Quirky Ideas For A Night In In London

We're all looking to get a little more familiar with the inside of our homes over the coming weeks, but how are you keeping occupied? The occasional Netflix binge here? A spring clean there? Glad to hear it, but what if you had alternatives? From fondue kits delivered directly to your front door to online events that you can enjoy while sitting in your sofa, we've discovered some of the unique ways to have a night in in London. 

Last updated on 15th September 2020


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Treat yourself to the ultimate night in with Sipsmith's virtual cocktail making masterclasses. You'll get to learn all about the art of cocktail mixing with ingredients delivered straight to your door, along with plenty of useful tips and tricks to keep you gin-spired.


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From DIY hampers and at-home meal kits all the way over to virtual quizzes and cocktail classes over Zoom, we've rounded up the very best things to do during lockdown; check out our latest campaign, DeliverMyNight.

House Of Burlesque

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Bored of doing the same things every night? Switch up your routine with House Of Burlesque. Whether you're a complete beginner or know a thing or two, these courses will teach you everything from floor work to working that feather boa.

@ Online Event on Thursday 29th October and Thursday 10th December 2020

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Tired of the standard online quizzes? Beginning to wonder who actually knows all this so-called general knowledge? Then The Big Quiz Of Utter Nonsense is the event for you. Trade in brainbusters for live-streaming miming, drawing and laughing as you cackle along with your quirky question master over 90 minutes of hilarity.

This immersive experience is taking all the thrills and excitement of an escape room, and bringing it to the comfort of your own home. Themed on everything from Indianna Jones to The Davinci Code, you'll have to use all your logic and nouse to emerge victoriously.


@ Online Event on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September 2020

The Dirty 30 II: Electric Pay-Per-View is bringing you a quirky theatre experience to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Over the evening you'll watch as six actors put on 30 plays over the space of one hour, but you can decide which order the scenes are performed in, meaning every show is different.

Social Isolation

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Gather your gang (virtually of course) and ready yourself for a wacky night of online bingo. Socially Isolation's quirky events are themed on everything from 90s boy bands to ABBA hits. All you need to join in? A drink in hand and a device connected to the internet.

@ Online Event on Various dates from Friday 25th September 2020

Looking to ditch the quizzes for something a little more interactive? This virtual immersive experience in the perfect way to connect with family and friends. Embark on an epic adventure, with your own dedicated host leading you through a series of mind-boggling challenges and quests.

Spectacular Pub Quizzes

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If you're after fun things to do during lockdown, Spectacular Pub Quizzes has you covered. With themed spanning the likes of Disney and The Office right through to Brooklyn 99 and Gavin & Stacey, there's something for everyone.

Crack Comedy

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Looking for something a little different during lockdown? Check out Crack Comedy for a series of events from live stand up to Comics in Quarantine Solving Problems; a weekly lineup of comedians that'll present the news with a twist. If you're in need of a little pick-me-up, this is it.

@ Your Home on Various dates from Tuesday 29th September 2020

Renowned for their raucous nights, Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is now bringing the fun direct to you, thanks to their online events. 70% party and 30% quiz, trade in your thinking caps for your dancing shoes and get ready to belt out a range of bangers, with everything from Bonnie Tyler to Justin Bieber. 

Jim and Tonic is a sustainable gin distillery located in London, with cocktail stalls at Mercato Metropolitano and Mayfair. Bringing a taste of their signature sips to the comfort of your own home, their gift sets come complete with a bottle of handcrafted gin and premium craft tonics.

Whodunnit Events

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A young music mogul dead, a detective stuck on lockdown in search of a comrade to assist him in uncovering the truth... Will you help? This interactive online murder mystery is keeping you entertained with two weeks of nightly videos in which you'll hear statements, learn clues and inspect evidence as you get closer to finding the culprit.

Play Agent Venture

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Taking things to the internet, this immersive online game will have you playing spy. The perfect way to escape your usual activities, join a few of your mates for heists, hacks and digital clues.

Log on to Antidote and you'll be able to blow off a little steam in a totally unique way. Through uplifting and unusual music, dance and games sessions, their events act as an antidote to the seriousness of everyday London life, providing a little wholesome escapism. 

Good Ship Comedy

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While we can't all go and see a comedy show IRL, there's nothing stopping out favourite comedians from making us laugh from the comfort of home. Taking place this May, Good Ship Comedy are hosting a series of online special events that are sure to get you giggling.

Whether your looking to upgrade your takeaway or save your mates from a faux pas dinner party spread, PartyLab has got you covered. The Kentish Town kitchen is whipping up a host of Italian-inspired sharing plates and dishes - think arancini balls, fried octopus burgers and duck-filled tortellini - along with a range of tasty cocktails.

Old Skl Brunch

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While Old Skl brunch can't take place IRL this month, the party can still keep going... Join the crew for a fun virtual quiz night that'll take you on a journey through old skool knowledge, a party 'n' paint online event and the full-blown Old Skl brunch experience, all from your home. 

Learn something new this month as West London Wine School goes online with a series of virtual tastings and meet the winemaker experiences. Shaking up after-work drinks? Need a new date night activity? This is it.

Paint Jam London

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Get ready for one of the best online arts and craft classes on the web. Paint Jam gets you logged in and decorating a canvas in no time with their fun virtual events, complete with live DJs and a very important BYOB policy.

An immersive experience, at home? That's what DARKFIELD is offering and all you need to take part is your phone, a pair of headphones and another keen partaker. Sitting opposite each other you'll listen as you're taken down an eerie storyline that'll have you questioning who the person across from you really is...

@ Cassidy's Apothecary (Speakeasy Liquor Store) on Wed, 15th Apr 2020 - Wed, 30th Dec 2020

With saloons and bars closed during the lockdown, it looks like Prohibition is back in the 20s. But that hasn't stopped Cassidy's Pharmacy, as the team behind Moonshine Saloon and Alcotraz delivers cocktails including spritzes, negronis, martini's and more to your home.

@ Online Event on Friday 25th September 2020 and 3 other Fridays

Want to get to know about the world of mead making? Join in this virtual masterclass for a quirky night in, complete with an informative lecture from an award-winning maker, tasting session with six miniature tasting bottles and your very own mead making kit to try out. 


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When it comes to virtual cooking classes, Migrateful is shaking up your usual night in at home. Far from your usual workshop, the an award-winning social enterprise supports asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to teach their traditional cuisines.

@ West London Wine School (VIRTUAL) on Tue, 16th Jun 2020 - Wed, 23rd Dec 2020

West London Wine School are putting the power in your hands. Create the drinks masterclass of your choice with the opportunity to pick the theme and length of your session, as well as the number of samples you try, before leaving it to the pros to do the rest.