Top 20 Must Do Things in 2018

2018 - what are you going to make of it? This. Spread those social wings and work your way through our curated list of top things to do in London in 2018. Don't miss out on what's going down this year, we'd hate to leave you behind like 2017... 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 2018 in London. Bon appetit!

Last updated on 15th January 2018

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Become a kid again!

4 user reviews

Welcome to the ultimate adult playground, the perfect place to unleash that inner child. Sip on retro candy cocktails, snack on jalapeno poppers and truffle fries and immerse yourself in the one-million strong UV ball pit. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Two floors. Three radio stations. The countless sights of London. The Silent Sounds Boat Party isn’t just one of the biggest parties on the Thames, but you get amazing music, a fully stocked bar and you get to see London’s landmarks while dancing away.

19:45 - 23:30
Boat Party, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
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The ultimate event for you hop hounds is back and it’s bigger than ever. Craft Beer Rising unites over 175 breweries bringing the best craft beer around, along with live music, and delicious food. The best way to get over the trauma of Dry January.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Festival, Food & Drink, Daytime, Live Music
Electro
Brick Lane
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Give that adrenaline of yours a boost this year with one of London's most high-octane experiences. Climb aboard a speedboat and let Thames Rockets do the rest as they take you on a high-thrill journey across the river with Ping Pong chowing to following. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Daytime, Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different
Background Music
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5 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 87 upcoming dates starting on 21 Mar 2017

It’s not often 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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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 2018.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Have a meat-free 2018.

49 user reviews

There’s one thing we can all get behind in 2018 and that’s to be a little bit nicer. Save your furry friends, save the planet, and save yourself from icky food with these amazing vegan friendly restaurants in London.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London
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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton

Being a better you in 2018 hasn’t gone well, and now you’re in prison. Great! No, really, it’s great, because you ended up at Alcotraz, where you’ll wear your orange jumpsuit, smuggle in a bottle of spirit and sip cocktails with your other inmates.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Pop-Up
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Don't toss out the old: just make it oh so very cool. That's the ethos behind Nine Lives, a Bermondsey hot-spot with vintage furniture, shabby chic aesthetics, and first class cocktails with ingredients grown themselves. 

Happily Affordable ££
Bermondsey

Hidden underground or concealed behind bookshelves is a whole new world of boozing that you're just dying to discover. The secret bars of the city are a thing you have to do in 2018 in London: from speakeasies to lavish burlesque dens, these are guaranteed to impress. 

Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch

Ever wondered who makes the best margarita in London? Well, this time you’ll decide by the winner, as you sample two hours of unlimited margaritas from bars like Be At One, Barrio and Wahaca, all while listening to live music.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Live Music
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3 events @ 3 venues with 14 upcoming dates from 18 Jan 2018 until 15 Nov 2018

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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From yoha and experimental burger workshops to cocktail classes, podcasting and butchery lessons, when it comes to trying your hand at a new skill this 2018, London seems like one almost place to be doing it. 

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia
4 events @ The Vaults with 55 upcoming dates from 24 Jan 2018 until 14 Mar 2018

Unlock the vault and enter one of the most creative, interesting festivals this year. The Vault Festival returns to Waterloo, bringing burlesque, art exhibitions, and parties built purely for the dark and freaky amongst us.  

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Avocado-schmavacado, the most important meal of the day is waiting for you and it's weirder than ever. Feast on mountains of pancakes as you're dazzled by the most spectacular Drag Queens or sing your heart out on Hip Hop karaoke while eating Dirty South goodies: the world is your eggs benedict. 

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Celebrate Scotland’s greatest poet, Robert Burns, all across London on Thursday 25th January, by eating gourmet meals filled with haggis, neeps and tatties, dancing to the finest ceilidh, and listening to poetry readings as you sip on the world's favourite Scotch export. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

From the ever-revered Lion King and the beloved Wicked, down to the teasing Book of Mormon and the heart-felt 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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch
Ping Pong Southbank
Valentine's Cocktail Offer

From martini masterclasses to cocktail challenges and wine tastings, when it comes to interesting drinks events in London, there's no shortage of them. Try a few this 2018 and get familiar with some of the most interesting flavours in the business. 

Happily Affordable ££
Southbank
8 events @ 8 venues with 92 upcoming dates starting on 19 Jan 2018

Supa Dupa Fly is the ultimate hip hop and RnB night, packing out events with fellow lovers and bringing in star talents like Rita Ora, Disclosure, Amerie, and Professor Green. This is one music event you don’t want to miss.

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7 events @ Shaw Theatre with 7 upcoming dates from 27 Apr 2018 until 02 Jun 2018

London Burlesque Festival is here to take your 2018 into stratospheric levels with a whole host of burlesque stars, dazzling routines and naughtiness. Each night has a different theme, including the likes of jazz, gin and Hollywood.

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All you thrill seekers have found the next best event in London for 2018 – and it’s on a boat. This killer whale speedboat can travel up to 60mph, jump 18 feet out of the water, and will get the adrenaline pumping like never before.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Daytime, Something A Little Different, Stag Do
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From batting off zombies and murder mystery to colourful characters and tricky conundrums, when it comes to putting your brain to the test this year in London, there's no better than some of the finest escape rooms in the city. Try your luck, if you dare...

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

Run away with the circus...

194 user reviews

Literally rising from the ashes after an unfortunate New Year's Eve 2016 fire, Aeronaut is back with a vengeance. 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

Feel fierce about food this year? Looking for an event in London in 2018 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.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Don't just take our word for it, Dandelyan won Best Bar at the prestigious Spirited Awards 2017 - and they definitely follow through. A must visit bar in London, their cocktails are expertly crafted using the finest spirits and garnishes, and the view of the Thames is beautiful. This is the place to go if you want to impress someone.

Happily Affordable ££
Southbank

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