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 7th August 2017

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19 events @ Secret London Location with 19 upcoming dates from 30 Sep 2017 until 30 Dec 2017

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'.

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Eat Grub

8 user reviews
@The San Daniele on Sunday 24 September 2017

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?

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Activity, Classes, Fun Time Partying
Background Music
Central London
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2 events @ The Rosemary Branch with 18 upcoming dates from 24 Sep 2017 until 25 Feb 2018

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. 

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Flight Club Bloomsbury

327 user reviews

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

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11 events @ 6 venues with 26 upcoming dates from 27 Sep 2017 until 31 Dec 2017

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.

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1 events @ Outside the Entrance to Cutty Sark Tall Ship with 50 upcoming dates starting on 30 Sep 2017

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.

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Paranormal Activity Tour

1 user reviews
@Outside Farringdon Station on Various dates

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.

Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different, Activity
Not Applicable
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2 events @ 2 venues with 21 upcoming dates from 29 Sep 2017 until 23 Dec 2017

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. 

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Ghastly Ghost Tour

5 user reviews
@All Hallows by the Tower on Various dates

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.

Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Dating
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