Fun Things To Do In London 2024

We know our capital can be a bit overwhelming when searching for what to do or how to spend the day. The bright shiny lights, the huge buildings, the pressing crowds and rush hour crushes; it's hard to decide where to go among all the bustle. Well, you're in luck, because we're here with a guide to the most fun London things to do - adding to your ever-growing bucket list.

There are a range of cool events alongside unique days out, walking tours and everything happening this weekend. Top things to do are around every corner...

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 22nd April 2024




Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Not only does Alcotraz offer one of the most unique activities, but it's also home to some of the best cocktails too - and that's because they're fully bespoke to your group. Smuggle in your choice of spirit and the inmates will whip you up rounds of drinks, all while you get involved with the immersive prison experience alongside live actors and fun scenarios. 

DRINK & PLAY: The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar - Comedy escape room + immersive theatre experience

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 4th May 2024

The best things to do in London this weekend don't get any better than a trip down the rabbit hole. With a ticket to The Hunt For The Smoking Caterpillar, you'll do just that, taking on this immersive theatre experience and comedy escape room in an alternative Wonderland.

Ballie Ballerson London

Ballie Ballerson is the place for ballpit antics, bottomless pizza brunches and plenty of flowing cocktails. If that wasn't enough, then also know the venue is always on-hand to offer up the very best themed events come different seasons or holidays.

Tonight Josephine

Looking for fun things to do in London for young adults? Whether you're in Clapham or Waterloo, there's plenty of fun to be had. Step inside one of these neon-lit pink bars, where you'll be able to let loose to entertainment-fuelled events including drag divas, bottomless brunches and themes ranging from Harry Styles to Taylor Swift and divas of pop.

WeJam

Ever dreamt of being in a rock band? Then WeJam is bound to get you groovin'. Make your way through the ordinary guitar shop in Camden, where you'll be able to gather your closest pals and record your own music in this cool (and hidden) immersive experience. 

Love Pub + Grub 2024

@ Night Tales on Various dates from Saturday 27th April 2024

You can't complete summer in London without paying a visit to Love Pub + Grub. This pop-up will be calling Hackney's Night Tales home this year, spanning across its club rooms and garden terrace to create a social hub fuelled by cocktails and street food. You'll also find DJ sets, VIP booths and a gaming room for a day of non-stop fun, with entry for groups of six costing just £12.50. 

Map Maison

If you're looking for fun activities in the Hackney area, Map Maison is always a top choice. As well as having London's largest collection of Japanese whiskey, they've got gin, cocktail or whiskey masterclasses on offer if you fancy learning more about your favourite tipples. Fancy something with food? Then there's mouthwatering bottomless brunches and tapas-style afternoon tea.

Boy Toy Events London

Spend your days eating, drinking and celebrating the queens of pop at Lady Gaga and Britney Spears-inspired bottomless brunches from Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events London. Locations in Vauxhall, Temple and Soho will be joined by killer performances from top impersonators, fierce drag queens and 90 minutes of unlimited booze. Other happenings include bingo and topless waiters. 

Paint a Pic London

Fans of all thing artsy or those of you wanting to tap into your creative side, we've got the event for you. Taking place in a variety of locations across London, Paint a Pic is hosted by a talented professional who will help you to gain some skills and create your own masterpiece - with a bar waiting at each to take your orders too.

Silent Sounds Boat Party

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 11th May 2024 and 9 other Saturdays

Ever wanted to party on a boat going down London's iconic river, soaking up the views while dancing at the same time? Well, now's your chance. Over at Silent Sounds' parties, you can groove the night away to house and disco bangers across the two-storey vessel, as well as tip back tasty drinks at multiple bars across each deck.

Hidden Jazz Club

Hidden Jazz Club is the ideal place for adults to have fun, as the sultry pop-up jazz club brings the sexy sounds of local live musicians to the stage in Soho, Hackney and Marlyebone. Plus, when the event has been frequented by famous artists and Grammy winners, you know it's got to be good.

Dabbers Bingo

Dabbers have a totally unique brand of hilarious bingo that they bring to venues across the city. Alongside jackpot bingo, £5 karaoke lotto and express sessions, they'll be upping the game come the weekend by throwing bottomless brunches into the mix.

Sky Garden

Get to one of the city's most iconic rooftops to enjoy sublime views and live music. Tickets to Sky Garden's music events take a place on our list of fun things to do in London for couples, including a drink on arrival and a truly unique night, complete with a DJ or band. Otherwise, there's sky-high morning yoga, sunrise sessions and breakfasts too.

Flight Club

If you're short of things to do and fancy something to keep you busy as you swill spirits, make your way over to Flight Club. This cool darts bar boasts a digital scoring system, games to be played, and social brunches where you'll munch through unlimited pizza while drinking a bottle of prosecco each.

Paranormal Activity Tour

@ Outside Farringdon Station (Infront of Timpson) on Friday 26th April 2024 and 16 other Fridays

After the best things to do in London at night? Prepare to be scared like you've never been before. Using the help of Ouija boards and other paranormal equipment, you'll be looking through some of the most haunted places in the city. This tour boasts serial killers, mass graves and bloody executions.

Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Whether you're looking to shake up date night or breathe a new lease of life into your weekend antics, Moonshine Saloon makes our list of unusual things to do in London Join wanted man, Clyde Cassidy, and embark on a great American trip to the Wild West, where bespoke cocktails made from your smuggled moonshine, gambling and a suspicious sheriff await.

The Piano Works West End

Happy Hour and 1 other offer

Assemble a group and get over to The Piano Works West End or Farringdon, where you'll be serenaded by piano vocalists and a singing waitress, with an in-house 6 piece band only playing songs requested by you. Enjoy classic British brunches or dinners spanning lasagne, pork ribs and steak to fuel your experience, then stay 'til late to let down your hair on the dancefloor.

AIM Escape

AIM Escape is the ultimate challenge for any budding MI6 recruits, lovers of horror, or those looking to take on zombies. Located in the heart of the city, this immersive venue features four different rooms with varying difficulties and themes - making use of augmented reality and other tech to really elevate the experience. 

Hyper Reality

If you're after fun things to do in London with teenagers or older, then immersive cyberpunk venue Hyper Reality is just the thing. Think zombie games or roller coaster simulation in the VR arena, followed by themed cocktails and CBD beers or soft drinks at the lounge, which also features a range of retro consoles and board games.

The 90's Brunch

Pay homage to one of the greatest eras at The 90s Brunch. Shimmy on over to a secret London location and get ready for a mouthwatering two-course meal, one hour of bottomless booze and non-stop hits that'll get you up and dancing. Plus, there'll be quizzes, lip sync competitions, dance offs and the chance to win prizes as well.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

Need plans? Sounds Familiar Music Quiz has got you covered. These events at pubs and bars city-wide make sure you're using your brains (and ears) to match lyrics and song snippets to the correct answers, with bangers from across the decades being played. And don't forget about the afterparty either.

Babylon Park

Kids Birthday Party

Whether you're after fun things to do in London with kids or fancy a blast from the past yourselves, Camden's Babylon Park is worth putting on your list. This space-themed adventure and amusement park features old classics like basketball and air hockey alongside everything from roller coasters, bumper cars and carousels to a choice of fun interactive video games or VR experiences.

Gin School & Bespoke Gin-Making

@ HALF HITCH Micro-Distillery on Various dates from Monday 22nd April 2024

The perfect outing for gin lovers, Half Hitch Micro-Distillery are offering wonderful Gin School & Bespoke Gin-Making sessions. You'll be provided with a range of ingredients to create your own blend, as well as tasting some delicious tipples along the way. Tickets cost just £70, and you'll get the chance to purchase extra gins at a discounted price afterwards too.

The London Cabaret Club

You can always rely on The London Cabaret Club if you're in need of something fun to do in London. Not only will you get to catch a plethora of top-notch performers taking the stage, but there are also themed events, including burlesque and British dining experiences to boot.

See Your City

Historical tours are one of the best ways to see the city, and See Your City offers some of the best around. Think Jack the Ripper walking tours that'll teach you all about the infamous tale and the locations where it happened, or ghostly excursions that include a boat ride, with prices starting from £10 per person.

The Reggae Brunch

Get over to a secret London location, where the Reggae Brunch will be kicking off with a whole afternoon of delicious food, an hour of unlimited rum cocktails and the very best music. Think reggae, soca, calypso and bashment from some excellent DJs - as well as everything from boat parties to bank holiday BBQs.

Breakin‘ Escape Rooms

Fun activities for groups don't get much better than Breakin' Escape Rooms. The cool destination in Islington has seven different scenarios to choose between, including pulling off heists, scheming against Davy Jones, and fighting the forces of darkness as witches or wizards.

The Murdér Express

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 25th April 2024

Embark on the most chaotic train ride of your life with The Murdér Express. This immersive dining experience will see you dining on a four-course meal from Michelin star chef and winner of The Great British Menu, Niall Keating, all while a murder investigation unfolds in the aisle. Expect flamboyant characters, funny interactions and an unexpected conclusion... 

The Big Bakes

The Big London Bake is a food event that will challenge London's amateur bakers in new and exciting ways, with Haggerston and Tooting locations waiting for you to book into. You'll take part in a number of testing challenges in pairs, with winners crowned after judging at the end. Will you whisk past your opponents?

The Candlelight Club

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 18th May 2024

For those fun things to do in Central, The Candlelight Club has got you covered. This top-secret speakeasy bar has a boatload of shenanigans going on, including live jazz, cabaret entertainment and multi-course meals. On top of that, this joint encourages you to wear 1920s-style clothes to fully immerse yourselves in the experience.

Bounce Battersea

A playful ping pong hub in the iconic Battersea Power Station, Bounce Battersea is equipped with 17 tables, the latest in tech and frolics like shuffleboard, Wonderball and beer pong starting at only £6pp. Perfect for family-friendly fun or a boogie with close friends, they've got a tasty menu and cocktail bar to keep you going all night.

West End Musical Brunch

@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Saturday 27th April 2024

Get yourself down to this secret location where they'll be laying on another round of their epic West End musical brunch. With tasty food, bottomless bubbles and non-stop live show tunes, this one will have musical maniacs in heaven, especially when you consider that the cast have been in the likes of Wicked, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, The Book of Mormon and more.

Electric Shuffle London Bridge

Sparkling Social

When it comes to fun things to do in London tonight, Electric Shuffle is one to consider for rounds of high-tech shuffleboard complete with exclusive mini games and automatic scoring for your group's leader board. As well as offering bites to eat and thirst-quenching cocktails, this place will add a dash of healthy competition to your weekend with its boozy brunches that sling out unlimited pizza and a bottle of prosecco each.

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Monday 22nd April 2024

Set apart from your regular cocktail bar is Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience, the immersive adventure at Roscorp Laboratories in Hoxton. This one-of-a-kind haunt invites you to embark on a mission through a film-like set (think mythical foliage and woodlands), befriending the local inhabitants, the Avorians, along the way. Tickets start from £42.50 each and include three complimentary bespoke tipples, one of which is essential to drink before entry to help you acclimatise to the magical landscape.

London Bridge Rooftop Bottomless Brunch

@ London Bridge Rooftop on Saturday 27th April 2024 and 22 other Saturdays

London Bridge Rooftop is the place to find the ultimate sky-high brunch, complete with DJ sets and amazing views. For £45 you'll get a brunch burger of your choice – served with fries, of course – plus 90 minutes to consume all the drinks to desire from cocktails to beer and prosecco. The venue is also heated and fully covered so you won't have to worry about British weather ruining the fun. 

YO!

On the hunt for new things to do for adults, couples and families alike? YO!'s Sushi School is not to be missed. You'll be guided on how to make a scrumptious selection of Japanese bites on Bond Street, from sashimi through to crunchy Cali rolls. And to top it all off, you'll enjoy a drink each and gyozas to munch as well.

SUPA DUPA FLY

Renowned about town for hosting some of the biggest hip hop and RnB nights out, Supa Dupa Fly's events are not to be missed. Whether you fancy brilliant bottomless brunches, late-night bashes or full-blown festivals in Greece, they've got what you need at locations in Brixton, Shoreditch, London Bridge and more.

Barbican Conservatory

The Barbican's botanical Conservatory is one of London's most stunning spaces, thanks to over 2,000 species of tropical plants like indoor trees and foliage descending from the tiered walls. Their glass ceiling allows for some cracking views too, and you can either visit via the weekly ticket release or hire out this spot for private events with a capacity of up to 150 people.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

Leave all your inhibitions at the door and dive head first into all the fun on offer at the Hip Hop Brunch. Guests will first be treated to two courses of Southern food, before enjoying fun rounds of karaoke, live performances, dance-offs and plenty of opportunities to dance to top tunes.

House Of Burlesque

Every Saturday, Tempest Rose's House of Burlesque will take over Madame Jojo's for a saucy evening of brilliant speakeasy-style cabaret at Sway Holborn - as well as Friday nights in Hippodrome Casino. With top quality acts and the option to dance the night away after the show, these events promise a great evening filled with performances and fun.

Immersive Gamebox

From experiences based on hit Netflix series Squid Game to becoming a spy or blasting off on a spaceship, Immersive Gamebox offers some of the most fun things to do in London with friends. Team up with your pals in a private pod, don your motion-sensor visor, and use your body's movements and the touch-sensitive walls to complete adventures ranging from surviving Squid Game to spying.

The Comedy Hump

@ Backyard Comedy Club on Wednesday 1st May 2024 and 8 other Wednesdays

When it comes to things to do in London for free, The Comedy Hump at Backyard Comedy Club has to be right up there with its no-fee tickets on Wednesdays. With a mix of improv, new material and practised gags, alongside everyone from TV stars to up-and-comers making the lineup, this hilarious night out is all about variety. Previous headliners include Rhod Gilbert, Rachel Parris, Ed Gamble and many more.

The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Thursday 2nd May 2024

Returning to the Southbank for it's seventh year, The BBQ Club is bringing you a delicious six-course tasting menu for just £60 per person. Parts of every dish will be cooked over fire right in front of your eyes, with ingredients from some of the best local artisan suppliers - focusing on sustainability and fresh seasonal produce. Think smoked chalk stream trout, honey-glazed chicken and shish kebabs, with an optional wine pairing for £50 per person.

Party n Paint

If you love painting and booze, then this is the night for you. Party N Paint let's you bring out your creative side with an evening of making art while sipping on prosecco, vodka shots and cocktails. Plus, all the sounds of 90s bangers are going on around you.

Thames Rockets

Need unique things to do in London? Get a load of Thames Rockets. These speedboat experiences will cruise you along the iconic river, offering a gorgeous tour of 20 of the capital's iconic landmarks, with comedian guides and seasonal drinks at hand.

Fairgame Canary Wharf

Giant 5ft Fairgame teddy with large event bookings

Located in Canary Wharf, Fairgame is fronting carnival vibes with its funfair games and quirky cocktails. While wolfing down street food, you can get stuck into the likes of Roll-A-Ball Derby, Shoot the Clown and Whac-A-Mole across a huge space. You can even keep track of your group's scores on each game using RFID wristband tech that logs wins on leader boards in a bespoke app. That's eternal bragging rights coming your way.

Barrio Bars

Bored of regular trips to the boozer? Head to Barrio Bars across the city for their top-notch array of bottomless brunch themes, including rum bingo, Cardi RnB and a block party inspired by East Harlem. They also have a crackin' menu filled with fresh Mexican street food and cocktails galore.

plonk

Some of the city's best crazy golf venues are bringing mad, neon-filled courses and all kinds of fun. Plonk has taken over places in Shoreditch, Hackney, Borough Market and Camden Market, with mini golf challenges that include loops, shark mouths, ramps and more.

The Covent Garden Comedy Club

@ Freemasons Arms on Various dates from Friday 26th April 2024

The Covent Garden Comedy Club promises you an absolute laugh and a half over at Freemasons Arms. With 22 years in the business, they're bringing some of the best acts on the circuit for one helluva show, featuring names from the international circuit alongside up and comers across lineups of three to four comedians and a compere per show.

Quiz Boxing Camden

@ Quiz Boxing Camden on Thu, 15th Feb 2024 - Sun, 22nd Feb 2026

How do you think you'd fare in a ring? Now's your chance to find out, with the unforgettable Quiz Boxing Camden. This interactive experience combines the best elements of a TV show with the atmosphere of an arena, offering you the chance to play alongside or go head to head with your friends in games such as true or false, guess the song and classic trivia. Tickets start from £25 each and you're able to customise your go by picking the themes. Geography wizz? There's a category for that.

City Cruises

What better way to spend a day in London than going on a Thames river cruise? City Cruises offer musical events like jazz nights and Elvis tribute acts while sailing through the city, or you can even take part in a murder mystery evening on the water, all from £99 per person - which includes a three-course dinner and drinks.

Hampstead Heath Ponds

Spend the summer months, or winter if you're brave, at one of London's most well known ponds. Hampstead Heath offers wild swimming in men's, women's and mixed gender areas, allowing you to swim in idyllic surrounds. And after all that exercise? Grab a pint at nearby pub The Flask.

Top Attractions To Visit In London And Bars Nearby

Our city is known for it's iconic collection of landmarks, whether that's the historic Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, the more modern London Eye or of course Buckingham Palace. All the sightseeing is thirsty work though, so luckily for you we've also rounded up the best places to drink nearby these famous destinations. We're talking rooftop bars by St Paul's Cathedral, bougie steak restaurants near Tower Bridge and cocktails close to Shakespeare's Globe.