Quirky Activities In Leicester

Every now and then, we just want to do something a little different from the norm, don't we? And lucky for us, our city is one of the kookier places in the UK. From hilarious drag brunches led by fabulous local queens to live music and cocktail masterclasses at snazzy 1920s-style bars, there's no shortage of quirky things to do in Leicester. So, come with us and discover all the weird and wonderful things to do.

Last updated on 22nd September 2022

Mecca Men: THE TOUR

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Compered by a fab drag act and featuring topless waiters, Mecca Men XXL is just the show for all you party animals out there. Enjoy the boys' performance with a drink in hand. Plus, there's the opportunity to enjoy a half price game of bingo beforehand.


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Unlucky in love? Not for much longer. SpeedDater's singles events are not to be missed; in a stylish bar, you'll go on eight to 12 mini-dates, meeting like-minded people in a fun, relaxed environment. And if you think you've met the one, you can get to know each other better over a drink.

Bonkers Bingo

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Bonkers Bingo is coming to Mecca Leicester, a crazy event where the classic game reigns supreme alongside overflowing drinks, challenges, fresh beats and more. To top it off? Tickets start at just £8.


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For some seriously quirky events in Leicester, why not try out YO!'s Sushi School? Your evening comes complete with history behind fish cutting and Japanese cuisine, as well as the opportunity to create a few rolls yourself. The crunchy Cali sushi is a work of art.

The Reggae Brunch

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The Reggae Brunch is on tour and heading to Leicester's 2 Funky Music Cafe on the 15th of May. What to expect? Mouthwatering BBQ bites, bottomless rum punch and serious festival vibes. And while you dine, shake your thang to dancehall, hip hop and more.

Showing live sport on huge screens, Rileys offers something a little different for your night out in Leicester. In addition to its lively game day atmosphere, this bar also boasts snooker and pool tables so you can put your skills to the test. This is your cue to try this place out.

The Fan Club embraces the weird and the wonderful, hosting a brilliant roster of events throughout the week. From atomic 80s nights to banging 90s parties, all with dazzling disco balls and vibrant strobe lights, this happening joint offers you a fun-loving spot to let your hair down. 

Manhattan34 is a slinky Prohibition-style bar that offers creative concoctions, live music, comedy nights and cocktail masterclasses. So if you're on the lookout for fun things to do in Leicester for couples, pop over for a tipple of two and an evening of entertainment.

Styled after cosy Alpine ski lodges, Apres Lounge is a unique hideaway in the centre of the city. Decked out with quirky artworks, a roaring fire and always hosting wild events, this place is ideal for those who fancy something a little different.