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 12th November 2018

  The Grid

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@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Friday 14th December 2018

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.

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.

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Friday 14th December 2018 and 4 other dates

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.

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?

@ Bert & May on Various dates from Thursday 20th December 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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Saturday 15th December 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.


@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Friday 14th December 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.

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.

@ LIBRARY London on Various dates from Saturday 15th December 2018

This immersive experience is set in the 1930's where you attend a glamorous dinner, which is subsequently ruined by a horrible murder. You must then work alongside detective Jonathon Rutherford to unravel the case, and catch the killer. 

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.

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. 

@ Red Rooster on Saturday 22nd December 2018 and 6 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.

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. 

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 15th December 2018 and 11 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Fancy yourself a gin connoisseur? Head to Hackney's Martello Hall, Cannova Hall or Cattivo for a masterclass in all things 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.

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.

  The Brig

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@ Merchant House on Various dates from Friday 14th December 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.

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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.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Friday 14th December 2018

Save 20% on ticket Sentence No. 1 (Wednesday) with discount code ORANGE
Valid on the following dates: 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018 and 28/11/2018.

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.

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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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Friday 14th December 2018

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.