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.
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.
Prepare to be immersed in a tale of murder and intrigue when murder strikes at this unique Game of Thrones dinner experience. The Vaults are throwing open their doors to you, the lords and ladies of Easteros to determine the rightful air to the throne.
Bringing together live musicians and tap dance improvisers, this cool and quirky event at Zigfrid Von Underbelly is a truly unique experience that has to be seen to be believed.
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.
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.
From an abstract artist who works in nail varnish through to the former official portrait painter at the Vatican, this evening is an excellent way to learn about the world of contemporary art - all over three courses at the renowned Scarlett Green.
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.
If you're looking to do something a little different this summer, this interactive experience at The Vaults may be just the ticket. Attempt to unravel the mystery of mind-controlling research fro the Cold War and the CIA's psychic spies.
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.
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.
Join cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham for an evening of delicious dining and discussion. You'll get to hear all about his life both on and off the pitch with a live Q&A, followed by a stunning three-course dinner and photo opportunity.
Think you've seen theatre in London before? Well, Parabolic Theatre is about to change that, as they take you Southwark's COLAB Factory for immersive and interactive game-based theatre set in an alternate timeline.
After something a little different? Head to a top-secret location where Dr Leon awaits to teach you how you evaluate yourself, grow and develop in ways that you've never thought of through interactive theatre, a relaxing experience and sensory stimulation.
Explore the best of British wine with the Nyetimber English sparkling wine dinner at The Gherkin, which will pair three handpicked wines with a stunning three course supper from acclaimed Chef Shaun Rowlands. The perfect date night for any wine lover, it's sure to impress.
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 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.
Head over to Waterloo where this quirky Shrek-themed experience takes place. Enjoy a tasty cocktail before taking in the whole hilarious course that is Shrek's Adventure.
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.
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.
Bars are great, but a bar with balls is better. Taking that to another level, not only is BallieBallerson one of the largest ball pit bars in the world, this impressive spot boasts neon art, themed cocktails and late night fun in abundance.
Change your perception of food at this quirky restaurant in Farringdon where you're required to dine in the dark. You will be guided and served by blind guides before heading over to the lit bar for a unique evening.
Whisky is great, but what if whisky in the dark is better? A London drinks experience that will put your senses to the test, join Mac And Wild as they immerse you in total darkness for some of the best drams in the business.
One for the sweet-toothed among you, this unique tasting and masterclass at The Gherkin will see leading chocolatier William Curley in residence to bring you some samples and top tips for making his favourite creations.
When it comes to a unique London experience, you'd never have expected crazy golf. Taking the game to the next level, Puttshack isn't any ordinary game. From unique holes to putting technology, you'll pair cool cocktails with some of the best crazy golf games in the biz.
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.
Grab your gang and head south, because this Catford spot challenges you to use your immerse yourself in an escape room like you've never seen before. You'll have 90 minutes to complete physical and mental games. Are you ready?
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.
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.