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 25th September 2020




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.

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'.

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. 

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

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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 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. 

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. 

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.  

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.

DNA VR

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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.

  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. 

@ The Marylebone on Tue, 25th Jun 2019 - Thu, 31st Dec 2020

One of the most unique, immersive challenges in London, this interactive treasure hunt promises one of the best experiences for groups in the city. Head out on the trail seeking out Sherlock's arch-nemesis Moriarty's safehouse, solving puzzles, completing challenges and engaging with characters as you do so.

@ The Bedford on Sunday 27th September 2020 and 3 other Sundays

Do you sink hours into watching WWE? Now you can experience a thrilling night of wrestling as Elite Wrestling Entertainment takes over The Bedford. With an all-star cast of the UK's finest wrestling talent, it's sure to be an action-filled event you won't want to miss. 

Electric Playbox

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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.