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 3rd December 2021

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

Sip on cocktails as you jet down the Thames aboard a high-speed boat. The ultimate way to see the sunset over London's skyline, this 50-minute guided tour even comes complete with an epic soundtrack courtesy of DJ Mikee Snooze.

Flight Club

507 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. 

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.

Urban Missions

65 user reviews 4

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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.

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.

The Big Bakes

1236 user reviews 5

This quirky summer event in London sees you and nine other teams going head-to-head in 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.

AIM Escape

6 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.

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.

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.

between the bridges

127 user reviews 4

Boasting London's largest alfresco drinking area, Between The Bridges is the place to be this summer. Pop along and be guest to Plonk Golf, drag brunches and Beyoncé breakfasts, as well as top notch street food, cocktails and more.