Unusual Things To Do in London
Yearning for a change from the boozy birthdays, wild warehouse parties and rooftop romps? As much as going out and drinking ourselves silly can be a lot of fun, we sometimes see super hungover Mondays lurking round the corner and we think about all the other, less-destructive things we could have done instead. Thankfully, London's has the answer, offering infinite activities for you to try. Have a gander at our recommendations for the most unusual events in London.
Last updated on 5th December 2017
Unleash your inner child at the ultimate adult playground, a giant ball pit bar serving up kitschy cocktails, and delicious fried snacks. It's the perfect place to exorcise the demons of adult life.
Ever thought you’d seen a ghost before? Well, now’s your opportunity for real as you embark on London’s premier ghost tour. Join them as they use Ouija boards, K2 Meters and Dowsing Rods to try and find ghosts, poltergeists and strange encounters in some of the most haunted places in the capital.
Explore the Royal Victoria Dock from the inside of an 18ft Orca whale-shaped watercraft. It's one of the more unusual ways to see London, but it's also one of the most exciting.
Last time we checked, it’s pretty unusual to find yourself standing on the tables, arms around a complete stranger, screaming out the words to Livin’ On A Prayer at the end of a quiz night. This is the norm at Sounds Familiar. A raucous disco in the form of a pub quiz, these guys part with the boring trivia and instead focus on sweet music. Terrible singing and shoddy dance moves are welcome.
If you're going to talk about Flight Club, do it really loudly, all the time to everyone you meet because it's great and we're spreading the world across the city. Unfortunately sans Brad (we know), this place is all about social gaming like never before. Ping pong is well yesterday now. This is the dawn of DARTS. We're welcoming a new age of drinking and darting ... come and join us in either Bloomsbury or Shoreditch.
This internationally-acclaimed magician is hosting a series of events from the opulent Grand Royal, promising baffling tricks, old school charm and a massively captivating performance. A great quirky London event for those looking to try something a little off-kilter, your ticket also includes a 'magic cocktail' on arrival.
Have a night out with a difference this January at this amazing London Burns Night celebration. With haggis, neeps and tatties provided by Julia's Kitchen, and local breweries setting up shop between dances, there's no reason not to check out this great London ceilidh.
The definition of unusual things to do in London, Rumpus is back with a celebration like no other. Expect several different rooms filled with DJs, musicians, artists and fabulous beasts all ready to party in style.
Drinking in the dark has never been more fashionable thanks to Pitch Black. This cool concept sees you be greeted by a glass of prosecco, before darkness descends on the room and you are guided through four different drinks by their witty hosts.
Expect an hour of bottomless booze, a two course feast from Breakfast Club Canary Wharf and one helluva sassy Christmas bash. Introducing, Strictly Come Drag Queen - THE PANTO!
Refuse to be held back by the boring and try something completely unique in the heart of the city. Uncovering the deepest and darkest tales of the city, Ghastly Ghost Tour will take you around some of the creepiest sights in the city, regaling their stories along the way.
With an impressive food menu, ranging from lemon and chilli chicken wings to delicious aged steak burgers, Hip Hop Brunch hope to add a Southern feel to your Saturday afternoons. Alongside the delectable 3 course meal, you'll have the chance to spit some lyrics and impersonate your favourite rappers during Hip Hop Karaoke. How better to spend a Saturday afternoon than by butchering a rendition of 'Juicy'.
Join chef Alex Cooper as he cooks five courses of seasonal festive food, from smoked salmon through to pork belly, on an disused tube carriage.
With a creative roster of off-kilter theatre experiences, The Rosemary Branch Theatre in Shoreditch always guarantees a completely unique night out in London. Head over for comedy nights, interactive games evenings, Shakespeare-inspired parties, one-man-shows and plenty of other fringe-styled events.