Quirky Activities In London

There's no shortage of strange and quirky across the capital, from Tina Turner getting you boozy at brunch to shuffleboard championships and secret karaoke bars. This city is awash with unusual things to do, meaning you have absolutely no excuse to throw a dull birthday bash, bore your date to tears or spend a weekend at home again. Read on to find out the best quirky activities London has to offer.

Last updated on 15th September 2022




Hyper Reality

156 user reviews 5

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, this must-try location is ideal for unique adventures like you've never seen before.

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 or vast playing areas, ideal for doing battle with your nearest and dearest.

One of the city's quirkiest rooftop spots, Skylight is all about the fun with its mix of booze, views and outdoor games, including lawn croquet or petanque - perfect for sunny days and warm evenings. Going in winter? Try out the ice rink.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

311 user reviews 5

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.

Immersive Gamebox

2 user reviews 5

Fancy taking on a video game experience unlike any other? Head to Electric Gamebox, a quirky immersive experience where you and a group of mates enter an interactive cube. Work together to solve clues, crack puzzles and complete challenges.  

Sky Garden

1581 user reviews 4

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

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. 

Bringing you crazy golf on a neon-meets-jungle level is Plonk. With sites across Hackney, Camden and Borough Market, this top pick of fun activities in London for couples or groups sees you make your way through holes, looking for your mini golf champion.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4603 user reviews 4

Home to one million balls and a signature glowing pit of them 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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Thursday 29th September 2022

If you're after quirky things to do for adults in London, then an immersive experience centred around Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds is bound to hit the spot. Head here to find yourself at the heart of the story, thanks to live actors, incredible sets and 5D effects, with a steampunk bar to refuel at in the interval.

Rooftop Film Club

27 user reviews 4

If there's one rooftop activity you need to have on your agenda this year in London, it should be Rooftop Film Club. A blend of deckchairs and views, Stratford's Roof Eat will host popcorn, cocktails and some of the best in hit flicks, all set under the stars.

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.

Dabbers Bingo

120 user reviews 4

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.

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

Bored of the same ol' plans? Then get ready for an out-of-this-world experience (literally) with Mazer Zone on Camden Street. This venue will have you completing quirky challenges in its escape rooms, including saving the world or stealing priceless gems, in order to win the game.

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 bottomless brunches to private parties, there's heaps of quirky events and activities to choose. 

ScooTours

12 user reviews 5

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.

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

Monopoly Lifesized

30 user reviews 4

Situated in Fitzrovia, Monopoly Lifesized is a fabulous event for team-building activities and weekends with friends. You'll get stuck in immersive experiences based on the board games. Be warned: you might need to escape from jail. Plus, there's themed food and drink at the Top Hat Bar & Restaurant.

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, playing with acids and alcohols to a cracking soundtrack.  

Meet Space VR Wembley

1 user review 4

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 and robots, before making your way to the console zone after for games or drinks.