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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.
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.
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.
It's time to get competitive about cake as The Big London Bake Off brings you an unforgettable experience. With just 90 minutes to whip up an absolute showstopper, do you think you have what it takes to take on the bake?
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.
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.
Whether you love the aquarium or still have yet to experience the iconic attraction, now's your chance to check out SEA LIFE in all its glory; complete with late-night access, pop-up cocktail bars and complimentary bubbles... of the alcoholic variety.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Join Grandma Flash and the rest of the Blingo crew for the ultimate stupid night out. Bringing you bingo, lip sync battles, dance offs and general silliness, you could also walk away with some truly special prizes.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
If you're on the hunt for a unique night out this October, Zeus on the Loose is the show for you. Think Rocky Horror meets Greek gods and you've got an all-signing, all-dancing re-telling with burlesque, circus and drag thrown in for measure.
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.
The creators of Divine Proportions are back at The Vaults with an even more tantalising tale than ever before. Within this, guests will be immersed in an intoxicating tale of seduction, decadence and deception in an experience unlike any other.
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.
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.
Head to Brixton's favourite rooftop party spot this month where iconic singer Alison Limerick will be bringing you a live set of classic material with support from the likes of Full Intention, Nick Standen, Ian Perry and many more to be announced.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
From gourmet sliders to French pastries and bottomless cocktails, this is one hell of a brunch. On top of the tasty menus, there's a Beyonce tribute act, dance troupe and all her hits; from The Writings On The Wall to Lemonade and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for quirky things to do this October? Not only is the exclusive Shangri-La Hotel opening its doors for a series of one-off theatre performances, but they've also got luxurious canapés and Champagne to top it all off.
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.
Not only can you experience the London Dungeon after hours, but LATES is bringing you all the humour and horror of the infamous attraction alongside 2 free drinks, 8 live shows and even a ride. Are you ready?
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.
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 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.
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.
Transport yourself to the deck of a transatlantic cruise this month as the London Shuffle Club brings you a taste of the high seas life with their fun mix of shuffleboard, cocktails and tasty pizzas.
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.
In need of a touch of glamour this October? Mews of Mayfair will be welcoming guests to the historic One Gin Gallery to indulge on a unique gin-spired brunch experience. Pairing up with One Gin, they're using a bespoke creation to make three cocktails, and pair them with two gorgeous dishes.
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.
Not only has Goose Island Brewhouse rounded up some of their favourite breweries for this Oktoberfest bash, but they've also got a special menu and live band too. Dress up and prepare to get down with steins of beer and bratwurst to soak it all up.
Head over to The Castle in Farringdon where this unique escape room series is putting you on the trail of a killer. Collect clues and interact with characters over the course of just a few hours, and see if you can't suss whodunnit.
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.
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 Murphia Games is an exploration of culinary delights from Ireland's most celebrated chefs, taking place at The Jugged Hare this October. They'll have you munching away on a selection of four sumptuous game dishes awhile taking you through an extraordinary masterclass.
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.
Your mid-week antics are about to get a whole lot netter as The Hoxton Cabaret makes a mighty return to the Queen of Hoxton this Autumn. Prepare to be amazed by fresh talent from the world of burlesque, circus, drag and more.
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.
For sone of the best events in London, look no further than It's Unkown. Bringing you the quirky Musical Bingo, The Comedy House Party and Gospeloke, here's some of the most fun things to do.
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.