Top 20 Must Do Things in 2017

2017 - what are you going to make of it? This. Spread those social wings of yours and work your way through our curated list of top things to do in London. Don't miss out on what's going down this year, we'd hate to leave you behind like 2016... So whether you're looking for a cocktail to swig, some shows to marvel at or even cooking classes we've literally got it all. Here's our round up of the must do things in 2017 in London. Bon appetit!

Last updated on 26th September 2017

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For a completely ridiculous, utterly hilarious and absolutely brilliant nights, look no further than this night of immersive theatre. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience will be bringing you Basil, Sybil and Manuel in life-like fashion; join them for a three-course meal and award-winning theatre.

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Food & Drink, Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
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1 events @ Brixton Rooftop with 3 upcoming dates starting on 19 Oct 2017

Summer's hottest event is back and it's going to blow your mind all over again. Brixton Beach is going to put on another huge line-up of DJs, street-food vendors and endless summer vibes with a venue that includes real sand and huge fun and games.

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Movies, god knows we love 'em, but sometimes your average screening simply wont do. From pop-up films in the finest restaurants to grand ballrooms showcasing the best in indie talent, check out our recommendations for the best in upcoming cinema events in London this 2017.

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Shoreditch

Aviary may be one of the newest openings in the city, but it's racing up London's cocktail ranks like no-one before. Whether it's the stunning skyline views, the heralded restaurant or the themed cocktails, there's one thing to be sure about Aviary, and that you shouldn't miss it this year.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London
6 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 85 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 2017 until 23 Jun 2018

It’s not often do you get to experience cabaret like at The London Cabaret Club. Diving into the rich cultural history of Britain, they combine original choreography, premium production values and exquisite food to create unforgettable shows.

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Opening this February in east London, Four Quarters have seen grand gaming success with their Peckham branch, taking to Hackney for their latest spot. Join them for more arcade games, the gobbling of burgers, affordable cocktails and competitive spirit than ever.

Happily Affordable ££
East London
Blues Kitchen Camden
Double Down Wednesday and 1 other offer available.

Bingo used to be a game reserved for small halls and blue rinses, that was until London got its hands on it. From some of the wildest bingo events in the country to drag themed nights and unusual prizes, dedicate your year to finding some of the best bingo themed events in the city. 

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Throw some darts*

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*Actually more fun than it sounds... Listen up. These guys are bringing a whole new era of social gaming to the table. This year is the dawn of DARTS, with a crucial digital spin. With an electronic scoring and gaming system you don't even have to be that good, but it's all in the wrist if you're feeling competitive; choose between Shoreditch or Bloomsbury

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

From the founders of one of the best bars in the world, Nightjar, Oriole is a speakeasy space where only the most creative of cocktails live. Use your year wisely and book a table to enjoy everything from art-deco interiors and live jazz to mysterious drinks and far-flung flavours.

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East London

From the ever-revered Lion King and the beloved Wicked, down to the teasing Book of Mormon and the classic Matilda, when it comes to something to do this year in London, make sure it's getting a hold of tickets to some of the very best theatre in the world. 

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Shoreditch
6 events @ 6 venues with 7 upcoming dates from 21 Oct 2017 until 19 Nov 2017

The Pop Up Opera company looks to change the way we think of opera, hosting a series of shows in the most unusual settings they can find. 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 perfectly marrying old with new. Trust us, this is one event you don't want to miss out on.

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4 events @ 4 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2017 until 19 Dec 2017

The It's Unknown collective have made a name for themselves up and down the country as the purveyors of all-out, no-holds-barred and quite frankly ridiculous partying. Join them over a series of dates and locations in London, spanning Gospeloke, Musical Bingo, wild house parties, and more.

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Run away with the circus...

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Reckon you're down for trying new things this year in London? We'd say so too, and that's why Aeronaut is something that you simply can't miss. With some of the most talked about circus shows in town, Aeronaut is more than just a spectacle, it's down right entertainment at its finest with fire breathers, aerial acts, comedians and more. 

Happily Affordable ££
Acton
Blues Kitchen Brixton
Double Down Wednesday and 1 other offer available.

From brunches following a hardy work-out and fitness events to wellbeing classes, medidative moments and healthy meals, when it comes to getting back into shape this year in London, follow our guide for some of the best places to get back on track in the city. 

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Brixton

Feel fierce about food this year? Looking for an event in London in 2017 that can quench those foodie pangs? Then check out our list of the best. From pop-ups and sell-out supper clubs, to quirky dining events and food forays, those with a penchant for the edible can find just about anything they want across London this year.

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Soho

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