crafted cocktails on offer will leave you hooked and counting down the days until your next round on the court.
Praise be, and all that lark this autumn in London as Amacoast Cinema present one of the best film events of the season. Not only will you be watching the beloved Sister Act itself, the scene will be set alongside a fun-filled live gospel choir and band.
There's a jungle takeover in London, and it just so happens to be run by one of the coolest cinema events in the city. Join Backyard Cinema this season as they're having fun in the foliage with this roaring, themed series of movie nights and botanical exploits. From Lost World to The Goonies, this is a pop-up cinema night not to be missed.
Let's be honest, hunkering down for a day of Disney and chocolate under the covers sounds sublime, but what about trying one of the citiy's most unique brunch events instead? Join Drink Shop Do as they churn out Disney classics and bites at this wicked, Walt inspired brunch.
Perfect for the craft beer aficionados amongst you, the East End Craft Beer Tap Tour is exactly what it says on the tin; a unique and fun adventure amongst some of the finest brewing names in the East End with tasters, tips and pints all round.
Normally reserved for the enjoyment of private members only, we’ve had a word with the folks at Searcy’s and now our users can check out this iconic drinking spot for themselves. You’ll be whisked 180 metres into the sky for cocktails and bubbly at the very top of the world-famous Gherkin, with world-class catering and unparalleled, 360-degree views of the city to boot.
No stranger to some of the finest, pop-up experiences in the world, London's latest theatre venture will have you donning berets and entering the French Resistance in no time. From themed scenes and immersive theatre to secret agents, snag your tickets to one of the most unique events of the season.
With Jack the Ripper still causing havoc on the streets of Whitechapel and the smog around London growing day by day, Suspects, Lunatics and Leather Aprons is an immersive theatre event that's sure to linger on your mind. Full of intriguing characters, an infinite amount of hidden surprises and plenty of daring plot twists, this is one Autumn event you definitely need to check out. Solve the case as an inspector for Scotland Yard, protect your neighbourhood as a local vigilante or perhaps just experience what life was like on the deadly streets of Victorian London.
Cuddling up with your furry friends this autumn is a remedy we'd more than recommend, but what about an event that promises party and feline frenzy to boot? Head on over to the Catnip Festival for a pawsome night of themed partying, cat videos and plenty more.
Quirky events in London aren't hard to come by, but this has to be the absolute peak when it comes to them. Not only housed in one of the most unique venues in the city, Aeronaut's spiegeltent is also home to some of the coolest entertainment in the bizz. From circus performers and fire breathers to comedians, enjoy something special this autumn in London.
Perfect for a chilly night in the city, join the Midnight Apothecary for one of the most charming events this autumn in London. Not only warmed by roaring fires and the twinkling of fairy lights, head on down to this botanical space for a roster of unique cocktails to boot.
The leaves might have started to fall but the malts and hops are hard at work all year round. Find out exactly how London’s last remaining family brewery mixes the two together to create a pint of London's Pride. Take a tour around the Fuller's Griffin Brewery, which dates back to 1828, and discover fascinating tales from this incredible building. And let's face it, it's a good excuse to sample some truly superb beer too.
Urban Coterie may be one of the newest restaurants in East London, but that doesn't mean it doesn't shine in the supper club department. Boasting rooftop views across the city, join them this season for some of the best in high-end plates and dining across the Shoreditch skyline.
Start October in the best possible way, with National Champagne Week. The week-long festival, founded by Searcys, will celebrate everything bubbly with a series of events around the country, from an enchanting afternoon tea in Blenheim gardens to a Laurent-Perrier Champagne dinner at the top of The Gherkin.
A weird and wonderful night in London like no other, when it comes to partying in the city with a twist, it's The Last Tuesday Society that have all bases covered. From a grand venue down to unique costumes and entertainment, this isn't one to be missed out on.