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 27th November 2020


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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.

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.


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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.

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. 

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. 

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...

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.

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.

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Far from your standard night in, The Rhythm and Booze Project are upping date nights and evenings with flatmates. Log in for whisky tastings, live music and online parties all this month.

@ Online Event on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th December 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.

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.

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. 

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 Various dates from Saturday 28th November 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. 

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.

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.

@ 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 Various dates from Wednesday 2nd December 2020

This all-new immersive online experience will see you put into the centre of a high-security prison, using CCTV footage and a trail of clues to expose the corrupt warden and help prisoners to escape. Better yet? You can accompany your experience with a bottle of hooch - delivered directly to your door.

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.

House Of Voga

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A great way to enjoy a relaxing night in during lockdown, House of Voga are taking their fitness sessions onto the internet with an all new series of lockdown yoga. Join them for high-energy stretching and get ready to throw some power stances around your living room.


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A night in doesn't have to mean Netflix and chill. Sipsmith are inviting you to get creative in the kitchen with their series of festive cocktail masterclasses. All the ingredients will be sent ahead of the event, with everything from the special garnishes to premium spirits.

@ Online Event on Various dates from Saturday 28th November 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.

@ Online Event on Various dates from Tuesday 1st 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.

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.