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 22nd March 2018
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.
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.
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.
Marking Out's Wrestlemania watch party is coming to Shoreditch for a night of competition, themed playlists, and their unusual pub quiz that brings the world of wrestling to your neighborhood bar. If you're looking for a unique night out that might have you taking a new hobby by the end of the night then head on over!
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.
One of the most unusual events in London the Spring, Drink, Shop & Do will be hosting this curious toast-building event. In teams of 10 you will have an hour to build your dream house out of toast, alongside dance offs and quick quizzes.
Featuring jaw-dropping performances, audience interaction and a sassy blue host, this night of cabaret and variety is one of the more unusual things to do in London. Catch Ettieboo and the La La Band as they introduce some of the most outrageous performers in the city at this fun Wests London event.
An Evening of Meat takes the concept dinner theatre to new heights. Enjoy a six-course fine dining meal as the action unfolds on the table before you at this unusual London event. This stunning performance showcases an innovative approach to political theatre as performers attempt to convey the message that no one is a piece of meat.
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'.
One of the best unusual theatre shows in London, Coming Clean is the story of sexual fantasy, voyeurism and housework, as told by the inimitable Ethan Mechare.
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.