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 18th July 2019




@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 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 Tuesday 23rd July 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 25th July 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.

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.

Inamo Covent Garden

250 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.

The Little Blue Door

306 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.

RE:IMAGINE

39 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.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 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.

Secret London Runs

79 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.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

2 user reviews 3

@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 26th July 2019 and 34 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 Tuesday 23rd July 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.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 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.

Is there anything more unique than a magic show? Check out an entire festival dedicated to the art of close-up magic this summer as it descends on Piccadilly Circus, along with cutting-edge talent and TV superstars ready to wow their audience with slight-of-hand tricks aplenty.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 26th July 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 Candlelight Club

270 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.

  SPY CITY

26 user reviews 5

@ COLAB House on Various dates from Wednesday 24th July 2019

COLAB Theatre are back with a new epic experience that takes place on the streets of London. Forget Bond, the future of the city is in your hands as you race against the clock in this three-part drama, chasing bad guys, avoiding capture and solving clues.