Top 20 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 second; check out our guide to the Best Things To Do This Autumn in London.

Last updated on 9th August 2017

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@Meet at White Hart Brew Pub on Various dates

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. 

Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Stag Do
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Taking place in September, Kebab-ingham is a celebration of our favourite late night snack. Join Taste and Liquor as they host their food festival which will showcase some of the best street food, music and drinks.

Daytime, Festival, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying
Hip Hop/RnB
Birmingham City Centre
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Shoreditch super club XOYO is paying their respects to Daft Punk with a night of amazing live music. Head to East London as a 16-piece orchestra play the hits from the band's 'Homework' album.

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@The Boiler House at The Old Truman Brewery on Various dates

Warm up your October with a hot festival celebrating tequila and mezcal. Now in its fourth year, the festival will be throwing a massive bash with plenty of drinks, food from the likes of Barrio, Wahaca and others as well as traditional entertainment such as mariachi bands, folklore dancers and an aztec ceremony.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Festival, Food & Drink, Live Music, Pop-Up
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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. 

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Daytime, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Classes, Activity
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Celebrate the end of the month with a night of spectacular entertainment and food. You’ll be treated to a delicious four course meal with a Champagne on arrival, and then will get to witness the full extent of luxury cabaret. Expect dazzling burlesque, hilarious comedy and mesmerising tricks, all while the illustrious Dusty Limits guides you through the night.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Food & Drink, Live Music, Something A Little Different
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Don't fret that winter is coming because October is bringing everyone a huge beer-filled event. Oktoberfest East is returning to Hackney's Oval Space for more music from the famous Hackney Colliery Band, lots of beer steins and tonnes of delicious Bavarian sausage.

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Pop-Up, Festival, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Live Music
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Back by popular demand this autumn, dive into the famous murder mystery and discover who the murderer is… and who the murdered is too! Enter Paradise Bar and discover a tale of deceit and deception, and seven eccentric personalities.

Theatre/Arts, Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Queen's Park
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Searcys Bar At The Gherkin

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Searcys Bar At The Gherkin
£10 After Dark Cocktail from 21:30 to 23:00

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.


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Liverpool Street
4 events @ Archspace with 4 upcoming dates from 08 Sep 2017 until 08 Dec 2017

This Autumn head to one of the most unique cinema events around, where classic films with legendary soundtracks are screened, before the night descends into one big party with big tunes, nostalgic vibes and great films.

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Curtis Mayfield's music has long represented the civil rights movement and this October The Jazz Cafe in Camden will be honouring him  with a rendition of his hits by an orchestral band.

Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Live Music
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