Feel like a night out in London isn't complete without a trip to the circus? Big top inspired Trapeze would have to agree. When you're not enjoying the quirky cocktails or club nights in the basement, tuck into chow the likes of burgers and sharing platters.
Themed Restaurants in London
When bog-standard just won't do, it's time to get a little more inventive with your restaurant choices. Luckily the capital is home to more than a few quirky spots that are totally committed to the bit. From Tropical tiki bars from Polynesian plates, to Italian dinner parties that would make Berlusconi proud, these are the best themed restaurants in London.
Decked out like an 80's cafe, complete with adjoining laundrette, The Breakfast Club's South West hideaway is all about serving up delicious brunch and lunch goods until late. If you're not digging this particular theme though, look a little closer at you spin cycle and see if you can't take it back to the 70's.
Heralding themselves as 'an Englishman's Italian', Bunga Bunga is one of the themed bars in Battersea where subtlety doesn't seem to appear in their vocabulary. Tuck into authentic pizza or pasta before starting on the cocktails, which you can enjoy out of a miniature-sized Leaning Tower of Pisa.
It doesn't get more British than Bangers. This Broadgate bar and restaurant comes decked out in Penguin Classics wallpaper and kitsch details, perfect for getting into their menu of classic British grub and perusing their extensive wine selection.
Inspired by the Victoria explorers and adventurers, Powder Keg Diplomacy is offering you a portal to the past. The vintage bar and restaurant is a hidey-hole of old-fashioned treasures, from a towering, plant-filled conservatory through to the cosy, wood-panelled bar.
Dinner and a show doesn't get more decadent than at Covent Garden's circus. You'll barely be able to concentrate on your meal as some of the best performers in the world beguile you with contortion, acrobatics and other acts.
Hoxley & Porter's opulent train-carriage theme will strike you from minute one. Step inside to be greeted by your conductor for the evening, ready to show you to your seats and begin your journey, with shadowy foliage dotted around to add extra charisma. There's great food to feast on while you're at it, with a menu packed full of British classics on offer.
Offering tropical interiors and menu of French-Polynesian plates, this Mayfair mainstay literally invented the Mai Tai. Get a little sunshine into your life through their mix of tasty bar bites, signature curries and a huge cocktail menu.
If you fancy a slice of history along with your dinner, head on down to The Medieval Banquet for a truly unique dining experience. You'll feast on four delicious courses fit for a king, along with flowing booze, a thrilling live shoe and a late-night disco till the wee hours.
Head over to Canary Wharf where the Munich Cricket Club is making every day into Oktoberfest. Get stuck into heaving steins of German beer, soaked up with classic bavarian bites, including bratwurst, Käsekrainer, strudel, schnitzel and more.
POTUS is a slick bar in Vauxhall serving cocktails inspired by former US presidents. From the Teddy Smash Hat Club inspired by Teddy Roosevelt's love of mojitos, to the rich and savoury with JFK & Mary, explore the finest this American-themed haunt has to offer.
Boating an ample menu of German food and drink, alongside staff in Dirndl and Lederhosen, Bierschenke is one quirky bar and restaurant. Expect to sit at long tables while exploring the menu of authentic eats, washed down with steins of expertly-brewed bier.
One for the big kids in our midst, the Cereal Killer cafe is all about the nostalgia. From their colour-pop interiors, to their sugar-rush of a menu, every element of this eatery is dedicated to taking you back to Saturday mornings in front of Cartoon Network.
Would you be fooled into thinking that The Little Blue Door was just another flat in Fulham? You should be, but hold on just one minute. A quirky spot brimming with oddities, this venue isn't just themed around a unique flatmate scenario, they host brunches, dinners and Sunday roasts that you won't want to miss out on.
Are you a sucker for 80's nostalgia? Well now you can revel in it at the world's first vampire-themed pizzeria. Lost Boys Pizza & Croque Monsieur (you know, like the movie) is a totally unique Camden restaurant serving delicious slices with a side of eccentricity.
This party ready spot in the heart of Central London makes for the ultimate night out for those looking for something more tropical. Whether you're stopping in for a quick bite or hoping to catch one of their epic cabaret show, the beach club theme will leave you feeling much sunnier.
If you're after something sexy, slinky, and downright scrumptious in the heart of Soho, it would do you good to hunt out Opium. A secret London restaurant with dim sum on the menu, head on over for an intimate dinner setting and the best in quirky cocktails.
Wings, ribs and the best patties that money can buy? Blues Kitchen brings you a taste of Louisiana highlife with a menu of bourbon-laced cocktails, delicious meaty BBQ food and some of the finest live blues, big band and jazz in the capital.
One of the city's most renowned dining experiences, The London Cabaret Club is letting you get up close to some of the best acts in the capital. From Gatsby to Britpop, you never know what the night will bring until you pitch up.