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, sometimes as we super hungover see Monday lurking round the corner we think about how we really could have found an alternative to the usual alcohol-fuelled fun. Thankfully, the Big Smoke more than obliges, offering infinite activities for you to try. Have a gander at our recommendations for some of the most unusual events in London.

Last updated on 5th April 2017

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@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
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3 events @ The Camden Head with 3 upcoming dates starting on 17 May 2017

From the heart-warming through to the life-affirming and hilarious, the tales told at Natural Born Storytellers are guaranteed to be unlike anything you've heard before. Taking place in Camden, this unusual night has a wonderful community feel and is affordable with tickets starting from £5.

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6 events @ 6 venues with 23 upcoming dates from 03 May 2017 until 27 Sep 2017

Last time we checked, it’s pretty unusual to find yourself ending quiz night stood on the tables, arms around a complete stranger, screaming out the words to Livin’ On A Prayer. 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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Flight Club Bloomsbury

37 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

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn
18 events @ The Rosemary Branch with 27 upcoming dates from 30 Apr 2017 until 01 Jul 2017

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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Ghastly Ghost Tour

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@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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Showing you how it's done 90s style, the legendary party Gran in London is hosting a residency at Rico Cinema in Dalston where the theme is pure 90s appreciation. Get your lycra out and your love for the greatest pop anthems in the world, there's gonna be pick 'n' mix, cocktails in teapots and more.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Date Night, Hen Party, Something A Little Different
Alternative / Indie
Dalston
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Learn how to make the perfect cup of tea at this tea party with a difference. Using Black Cow vodka, created from milk, you will whip a series of delicious tea-based cocktails with the help of expert barmen.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Classes, Food & Drink, Activity, Date Night
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1 events @ Sheraton Grand (5 star) with 10 upcoming dates from 28 Apr 2017 until 30 Jun 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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28 events @ 2 venues with 35 upcoming dates from 29 Apr 2017 until 26 Aug 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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Pitch Black
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Explore the intricate flavours of cocktails like you’ve never before in Pitch Black, a multi-sensory tasting experience kept in complete darkness. A master mixologist will guide you through the complex flavours in a funny, comfortable environment that is fully interactive. You’ve never loved cocktails like this before.  

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Date Night, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Activity, Classes, Fun Time Partying
Background Music
Covent Garden
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1 events @ Outside the Entrance to Cutty Sark Tall Ship with 50 upcoming dates starting on 29 Apr 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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