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 15th October 2019




@ The Mind Palace on Various dates from Wednesday 13th November 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. 

The Magic Hour

321 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

138 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.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

108 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.

The Embers Collective

22 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.

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. 

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

471 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'.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

2 user reviews 3

@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 22nd November 2019 and 26 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.