Quirky Summer Events in London

Sure, you could spend your summer days in the same old beer gardens, playing the same old frisbee in the same old park. Or you could treat yourself to something a little different. From speeding down the Thames 007-style, to taking a neon life drawing class or climbing inside a cocktail time machine, our guide to the capital's quirkiest events promises to make this summer your most exciting yet.

Last updated on 19th May 2022

Flight Club

529 user reviews 5

This summer Flight Club is promising to become a paradise of palm trees, prosecco, pina coladas and bottomless pizza. Put your darts skills to the ultimate test in the plush surroundings of your own private oche. 

AIM Escape

7 user reviews 5

Not your usual summer event, AIM Escape has pivoted to outdoor games in the heart of East London. Make your way to Whitechapel where immersive technology and escape room experiences meet augmented reality, puzzles and gadgets to bring you outdoor fun.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Saturday 28th May 2022

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Funicular is bringing The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire to Pedley Street Station. Expect a fabulous and fun murder mystery and a four-course feast from Masterchef The Professionals' finalist Louisa Ellis. 

Searching for something a little different to do in London this summer? Look no further than Impossible Things Entertainment, the minds behind some of the city's best and barmiest themed brunch events. Whether you fancy singing to 90s bangers, belting it out to Taylor Swift or swaying to Disney, these guys have got just the thing.

The BBQ Club

432 user reviews 5

Make this a summer worth remembering with The BBQ Club. Make your way to Southbank for their awesome interactive dining experiences, where the chef, including Aaron Middleton, will help you cook a 6-course dinner over fire, while you enjoy tasty drinks and views of the Thames.

If you're looking for quirky things to do this summer in London, head on over to Glitterfest as they host a series of unmissable parties across the city. Whether you fancy taking to the Thames for a boat party or grooving at a festival-themed bash, this place promises non-stop good vibes.

Urban Missions

81 user reviews 4

Put your code-breaking and riddle-solving skills to the test with Urban Missions. A great immersive game around the city, the energetic event will see you and your team searching for a secret clues so you can save London and avert a crisis.

@ Site 5 on Various dates from Saturday 28th May 2022

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Looking for a top-notch quirky event? Then make your way to Love Pub + Grub - Summer 2022 at Site 5 in Wapping. Not only will there be a range of entertainment and bevvies, but there will also be VIP spaces to be booked filled with installations and cool photo booths.

The Big Bakes

1489 user reviews 5

This quirky summer event in London sees yougoing head-to-head in teams for a baking competition quite like none other. Under one cool marquee, you'll be provided with the ingredients, the instructions, and 90 minutes to produce the best bake of your life.

Bubble Pop Brunch

47 user reviews 5

Fancy a quirky little event in London? This summer, Bubble Pop Brunch are giving you non-stop entertainment from Pianwooo as well as quizzes and dancing. Chow down on bottomless Korean fried chicken and delicious free-flowing cocktails.

One of the best things to do in London this summer, a trip to Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden is a must for lovers of quirky events. The South London hotspot plays host to unique array of experiences this season, from bottomless brunches to cool drag shows.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

86 user reviews 5

Taking place in the stunning Rivoli Ballroom, this pop-up cinema is an absolute must. Join them for classic movie nights this summer, with titles including Jaws, Thelma And Louise, and Some Like It Hot, against a backdrop of scarlet interiors and plush seating.

Get your group ready, book out a booth and settle in for a party unlike any other this summer. The Brixton Courtyard is an all-new experience combining world class DJs, craft beverages, cocktails and street food in one Covid-safe setting, so you can dance without a care.