Best Events in October

Oktoberfest booze-ups, side-splitting comedy nights, unruly disco dancing, bottomless brunches dedicated to the unusual and jumping swing dance evenings. These are a mere handful of the awesome events set to unfold throughout this month, and we're really only scratching the surface. Read on to discover the full list of our recommended things to do this October in London.

Last updated on 19th September 2019




This October, take the time to be one of the first to check out Ballie Ballerson's brand new sites. The adult ballpit has launched in Soho and is now bigger than ever; think UV balls, incredible cocktails and some serious pizza action.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

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@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 23rd November and Friday 13th December 2019

Silent Sounds is the ultimate mix of sight seeing and clubbing, as your headphones play anything from disco classics to hardcore house (depending on your channel) while the two-storey Dutch Master takes you past iconic London landmarks.

With Halloween specials and the chance to smuggle in your favourite bottle of alcohol to these prisons where inmate bartenders will shake you up something special, Alcotraz should be on your radar this month.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

The Grid is an incredible new pop-up bar from the people that brought you ABQ - the Breaking Bad themed RV. This time they're taking you into the murky world of AI; will you have what it takes to defeat the robots, all while enjoying some excellent cocktails.

This October, Skylight is back and better than ever with its rooftop ice rink, fully-stocked bar and incredible array of events. Whether you fancy Halloween on Ice or after-work cocktails with a jaw-dropping view, its autumn's must-see location. 

@ The Brigade on Tue, 1st Oct 2019 @ 17:00 - 23:00

October means one thing at London Bridge restaurant Brigade, Goatober, where four chefs will work together to create a menu excursively made from goat meat. Expect four courses of enticing and exciting eating from Head Chef Pete Denhart, Gizzi Erksin, Calum Franklin and Karan Gokani.

@ Red Rooster on Saturday 21st September 2019 and 9 other Saturdays

Whether you're a fiend for chicken and waffles or hungry for blueberry pancakes topped with bacon and maple syrup, Red Rooster is on hand to satisfy your brunch cravings. Better yet, you can get your hands on bottomless cocktails as DJ Emily Rawson and her iconic female DJ crew spin the tunes.

From an Oktoberfest-themed bash to Halloween-style parties, Doktoberfest is bringing a slice of Bavaria to London this season. Expect food from German Sausage Company and Berlin Donner alongside beer, fizz and cocktails; all with live entertainment.

@ Secret Location in Highgate, London or Central London on Friday 27th September and Friday 11th October 2019

MATR is a unique fine dining experience from Million Pound Menu's Jonas Lorentzen, who'll be drawing inspiration from the Iron Age and Vikings to create his unique seven-course meal. If that's not enough this secret supper club will expertly-pair each dish with a fine wine to elevate. 

  Bridge Command

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@ COLAB Factory on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

One of October's best London events, this interactive space adventure is taking you inside the world of Bridge Command, a piece of immersive theatre where it will be you manning the controls as you puzzle your way through the challenge in the hopes of saving both yourself and your crew.

Supa Dupa Fly throw the events that hip hop and RnB lovers have to go to, throwing the hottest nights around that has attracted names like Rita Ora, Jazzy Jeff, Disclosure and more.

@ The Electric Ballroom on Saturday 28th September 2019 and 3 other Saturdays

Prepare to be transported all the way to Germany as Camden's Electric Ballroom is transformed into a Bavarian beer hall complete with currywurst and brotzel alongside steins of beer and live music from The Old Dirty Brasstards.

Ultimate Power

37 user reviews 5

Ultimate Power is the biggest, most fun club night around. Playing huge tunes from the 70s right through to the present day, the club night will have you hollering at the top of our lungs.

Head on over to Millwall Park and Olympia London this October and you'll find the quintessential Oktoberfest celebration. Expect singalongs, steins of bier, beautiful bratwurst and all the oopah music you could possibly dream of.  

This October, escape the blistering glares and experience a date night with a difference. You'll get to explore London's top spots, free from the crowds, with a glass of bubbly to hand and all the time you could dream for.

  Shida

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@ The Vaults Theatre on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

This Autumn, Jeanette Bayardelle is bringing her critically-acclaimed musical to The Vaults, following a successful stint in New York. Telling the real-life story of an aspiring writer, the moving and often heartbreaking tale is brought to life with a glorious soundtrack and intimate surroundings. 

  • Over 14
  • Theatre/Arts
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)
  • Tickets from £38.00

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@ Hidden location in Hoxton on Wednesday 16th October 2019 and 3 other dates

Fortune - and good food - favours the brave at this unforgettable dining experience in Hoxton. Spend your evening venturing through five different dining dimensions at the immersive venue, meeting various characters and enjoying five courses on your way.

The 90s Brunch

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Bring back the '90s in the best way ever at this bottomless brunch in London. Taking place in a secret location, The 90's Brunch is a huge afternoon of bottomless cocktails, '90s food, lip-sync karaoke and dance offs.

Rumour Mill

28 user reviews 5

Not your average burlesque show, Rumour Mill is bringing you stunning performances from some of the country's top acts. Taking to a secret London location, there'll be show-stopping acts from the best girls and guys around.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

66 user reviews 4

Gin-House Burlesque is bringing you a taste of old-school glamour with performers channeling the spirit of Parisian performers and American greats. Taking place in a secret Shoreditch members club, this is a top choice for things to do in London.

@ Kitchen Theory on Various dates from Thursday 26th September 2019

A new kind of sensory dining, this London experience shows you what happens when you let an experimental psychologist co-design a ten-course tasting menu. Fusing science and gastronomy in brave new ways, this multi-sensory supper club explores texture, colour, aroma and creativity.

@ 5-15 Sun Street, London, EC2M2PT on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Taking inspiration from the Martin Scorsese classic and shocking real-life story of Jordan Belfort, this immersive experience in London promises to be on exhilarating adventure. Step inside the tale of big money and even bigger drama as tales of deception unravel around you. 

@ The Gipsy Hill Taproom on Saturday 21st September 2019 and 13 other Saturdays

If you're looking for a quirky day out this October, head over to Gipsy Hill Brewery where you'll find a fun, hands-on brewery experience. The beer aficionados here will have you in safe hands as they guide you through the beer-making process and give you the chance to sample a few along the way. 

Aeronaut

219 user reviews 4

Winner of DesignMyNight's West London's Best Pub 2018/19 award, the Aeronaut is a guaranteed fun-filled night out. This October expect everything from pub quizzes, Rugby World Cup screenings, bottomless brunches and, of course, showstopping circus performances in the venue's very own big-top space. 

Prepare yourselves for a day of disco, funk and boogie as this bottomless brunch invites you to indulge in bottomless cocktails and a cracking 2-course brunch alongside fun games... all in a top secret location.

  Journey To The Underworld

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Halloween has come early as Journey to the Underworld makes a mighty return to Pedley Street. Step aboard the twisted dining experience this October and indulge in a devilishly decadent menu from MasterChef's Louisa Ellis, accompanied by a thrilling immersive theatrical performance.

Bedales Wines

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Renowned for their fabulous selection of wines. Bedales are giving wine fanatics and connoisseurs a series of fun and interesting events across October to get stuck into, whether it be a wine and cheese pairing lesson, pub quiz or wine road trip workshop. 

The Candlelight Club

23 user reviews 5

The champions of 1920s decadence and the revival of the smokey, smooth days of the Jazz Age are back with a series of supper club soirees that will see you sipping on bespokely crafted cocktails and enjoying some period partying. It's The Candlelight Club of course; there'll be flappers, dapper chaps and beautiful damsels to surround yourself with. 

@ Skuna Boats on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Catch the remaining sun rays by heading out on a barbecue with a view this October. You'll get to pass some of London's most iconic landmarks, with a drink to hand, while getting all hands on deck and flame-grilling fresh cuts of meat. 

  The Water House Project

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@ Bert & May on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Looking to lap up a little fine dining without all the pretentiousness? Head to this Bethnal Green spot, where Michelin-starred chefs are cooking up a feast. With seven courses all paired with a specially chosen glass of wine, we love the sound of this supper club.

Bashment Brunch

31 user reviews 4

Discounts available on certain events

Don't let the oncoming winter get you down, this epic all-day brunch is bringing you big beats, big flavours and bottomless cocktails from across five hours of partying.

Garage Brunch

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This October, banish the autumnal blues and get down to some classic UK garage, with some of the biggest pioneers of the genre. In addition to this, there will be an incredible grime special. Classic bangers are guaranteed, along with food, drink and loads of dancing, you know it's set to get lit. 

@ The Bletchley on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

This October, become a remember of the Bletchley Park code breakers at this immersive cocktail experience in London. You'll get to recreate the WW2 protocol by using Enigma machines to generate cocktail ingredients and recipes, before rewarded for your efforts. 

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

16 user reviews 5

Join The Double R Club for a series of mysterious nights and nightmarish events, complete with themed cocktails, wild cabaret and live music. Think you've seen it all before? Trust us, you ain't seen nothing yet. 

@ The Golden Hinde on Friday 4th October 2019 and 2 other Fridays

The Rhythm and Booze Project is back and taking residency at The Golden Hinde to host a marine-themed night of blues, whisky, and mischief. Promising an open bar all night-long, the boys are sure to impress with the unique combination of gritty music and whisky knowledge. 

@ FEST Camden on Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th October 2019

Looking for fun things to do in London this month? Not only has this food festival got a tonne of plant-based food in store, but there's also vegan Bavarian beer, mulled wines and hot cocktails to wash it all down.

@ Neverland London on Friday 27th September 2019 and 3 other dates

Get your fill of Oktoberfest antics this year and make for Fulham where Neverland are turning their pergolas into a Bavarian grotto. Get down to oompah takes on your favourite songs, alongside steins of German beer, traditional street food and delicious brotzles.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Head over to Stratford where this unique escape room experience is turning you into an international spy hunter for the hour. Tackle puzzles, surveillance footage, clues, conundrums and more as you try and identify the double agent in your midst.

  The Brig

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@ Merchant House on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

One of the most innovative new bars in London, head to The Brig for a drinking experience of epic but intimate proportions. Available for groups of up to just four, you'll be furnished with your own private bartender or you can jump behind the bar and mix yourself a drink to your exact tastes.

House Of Burlesque

206 user reviews 5

Spice up your usual nights out as the world-class House Of Burlesque host a series of sexy pop-ups this October. Expect burlesque dance courses where you can master the art of feather work and explore comedy and character.

@ The Hurlingham Club on Sat, 19th Oct 2019 @ 19:00 - 1:00

Fall into the rabbit hole this Autumn and experience a truly unique take on the whimsical world of Wonderland. Taking place at the prestigious Hurlington Club, this immersive masked ball is complete with live entertainment, a three-course dinner and plenty of surprises. 

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Combining Jeff Wayne's musical, immersive theatre, VR, augmented reality and cutting-edge technology, this War of the Worlds experience place its audience right in the heart of the action. Prepare to be thrust into a terrifying tale of alien invasion against a Victorian backdrop. 

RE:IMAGINE

40 user reviews 4

The Reimagine collective do exactly as you'd think their name suggests: with the help of full 16-piece orchestras, live performers and epic choirs, they retell the stories of some of music history's most adored names.

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