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 12th November 2019




@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Wednesday 13th November 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 Thursday 14th November 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.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 22nd November 2019 and 26 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.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Wednesday 13th November 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.

The Little Blue Door

386 user reviews 5

£10 for Half a Dozen Oysters and £10 Steaks on Wednesdays only 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.

Secret London Runs

129 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.

@ The Gore Hotel on Friday 15th November 2019 and 2 other dates

The Book Club Cabaret's immersive retelling of Mary Shelley's Gothic classic Frankenstein is one unique experience tat's not to be missed by any literary fanatic. Experience a six-course feast and cocktails, complete with cabaret, circus, couture and more. 

RE:IMAGINE

42 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.

The Candlelight Club

301 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.

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.

  Bridge Command

39 user reviews 5

@ COLAB Factory on Various dates from Wednesday 13th November 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.

@ The Hidden on Sat, 30th Nov 2019 @ 19:00 - 0:00

Located under the streets of Paddington is the fittingly named The Hidden - an intimate speakeasy offering creative cocktails and a night of live cabaret for all who dare to look for it. For only £35 feast on three-courses whilst sipping on a glass of bubbly and watching live performances from a range of impressive dancers. 

  Zombie Laser Tag

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@ Bunker 51 on Saturday 16th November 2019 and 7 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. 

Inamo Covent Garden

279 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.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 15th November 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.

 

 

@ The Vaults on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th December 2019

This December, travel back in time and party the night away, fairytale-style. Descend to the depths of Waterloo station and discover the immersive delights of The Vault. Explore this underground world, meeting creatures and cohorts along the way, before dancing the night away to some of the best DJs around.

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Various dates from Wednesday 13th November 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.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Wednesday 13th November 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.