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 26th February 2021

@ Online Event on Friday 5th March 2021 and 3 other dates

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.


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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.


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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...

Looking to upgrade a dull night in? Keeping this fun and informative, these cool drinks tasting events are schooling you in the basics of some iconic spirits, including gin, mezcal and Lillet, complete with delivered samples.

The Magic Hour

757 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.

  Sounds Familiar Music Quiz - Online

125 user reviews 5

@ Online Event on Various dates from Saturday 27th February 2021

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. 

@ Online Event on Various dates from Sunday 28th February 2021

Trust no one, suspect everyone... Shake, Rattle, and ROASTED! is a fun and wallet-friendly online murder mystery that is sure to add some pizzazz to your nights in. Throughout the night you'll be taken back in time to 1958 to investigate what happened at a high school prom and what happened in the run-up to an electrocution.

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.

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.

The Last Talisman

8 user reviews 5

One of the best things to do this spring in London, this quirky offering from the team at The Last Talisman is sorting you out with a series of excellent online cocktail classes complete with delivered ingredients and unique themes to match.

Crack Comedy

27 user reviews 4

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.

@ Online Event on Saturday 6th March 2021 and 2 other Saturdays

Yeah, you could pick up a nice bottle at the supermarket and order in a fancy takeaway or you could try something a little different and enjoy a virtual tasting with Sip It Wine. As well as receiving three bottles and paired cheeses or charcuterie, you'll also enjoy a guided session from an expert sommelier. 

Good Time Gals

1 user review 5

The Good Time Gals are back and they're here to rid you of those lockdown blues. Their lineup of live-streamed events will see you completing wacky scavenger hunts, testing your celeb trivia and going head-to-head with other households in bonkers dance challenges.

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.

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.


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Learn how to make knockout cocktails from the experts with a masterclass from Opium. The Chinatown bar will send you all the kit beforehand and virtually teach you how to make three signature tipples over an hour session.

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.

Social Isolation

41 user reviews 5

If you're craving a night of fun, games and laughter to life your spirits in lockdown, look no further than Social Isolation. They're bringing you bonkers bingo, quirky quizzes and living room discos with money being raised for a good cause.

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.   

Map Maison

63 user reviews 5

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 Various dates from Saturday 27th February 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.

Fish cafe Hampstead

12 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.

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.