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 9th August 2019

@ The Mind Palace on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

Enter the mind of Sherlock Holmes as you immerse yourself in The Mind Palace's cocktail experience. Your task is to piece together clues, find the ingredients and drink your success, fail and that may be the last mistake you ever make. 

  Paranormal Activity Tour

2 user reviews 3

@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 27th September 2019 and 30 other Fridays

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.

Flight Club Bloomsbury

1378 user reviews 5

Book a lunch table for a group of 6 or more & we’ll treat you to a bottle of prosecco!*

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

The Embers Collective

11 user reviews 5

Join London's favourite storytelling and music collective as they kick-off their autumn events line-up with some unique offerings. Take to the woods for a night of tales, talk, music and dancing, or spend a night at The Apple Tree for an LGBTQ+ storytelling special.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

19 user reviews 4

Head to various bars across London for a quirky life drawing class. There's neon body paint, UV lights and models are transformed into living sculptures, for a unique drawing experience.

  Journey To The Underworld

133 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 2019

One of the most unique supper clubs in the city, this stunning piece of immersive theatre will have you feasting on a delicious array of dishes, put together by MasterChef Finalist Louisa Ellis, while a story of love, lust and danger plays out around you.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

103 user reviews 5

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

449 user reviews 4

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'.

The Magic Hour

104 user reviews 5

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. 

Smudged Lipstick Events

120 user reviews 4

From dirty Scrabble to cereal tasting and Cards Against Humanity, there's million ways to diversify your dating game. Smudged Lipstick is here to give you a helping hand by bringing you some of the most outrageous dating events in London.