Alternative Nights Out in London

Here’s one for those who like to think outside the box. If you’re not satisfied until you’ve slayed your mates at London’s first interactive darts bar, tucked into a banquet of the most creative cuisine or danced at a breathless house party atop Old Street roundabout, our list of the best alternative nights out in London is for you. Read on for the latest list of unusual things to do in London and get planning your next unique night out today.

Last updated on 17th January 2023

Paranormal Activity Tour

@ Outside Farringdon Station (Infront of Timpson) on Friday 24th March 2023 and 18 other Fridays

Did you know that London is haunted? The city is thousands of years old and a lot of it is bloody, and with the help of some paranormal tools, you'll might just encounter ghosts, poltergeists and other weird happenings. Visit London's largest execution site, abandoned goals that house some of the most gruesome serial killers in the land and more as you uncover the paranormal side to the capital.


On the hunt for a day out that offers something a little different? Hop on over to Balham hotspot The Bedford for a wicked afternoon of live performances from dazzling drag queens paired with beautifully prepared Sunday roasts at CAMPFRUIT.

The London Cabaret Club

The London Cabaret Club puts on one of the most unique nightlife experiences in Central London. Combining a traditionally British fine-dining experience with an innovative live show, this is a night that you won't forget anytime soon. A cast of the West End's biggest cabaret performers deliver an excellently choreographed show whilst the kitchen here rustles up a menu of truly delectable dishes.  


Look, most of us love a glass of prosecco and going a bit crazy on cocktails in a club, but sometimes you just want to sit down and indulge in some delicious chocolate. That doesn't mean sitting at home, though, as MyChocolate offer a range of nights that takes a playful, creative, and charming chocolate creating experience.

The Windmill Soho

For that alternative, yet, glamorous time out in the city, head along to Cabaret Bottomless Brunch or a blues-inspired night at The Windmill in Soho. Just a stone's throw from Picadilly Circus station, this fabulous venue will be offering first-class entertainment, alongside plenty of pours.

Forbidden Nights Ultimate Sexy Circus

@ Forbidden Nights @ Infernos on Saturday 25th March 2023 and 36 other Saturdays

Guaranteed to get you all hot under the collar and on the edge of your seat, Forbidden Nights is London's hottest male variety show held at the majestic Clapham Grand. Boasting an all-star line-up of talented performers who have been picked from across the UK, take in a live show with a Channing Tatum lookalike and an X-Factor finalist in its ranks at this classy but fun girls night on the town.

Ninth Life

Take a walk on the weirder side at this curious Catford watering hole. Inspired by festival culture, you'll find a range of unique spaces within the Tardis-like venue, as well as some immersive entertainment to keep you occupied.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

The perfect alternative night out in London for music lovers, the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club offers a fantastic programme of quirky events and live performances across a whole range of themes. Whether you're on the hunt for live bands, cabaret life-drawing or album launches, this Elephant and Castle venue has something for you.

Supercharged VR

@ SuperchargedVR on Various dates from Friday 24th March 2023

Save 10% on ticket Weekend General Admission: 13.00-14.00 - Grand Prix with discount code INSTA10

Looking for something a little different to your usual dancefloor and drinks? Supercharged VR in Leyton offers fully immersive racing experiences. Ideal for adrenaline junkies, this will let you rip around a course with up to six other people in this thrilling activity.

Northern Soul at the Rivoli Ballroom

If you're in need of alternative plans in the city, then be sure to head to Northern Soul at the Rivoli Ballroom on Brockley Road. This fabulous event will be showcasing the very best retro beats, all spun by the best-loved DJ Andy Smith. Sign us up.

Flight Club

Your mates + a darts board + plenty of drinks = a great night out; it's not rocket science. Well actually, it is. Flight Club's pioneering approach fuses real-time scoring, animated features and a slick interface to bring something completely different to London's social scene. 

TT Liquor

T.T Liquor's cocktail-making class gives small groups of mixers their very own custom-built bars to work with (alongside providing each individual with their own equipment) - so there's no taking turns here; this is two hours of continuous mixing and tasting! Master the basics before learning more complex techniques. By the end of the class, have a crack at making 'the best cocktail of the day!'