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 5th February 2019




Head to various bars across London for a quirky life drawing class. There's neon body paint, UV lights and models are transformed into living sculptures, for a unique drawing experience.

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

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 22nd February 2019 and 32 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.

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.

@ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club on Fri, 22nd Feb 2019 @ 21:00 - 2:00

Aha, he's back! Celebrate the return of Alan Partridge to the BBC gravy train with this truly unique party at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. Expect nothing other than regional radio hits as you get down and dirty with Alan-themed activities aplenty, from lapdancing contests to air bass guitar-offs, it's gonna be wild. 

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.

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. 

Flight Club Bloomsbury

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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

@ SEA LIFE London Aquarium on Friday 29th March 2019 and 4 other Fridays

Shaking things up at some of the city's most iconic tourist spots, LATES is bringing something new to the table. While there's the usual displays, fish and events, there's the addition of pop-up bars, music and welcome drinks. Shell yeah.