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.
This October, get yourself round to Ballie Ballerson for a brunch filled with two hours of unlimited prosecco and pizza, and unlimited dives into one million different balls.
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.
An experience like no other, Chambers of Flavour is back with a bang, and also 130 minutes of culinary creativity and quirky cocktails. Book your slot, wait for your text, then run like the wind to a secret London location where this foodie quest will begin.
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 quirky supperclub will transport you to Treasure Island, as Robert Louis Stevenson's legendary tale is brought to life. Sample Long John Silver's tasty treats, with a four course menu, cocktails and literary surprises.
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.
Make for Notting Hill where The Ginstitute's intensive and interactive sessions will be running throughout October to bring you the history of the spirit, along with some saucy cocktails and even the chance to make your on little bottle of the hard stuff.
This October, Underground Cookery School is offering you the chance to sharpen your skills with a series of cookery classes led by experts from Vietnam, Mauritius, Kenya and more. Proceeds will be donated to the Curry for Change campaign.
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.
It's all sorts of fiery and it's headed to Shoreditch this October; House of Burlesque is a roaring night of strip tease, circus acts and cabaret that is bound to have jaws dropping.
Offering one of the best Oktoberfest parties in London, head to the Electric Ballroom for steins, dancing and ridiculous challenges to help shake off those post-summer blues.
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.
Ditch your duvet and Netflix with the arrival of autumn, and instead leave reality behind all together. Dead Man's Hand is a thrilling and fun game that combines elements of escape rooms, immersive theatre, murder mystery and comedy for a weekend like no other.
Full of bold and exciting performances, Ms. Paolini is back this autumn with her Phantasmagoria. Head to Hoxton Hall where you can experience a modern-day variety show of theatre, comedy and odd-ball acts.
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?
Jugged Hare are hosting a series of supper clubs centred around a specific cut of meat – with October dedicated to goat! Join them for their five course Goatober feast, with specially paired wines and special talks.
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.
Get ready to sing your heart out as a tribute to one of the best musical films of the last year comes to London Docklands for a night drinking dining and stunning entertainment from circus performers to dancers.
Join the London Cabaret Club as they celebrate British culture with truly spectacular, originally choreographed shows mixed together with an exquisite meal.
Go all out with a mouth-watering feast of epic proportions, as Billy and Jack take over BOKI for a five course feast. Head to this Covent Garden eatery where you'll find their British dishes and delicious drinks.
It's all about the brown stuff, as Mac and Wild have joined forces with whisky consultant Blair Bowman for an immersive experience. Expect a cocktail and 4 drams paired with canapes in the dark, for a multi-sensory encounter,
One of the best events in London this October, this stunning evening of fine food and one-of-a-kind gin cocktails will have you in awe of both the chefs and the mixologists.
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 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.
For one of the best events in London, look no further than the quirky Musical Bingo. As one of London's favourite night's out, you can be sure that this will be a fun one.
One of the friendliest stand up shows in London, this great series of comedy nights is bringing you some of the best events in October with sets from Fern Brady, Dana Alexander and Lloyd Langford.
Immerse yourself in the world of DNA - one of the most unusual attractions in London. Whether you are conquering Everest, travelling to the Moon or surviving a Zombie Apocalypse, there will never be a dull moment!
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.
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.
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.
Bringing you a brand new Priscilla Queen of the Desert party experience, this all-singing-all-dancing music extravaganza is a must visit for October in London.
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.
One of the biggest events in October, head to Brixton where DJ Jazzy Jeff will be bringing big tunes and house party vibes to the Electric until five in the AM.
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.
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.
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.
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.