Weird Things To Do In London

While the dictionary description of 'weird' hails it as 'suggesting something supernatural or unearthly', we here at DesignMyNight simply see weird as something to do on a Saturday night. From cat themed festivals and pirate parties of the future to unusual dining and immersive theatre, when it comes to some of the most unusual things to do in London, this list will pretty much have you covered.

Last updated on 26th April 2017

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Ghastly Ghost Tour

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@All Hallows by the Tower on Various dates

London is full of the dead, just full of them, but what about experiencing their ghostly counterparts? A great way to spend a weird night out in the city, join this Ghastly Ghost Tour as you get stuck into some of the most haunted spaces and stories in the city. 

Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Dating
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@BallieBallerson on Various dates

When it comes to this weird event in London, we kind of feel like there's no explanation necessary, but we'll go ahead anyway. Not only can you flit around in a ball-pit with over 200,000 balls, there's ball shaped food and retro themed drinks at this unique night out. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Activity
Funk & Soul
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3 events @ 3 venues with 8 upcoming dates from 02 May 2017 until 31 May 2017

Yoga is a practise that brings you back to your core, so could disco do the very same thing? One of the most unique ways to exercise in London, join Disco Yoga for a wholly different slice of that humble life as you enjoy cocktails, disco music and the downwards dog. 

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Queen of Hoxton

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The Queen of Hoxton are renowned for their rooftop, and this winter's offering is putting other themed events in London to shame. Join them at Skye Halla for an offering to the Norse gods as you indulge in mead, Thor themed cocktails, a long boat, Viking dining and more. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch
@Outside Farringdon Station on Various dates

Delve into the dark and bloody depths of London’s history as you join the search for ghosts and poltergeists. With the help of Ouija boards, K2 meters and dowsing rods you’ll be hunting through murder sites, plague pits and abandoned goal cells that held the world’s worst serial killers in the hunt of the paranormal.

Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different, Activity
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Ditch the stuffy theatre and head outside for an immersive theatre production that takes place in a cemetery in Stoke Newington. Pandemonium Productions are being inspired by the fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers in their immersive event that will tell the tale of Red Riding Hood, and Hansel & Gretel and more.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different
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3 events @ 3 venues with 101 upcoming dates from 24 Apr 2017 until 17 Jun 2017

Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry? 

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Get ready for a thoroughly spooky and utterly terrifying event as a paranormal investigation takes place at The Viaduct Tavern. Spend three hours exploring the former gin palace and debtors prison with a crack team who will show you various techniques and explore the haunting history.

Something A Little Different
City of London
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You may have done escape rooms before, but nothing like this: Poppa Plock’s wonky workshop. You’ll be guided by Plock’s outrageous ventriloquist dummy and demented dolls, as you attempt to uncover the mystery of the workshop by solving some mind-boggling challenges. But if you fail – you could be trapped in there forever.

Date Night, Daytime, Comedy, Theatre/Arts
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