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, sometimes as we super hungover see Monday lurking round the corner we think about how we really could have found an alternative to the usual alcohol-fuelled fun. Thankfully, the Big Smoke more than obliges, offering infinite activities for you to try. Have a gander at our recommendations for some of the most unusual events in London.
Last updated on 16th June 2017
Welcome Home is a new experience in London that's challenges its guests to explore their subconscious and discover new, defining things about themselves. Taking over the Apiary Studios in East London, each session features only 6 people and is totally moulded around each individual.
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'.
For a truly unusual experience in London, head to San Daniele and take part in Eat Grub, a supper club revolving around eating insects. The masterminds behind Eat Grub have teamed up with Seb Holmes to create a number of thai-inspired dishes, all created using insects. Best of all, guests will also have a chance to taste a variety of cocktails created by Tomas Lenko from Strongman's Tipples, all themed around insects. Grasshopper anyone?
Think you can survive without your autocorrect? The Star of Kings in King's Cross is about to test that theory with their hilarious and fun spelling bee, complete with beer, fun and audience participation.
Packed with stories of ghostly jilted lovers, Cutty Sark curses and the creepiest tunnels in the country, this one ain’t for the faint-hearted. Head this way for a spine-tingling 90 minutes; as you discover the darker side of Greenwich before popping for a pint at Charles Dickens’ favourite haunted pub.
Last time we checked, it’s pretty unusual to find yourself ending quiz night stood on the tables, arms around a complete stranger, screaming out the words to Livin’ On A Prayer. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Showing you how it's done 90s style, the legendary party Gran in London is hosting a residency at Rico Cinema in Dalston where the theme is pure 90s appreciation. Get your lycra out and your love for the greatest pop anthems in the world, there's gonna be pick 'n' mix, cocktails in teapots and more.
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.
The Chip Shop Tea Cruise combines two British traditions to create a very unique thing to do in London. Guests will be treated to fish and chips and afternoon tea all while sailing down Camden Locks into Regents Park, learning the history of the areas as you pass.
Learn how to make the perfect cup of tea at this tea party with a difference. Using Black Cow vodka, created from milk, you will whip a series of delicious tea-based cocktails with the help of expert barmen.
Explore the intricate flavours of cocktails like you’ve never before in Pitch Black, a multi-sensory tasting experience kept in complete darkness. A master mixologist will guide you through the complex flavours in a funny, comfortable environment that is fully interactive. You’ve never loved cocktails like this before.
The Lighthouse in Rivington Street is putting their mad touch to Wednesday nights with the help of Gersch, DJ Matthew Clowes and Chilango. Head to the Shoreditch spot for a variety evening of comedy and fun and games along with lots of delicious Mexican food.