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 15th October 2018

  Erdinger Oktoberfest London

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@ Erdinger Oktoberfest London on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

From fairground rides and market stalls through to Bavarian waitresses and live band and DJs, Erdinger Oktoberfest is bringing its iconic party spirit back to East London. Setting up a massive beer tent, the festival is giving Munich a run for its money with its authentic Oktoberfest, flown all the way from Germany.

Save 25.00% on ticket Outside Venue Thursday (fun fair, beer garden) with discount code DMN

@ Secret Location on Sat, 27th Oct 2018 @ 21:00 - 3:00

If you're after a fun night out this Halloween, head to this secret east London location, where a twisted abandoned circus awaits. With a magical Halloween spectacle including breathtaking performances from fire breathers, enchanting aerialists and spooky sideshows, this is one to watch.

  Divine Proportions

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@ The Vaults on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

Shotgun Carousel make their return to The Vaults for a party of godly proportions. Head for Waterloo where you'll be treated to exquisite food and drink, otherworldly performance and a night of absolute revelry.

  Journey To The Underworld

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

You're invited to this two hour immersive dining experience, where fantasy, fear, lust, hope and love await. From the creators of The Murdér Express, you're in for a treat.


Save 20.00% on ticket Off Peak Early Evening 6pm with discount code JOURNEY20
Valid on the following dates: 30/09/2018, 07/10/2018, 14/10/2018, 16/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 23/10/2018 and 24/10/2018.

7 events @ 2 venues with 111 upcoming dates from 18 Oct 2018 until 27 Jan 2019

The weather may be on the turn but there's still some clear nights to enjoy from Tobacco Dock's best rooftop spot. Head up to Skylight for some autumn drinking and fun games of horseshoes and haystack skittles.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 19th October 2018

Do something a little different this month and head to the Radisson Blu, where the plush hotel has been transformed into The Nags Head for a night dedicated to the popular TV show. Relive all the laughs and meet the Trotters, with a mouth-watering three-course meal.


4 events @ 3 venues with 4 upcoming dates from 05 Nov 2018 until 12 Jan 2019

This October, discover a night of live music as this pop up series brings you a selection of events dedicated to some of the most iconic musicians; from Aretha Franklin to Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

The Candlelight Club

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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. 

7 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 7 upcoming dates from 26 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2019

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.

@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

One of London's most unique bars, Ballie Ballerson has been transformed into a stunning enchanted Forest. Head down for giant LED trees, magical cocktails and all the ball pit fun you can handle.

Save 25.00% on ticket Weekday Ball Pit Admission 6pm-8pm with discount code MONDAY FUNDAY
Valid on the following dates: 22/10/2018, 29/10/2018 and 05/11/2018.

15 events @ Cafe de Paris with 15 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 22 Dec 2018

Just because it's winter, doesn't mean your nights out can't sizzle. Get down to Cafe de Paris for an evening bursting with slinky circus acts, show-stopping cabaret and hilarious entertainment alongside waitress service, canapés and even a three-course meal.

13 events @ One Aldwych with 37 upcoming dates from 18 Oct 2018 until 23 Dec 2018

Get your autumn off to the best start with this great series of film screenings at One Aldywych's private cinema room. Catch everything From King of Thieves to The Shining at this fun and quirky movie series.

4 events @ 2 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 14 Dec 2018

Cuddle up beside a fire pit as this adorable rooftop bar. The Midnight Apothecary is one of London's top date spot; slurp cocktails made from foraged ingredients and toast marshmallows on the fire - we told you it was hella cute.

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

Go for something a little different and head to the Thames for an experience like never seen before. With drinks from London Cocktail Club, Oslo's DJ Mikee Snooze on the decks and a trip on a Thames Rocket, you won't want to miss this.

2 events @ Quaker Street with 42 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2018

Love horror films? Then you'll love this. Bringing you experiences from a spooky Victorian house to a Chinese zombie apocalypse, this virtual reality haunted house is the first of its kind to hit the UK and you can get in on the unique experience from jhust £20.

5 events @ 3 venues with 18 upcoming dates from 18 Oct 2018 until 22 Dec 2018

From quirky dating events through to special chefs, this underground lair is whipping up some mighty fine feasts. Stop by their basement bolthole for Mexican feasts, fresh flavours and plenty of fun.

31 events @ Secret London Location with 31 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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.

@ Bert & May on Various dates from Friday 19th October 2018

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.

2 events @ Sakagura with 5 upcoming dates from 23 Oct 2018 until 27 Nov 2018

From an interactive chef's table taking you on an in-depth journey of Japanese food and sake to masterclasses from the likes of Suntory Whisky and Nikka Vodka, Sakagura is the go-to place for decadent east Asian drinking and dining in London. This October head along as thye put on an epic evening of sake with their Sakagura Sake Journey, which will teach you more about the revered spirit.

14 events @ XOYO with 14 upcoming dates from 17 Oct 2018 until 20 Dec 2018

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.

12 events @ 6 venues with 18 upcoming dates from 23 Oct 2018 until 22 Nov 2019

Get involved with HIX's fabulous event programme this October as Mark and his team bring all manner of quirky food pairings and cool workshops to the Tramshed for your to enjoy.

18 events @ 11 venues with 39 upcoming dates starting on 19 Oct 2018

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 Brig

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@ Merchant House on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

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.

33 events @ Secret London Location with 33 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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. 

8 events @ 6 venues with 10 upcoming dates from 26 Oct 2018 until 31 Dec 2018

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.

@ Blenheim Forge Steel Workshop on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October 2018

Take part in these fun and interactive rum masterclasses, as you learn the craft of cocktail-making with Appleton Estate. You ticket will include a cocktail, rum masterclass, craft workshop and a home-tasting kit, so you can become a real rum connoisseur. 

23 events @ Secret London Location with 23 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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.

8 events @ Secret London Location with 8 upcoming dates from 10 Nov 2018 until 15 Jun 2019

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.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

So, you're spending October in prison. That sucks. But don't worry, smuggle in your favourite bottle of alcohol and the inmates can make sure that jail is a real party. But in this immersive drinking experience, you have to make sure you don't get caught. There's even two Halloween specials at the end of the month.

Save 20.00% on ticket Sentence No.1 with discount code ORANGE
Valid on any dates that fall on Wednesday.

@ Savage Garden on Fri, 26th Oct 2018 @ 20:00 - 2:00

London's wildest rooftop bar is getting a Halloween makeover, with devilish and decadent behaviour de rigueur! Expect savage serves from the bar, delicious small pates and some of the best hits from the DJ, fancy dress is a must from all the sideshow freaks and crazy clowns that wanna get involved. 

3 events @ 2 venues with 70 upcoming dates from 18 Oct 2018 until 01 Jun 2019

One of the best places to go in London this autumn, this stunning Cuban-inspired pop up at Tobacco Dock is bringing you delicious cocktails and tasty street food, alongside rum masterclasses and DJs that will keep you dancing all night long.

6 events @ Secret Location with 300 upcoming dates from 15 Oct 2018 until 03 Dec 2018

Shrouded in mystery, this espionage-themed escape game invites you to investigate a criminal mastermind using evidence and wits. Will you crack the case before the clock is up?

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 20th October 2018 and 2 other Saturdays

Head back in time to the Rivoli Ballroom, where you'll be jiving and swinging to some spectacular live music, as well as soaking up the cool retro 40s and 50s atmosphere along the way.

9 events @ 4 venues with 21 upcoming dates from 01 Sep 2018 until 18 May 2019

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. 

@ Sky Garden Bars on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

Head up to Sky Garden where they'll be busting out some great live music and tasty cocktails. Take in the view and then get ready to take to the dancefloor as DJs keep the party atmosphere high until late into the night.

@ Red Rooster on Saturday 27th October 2018 and 4 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.