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 19th July 2021

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.

Thames Rockets

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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. 

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. 

Brushstrokes and Nudes

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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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Friday 30th July 2021 and 24 other Fridays

Not for the faint of heart, this epic sci-fi spectacular will reimagine The War of The Worlds, bringing you closer to the action than ever before. Over two hours you'll do battle against the world's deadliest threat, with immersive theatre, VR and incredible sets transporting you to a different world entirely.

  The Murdér Express

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 25th July 2021

One of London's most popular murder-mystery experiences, The Murdér Express is an immersive 20th-century adventure that takes place aboard a train. As a passenger, you'll enjoy gourmet cuisine while watching the drama unfold in front of you. With a dangerous suspect among your ranks, it will be up to you to track down the killer, before they strike again.

Bunker 51 is a cold-war themed Greenwich bunker hosting live events, paintballing sessions, zombie experiences and even laser tag. The perfect place to unleash your inner child, the sprawling venue is packed out with hidden nooks and vast playing areas, ideal for doing battle with your nearest and dearest.

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.


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A quirky way to see all of London's most famous landmarks in one fell swoop, the ScooTour will see you zooming around the city on scooters or E-bikes. With helmets firmly on, you'll be taken around Hyde Park, past The Barbican or over to St Paul's, learning all about the history of the buildings as you go.

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.

Party n Paint

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Not your average night out, Paint N Party sees you creating a work of art to 90s R&B and hip hop while sipping on prosecco, cocktails and the odd vodka shot. You'll get to take your masterpiece home and there'll be prizes for the best creations.

Electric Gamebox

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Fancy taking on a video game experience unlike any other? Head to Electronic Theatre, a new quirky immersive experience where you and a group of mates enter an interactive LightBox and work together to solve clues, crack puzzles and complete challenges.  

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.  

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.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

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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.

Quirky things to do in London? Yep, this one definitely falls under that category. A light-hearted outdoor activity in Kingston and Richmond, Game of Stones invites you and your bubble on a day of eccentric photo-taking and odd poses as you and your house attempt to win a prize.

@ Secret London Location on Sunday 25th July 2021 and 5 other dates

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, you've probably heard about Secret Cinema's epic film-themed immersive events. The team of magic makers are back again for 2021, presenting a night of Dirty Dancing-style fun. Think major power ballads, incredible outdoor settings and steamy staff parties.