Unique Experiences in London

London is one of the most unique cities in the world and there’s no end to the amount of weird things you can uncover once you seek it out. You just need to know where to look in this colossus of a capital – and that’s where we come in. With everything from immersive murder mysteries in your favourite pub to an Olivier Award-nominated trip into Wonderland, you are bound to find something original in this list of unique experiences in London.

Last updated on 20th September 2019




@ Pedley Street Station on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019

The Jewel of the Empire is a unique immersive dining experience that'll take you back in time and surround you with an enthralling tale of murder and mystery. Underpinned by a magnificent menu from Masterchef's Laurence Henry, it's an event to die for. 

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Live out the Martian invasion at this unique event that uses the most top-notch technology to recreate HG Wells' War of the Worlds. Head to The Old Metal Works for one of the most high-tech pieces of immersive theatre in the capital this year.

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Taking over the Owl & Hitchhiker, this quirky escape room is taking you on a trip to Wonderland where you'll have to gather gold, gamble, bribe and beg your way through a host of characters and fun challenges.

@ Various Venues, London on Fri, 27th Sep 2019 - Sat, 28th Sep 2019

A fascinating new festival for London, Emerge is a series of late night events bringing eclectic exhibitions and groundbreaking artists to the city's cultural spaces. From lectures at the Natural History Museum, to live music and ice-based soundscapes at the Canal Museum, it's one for those looking to explore the capital's creative scene.

The Little Blue Door

347 user reviews 5

£5 Oysters and £10 Steaks on Wednesdays for Twos and 1 other offer

One of the most unique dining experiences in London, The Little Blue Door is the house party we've always dreamed of throwing. From bottomless brunches, to lavish dinner parties and not-so-wholesome afternoon teas, it's one of the best party spots in town.

The Candlelight Club

279 user reviews 4

We have a secret we need to tell you, but you have to promise not to say: The Candlelight Club is the secret and authentic speakeasy party and we can get you in. You won't know where the event is taking place until a few days before, but when you do, you need to don your finest 1920s attire, and get ready for the real jazz age experience. Whether you dine on the tables that are alight with candles or you come to dance the 1920s away, this is an original London event for the free at heart.

Inamo Covent Garden

261 user reviews 4

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £42 per person

Asian restaurants in London are a dime a dozen, right? Well, you aren't going to find any quite like Inamo. Not only do they serve up some delicious pan-Asian dishes with Oriental-themed cocktails to match, their tables are fully interactive – meaning you can order from them, watch the chefs cook, change the table cloth and even play Battleships. This unique London restaurant welcomes you to the future. There are also locations in Camden and Soho.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

What if you were humanity's last chance? And what if that last chance included cocktails? Coming at you with a brand new London experience, Lollipop are taking on technology with a unique cocktail event that will have you questioning who's real, and who might be AI undercover.

  Bridge Command

8 user reviews 5

@ COLAB Factory on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Climb aboard the CNS Talavaar at this unique immersive experience in London Bridge where you'll form part of a crack starship team tasked with trialling just what this space age vessel can do. Mixing gaming technology with performance, Bridge Command is easily one of the most high-octane interactive theatre shows of the year.

LASER TAG NIGHTS

1 user review 5

If you're looking for quirky things to do in London, this east London gem should be on your radar. Giving a new meaning to laser quest, this is all about themed events, badass music and challenging mazes with themed parties to boot.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

In this fun class, you'll learn how to create pottery using a special wheel, as well as interesting techniques that are perfect for beginners. With the class only holding two, you'll get the instructor's undivided attention – and you'll get to enjoy things like competitions with each other too.

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Looking for something a little different? Ditch the usual afternoon activities and head to the West End where you'll be taken on a tour of the city complete with a black cab guide, before tucking into a luxurious spread of sandwiches, sweet treats and cocktails on the rooftop.

@ Bunker 51 on Saturday 21st September 2019 and 3 other Saturdays

Just when you thought that laser tag was fun enough on its own, this rolls in. Not just a shooting experience, this laser tag event is sure to scare you out of your wits. Surrounded by zombies, you'll have to endure the walking dead as you blast your way through an apocalyptic setting. 

@ Amba Hotel on Friday 11th October 2019 and 2 other dates

Save 20% on ticket General Admission with discount code WEDDING20

If you're looking for something a little bit different for your next night out, head to Confetti & Chaos, the immersive dining experience that requires you to wear your finest hat. Experience a wedding like no other, with some unruly guests causing trouble all whilst chowing down on some delicious nosh and, of course, a slice of wedding cake. 

@ The Golden Hinde on Friday 4th October 2019 and 2 other Fridays

This very special edition of The Rhythm and Booze Project is taking place in a truly unique location. Hop aboard The Golden Hinde ship and revel in a marine-themed night of blues, whisky, and mischief, aided by the open bar.  

RE:IMAGINE

40 user reviews 4

In celebration of some of music history's most-loved names, the Reimagine collective bring together live performances from full 16-piece orchestras and epic live sets, all in tribute of some of music's most adored stars.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

2 user reviews 3

@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 27th September 2019 and 30 other Fridays

London is full of mysteries that you haven't even thought to uncover yet. With the Paranormal Activity Tour, you'll be hunting for ghosts, poltergeists and strange encounters using Ouija boards, K2 Meters and Dowsing Rods. There you will uncover the stories of the mass murderers, plague pits and all the ghosts that linger in the capital's ancient goals. You might be on the hunt for unique London experiences, but you should also be careful what you wish for.

Secret London Runs

94 user reviews 5

This event is looping in all sorts of aspects for a completely unique take on Christmas. Put on your trainers and run on either a 5 or 10km track around gorgeous sites in London, finding clues to help you solve the murder mystery.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Save £10.00 on ticket Dinner with discount code CUSHTY10
Valid on the following dates: 01/09/2019, 06/09/2019, 07/09/2019, 08/09/2019, 13/09/2019, 14/09/2019, 15/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 21/09/2019, 22/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 28/09/2019, 29/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 05/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 12/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 19/10/2019, 25/10/2019 and 26/10/2019.

Get off the sofa and stop watching old re-runs, because Only Fools and Horses is back; this time in the form of an immersive theatre show. You'll get to meet the Trotters and tuck into a delicious three-course spread at The Nags Head, so prepare for a quirky night out.

 

 

@ London Museum of Water and Steam on Saturday 21st September 2019

If you're looking for a night in London that's just a little bit spooky, this immersive experience at the Museum of Water and Steam is just the ticket. Expect a night of theatre, puzzle-solving and ghostly encounters with a Victorian high tea to reward your efforts.