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 17th May 2022

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.  

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. 

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.

Dabbers Bingo

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Bored of the same old nights out? Dabbers Bingo is hosting one hell of a party, complete with top-notch DJs, hilarious hosts and amazing themed games. While waiting for your numbers to be called, sip on drinks and get ready for a confetti-filled affair.


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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.

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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Friday 20th May 2022 and 3 other dates

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.

Hyper Reality

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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.

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.  

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.

Sky Garden

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One of the most iconic places in London, Sky Garden is a great shout if you're after quirky activities. Why you might ask? The venue has plenty of fun events, from relaxing morning yoga with a view to music-themed nights.

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.

@ The City Summer House on Sat, 18th Jun 2022 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

If you're looking for cool and quirky activities in London? Good Time Gals will be hosting their mega high-energy game show over at City Summer House, offering you the chance to win ridiculous prizes. And while you play, enjoy food, drink and added entertainment.

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.

Biscuiteers is a charming location for a quirky activity in London, offering a cutesy backdrop for you to get hands-on with icing, gift hampers and themed biscuits. Whether you fancy visiting on a date, with a group of friends or solo, this café is sure to impress. 

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.

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.

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.

Looking for cool and quirky activities in Wembley? Right in Boxpark is one of the best virtual reality experiences you'll ever endure. Fight against zombies, robots and don't forget to head to the console zone after for games and drinks.