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.
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.
If you like your thrills in the form of running from the undead, then this abandoned warehouse in Greenwich has got a horrifying treat for you. Bunker 51 is equally parts terrifying and fun, with zombies jumping out of nowhere and missions to complete - this is not for the fainthearted.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
If there's one company that know a thing or two about quirky London activities, it's Drink Shop & Do. The quaint venue packs a fun punch with Disney-inspired bottomless brunches, glitter-filled soirees and Beyonce dance classes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Secret Theatre is THE name to watch out for when it comes to immersive productions, and this January they're returning to London with one of their naughtiest productions yet. Mashing Eyes Wide Shut with SE7EN, the company have created a dark take on a masquerade ball - this is one invite, we're RSVPing 'yes' to.
Join The Morpeth Arms for an evening of immersive fun, as you investigate the murder of Agent X. With the Thames as your background, the pub will be hosting the ultimate murder mystery evening where you'll get to crack codes, interrogate suspects and follow evidence to uncover the murderer.
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.
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.
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.
Hidden behind not one but two fronts, this quirky karaoke bar is one of Soho's best haunts. With drinks aplenty and song choices from across the globe at your fingertips, all you've gotta do is work out what kind of vibe you're in the mood for from Karaoke EPOC.
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.
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.
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.
Fans of Sherlock, listen up, because this quirky cocktail experience will place you in the detective's shoes. With mysteries to solve, clues to crack and puzzles to conquer, this secret bar is making date night look a lot more interesting.
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.
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.
As London's only dedicated shuffle table board bar, The Little Shuffle Club is all about the fun game. Head to Shoreditch to find the venue and find Patron cocktails and several table shuffle boards.
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.