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 16th August 2018

9 events @ Secret London Location with 9 upcoming dates from 18 Aug 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

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.

@ The Arcola Theatre on Every Friday

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. 

  Dead Man's Hand

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@ Grand Union Farringdon on Saturday 25th August 2018 and 9 other Saturdays

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.

6 events @ Secret Location with 300 upcoming dates from 16 Aug 2018 until 04 Oct 2018

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?

2 events @ The Jugged Hare with 2 upcoming dates starting on 19 Sep 2018

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 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. 

4 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 45 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 2017 until 22 Dec 2018

Join the London Cabaret Club as they celebrate British culture with truly spectacular, originally choreographed shows mixed together with an exquisite meal.

18 events @ 13 venues with 56 upcoming dates starting on 17 Aug 2018

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.

7 events @ 2 venues with 151 upcoming dates from 16 Aug 2018 until 08 Nov 2018

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.

9 events @ The Colonel Fawcett with 9 upcoming dates from 03 Sep 2018 until 29 Oct 2018

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.

5 events @ DNA VR with 60 upcoming dates from 16 Aug 2018 until 31 Aug 2018

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!

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 15th September 2018 and 3 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.

14 events @ XOYO with 14 upcoming dates from 25 Aug 2018 until 23 Oct 2018

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.

7 events @ 7 venues with 9 upcoming dates from 31 Aug 2018 until 27 Oct 2018

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.

2 events @ 2 venues with 42 upcoming dates from 16 Aug 2018 until 25 Jan 2019

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.

@ Meet at White Hart Brew Pub on Saturday 25th August 2018 and 4 other Saturdays

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.

25 events @ Secret London Location with 25 upcoming dates from 18 Aug 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

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 Penitentiary on Various dates from Sunday 19th August 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.

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16 events @ 7 venues with 23 upcoming dates from 07 Sep 2018 until 22 Nov 2019

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.