The best events to go to in London this year

The best events to go to in London this year

There’s nothing worse than a slow, boring week at work. Except maybe a super busy week that leaves

you absolutely shattered. 

But the one thing that can help us through it all is knowing that we’ve got something super excited about

on the horizon. 

Diverse, busy, and pretty huge, London is the perfect place to be for those who want to fill their free time

with thrills and adventures. To help you find that dream event you’ll be counting down the days for, here

are some of the best London events going down this year. 

Love Pub + Grub

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When: Fridays and Saturdays from Friday 2nd June - Saturday 2nd September

Where: Dalston Roofpark in London

Food, drink, basking in the sun from a rooftop bar, and friends - it’s a tried and tested recipe for smiles

all around. 

Head to Dalston Roofpark this summer for skyline views, DJs, free games like giant Jenga, cocktails,

and, of course, delicious food! Love Pub + Grub has a 2-for-1 happy hour for the first hour of every

event, so if you fancy saving, head down early. 

LP+G is all about letting your hair down and enjoying the simple but best things in life at the end of the

week. Summer is here! 

Blind Date with a Book

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When: Sunday 25th June 2023

Where: SoLo Craft Fair Shop at Elephant Stores, 14 Ash Avenue, Elephant and Castle in London

SE17 1GQ

The perfect event for environmentally aware bookworms! 

This event is hosted by SoLo Craft Fair. They’ll be setting up a camp with second-hand books that have

their covers hidden. There’ll be a short description of what the book is about so you can figure out if it’s

the book for you before taking it home. This blind date event keeps books out of landfill and even allows

you to bring books you no longer want and hand them in. 

Better still, the fair shop will be open, showcasing designs made by over 60 makers, there’ll be a bar with

alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and one of the books available will contain a £10 SoLo Craft

voucher. Oh, and the event is completely free to attend! 

Psychobilly Freakout 2023

When: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October 2023

Where: New Cross Inn in London

Love a bit of punk? This might be right up your street! 

For those unfamiliar, psychobilly is a fusion genre of rock, punk, and rockabilly. It’s often recognised by

its lyrical themes that reference horror, science fiction, violence, and more, often delivered in a jokey,

tongue-in-cheek way. 

There are some cracking names set to perform over the weekend including Demented Are Go + The

Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Reverend Horton Heat, Spellbound, The Zipheads, Astro Zombies, and so

many more. Day tickets on Skiddle are under £40, or you could do the full weekend for under £85.

An absolute steal.  

Hackney Night Market 2023

When: every Friday evening in June 

Where: Bohemia Place Market in London

A summertime night market with food, entertainment and more every Friday night.

Once you’ve finished for the week, head over to Bohemia Place Market to put yourself in the weekend

vibe. Some nights will feature takeovers from the likes of Cross The Tracks and City Splash Festivals,

and DEADLY, a platform all about Caribbean music and culture. 

Food offerings cater to all needs including vegan and gluten-free options, there’ll be unique cocktails

and craft beer from local breweries, and DJs spinning hip-hop, reggae, funk, soul, dancehall, afrobeats,

and more. Since it’s a summer series, there’ll be lots of outdoor seating for you to enjoy the warmer


Tickets are free on Skiddle unless you want to make a proper night of it and head to the afterparties for

just £6! 

Positive Spirits


When: Saturday 17th June 2023

Where: White Rabbit Studios in London

Discover the best sustainable spirits (including alcohol-free ones) at this one-day drinks festival in


Positive Spirits is all about bringing attention to the brands in drinks and snacks that have a positive

environmental and social impact. This exhibition showcases handpicked ethical brands and products,

offers tastings and sustainable world food, hosts live mixology stations, has live music and entertainment,

and more. 

Tickets include admission into the event, a drink on arrival, access to exclusive masterclasses, panels,

and more. You’ll also be in with the chance of winning a goodie bag full of discount codes and gifts. 

The Third Man - A Musical Thriller

Photo: Menier Chocolate Factory / 

When: Tuesday 20th June - Saturday 9th September 2023

Where: Menier Chocolate Factory in London

Based on a brilliant British film noir written by Graham Greene, this musical thriller brings the story to life

at Menier Chocolate Factory. 

The story is set in post-war Vienna and follows Holly Martins as she arrives following an invitation from

Harry Lime. She discovers Harry has been killed in a car accident, but the details of the accident don’t

make sense. Determined to uncover what’s happened, she delves into the dark worlds of black markets

and military bureaucracy. 

We’d tell you more, but we don’t want to spoil it for you! Just know you’ll be on the edge of your seat

from start to finish. 

Teen Spirit - 90s Rock Night

When: Saturday 24th June 2023

Where: Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes in London

The 90s brought us some of the best rock and alternative music. So it only makes sense to head out

and celebrate these cracking tunes on a night out with your mates. 

DJs will be spinning Nirvana, RHCP, Korn, Oasis, Rage Against The Machine, Pixies, Radiohead, the

Offspring, Beastie Boys, and so much more over the night. And since it’s all going down at Bloomsbury

Bowling Lanes, you could have a few bowls and drinks while you’re at it. And if it’s your birthday between

17th June - 1st July, you can email the team for a free ticket! 

The London Dungeon

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When: Tuesday 14th February - Saturday 3rd June 2023

Where: The London Dungeon in London

Fancy a spooky day out in London? London Dungeon invites all those brave enough to explore 1,000

years of London’s darkest history. 

Hear scream-drenched stories as you come face-to-face with some of London’s most infamous characterslike Guy Fawkes, Jack The Ripper, and Sweeney Todd. With sixteen creepy shows and two thrilling rides,

this is without a doubt the most fun way to explore the city’s nastier side in history.

London is packed with incredible events that help make your free time so much more special. There’s

nothing like knowing you’ve got something really fun coming up. Especially when you’ve had an

exhausting week at work. Find tickets for all these events on Skiddle or…

Click or tap here to find more London events on Skiddle now. 


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