Best Events in the UK

You're hankering across the country, beau and chums in tow, but where to go and what to do? With such a wealth of stunning cities, and events at that, it's no wonder that there's so much to do. From stunning cinema events and heralded supper clubs, to dazzling circus shows and secret affairs, there's no stopping us on the discovery of some of the best events that the UK has to boast. Check out our recommendations for some of the best events in the UK and have yourself a rollick across the country.

Last updated on 29th July 2021

With over 100 tunes covering a range of genres and decades, Sounds Familiar is the music quiz that'll have any music lover screaming. Gather your teammates and prepare to battle it out from Manchester and Liverpool all the way to London.

  London: Waterloo Hidden Jazz Club

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@ The Vaults Theatre on Various dates from Saturday 7th August 2021

Waterloo Hidden Jazz Club is home to some of London's best music events, with a regular roster of underground talent set to serenade their audience. Nab a ticket to catch some seriously smooth sounds in a stunning setting with a glass of wine to hand, it doesn't get much better than that.

If your ideal afternoon includes sipping cocktails, soaking up the sun and listening to live DJs, this is the London event for you. Head on over to Brixton Courtyard where you'll find sand-covered floors, colourful park benches and lush foliage creating the perfect alfresco drinking space. 

  London: Hop Garden Terrace

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@ Hop Garden Terrace @ All Star Lanes White City on Various dates from Sunday 1st August 2021

Taking up residency at All Star Lanes Westfield, Hop Garden Terrace is a top summer pop-up in London. Created in partnership with Goose Island, the terrace will be home to a special menu featuring juicy fried chicken, stacked burgers and loaded nachos to pair with your beer sipping. 

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just fancy switching up your Sunday, Flight Club's Brunch Social is one of the most fun events in the UK. Expect prosecco, bottomless pizza and social darts in London, Birmingham, Manchester and beyond.

When it comes to amazing things to do in the UK, there's one pop-up movie experience that really stands out from the crowd. Cinestock are taking over gorgeous outdoor spaces to bring you classic movies, live music and top-quality refreshments under the stars this summer.

Birmingham: The Old Crown

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The Old Crown is a stelwart in Birmingham's pub scene for many reasons, from its sprawling beer garden all the way through to the regular kitchen residencies. Looking for fun things to do in the city? Join them for themed pub quizzes, rounds of bingo and plenty more. 

London: Aeronaut

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One of West London's hottest haunts, Aeronaut is renowned for its quirky themed happenings and regular circus showcases. Stopping by this summer? Expect to find an event schedule of bottomless brunches, alfresco pub quizzes and Alice In Wonderland-themed afternoon teas.

Looking for fun things to do in Manchester? Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events are taking over the city this summer with their quirky events. Whether you fancy going Gaga with a themed brunch, playing some very naughty bingo or being served by butlers in the buff, check them out. 

London: House Of Voga

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Searching for something a little different? From VOGA fitness classes and fashion events to quirky retreats and online workshops, these guys have got something for everyone. Head to one of House Of VOGA's London pop-ups or take things virtual from the comfort of your home.

Leeds: Yard & Coop

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Giving you so much more than your standard chicken shop, Yard & Coop Leeds is home to an array of incredible events. Whether you fancy taking on a spicy chicken wing competition or grooving along to a drag brunch, this quirky restaurant has you covered. 

Fuller's are bringing it out the bag for fun UK events, serving up a jam-packed summer of theatrical fun. The pub group are welcoming a talented foursome to their beer gardens across the country for an evening of incredible opera. 

  London: The Southbank BBQ Club

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@ The Southbank BBQ Club on Various dates from Sunday 1st August 2021

One unmissable London pop-up event is The Southbank BBQ Club, which can be found perched by the iconic River Thames. One unique place for drinking and dining this summer, the space will feature an extra special set menu of grilled goods for you and your group to dig into. 

From interactive Harry Potter tours to spooky ghost hunts and cheese crawls, this series of cool walking tours is one of the best ways to learn more about the city you're in. From London to York and Edinburgh, they're among the best events in the UK.

For some of the UK's best summer events, look no further than FST Film Festival, a pop-up outdoor cinema screening movie classics at beer gardens around Twickenham. Expect free popcorn, wireless headphones and titles such as Billy Elliot, Top Gun, WALL-E and The Greatest Showman.

One of the best events in UK this year, this series of boozy boat parties in taking you around some of the country's prettiest waterways, complete with some delicious drinks which you'll be guided through by the expert team.

London: Ale Hunters

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From online beer tastings to tours of London's best breweries and pubs, Ale Hunters is the perfect experience for beer lovers. Explore the East End's finest craft brew hotspots or chill out at home as you learn all about the hoppy stuff.

UK-Wide: Swiftogeddon

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Swiftogeddon is a night run by fans, for fans, giving people from across the country the chance to pray at the alter of Taylor Swift. Expect non-stop Swifty all night long from deep cuts to extended mixes and fan favourites from across the years. 

Taking place in towns and cities across the UK, Game of Stones Treasure Hunts will have you scouring the streets for clues, deciphering riddles and enjoying a day out with a difference. The best part? The wackiest photos submitted will win a top secret prize.

Looking for the best events in the UK this summer? Fuller's are shaking things up with their season of outdoor theatre at their pubs around the country. Priced at only £18, Shakespeare in the Garden will see you enjoying live performances from great actors.

Not only have they been streaming live and direct to your computers, but Dabbers are set to host an epic bingo experience in Margate this summer. Expect a raucous pop-up event complete with high-octane themed rounds, heaps of prizes and a load of LOLs along the way.

London: Rooftop Film Club

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One of the best things to do in the UK this summer, Rooftop Film Club is the sky-high screening series letting you catch classic flicks among the clouds. Head to Roof East where the open-air space is rolling out the deck chairs to let you watch in optimum comfort.

Rejoice gin-lovers everywhere, The Gin Society are heading on a UK-wide tour, taking over some of the most beautiful buildings across the country for an evening of tasting, workshops and live music. From Manchester to Sunderland and Sheffield, this 100-strong variety gin celebration is not one to miss.