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 13th September 2018

35 events @ Secret London Location with 35 upcoming dates from 22 Sep 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

If you still haven't been to this epic brunch party, then you really aren't living life. There's bottomless cocktails, delicious three course meals and, of course, hip hop karaoke! Keep an eye out for special events; from the Cookout, to a Carnival special and a NYE banger.

Brunch Weekender

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Block out your diaries this September as this Brunch Weekender arrives with some of the best brunch deals in the city. The two-day event will take place in some of the best spots in the city, from a drink and dish for £10 at the top of the Gherkin, through to bottomless bubbles and a dish for £20 at a secret cocktail bar.

8 events @ XOYO with 8 upcoming dates from 18 Sep 2018 until 23 Oct 2018

Bringing together epic live performances, nostalgic sets and full 16-piece orchestras, this live-performance-loving collective do exactly as they say on the tin, retelling the stories of some of music history's most-loved and biggest stars.

20 events @ Cafe de Paris with 20 upcoming dates from 14 Sep 2018 until 17 Nov 2018

Add a little sparkle to your night with a cabaret show at one of the West End's most iconic venues. With personal waitress service and canapés throughout the night, it doesn't get much better than this. Oh wait, it does, because you can even enjoy a three-course meal alongside show-stopping performances.

@ Meet at White Hart Brew Pub on Saturday 13th October 2018 and 4 other Saturdays

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. 

@ Fullers Brewery on Various dates from Wednesday 19th September 2018

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. 

6 events @ 3 venues with 6 upcoming dates from 24 Sep 2018 until 12 Jan 2019

This Autumn, it's all about iconic music and legendary artists, as this live music series brings you events dedicated to some of music's greatest soul singers, from Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin to Luther and Stevie Wonder.

7 events @ 2 venues with 161 upcoming dates from 13 Sep 2018 until 27 Jan 2019

Summer might be over, but Skylight isn't. Bringing you horseshoes, haystack skittles and the same gorgeous views we've come to expect from Tobacco Dock's best rooftop hangout.

2 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 2 upcoming dates starting on 26 Oct 2018

Prepare for a slinky evening of drinking, dancing and debauchery as this east London private members club takes you back to the days of old school glamour. Expect London's premium vintage showgirls, burlesque queens and circus performers.

  Black Cat: Bohemia

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@ Underbelly Festival Southbank on Various dates from Wednesday 19th September 2018

 It's all about the circus at this unique cabaret show. With tickets from only £4, you can experience acrobats, aerialists and fire-breathers as they take you on a journey to a dark utopian world.

Save £10.00 on ticket Standard Seats - Full Price. with discount code CATNIP
Valid on the following dates: 18/09/2018, 19/09/2018, 25/09/2018 and 26/09/2018.

2 events @ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden with 16 upcoming dates from 14 Sep 2018 until 14 Dec 2018

The night are getting earlier and the days shorter - hotfoot it over to Midnight Apothecary. This gorgeous outside bar is on top of the Brunel Museum, has a cute firepit for roasting marshmallows, and serves cocktails created from foraged ingredients.

  Hidden Figures: WW2

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@ Biscuit Factory on Various dates from Thursday 20th September 2018

Undoing the tyranny of the history books, this immersive storytelling adventure is putting World War Two's diverse forgotten heroes in focus for a fun and fascinating look at some incredible lives.

Save 20.00% on ticket Standard 20:55 [8] with discount code Frivolous Friday
Valid on the following dates: 21/09/2018.

@ 300 Venues across London AND free entry to The Cocktail Village on Mon, 1st Oct 2018 - Sun, 7th Oct 2018

If you're looking for something fun to do in London this autumn, head to Brick Lane where London Cocktail Week's Cocktail Village awaits. Gain free entry to the space, where drinks from various brands await, while over 300 bars champion special £6 drinks for a whole seven days.

15 events @ 6 venues with 22 upcoming dates from 13 Sep 2018 until 22 Nov 2019

Offering some of the most exciting eating and drinking experiences in London this autumn, HIX have programmed a stunning series of events that will get you doing everything from carving workshops to Day of the Dead celebrations.

5 events @ Century with 5 upcoming dates from 15 Sep 2018 until 17 Nov 2018

Snuggle down into autumn with this quirky cinema series. Showing all your favourite movies, from The Big Lebowski to When Harry Met Sally, you'll also be given some tasty gourmet snacks to enjoy while you watch.