Quirky Activities In London

There's no shortage of strange and quirky in the capital, from Tina Turner getting you drunk at brunch through to shuffleboard championships and secret karaoke bars. London is awash with quirky activities meaning you have absolutely no excuse to throw a dull birthday bash, bore your date to tears or spend a weekend in bed again. Read on to find out the best quirky activities in London.

Last updated on 12th September 2019




One of the city's quirkiest rooftop spots, Skylight is all about the fun and games with its mix of booze, views, and outdoor games including lawn croquet and petanque, perfect for sunny days and warm evenings.

Fulham Beach

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This summer, London's Thameside beach makes a triumphant return. Explore the jam-packed events and activities calendar that Fulham Beach has to offer and enjoy taking part in games such as jungle-themed mini golf, beer pong and plenty more. 

Disco Yoga

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Disco Yoga is bringing two greats together at their alternative classes in East London. Taking place in Century Club, Disco Yoga will get you stretching, downward-dogging and sun-saluting to the best '80s anthems. They're even chucking in a post-workout cocktail to sweeten the deal.

Flight Club Shoreditch

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Flight Club is the original home of 'Social Darts' providing one heck of a fun night out for those stepping up to the oche. From Brunch Socials to Speed Darting, Fizz Hour to Lunch Hour, there's heaps of quirky events and activities to explore from them. 

  The Cheese Crawl

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@ Statue of Goddess Diana on Every Saturday

See Your City's Cheese Crawl is a kooky cheese tasting and walking tour that takes you through the flavours of our city. From Mayfair's finest blue cheese to royal-approved creations at Fortnum & Mason, you won't brie-lieve how much fun you'll have on this unique day out. 

@ London Dungeon on Friday 18th October and Friday 22nd November 2019

Mashing up theatre, special effects and intriguing storytelling, London Dungeon LATES gives you a particularly unique experience of one of London's top attractions. Expect drinks, rides, eight live show and heaps of humourously horrifying surprises along the way. 

@ Skuna Boats on Various dates from Sunday 22nd September 2019

Fancy topping up your tan in style? Be your own captain and sail around the historic West India Quay on board a BBQ Boat. Here, you'll get to sizzle steaks and take in spectacular views with your own booze and half a dozen mates to keep you company. 

  Gingerline's Chambers_

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@ Hidden location in Hoxton on Wednesday 16th October 2019 and 3 other dates

Gingerline are back with a food and drink experience that heightens anyone's idea of what an escape room could be. The multi-sensory experience will take you through different chambers where you crack codes and solve puzzles with delicious rewards. 

The Four Thieves

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The Four Thieves is a bit of a legend when it comes to quirky things to do in London. Not only are they a great little boozer but they also have an awesome upstairs games room. From virtual reality through to car racing, dog shows and arcade games, no weekend will ever be the same.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Sunday 22nd September 2019

Step on board a real ship docked in London and join Captain Jack Cassidy's undercover crew to steal the hidden treasure aboard The Hidden Spirit. You'll rock your very own Tricorn hat and enjoy some delicious cocktails while the terrific tale of pirates and pillaging unravels. 

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Sunday 22nd September 2019

Combining immersive theatre, VR, augmented reality, holograms and other technology to bring the classic tale to life, Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is one quirky experience. Think you can survive the Martian invasion of 1898? Step inside and find out. 

Home to one million balls and where a signature glow ball pit is housed in a huge mirrored cage, Ballie Ballerson is one quirky night out in London. You'll get to jump head-first into a unique experience complete with a hit soundtrack and retro sweet-inspired cocktails from the bar, taking place in Shoreditch and now, Soho.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

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Adding a healthy dose of music to the classic pub quiz formula is Sounds Familiar Pub Quiz, shoving seven discos into one night. With a whole heap of rounds, you will be challenged to singalongs, guessing the song and dancing on tables come the end of this quirky event.

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 19th October 2019 and 3 other Saturdays

It's time to live out those drag ambitions at Dr Kluger's Olde Tavern as the venue dresses up and puts on one hell of a bottomless brunch. Gorge on breakfast dishes as the drag superstars lip sync in an epic battle, with two hours of endless booze to boot.

@ The Candlemaker on Every Saturday

Everyone knows that bottomless brunch is a surefire way to banish boredom but The Candlemaker in South London are upping the ante. Stuff yourself with breakfast food as Tina Turner dances, prances and calls out bingo numbers at this alternative London activity.

Whether you're in the mood to belt out some classics with a backing band at Gospeloke, indulging in a bottomless musical brunch or a comedy house party, these guys have got you covered. Expect nothing other than a quirky adventure with Jonny Unknown.  

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Saturday 5th October 2019

Described as “Crystal Maze on crystal meth", this unique immersive experience at Owl and Hitchhiker will plunge you into the Alice in Wonderland universe. Here, you'll face bizarre challenges combining immersive theatre, escape rooms, and a bonkers murder mystery storyline. 

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 14th October 2019 and 5 other Mondays

This cool and quirky activity at the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club is the perfect union of life drawing and cabaret. Grab some drinks and get-to sketching some of the finest cabaret and burlesque performers from around the city.

LASER TAG NIGHTS

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Re-live your youth by legging it around a maze and shooting each other with lasers. That's right, this is laser tag for adults and it couldn't be any more of a fun, quirky and slightly strange activity in London. 

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 26th September 2019

Take the journey of a lifetime down the iconic River Thames. You'll zoom past incredible landmarks with music blasting and a guided glance at what London has to offer. To top it off, you'll be greeted back to Earth with a refreshing cocktail. 

Combining science with delicious flavours, ABQ is the world's first immersive molecular cocktail bar that gives you the chance to infuse your own drinks. You'll enter a lab while donning hazmats and playing with acids and alcohols to a cracking soundtrack.