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 22nd March 2017
Inspired by the comic genius of ‘Allo Allo and Dad’s Army, accept your role as a secret agent for the French Resistance of 1943 and immerse yourself in a world of spies, gadgets and gizmos. You’ll receive your briefing, kit up and get stuck in to your first mission, savouring that Parisian culture and keeping up that French accent - the Gestapo will get suspicious otherwise. Round things off with a delicious three-course feast in the authentic Bistro before dancing the night away to a swing playlist at this unique, secretive event.
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.
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.
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.
Little Nan presents her ultimate island themed remedy for helping you through those Summer blues this Autumn. Taking to a secret location in South London, you'll discover her island themed paradise underneath a Caribbean pub where you're sure to drink cocktails from tea pots, find shade under palm trees and explore all manner of Caribbean food and drink.
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.
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.
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 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.