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.
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.
There are movie nights in the city, and then there is Openaire. A brand new film experience on the water, brought to you by Haagen Dazs, board a self-manned boat, potter about on canal then head in to Merchant Square where you'll enjoy big screen cult classics from the comfort of your seat on the 'waves'.
A treasure trove when it comes to VR experiences in London, Hyper Reality go all out when it comes to taking you to new worlds. From rollercoasters to zombies, join this must-try location for unique adventures like never seen before.
There are few things quite as special as London's canals, and this fun boat experience in the city is here to prove it. Gather up your friends and board these beautiful London barges for BYOB, music and a trail down the waterways.
Not sure the standard whistle-stop tour of London's biggest attractions is for you? Why not give one of Imagine Experiences' quirky alternatives a go. From oo7-themed immersive days to guided food tours and boozy pub crawls, there is something for every taste and budget.
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.
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.
Far from your average arts and crafts, Brushstrokes and Nudes Sip & Paint is the Croydon and Camden class that's bringing you BYOB vibe and the chance to unleash your inner Picasso. Expect food, booze, art, music and male models.
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.
Looking for something a bit different? Have a little fun with a mixology masterclass that doesn't take itself too seriously. Not only will you be able to make stunning cocktails ready for #TheGram, but there's also prizes to be won.
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.
Take the journey of a lifetime down the iconic River Thames on the Thames Rocket. 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.
Escape the humdrum of everyday life at the uber-sleek VR arcade Otherworld. Boasting 14 space-aged themed immersion rooms, this place lets you fly to other solar systems, battle zombies or explore other lands - all from your tiny booth in Haggerston.
One of the best group activities to try out in London, this quirky virtual golfing experience is complete with automatic point scoring, electronic live leader boards, intuitive gameplay, and more. Top that off with high-quality drinking and eating, and you've got a perfect competition.
Looking to expand your culinary repertoire? Hotfoot it down to The Avenue Cookery School for a night of Thai-inspire food and free-flowing booze. You'll learn how to make a selection of classic curries and side-dishes before sitting down for your sumptuous feast.
If baking is a no-brainer for you, or you really think it's about time you tried, this cooking experience is not one to be missed. Go head to head with your mates in themed challenges as you whisk and stir your way to possible victory in a mega marquee.
It's time to bring your own liquor and head down to Shoreditch where Moonshine Saloon is transporting you to the Wild West. Join a crew of outlaws and evade the sheriff before sipping on bespoke cocktails expertly prepared by world-class bartenders.
Take part in the ultimate rollerdisco experience, with a modern twist. Recognised as the largest permanent skate rink in London, Roller Nation houses an extensively stocked bar and huge outdoor space soundracked by a banging playlist to keep you grooving.
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.
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.
Head to London's ultimate go-karting experience this summer and you'll get to whizz around 800 metres of multilevel track like Lewis Hamilton himself. The adrenaline-fuelled adventure promises to be non-stop thrills as you battle it out for a top spot on the podium.
If something unique to do in London for you includes body paint and getting a pencil to paper, this is the event for you. Taking life drawing to a whole new level, enjoy neon scenes, unique poses and interesting drawing opps.
Battle your way through zombie-infested lands, dive deep into the ocean or soar into outer space with DNA VR's epic virtual gaming experiences. Suitable for groups of up to six, you can either choose a free-roam or take part in an exhilarating escape room.
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.
If you're looking for quirky things to do in London then look no further than Alcotraz. The wacky prison-themed cocktail experience has outposts in London and Brighton, where you'll be implored to dress up and smuggle in liquor.
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.
Not one for your standard crazy golf, this West End favourite offers 2 quirky courses modelled on old British seaside promenades, as well as, super-cool themed bars and street food from Hackney Gelato, Breddos Tacos and more.
Head south to Battersea and try your hand at a few rounds of mini golf. The expertly-made course features rockeries, cascades and canopies, with a relaxing restaurant serving burgers and fresh pizza for after-sport pick-me-ups.
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.
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