Unique Things To Do In Shoreditch

A hipster haven of rainbow bagels and vintage shops, Shoreditch is without a doubt one of London's quirkiest areas. Whether you're a tourist or a regular visitor, there's plenty of cool places and quirky pop-ups to explore, from immersive cocktail experiences to boozy activities and a world-famous ballpit bar. So, next time you're visiting this gem of a neighborhood, have a go at one of these unique things to do in Shoreditch. 

Last updated on 12th September 2019

London's first prison-themed immersive theatrical cocktail bar takes pride of place on Brick Lane. Alcotraz is a truly unique drinking experience that'll have you don the famous orange jumpsuits and get thrown into an exciting world of mischief fuelled by contraband cocktails. 

Take Aim at Flight Club

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Combining darts, pizza and booze, Flight Club know the ingredients for a cracking night out. Providing the perfect backdrop for a fun group activity or quirky date, this unique bar has quickly become one of London's most talked-about places, so make sure to swing by and see why. 

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Boasting a stunning Hanami terrace, Nobu is a cherry blossom-adorned hideaway. The restaurant and bar places itself at the top of Shoreditch's dining scene with its value of luxury and culinary theatrics, so expect stunning sushi, signature cocktails and renowned sake. 

  Lady Gala Bingo

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@ Concrete on Friday 27th September 2019 and 4 other Fridays

Join Lady Gala as she returns to Concrete in Shoreditch for a series of bizarre bingo nights complete with live performances, sassy lip syncs and the chance to win big. Whether it's a girls night out or evening with the lads, this is one for you.

Not your average nail bar, London Grace on Rivington Street combines a nail bar with cocktails and photo props. The fun space adds a bit of quirkiness to your pampering with themed nights that range from 80s through to martinis next to your manicure.

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Caboose offers its guest the unique opportunity to hide away in their own cabin, reserved for one group per meal and take control of the bespoke sound system. To top it off, the restaurant serves up mouthwatering BBQ eats, slow-smoked for extra flavour and operate a BYOB policy. 

@ Concrete on Saturday 28th September 2019 and 12 other Saturdays

Bringing you some of the best drag queens in London, Concrete is back once again with an evening of lip syncs, death drops and epic performances in the heart of Shoreditch. Shantay, you stay.

@ Queen of Hoxton on Every Wednesday

Taking place in the legendary Queen of Hoxton, this weekly night of balls, wigs and satanic invocation is something truly to behold. With tickets from just £1, this experience is an absolute steal, plus it leaves plenty of extra change to catch a movie at the rooftop cinema afterwards. 

Try the world's best bar

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Oh yes, Shoreditch is not just restricted to quirky bars, it's also home to Nightjar which has often been noted as the world's best bar. A speakeasy bar with sleek decor, the bar is lit with low lighting as jazz wafts through the space, perfect for sipping expertly-crafted cocktails in style.  

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One of London's most beloved ping pong bars, Bounce have taken over Old Street and made their bar a hub for drinking, dining and pin-ponging till the wee hours. Grab your posse and take part in a little healthy competition, their immersive concept Wonderball is sure to have you all in a spin. 

  Bottomless brunch in a ballpit

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@ Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch on Various dates from Sunday 22nd September 2019

Ballie Ballerson is one of Shoreditch's most iconic bars, boasting over one million balls and a menu of quirky cocktails. Their boozy brunch will give you two hours of unlimited prosecco, pornstar martinis and endless pizza with a party vibe and playlist of non-stop hits.   

  Have a swing at drag aerobics

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@ Trapeze Bar on Wednesday 25th September 2019 and 2 other Wednesdays

Circus-themed haunt Trapeze plays host to the oh-so kooky dragercise aerobics class, hosted by the iconic Dolly Trolley. Get fit (and look fabulous doing it) as you strut, sass, twerk and swish bish; 80s lyrca and perms are very much encouraged. 

  Shuffle the day away

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@ London Shuffle Club on Various dates from Sunday 22nd September 2019

Shoreditch has no shortage of quirky activity bars, and London Shuffle Club is certainly one of the top dogs. With 6 indoor lanes, two outdoors and an Airstream cocktail bar with a host of mouthwatering pizzas, beer and cocktails on offer, it promises to be a unique experience.