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 November 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. Heading that way in winter? Try out the ice rink.

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Saturday 30th November 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. 

@ 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.  

@ London Dungeon on Friday 22nd and Friday 29th 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. 

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 25th November 2019 and 5 other dates

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.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 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. 

  Strictly Come Drag Queen

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@ Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern on Saturday 30th November 2019 and 2 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.

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.

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. 


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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. 

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.

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.  

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 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.

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.

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 21st November 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. 

@ Venue to be revealed on Various dates from Saturday 23rd November 2019

Offering a range of activities for every occasion, this unique party brings you the chance to live your Japanese dreams. From calligraphy and fan-crafting, to delicious Japanese delicacies and even a sake tasting workshop, it's one of the quirkiest group options in the city.