Remember when birthday parties took place in ball pits with ample amounts of Panda Pops to sustain you? While we can't bring back the bubble gum drinks, we can promise some of that unfiltered joy with Ballie Ballerson, the unique ball pit bar in Shoreditch and Soho.
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.
Upgrade your sight-seeing tour of London with the epic Silent Sounds. Taking place most months, the boat cruises past some of the city's most iconic landmarks, all with a blaring set list that you decide via the headphones.
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...
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.
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.
From dirty Scrabble to cereal tasting and Cards Against Humanity, there's a 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.
Ever had Champagne from a puking unicorn? Us neither. But that's exactly what Journey is delivering at their new concept restaurant in Chelsea. From the minds behind the Bletchley-based cocktail experience, this space is focusing on world foods, via engaging multi-course meals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
Head to the Deptford haunt of the nation's favourite nan for a day of booze-fuelled party snacks, chatter and dancing. This kitsch living room-style bar is full of trinkets and treats and adorned with leopard print wallpaper, ready and waiting for you to live out your Pat Butcher dreams.
Forget you're in London entirely at this incredible immersive experience from pros dotdotdot. Inspired by Jeff Wayne's soundscape, this show will plunge you into Victorian England, with alien battles and some gnarly VR to boot.