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 7th April 2021

Don your sunnies and head to the rooftop terrace at Prince of Wales for a socially distanced summertime bash. Reserve your very own party booth and you can expect table service all night long as well as an epic lineup of live DJs.

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.

Thames Rockets

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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

471 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. 

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.


London Craft Beer Cruise

109 user reviews 5

For a day of summer sipping quite like no other, be sure to bag yourself tickets for the London Craft Beer Cruise Company's next boat trip. You'll zoom down the River Thames while sampling pints from the likes of Anspach & Hobday, East London Brewing Company and Signature Brew.

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.