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 8th July 2021

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.

Done with binge-watching TV? Now you can re-live the golden age of reality shows, with This Is Reality 2000. The immersive experience will have you starring in your very own show, with an extra special guest appearance from one of Big Brother's most memorable contestants.  

Fancy picking up a new skill this summer? Les Bubb School of Mime will teach you all you need to know about the art of miming with a series of monthly workshops. Enjoy the ultimate quirky night in while piking up tips on illusion, isolation and invisible weight.

If you're obsessed with Sherlock this is one unique night in that's not to be missed. Featuring footage from the stars of the show themselves, these virtual immersive mysteries will throw you into the hit drama - there's even themed tipples to mix up at home too. 

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.

Fish cafe Hampstead

22 user reviews 5

If you're keen to add a bit of luxury to your next night in, the Fish Cafe's lockdown packages are the perfect solution. Chow down on oysters, fresh crab and gourmet desserts, available to collect at a time that suits you.

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.

@ Online Event on Friday 20th August 2021

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.

Thirsty Painter

10 user reviews 5

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.

Dabbers Bingo

106 user reviews 4

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. 

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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Promising to banish lockdown boredom, Sipsmith's quirky lineup of events includes expert masterclasses and behind the scenes tours of their distillery, all from the comfort of your own home. Tickets include tasty samples which will be delivered to your door ahead of time.

The Magic Hour

779 user reviews 5

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. 


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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.

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.


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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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Switch up your next night in with an event hosted by Vibio, which aims to promote sexual wellness for individuals and couples alike. Taking place online this summer, their series of sex-positive masterclasses are not to be missed.

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.