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 28th August 2020

  Josephine's Showgirl Brunch

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@ Tonight Josephine Waterloo on Various dates from Saturday 26th September 2020

Needed even more reasons to celebrate the end of lockdown this summer? Check out Tonight Josephine's ultra glamorous Showgirls Brunch, featuring three hours of drinking, dining and debauchery with some of the city's finest burlesque stars, all under the glow of the bar's signature pink neon. 

Midnight Apothecary

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One of the quirkiest events in London this summer, the Midnight Apothecary is back with more wild cocktails and pretty drinking areas. Taking up their plot on the roof of the Brunel Museum, they'll be treating you to sips made from foraged ingredients and homegrown herbs, alongside some very charming surroundings.

AIM Escape

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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.

@ Marquis Of Granby on Friday 25th September 2020 and 12 other Fridays

Get ready to sashay your way through the capital city at this sass-filled silent disco. Hosted by a crack team of fierce AF drag queens, you'll be led through Soho's streets, screaming along to the world's campest tunes as you go. 

Flight Club

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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. 

Proving that summer 2020 isn't cancelled just yet, this shiny new outdoor space is promising epic live-music in a socially-distanced environment. The Paperworks in Peckham will open every Friday and Saturday in August and September for drinking, dancing and debauchery.

Putt In The Park

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Putt In The Park is offering you and your housemates an afternoon of easy-going crazy golf and the perfect opportunity to air all your lockdown grievances. Simply book online for up to groups of four, head to Battersea Park and get read to bring your 'A' game.

@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 and 3 other dates

One of London's best bingo nights is back in action - and they're taking things to new heights. Head over to the Prince of Wales rooftop every Wednesday and you'll find the Musical Bingo team in residence for some high-energy dabbing action, and some seriously silly challenges.

  The Southbank BBQ Club

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@ The Southbank BBQ Club on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 and 4 other dates

Celebrate the end of summer with a trip to The Southbank BBQ Club. Helping you squeeze the last of the sunshine out of September, this pop-up restaurant is entrusting you with a set of tongs and giving you the task of grilling up some seriously good food over the course of seven delicious dishes.

  Mission: Bomb Disposal

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@ Leake Street on Various dates from Wednesday 23rd September 2020

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Put your code-breaking and riddle-solving skills to the test with Mission: Bomb Disposal. A great immersive game during lockdown, the energetic event will see you and your team searching for a secret hideout so you can save London and avert a crisis.

The Luna Cinema - London

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The Luna Cinema is back, armed with a plethora of perfect date night movie screenings in some seriously stunning locations. Check out their impressive array of cult classics, blockbusters and singalongs for next time you're searching for a fun night out this summer. 

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.


  The Cheese Crawl

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@ Statue of Goddess Diana on Every Saturday

Taking the classic bar crawl and replacing the booze with a whole lotta cheese, See Your City know what they're doing with their latest tour offering. Explore London via its finest cheese counters, munching on the stinky stuff and taking part in a fromage-themed quiz.