One of the coolest events in the capital this autumn, London Cocktail Week is back for a special edition month-long run. Their extended offering is set to reignite the city's cocktail scene, offering signature £6 sips for all those who purchase wristbands.
Cool and Quirky Events in London
Forget making small talk over your dinner date or blowing candles out with anything less than a glitter-filled brunch, because London is bringing the biggest and the kookiest parties to your proceedings. We've visited London's wackiest and weirdest spots, had a nosy at alternative nightlife, and sourced secret pop-ups to bring you a list of cool and quirky things to do. Whether you want cabaret, immersive supper clubs, or off-kilter theatre, this list will make sure that no London night out is ever normal again.
For an afternoon full of delicious cocktails and even better Southern-inspired food, head to the Hip Hop Brunch, an event that'll completely change the way you see lazy Saturday afternoons. Alongside an amazing dining experience, guests will have the chance to unwind to the sound of their favourite urban tracks and even practice spitting lyrics in a Hip Hop Karaoke session. As fun-loving events go, this is definitely near the top of the list.
Looking for something a bit different in the city? Well then, how does a ball-pit bar sound? One of London's most sought after activities, Ballie Ballerson are leaders when it comes to an unusual night out with cocktails and antics aplenty, and now they're Soho site is packing even more of a punch.
Escape the chill this January and immerse yourself in this undeniable cool and quirky experience at Hyper Reality. You'll get an exclusive two-hour all-access pass where you'll discover new worlds, ride rollercoasters and chase scores, with hearty refreshments afterwards.
Celebrate the best in UK garage as Garage Brunch touches down in London for another summer of epic celebrations. Serving up delicious breakfast dishes along with bottomless drinks, a banging soundtrack and live appearances, it's a must for garage-lovers.
Join Basil, Sybil and Manuel for a shambolic evening of dining as the incredibly popular immersive theatre event returns for 2018. Based on the hit TV show, the night will be just as funny, only this time you're one of the guests.
If you're looking for something a little different in London, look no further than a journey aboard The Murdér Express. Expect an evening of immersive luxury dining, where you'll need to help the detective solve a horrific crime - before the clock runs out and the train arrives in the French town of 'Murdér'.
Head to Hackney where this fully immersive cocktail masterclass is teaching you the basics of molecular mixology across an hour and 45 minutes of action. Don your hazmat suits though, because things could get messy.
Looking for something a little different this time around? Head to north London where Felipe and Paul of The Rhythm and Booze Project are throwing a party dedicated to good booze and great tunes. Think folk, blues and an open whisky bar.
Prison isn't too bad when you've got cocktails. Sneak your favourite bottle of alcohol into this high-security prison and one of the inmates will shake you up something special. But in this immersive drinking experience, you better not get caught.
Head to the Wild West world of East London for this cowboy pop up where the choice of booze is entirely up to you. Smuggle in your favourite bottle of hooch and let some expert mixologists whizz you up some stunning cocktails at this cool and quirky London event.
Promising an off-the-chain daytime event of nostalgic merriment, The 90s Brunch gang invite you to Be Dope, Be Awesome for their retro-themed party. To start with there's to be an hour of bottomless Mimosas, as well as a delicious spread of 90s inspired grub served in sharing platter style. There's a full-on 90s dress up box, a playlist of the most poppin' classics from the decade and prizes for the winner of the lip-sync battles.
Looking for some of the best crazy golf in London? Taking to venues across the capital, Plonk is promising hole-after-hole of quirky courses and day-glo fun. And the best part? Their Camden and London Fields locations are letting you bring your own booze.
You haven't seen Cabaret like this before – The London Cabaret Club dives into the rich cultural history of Britain to present a night of sophisticated live entertainment. From shows about the nature of London to the a celebration of British musical history, these original shows are memorable experiences, and all take place while you dine on delicious food.
Take in the sights of London from this Tobacco Dock rooftop bar that brings you quirky games such as croquet and petanque, alongside booths, booze and stunning views during the warmer months, while winter is all about iceskating and igloos.
This online whodunnit will have you tapping into your inner Sherlock as you work to uncover the murdered of young music mogul, Ryan Lowell. Taking place over two weeks, the experts will post a series of videos over a two week window, offering various alibis, evidence and clues to help you formulate your theories before the grand reveal.
Fancy yourself something of a hero? Questiny is inviting you to put that to the test. Team up for up to four other friends, and be led by a series of virtual adventures by your own dedicated game host for the ultimate night in.
One of the best quirky brunch events in London this season, the Evans & Peel Detective Agency's Prohibition-themed party is offering you two hours of unlimited food, welcome drinks and some stunning swing tunes and entertainment.
Ditch the usual and make your way to the Thames, where one of London's most unique experiences awaits. With a 50-minute guided speed tour along the river, you'll be gazing at the city's most iconic sights, set to a banging soundtrack with drinks from London Cocktail Club.
Celebrate Saturday the way it was supposed to be celebrated with this epic day party from the team behind Hip Hop Brunch. Held at a secret London location, the Bashment Brunch is bringing you great food and bottomless cocktails the first Saturday of every month.
Think you know Sherlock Holmes? Well, Moriarty's right-hand man, has brought you to The Mind Palace to test you. Solve clues, sip on creative drinks and prepare for an unusual evening at one of West London's quirkiest cocktail experiences.
Get ready for one of the most hellish weddings of the year as The Vaults return with an all-new socially-distant show. Head over to Waterloo where you'll find the entrance to the underworld, and a land of dinner, dancing and sinning to explore.
Not your standard boozy brunch, Electric Shuffle's take on our favourite weekend pastime pairs pizza and prosecco with plenty of shuffleboard action. On top of that, there's live music providing the soundtrack to a lively afternoon.
Reckon you've got the gift of the gab? This immersive experience is putting that to the test. Themed around the criminal underworld of the 1920s, audience members can expect plenty of violence, plenty of intrigue and plenty of drama.
Here to save the summer, Tonight Josephine is bringing you some of the most eclectic socially distant events in London this summer. Head over to Waterloo where this basement is pushing the tables apart for burlesque, bingo and even a bit of arts and crafts.
If you're looking for an incredible night of music, drinking and entertainment then look no further than The Mansion London. The exclusive party pros will be upping the stakes with this epic rooftop party in celebration of their 10th anniversary, complete with live DJ sets, a clairvoyant and make-up artists.
Missing boozy brunches and late-night dancing? Cue Prince of Wales and their brand new Spaced Out brunch and supper series. Taking place on their legendary rooftop, these socially-distanced parties will come complete with tasty scran and live DJs.
It's time to add a big old dose of disco to your brunching habits. The hottest new monthly event to take over London is this party event that pops up in a secret location each time, bringing with it bottomless cocktails, disco tunes and plenty of fun.
Looking for some cool and quirky activities to get stuck into this festive season? Well Winterland is ready and waiting for you. Against an Alpine-themed backdrop you can play skittles and beer pong, and even take a dip in their hot tub, with themed cocktails for afterwards.
Iconic horror films within a fog-filled, grave covered cinema? Yep, Pop Up Screens' Halloween movie screenings are definitely some of the best cool and quirky events in London. Check out the immersive Peckham spot for yourself and prepare for a bloody good time.
From Lauryn Hill to Marvin Gaye, this series of live music events brings together some of the finest musicians to pay tribute to some of history's greatest artists and genres.
Perfect for any amateur bakers out there, The Big London Bake is a quirky event taking place this summer, revolving around all the yeast-based fun of baking. Guests will be set a number of challenges by the event's talented professionals in order to find out who is London's true star baker. Will you rise above the rest or crumble under the pressure of this quirky event.
Flight Club is a cool and quirky thing to do in London as not only is it one of the most fun places to hang out normally, their brunch parties are amazing, filled with bottles of prosecco, great food, and their innovative social darts that everyone's raving about.
Promising some of the hottest acts on the circuit and the freshest names in comedy, the Top Secret Comedy club is all about big laughs, cheap drinks and entry prices that won't break the bank. Only those in the know can get tickets (consider yourself in the know as of now), and the event takes place from their 'top secret' hideaway on Drury Lane. Just keep it schtum, okay?
Raucous fun from the first minute, Sounds Familiar is more of a rowdy disco than a pub quiz. There's no need for sneaky Wikipedia checks on your smartphone here, your task is to identify the name and artist of famous songs instead. You'll be up on the tables, dancing and belting out the tunes in no time at all.
Disco Yoga is coming to London. This cool and quirky event combines yoga moves to disco classics such as Diana Ross and The Jackson Five, plus there's even super healthy cocktails. Get ready for your weekend in the healthiest possible way.
Taking over the wild members' club The King's Head, Gin House Burlesque is a night of fun and tantalising performances. The twisty turny club is transformed by seductive and intimate performances by old-school show girls who are bringing the glamour to East London.
This is not your typical night out - head over to Whitechapel to spend an hour trying to escape the living dead. Trapped in a Room with a Zombie involves being locked in a room with a zombie and having to complete a series of puzzles and challenges to escape.
If you're looking for something a bit alternative, how about you try bingo with a twist: Musical Bingo? There's even Last Man Standing where you'll be challenged or Gospeloke where you can sing your heart out.
Brunch just got a bit more mental. Mix bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas & Bubbles with some hella tasty brunch dishes and then throw in some of the outrageous antics from the host herself Tina Turner Tea Lady. She will be sassing the whole quirky event in London up with some typically boozy bingo games.
It's big, it's messy and it's hella fun; this is one of London's best club nights and it's bringing a whole host of mad events. Join Supa Dupa Fly as they host their legendary RnB night across some of the city's best venues.
What happens when you gather the city's best tequila-loving bars and restaurants under one roof? Head to London Fields Brewery this May and find out when London Margarita Rumble lands in the city, armed with bottomless cocktails and food from chef James Cochran.
Offering some of the most cool and quirky events in London, Aeronaut brings you some of the kookiest goings-on. From mad cabaret to stunning circus and comedy brunches, there's always something fun happening at this great Acton bar.
Quirky central London basement bar Reverend JW Simpson pays homage to the former Reverend to the Fitzrorvia who used to occupy the building. Worshipping all things cocktails, this place regularly runs tasting events and masterclasses, with the team never forgetting to raise a glass to the bar's namesake.
Get ready to save the entire world and solve a murder as Aftermath, the immersive theatre experience comes to you, delves you and up to 19 people into their experience. All you need is two hours and a workable room, and the team will put your skills to the test.