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.
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.
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.
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.
The world-famous Cereal Killer Cafe is housed on Brick Lane, offering guests the chance to munch their favourite childhood cereal in a cafe setting. Alongside their vast selection of sweet treats, these guys offer savoury dishes such as cornflake chicken and quirky cereal cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shoreditch also happens to be home to London's first dedicated video game and e-sports bar and restaurant. So, when the sun's tucked away and you fancy a little healthy competition, assemble your teams and take on Mario Kart, FIFA and plenty of other kooky multiplayer games at Platform.
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.
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.
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.