Best Events in October
Oktoberfest booze-ups, side-splitting comedy nights, unruly disco dancing 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 in October.
Last updated on 27th July 2017
For an unforgettable cinema experience, head to the Rivoli Pop Up Cinema and watch iconic films in one of London's oldest ballrooms. This October, the team are going all out, hosting a screening of the 1984 cult classic Nightmare on Elm Street to get everyone in the Halloween mood.
With drinks costing a mere £3, and a fun-loving atmosphere that's sure to put a smile on even the most cynical face, the Camden Rocks Club has changed the way North London looks at Saturday night. With entry costing only £5 and a frequent host of surprise musical appearances, Underworld has become a favourite amongst the city's rock lovers and will continue to draw crowds this September. From heavy metal to the melodic sounds of synth-pop, you'll hear all your favourite tracks at this fun-loving club night.
With the hugely popular Hackney Colliery Band, plenty of massive steins of German beer and lots of tasty Bavarian food, Oktoberfest East makes it triumphant return for 2017. Head over to Oval Space to join in the fun as they bring all the fun of German beer halls to East London.
Taking place in East London, Tequila and Mezcal Fest is returning for 2017 with even more delicious spirits. Learn about Mexico with the nation's favourite tipples, delicious street food and traditional entertainment that includes, music and ceremonies.
With special guest DJs, BBQ food and an iconic location, The Roof Gardens are putting their touch on Halloween. Head to Kensington to discover the amazing venue, with three gardens all specially decorated, and get ready to party with the ghost and ghouls of West London.
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.
This October prepare for the spookiest circus in town. Taking over their biggest venue yet, a whole evening of terrifying and hazardous performances will keep you amazed, with the whole venue decked out in decorations, LED screens and haunting confetti. A world class DJ set will keep you entertained – all you have to do is dress up and get involved.
London's renowned Cabaret Club hosts a stunning night framed by amazing performances and fantastic music. Guests can expect to find a team of dancers, beautifully dressed and performing some of the most stunningly choreographed routines in London. After that, the DJs take over, playing some of Britain's most loved songs. Taking the crowd as far back as the swinging 60s, they'll move through the musical decades, using their decks to highlight some of the proudest moments in our nation's musical history.
Tattershall Castle is one of the best alternative nights out in London. Not only do they offer some great food and drink at affordable prices, they also host everything from comedy clubs to exciting club nights – all on a boat!
Jump into a plot of deceit and obsession as you uncover who murdered and was murdered. Seven erratic personalities will bump off you as you discover a plot of deceit and obsession, all on the eve of Paradise Bar’s annual masquerade celebration.
After travelling the world and amazing crowds that include some of the most sinister critics, the Magic Hour now returns to London, turning its focus to the Grand Royal in Hyde Park. With plenty of mind-reading, sleight of hand, unbelievable illusions and hilarious card tricks, master magician 'Sonic' has carefully curated a show that's certain to leave you stunned and scratching your head. A complimentary cocktail is given to each guest upon arrival, in order to help kick the evening up a notch.
Iconic music venue The Jazz Cafe is hosting a very special evening of music as they celebrate legendary civil rights icon Curtis Mayfield. The artist, who was known for his thought-provoking music, will be commemorated via an orchestral band.
Looking to get familiar with some of the best beer in the business? Then why not join the East End Craft Beer Tap Tour as you get familiar with pints from the likes of One Mile End Brewery @ White Hart Brew Pub, Mother Kelly's Craft Beer Bar and the Redchurch Brewery.
Combing the best of soulful jazz with high energy swing dancing, the team at the Arcola Theatre seem to understand what a fun Friday night is all about. Perfect for both beginners and experienced swing dancers, guests will first take part in a laid back dance class, before watching in awe as a stunning live jazz band frame the entire evening with soulful jams and an electric energy.
They’ve smashed it throughout the summer, and now Hip Hop Brunch stride confidently into Autumn with another session of Saturday brunch parties. This is an exhibition of delicious food and dirrrrty cocktails, with a soundtrack of hip-hop classics throughout. Make good use of the bottomless cocktail power hour (between 12 and 1pm), dance the afternoon away then rock the mic when it’s karaoke time.
Hear Daft Punk's music in a completely new way as a 16-piece orchestra play hits from their Homework album at XOYO this October.
You don't have to jet out to Munich to experience the fun of Oktoberfest as Porchester Hall bring all the Bavarian fun to London. Join the historic venue for a day of German beer, traditional food and music along with plenty of fun and games.
Taking place over three months, Beauty and the Feast is an epic night that brings feasting, partying and art together. Held in the incredibly atmospheric Vaults, join the party with three-courses of delicious food, unlimited drinks and amazing live music that will have you dancing on tables - literally.