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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most raucous event coming up in October, this epic night at Wringer + Mangle is bringing you bottomless bottomless bubbles, a delicious dinner and a hilarious drag show.
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?
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.
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.
One of the best events to check out in London in October, this clever and creepy immersive experience at COLAB Factory will be putting you on the trail of mysterious killer, The Copycat, at one of the coolest horror nights in the city.
One of October's most unique events, this quirky supper club will put you and five others in an intimate setting for a delicious meal that you'll be eating entirely in the nude.
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.
One of the most elegant events in London in October, this stunning supper club at Sky Garden brings you fine wines from two highly-renowned makers, accompanied by bespoke food pairings.
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.
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.
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 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.
Get down to this Brixton hotspot, as the Blues Kitchen pays tribute to the legendary Jimi Hendrix with a live rendition of his ground-breaking album Ladyland in all entirety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sink your teeth into a tantalising menu from The Great British Menu winner James Cochran at his newest restaurant in Angel. With tickets limited to only 20 people, you'll need to book quickly to secure a place where you can try four delicious courses from the award-winning chef.
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.
If your October plans don't contain at least one Oktoberfest party, then are you even living life? Head south for a taste of Berlin in Brixton, as the iconic Jamm brings you a stellar selection of German beer and food alongside oompah DJs, wenches and Bavarian games.
One of the best ways to mix up your Halloween plans, this creepy immersive theatre performance takes you back 1871 for a genre-busting extravaganza that enlists the help of you, the audience, to solve the mystery at the heart of the story.
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.
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.
Get ready to learn how to dab like a pro as Bingo Academy makes its return this October. Join in with the hilarious fun at this 'school' which will leave you with skill and maybe even a wacky prize.
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.
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.
Fancy yourself a gin connoisseur? Head to Hackney's Martello Hall for a masterclass in all thing botanical. You'll learn all about the history of gin, taste tonics and test different botanicals before blending, bottling and naming two of your own gins to take home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get an exclusive sneak peek at the latest venture from the team behind Tonight Josephine and Blame Gloria. Boasting quirky cocktails, colourful interiors and even a PVC-covered bed to relax on, it's sure to be your new favourite Shoreditch hangout.
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.
One of the best food events coming up this October in London, head to Londrino where chef Leandro Carreira will be bringing you four courses of delicious Portuguese cuisine, including the traditional Cozido and even 'sweet' scrambled eggs.
The ultimate autumn supper club has arrived in Hackney. Head to Apiary Studios for an evening of great wines and hearty Cassoulet as Quite Nice wines teams up with chef Jacob Rosen for a night that will warm the soul.
One of the most unique pieces of performance in London this month, Pandemonium Performance are heading back to Abney Park for a Halloween special inspired by classic horror stories from Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, M.R. James and more.
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.
Get ready to slurp some fine whisky at this evening run by Deanston Single Malt. Along with sipping on three renowned varieties, the night will include a four-course meal, an Old Fashioned Masterclass and cocktail pairing.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
If your calendar isn't filled with at least one Oktoberfest party this month, are you even living life? Get down to Vauxhall Street Food Garden where the stunning space will be transformed into a Bavarian beer hall, complete with bratwurst, live bands, DJs and more.
If you haven't been to Prosecco House yet, are you really living life? Soak up five glasses of prosecco and nibbles as a handpicked producer teaches you all about their vineyards and grapes.
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.
Tuck into some of the best Britain has to offer as Zetter Townhouse puts on a feast dedicated to foraging. The kitchen will cook up five scrumptious courses, with wild fish, game, berries, and mushrooms all on the menu.
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.
Mixing great cocktails and stunning theatrics, immerse yourself in this amazing Wild West experience this month. Head to Fulham where the Moonshine Saloon will put you at the heart of the action as you play smuggler and Sheriff-dodger.