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.
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.
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.
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.
Promising 'the fun, the whole fun and nothing but the fun', BUCKBUCK's roster of online events are sure to perk up your lockdown lull. From Apprentice-style challenges to utterly nonsensical quizzes and live-streamed theatre, no two nights are the same.
Bring the cinema to you - literally - with a little help fro Celestial Cinema. They're providing you with a 72-inch screen, mini projector, bottle of Champers and popcorn so you can make an epic movie snug and spice up your next night of Netflix.
Combining the adrenaline rush of an escape room and the thrill of live theatre, Swamp Motel is changing the game when it comes to virtual entertainment. Tune into their online shows to be transported to another world entirely, where you'll have to become a character and set off on your own adventure.
If you're looking for mind-reading, mischief and the power of persuasion? Log on to this fun virtual magic show as your two hilarious hosts take you through a series of cool tricks showcase mentalism and astounding feats.
Inject some humour into your Tuesday nights with a hilarious online workout from Mojo Moves. During the 45 minute sweat session, your guide Cheryl Sprinker will take you through a number of old-school moves - think the robot - as you dance and laugh to 80s anthems.
Why not use lockdown as the opportunity to learn a new skill? Prime Pass Events have all you need to do something a little different on nights in, from wine and chocolate tasting to truffle making and even building terrariums.
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.
The first online experience form Exit Productions, Jury Duty is inviting you to spend a night reviewing evidence, speaking to the accused and getting to the bottom of a brutal crime. If you make a mistake? The consequences could be devastating.
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.
If escaping down a magical cobbled alley sounds like your kind of Friday night, then be sure to tune into this quirky immersive experience. As a team you'll train as sorcerer's apprentices, cracking codes and creating bubbling potions, with the help of notorious witch Hetty Haze.
One of the best quirky ideas for a night in, Social Isolation is bringing you a fun-filled evening. Opt between a musical quiz event of singalong bingo and enjoy a lighthearted session of dancing and crooning with your mates.
This quirky comedy night is combining science phenomenons with hilarious jokes. Tackling subjects that include fear, competitiveness and the class system, the lineup of comics includes the likes of Stephen Bailey and Laura Lexx.
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.
Feeling like you need to chill out after the chaos of the past year? This CBD experience will see you sampling a variety of edibles, capsules and patches, with a virtual class walking you through the history, benefits and recent advances in the all-natural product.
When it comes to ideas for a quirky night in, there's nothing quite like a wine tasting. Ditch your local supermarket bottle in favour of 6 of Winfield Wines' best, as your wine education takes you around Italy's finest while being led by a WSET expert.
Get your thinking caps on for this immersive online event into a curious drowning. An interactive experience, The Inquest is tasking you to uncover what really happened in a race against time as you look through evidence and hear statements.
Whether it's a date night activity or a little creative flow you're looking for, Paintvine have got you covered. Grab one of their affordable vouchers for 90 days of unfettered access to online tutorials, and they'll also send you all the supplies you should need to get started.
How much do you know about vino? Expand your knowledge of various reds and whites with Winfield Wines' live-streamed tasting. Offering six different samples from various regions throughout France, the evening will include a guided tasting where you'll learn more about each sip.
Looking for a unique night in while we're in lockdown? This takeaway will add an extra dash of elegance to your usual feasting. Fish Café are bringing their famous oyster and prosecco pairing to you, complete with a range of toppings to make them even more enticing.
A new way to enjoy a quirky night in during lockdown, this fun exercise session is offering anything but a traditional online yoga class. They'll have live DJs playing disco classics and you'll be getting your stretches in on a virtual dancefloor.
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.
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.
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.
If lockdown has got you feeling like every day is groundhog day, why not mix up your routine with this fun virtual class? Shake yourself up a drink and then tune in for a two hour art class, complete with hilarious jokes, quirky challenges and useful hints and tips.
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.
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.
Searching for something quirky to do in lockdown? Log onto one of these performance workshops from The Glasgow Festival of Burlesque. Hosted by some of the industry's finest stars, this series will have you peeling, fan dancing and tassel twirling like a pro.
Trust no one, suspect everyone... If you're in the mood for a quirky night in, be sure to check out Play Ded London's fun and wallet-friendly online murder mystery events. Up for grabs? An intergalactic mission, an investigation into a high school electrocution and more.
Trade in an evening of takeaways and Netflix for a unique experience courtesy of Let'sDate Crate. Order a kit and you'll receive a bounty of cocktails, quirky props, a curated Spotify playlist and more to make your lockdown date night even better.
Musical Bingo Cribs is back with a fun and interactive at-home series for this latest lockdown. Join them for hilarious activities and quirky prizes as you sing, dance, drink and dab your way through their epic rounds.
If your idea of a quirky night in involves meeting new people without even having to change out of your PJs, then these are the events for you. Naturally Dating are hosting a series of speed dating events that'll have you zooming through potential partners, all from the comfort of home.
If you're not quite ready to let go of the lockdown pub quiz, this is the online experience for you. Host the ultimate quirky night in with a group of pals as you work to complete mini games, DJ bingo rounds and scavenger hunts, all streamed live and direct to your living rooms.
A fun way to have a night in this January, experimental theatre company ANTS are back with a ground-breaking new show that's putting you and you household at the heart of the action as they mix interactive and immersive elements with an escape room dynamic.
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.
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.
Searching for fun things to do while staying indoors? Try logging onto a Drag Aerobic class with the fabulous Dolly Trolley. You'll get fit and have plenty of laughs while shaking your money-maker to a soundtrack of vintage pop tunes.
This online interactive game will see you single-handedly taking on the Annunaki Menace. You'll need to investigate, infiltrate and finally defeat the reptilian evil force, or risk being brainwashed to join their army.
Get your cocktail fix from some of the UK's top bars with this unique drinks delivery service. From Boiler Room's floradora to Revolucion de Cuba's pornstar rumtini, these freshly-made concoctions come chilled straight to your door, making for the ultimate night in.
One of the most unique online experiences of the season, this quirky virtual offering will have you playing sleuth as you try to discover the whereabouts of a diplomats daughter. Using only your wits and a handful of clues, do you think you have what it takes?
Let Dirty Martini set the mood for your night in with one of their delicious cocktail sets. Opt between one of their DIy kits - containing enough ingredients to make six drinks - or pick form their seasonal flavours. Looking to share the love? They've also got gift bundles, complete with all the gear to become a mixology pro.
Bringing the joys of The Sims and escape rooms together, this online experience is inviting you to play puppet master to a real-life character as they race to get out. You'll have eight adventures o choose from and can play with up to five other mates.
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.
An immersive cocktail delivery experience? Yep, you read that right. Doing the absolute most, Cassidy's speakeasy-style outfit are playing bootlegger as they deliver your drinks in a more interactive style than your average courier.
Get the competitive juices flowing as this virtual scavenger hunt invites you to go head-to-head with your loved ones, taking on quirky challenges from the comfort of your living room. Connected by video call you'll be given bespoke tasks, with crazy prizes for those crowned winners.
Treat yourself or someone else to a quirky care package this month as Colleague Box offer a range of goody-filled crates ideal for a night in. Packed full of sweets, crisps and even a few boozy options, it's the perfect way to indulge.
Looking to enjoy a quirky night in with friends and family this summer? Keeping things so fresh and so clean are TWIST hard seltzers, the booze-infused sparkling waters that are the perfect accompaniment to BBQs, garden parties and balmy days.
Set up a quirky night in this May with Cazcabel Tequila, who are hosting a very special Cinco De Mayo celebration. You'll receive a pack filled with ingredients for tequila-laced cocktails, alongside sheets for La Loteria (Mexican bingo), with a selection of prizes up for grabs on the night.
Offering a fun twist on your classic at home tasting event, The Wine Test is asking you to sort the bougie from the budget. You'll be sent five mystery samples and asked to correctly rank them in price. Who knows, maybe your tastes aren't as expensive as you think...
Heads + Tails is one of London's sleekest cocktail bars and now? You can enjoy their signature sips in the comfort of your own home. Offering nationwide delivery on their 20cl and 50cl bottles, the menu includes a class negroni, smooth espresso martini and refreshing cosmopolitan.
If you're looking for a unique idea for a quirky night in, treat yourselves to a cocktail delivery from Tom Savano. With each creation utilising only the finest from artisan distilleries, they're sure to add extra wow-factory to your romantic dinners, house hangouts and Zoom quizzing.
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.
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.
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...
Lay down the Netflix and instead spend the night donning your detective cap and tracking down notorious killers. From the London Underground and Bridgerton to a famed TV talent show, these quirky murder mystery evenings have something for everyone.