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 17th January 2020

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Saturday 1st February 2020

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.

@ Venue TBC on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May 2020

With some of London's best bartenders competing for the title of best margarita, this epic cocktail festival is one to watch. Not only will you get to try every drink, but there's 2 hours of flowing cocktails so you can soak 'em all up and tuck into tacos along the way.

@ Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf on Various dates from Thursday 20th February 2020

Head over to Southbank's Bargehouse for an afternoon that'll impress, inspire and educate you to the current state of our world, the human race and idea of reinstating the space race. Taking place over five floors, this immersive experience will also look at possible alternative futures and solutions that'll leave you mulling over it long after your visit. 

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Taking over the Dingwalls Camden and the Karma Sanctum Soho this May, this unique festival of all things burlesque is putting focus on every aspect of the art form, from classic peepshows and Hollywood-inspired acts, to tattoo culture, anti-racism and queer bodies.

@ Hyper Reality on Various dates from Tuesday 21st January 2020

Step into new worlds at this incredible unique experience in London. Hyper Reality will be giving its guests an exclusive two-hour pass to explore their VR games, from chasing high scores to riding rollercoasters, with a top-notch selection of refreshments for weary adventurers after. 

The Little Blue Door

429 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.

Inamo Covent Garden

304 user reviews 4

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.

Secret London Runs

132 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.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Tuesday 21st January 2020

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

58 user reviews 5

@ COLAB Factory on Various dates from Wednesday 22nd January 2020

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.


1 user review 3

Home to 14 'immersion rooms' Otherworld is a VR Arcade quite like no other. Located in the heart of Haggerston, this futuristic spot is inviting you to step inside an alternate reality, fighting zombies, travelling through space or tackling aliens along the way. The best part? There's a fully licensed bar serving bespoke futuristic cocktails straight out of the year 3000.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

2 user reviews 3

@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 24th January 2020 and 22 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.

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Various dates from Monday 20th January 2020

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.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Tuesday 21st January 2020

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.


2 user reviews 4

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.

  The Heist

8 user reviews 5

@ Colab House on Fri, 7th Feb 2020 @ 22:00 - 3:00

Do you wanna be a gangster... even if it's just for a night? Embody a 19290's baddie and attempt to unravel twisted tale at The Heist. You'll crack clues and solve puzzles to unlock cocktails at the interactive adventure, with a raucous themed party to celebrate your efforts. 

The Candlelight Club

342 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.

  Zombie Laser Tag

2 user reviews 4

@ Bunker 51 on Saturday 15th February 2020 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.