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 March 2019




@ The Old Metal Exchange on Various dates from Saturday 1st June 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.

Inamo Covent Garden

215 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.

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Saturday 13th April 2019 and 3 other dates

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.

The Candlelight Club

225 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.

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Various dates from Friday 22nd March 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.

Secret London Runs

39 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.

For King and Country

127 user reviews 5

Discounts available on certain events

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.

  Dr Leon Neural Enhancement

4 user reviews 5

@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Friday 22nd March 2019

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.

@ Searcys at The Gherkin on Fri, 10th May 2019 @ 18:30 - 21:00

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. 

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 22nd March 2019

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Valid on the following dates: 26/01/2019, 27/01/2019, 02/02/2019, 03/02/2019, 23/02/2019, 24/02/2019, 03/03/2019, 10/03/2019, 17/03/2019, 23/03/2019, 24/03/2019, 31/03/2019, 06/04/2019 and 07/04/2019.

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.

 

 

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 22nd March 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.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Saturday 23rd March 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.

@ Searcys at The Gherkin on Fri, 12th Apr 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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.

@ Bunker 51 on Saturday 13th April 2019 and 4 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. 

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Friday 22nd March 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.

RE:IMAGINE

9 user reviews 3

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.