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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.
Like to think yourself a bit of a whizz in the kitchen? The Big London Bake is putting that claim to the test with their immersive cooking experience taking place in South London. You've got 90 minutes on the clock, all the ingredients and equipment - it's all on you...
Not just any old ice rink, Queens Skate Dine Bowl is your go-to for icy adventure in the capital. Alongside skating, the venue puts on festive films, ice-karting and one-off pop-ups throughout the year. Still not convinced? They've got burger pros MeatLiquor in the kitchen, cooking some of the finest monkey fingers in the city.
A must-do for any adrenaline junkie, this War of Worlds immersive experience will see you transported back in time and dropped into a Martian invasion. With live actors, VR tech and incredible scenery, the event will see you ducking, weaving and crawling your way to safety, before jetting off to Mars.
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.
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.
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'.
Looking for something a little different to do in London? Gather your bubble for an afternoon of clue decoding and riddle breaking at this Game of Stones. You'll be tasked with racing against time to find various locations around Kingston and Richmond in a bid to win a prize.
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.
Ever had Champagne from a puking unicorn? Us neither. But that's exactly what Jolie is delivering at its new bottomless brunch in Chelsea. From the minds behind the Bletchley-based cocktail experience, this space is focusing on French-style dining, complete with crepes and plenty of fizz.
The original quirky London dining experience, Dans Le Noir plunges you into pitch darkness for a meal that depends entirely on your tastebuds and sense of smell. Your night starts with blind waiters leading you to your table, before you feast on an unknown delicacy.
Brushstrokes And Nudes is shaking up the stereotypical life drawing class with the addition of BYOB, sexy nude models and experienced artists on hand for guidance. Better right? If that wasn't enough, the buff muses will also move around and interact with you throughout the session, giving you more chances to gawp away.
London Bar Bus is one of the best unusual things to do in London, as it shows you the city in a totally unique way. Drive past iconic landmarks like the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus from an open-top bus with drinks to hand.
FORBIDDENDOG are inviting you to explore your sensual side as you put brush to canvas to create your very own kinky piece of artwork. With live models as your muse, you'll explore themes of play, mischief and bondage, set in an exclusive members-only space.
Head to Wizard Exploratorium where you'll find a wealth of quirky things to do in London. From wand-making and seasonal pumpkin carving to brilliantly bizarre afternoon teas and a shop full of strange gizmos, this magic-themed spot has got just the thing to shake up your day.
Take a break from the ordinary with a trip to one of Luscious Cabaret's fun and inclusive events. Whether you fancy watching a witty and wonderful show or taking the reigns yourself and giving the whole burlesque thing a go, these guys have got just the thing.