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 20th June 2022

Original Dating

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Looking for a potential partner in lockdown? Ditch the dating apps and log onto an event from the experts at Original Dating. With plenty of experience under their belt, they'll have you meeting suitors on a series of fun and flirty mini dates form the comfort of home.

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.

Looking for a quirky night in in London? Log on to Date in a Dash, who organise speed dating events with a twist. Offering online experiences from drunk Jenga to sharing horror stories and Cards Against Humanity, this is one unique opportunity for like-minded singles.

At last. Dim Sum heavyweights Ping Pong are delivering ready to steam feasts to houses all over London. Get prawn har gau, spicy chicken dumplings, vegetable spring rolls and more delivered to your door and simply cook them up.

Map Maison

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If Netflix and chill has lost its appeal, then log into one of Mpa Maison's virtual cocktail classes. Led by one of the bar's expert mixologists, the classes include live tuition as well as all the ingredients needed.

Thirsty Painter

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If you're looking for ideas for a quirky night in in London, Thirsty Painter art classes are sure to lift your spirits. Choose a theme that suits you and settle in for a creative session that's accessible to all skill levels, with the chance to connect with other participants as you work.

Jury Games

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If a night in in London sounds like more your style or you're just looking to rest up for a weekend, Jury Games has you covered with their line-up of online events. This immersive theatre sees you solving riddles and cracking the case in a whole host of murder mystery dramas.


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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...


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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 award-winning social enterprise supports asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to teach their traditional cuisines.

Crack Comedy

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Completed Netflix? Too tired to read? Enjoy a night of lighthearted laughs with one of Crack Comedy's online shows. Priced at only £6, and free for NHS workers, the event will bring together a witty group of comics, including Steve N Allen and Erich McElroy, for an evening of standup.

The Magic Hour

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If you've ever fancied having a crack at being a magician, now is your chance. This online masterclass comes from ne of London's top illusionists, who will teach you six sensational tricks to entertain friends and family for one quirky night in this winter. 

Dabbers Bingo

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One of the biggest and best on the boozy bingo scene, Dabbers know a thing or two about numerical antics and legendary callers. The lineup of hybrid events give you the chance to attend IRL or simply tune in from your living room. 

This is bound to shake things up. An incredible cuisine concept, Your Fork is delivering fine dining meal kits created by world-class chefs to houses across the country. Pick between three and five-course feasts, indulgent brunches or tasty cocktails and you'll receive all the ingredients and step-by-step videos.